Long ago, there was a young man who bought many fruits, like pears and dates.
He sat at the roadside to eat them. An old man saw him and said: “Eating too many pears is good for teeth, but bad for your body.”
The man asked: “How about dates?” The old man answered: “The dates are good for body but bad for teeth.”
The young man thought for a while and said: “I ve got a good idea! I can eat pears with teeth and don t swallow them. And I can swallow dates without chewing.”
Then he put a date into his mouth and swallowed it immediately. Unluckily, he was choked by the date.
choke on sth.：被……噎住