Jack, aged 92, and Gill, aged 89, were excited about their decision to get married.
They visit the local pharmacist and say, “We are about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?” Yes, was the answer. “How about pills for rheumatism /ˈruːmətɪzəm/ and arthritis /ɑːˈθraɪtɪs/?” Yes, of course. “And suppositories /səˈpɒzətriz/ and incontinence pads?” We sell all of that. “Sleeping Pills, Indigestion /ˌɪndɪˈdʒestʃən/, Heartburn, medication for the onset (beginning) of Alzheimer's /ˈæltshaɪməz/?” Certainly. “What about Zimmer frames /ˈzɪmə freɪmz/, wheelchairs and canes?” We have all speeds and sizes, sir.
Predict the punchline (the last few words of a joke that make it funny). What do you think Jack said? See below.
a pain that feels like something burning in your chest caused by indigestion.
Zimmer frames: /ˈzɪmə freɪmz/ a metal frame that people use to help them to walk, for example people who are old or who have something wrong with their legs.
“Oh brilliant. Then, we’d like to use your shop for our wedding present list.”