Kanjibhai and Ramjibhai, two very religious Gujarati men, visited Marcus Pincus the tailor to have new black suits made.

When they went to pick up the suits, Kanjibhai looked at his suit very carefully;

held it up to the light, walked over to the window and examined it more carefully and then proclaimed,

“Marcus, this suit is navy blue. It’s not black!”

“Trust me.” said Marcus, “It’s black!”

“Ramjibhai, what do you think? Blue, or black?” asked Kanjibhai.

“To tell you the truth,” said Ramjibhai, “I couldn’t really tell from this light if it’s blue or black”

They left wearing their new suits and while walking down the street kept examining each other’s suit to see if it was blue or black.

Then they spotted two nuns standing on the corner and decided to go stand next to them.

They knew their habits would be black and this way they could be sure.

Well, later that afternoon, the two nuns returned to the convent and visited with mother superior to discuss their day in the city.

“A very strange thing occurred.” reported one of the nuns.

“Two Gujarati men approached us on the street and they were speaking Latin!”

“Latin?” exclaimed mother superior. “Gujarati men don’t speak Latin; they speak Gujarati!”

“No.” said the other nun. “It was definitely Latin!”

“Well, what did they say exactly,” asked the mother superior.

“I’m not really sure,” said one of the nuns. “They just kept repeating the same Latin phrase, “Marcus Pincus Fuctus!”