So the young couple left the church where they had been just married, said farefell to their families and friends and drove a couple of hours to the hotel that they had booked for the first night of their honeymoon.
The hotel had kindly left a bottle of champagne in their room, which the young newlyweds popped open and shared, while sharing excited hugs and kisses as they had been waiting for this night for so long.
After a while they started to undress and get ready for bed.
When the bridegroom removed his socks, his new wife looked in horror at his feet and asked, “Oh my God, what’s wrong with your feet? Your toes look all strange and bent, they are really ugly”.
“Oh that, my love. I had tolio as a child”, her husband answered.
“Surely you mean polio?” his wife asked.
“No, it was tolio my love. It’s like polio, but the disease only affected my toes” he said.
Well his bride was satisfied with this explanation and they both continued undressing until the groom took off his trousers and his bride once again looked at her husband in horror.
“What’s wrong with your knees?” she asked. “They are all lumpy and deformed!”
“As a child, my love”, he explained, “I also had kneasles”.
“You mean measles?” she asked.
“No, kneasles, my love. It was a strange illness that only affected my knees”, he replied.
Again, the new bride had to be satisfied with her husband’s answer.
As they continued undressing, her husband at last removed the last item of clothing, his underwear.
“Don’t tell me”, his new wife said. “Let me guess.. Smallcox?”
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