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and one for the Irish amongst us ;-)

An Irishman wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he
passes a little maths test. ''Heres the first question the foreman
said. ''Without using numbers represent the number 9.''

''Without numbers?'' the Irishman says, ''Dat is easy.'' and
proceeds to draw three trees.''What's this the boss asks.

''Ave you got no brain?. ''Tree and tree and tree make 9,'' the
Irishman says.

''Fair enough says the boss''. Here's your second question .

Use the same rules but this time make 99.

The Irishman stares into space for awhile , then picks up the
picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.
''Ere you go''.

The boss scratches his head and says, ''How! on earth do you get that
to represent 99.''

''Each of da trees is dirty now. So its dirty tree, dirty tree and
dirty tree. Dat is 99''.

The boss is getting worried that he is going to actually have to
hire this Irishman, so he says ''All right, last question.''

''Same rules again, but represent the number 100''.

The Irishman stares into space some, more then he picks up the
picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and
says ''Ere you go. One hundrerd''.

The boss looks at the attempt. ''You must be nuts if you think that
represents one hundred''!.

The Irishman leans forward and points to the marks at the base of
each tree and says , ''A little dog come along and crapped by each

So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd and
dirty tree and a turd, which makes one hundred..... So when do I

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(NT) (NT) Good one Jonah!

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Funny :-), and it...

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In reply to: Funny :-), and it...

It's certainly not compatible with "Hooked on Phonics".:)

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