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You Go­ing Some­where with This, Prof?

Pro­fes­sor: Who can tell me the dif­fer­ence be­tween a birch tree and a beech tree?
Stu­dent: A beech tree’s got lighter bark.
Pro­fes­sor: But oth­er­wise there’s no dif­fer­ence?
Stu­dent: I dun­no ’bout the leaves or any­thing, but when you buy fur­ni­ture from IKEA, beech wood’s al­ways lighter.
Pro­fes­sor: But could you iden­ti­fy a birch tree from a beech tree if you saw one on cam­pus?
Stu­dent: If I cut it down, maybe.

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