A lawyer named Strange died,
and his friend asked the tombstone maker to inscribe
on his tombstone,
"Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a lawyer."
The inscriber insisted that such an inscription
would be confusing,
for passersby would tend to think that
three men were buried under the stone.
However he suggested an alternative: He would
"Here lies a man who was both honest and a lawyer.
"That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone
and read it,
they would be certain to remark: