Was able to complete all exercises until I tried typing the command "DESCRIBE joke" (without quotes) which gives me ERROR #164 You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'index' at line 1. Also tried "DESCRIBE joke;". Had same problem with SELECT command. Using OSX 10.8.5, set up server with MAMP as outlined in book. Also, when I access the home page for phpmyadmin there's a notice that I don't have the latest version (4.0.8) which I've downloaded but I don't know what to do with it.