Loving Money Too Much; Example of Spoof

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 14 May 2009

There was a man who liked money very much. He worked all of his life and wanted to save all of his money for his own future. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything.
Even, just before he died, he said to his wife; "Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I wanna take my money to the afterlife." So he asked his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him.
Well, one day, he really died. Then he was stretched out in the casket. The wife was sitting there in black clothes next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said "Wait just a minute!"
She had a box in her hands. She came over with the box and placed it in the casket. After that the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away. Not long after that, her friend said, "I hope you were not crazy enough to put all that money in the casket."
The wife turned to her friend and replied; "Yes, because I have promised." Then she continued; "I can't lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him." Feeling shocked, her friend said; "You mean that you have put every cent of his money in the casket with him?" Then the wife answered; "Surely I did. I got it all together, put all the money into my account and I just wrote him a check."
(Re-written from www.onlyfunnystories.com)

Notice on Generic structure of spoof sample
Spoof text is very similar to recount text. Both spoof and recount tell about the past event with chronological order. Its purpose is to amuse reader with funny story. The story mostly is ended with an unpredictable event.
The above spoof sample has generic structure as follow:
Orientation: It is the introduction of the story. By giving the orientation, reader will recognize, for the first time, who involves in the story.The above story talks about a wife and his husband who loves money too much even up to his death.
Events: Several events are explored in chronological way which able to arrange the story read nicely.Promising with her money miser husband, Putting the box inside casket, locking and rolling the casket are the events which build the complete story.
Twist: This is the unpredictable event/thing/way which amuse the reader. Readers even did not predict before that it would be. When reading the above story, for the first, readers likely think that the wife would put all the money instead of just a check

Blog, Updated at: 5/14/2009 12:15:00 PM


  1. I need spoof story with a picture,,,

  2. We have collected some examples of spoof text which intended to make better understanding about what is spoof text? what is the generic structure of spoof text and how is spoof text composed. Hopefully all the examples make clear distinction between spoof text ant other genres, especially anecdote. However we are very sorry, we have not yet provided any text types with picture illustration.

  3. give more spoof, i'll laughing every time

  4. thanks, I have download ....

  5. @anonym, true it is, reading a spoof text can be very exciting. A spoof text can entertain as well as give value lesson for our daily life. A spoof text is actually in the group of narration. It tells a story, a very twisting ending of the story

  6. thanks admin for the spoof story :)

  7. ahahahhaaiiii,,,
    the story is fun, :D
    thank you.

  8. the dead man get a check
    how to use that check in the grave?....
    hehehehe it's so funny

  9. Such a smart and honest wife!


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