Example of Spoof Text with Generic Structure: Loving Money Too Much

English Admin – learning amusing story? What is an amusing story? Do you like a funny story? If yes, then this is an example of spoof text. For learning English in high school, the story is provided with generic structure. How can we identify the amusing element of the story?

Finding the amusing element of spoof text can be done through making an analysis on the story generic structure. Every spoof story is arranged through orientation, events, and twist. How these elements are applied in a spoof story? Let’s continue reading the sample below!
Loving Money Too Much

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!”