The Work of Monks
A young monk is assigned to help copy the old canons and laws of the church by hand.
He notices, however, that the other monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So he goes to the head abbot, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up and would be continued in all subsequent copies.
The head monk, says, "We have been copying from copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."
He goes down into the caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot. The young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R! We missed the R! We missed the %@# R!"
His forehead is all bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.
The young monk asks, "What's wrong, father?"
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies,
"We dropped the R! The word was... CELEB R ATE
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!