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"Axe him to leave"

My old COO has been the subject of several of the entries in the “unintentional humor” section and here’s another gem.  In common with a number of people in the New York area, he was unable to pronounce the word “ask” and used the word “axe” instead. He also liked violent metaphors and instead of saying he was going to fire someone, he would say he was going to “Axe” them. One of my other employees innocently asked him once….”Do you mean you’ll axe them to leave?”