The poor farmer and his wife had worked really hard. They had scrimped and saved so that they could send their son to college.
As soon as he had enrolled at college, their son started to grow a beard.
Next, he grew a large moustache and sideburns.
He was so pleased with his new facial adornment, he had his picture taken and sent it off to his parents.
On the back of the photo he scrawled “How do you like it? Don’t I look like a count?”
A few days later, the son received this angry note from his parents: “You idiot, it cost us a fortune to send you to college, and you can’t even spell!”
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