While sailing across a strait, a scholar asked Nasrudin, “Have you studied grammar?”
“No.” Replied Nasrudin.
“Then half of your life has been wasted.” Said the grammarian.
A storm was approaching.
Nasrudin asked the scholar, “Do you know how to swim?”
“No.” Replied the grammarian.
“Well, then I’d say all your life has been wasted.”