A man named William Strange died, and his friend asked the tombstone maker to inscribe on his tombstone: "Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a lawyer." to show any passersby that this guy is very nice.
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 suggested the following: "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: "Now that’s strange!"
By: Christina Baker