my new favorite latin grammar joke

Cicero walks into a bar and says ‘may I have some hoc’. The barman looks puzzled for a minute, then says ‘sorry, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that’. Cicero says ‘you know, hoc, as in hic haec hoc’. Barman tells him to sit down. Twenty minutes pass and nothing happens. Cicero then goes up to the bar again in a hot funk and demands to know what the problem is. The barman says ‘well, at first you asked for some hoc, but then you declined it’.


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