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Louise
19-04-06, 10:20 AM
An Irishman applies for a job, but the foreman won't employ him until he
Passes a little maths test.
"Here's your 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.
"Haven't you got a brain? Tree and tree and tree makes nine," says the
Irishman.
"Fair enough," says the boss. "Here's your second question. Apply the same
Rules using the number 99, this time."

The Irishman stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that
He has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.
"Dere you go."

The boss scratches his head and asks, "How on earth do you get that to
Represent 99?"

"Each of DA trees is dirty now. So, dat's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
Dirty tree. Dat equals 99."
The boss starts getting worried that he's actually going to have to give
The Irishman the job, so he says,
"All right, final question, same rules again, but represent the number
100."
The Irishman stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture again
And makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, "Dere you go.
One hundred."

The boss looks at the illustration and bursts out: "You must be nuts if you
Think that represents a hundred!"


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The Irishman leans forward and points to the marks at the base of
Each tree, saying: "A little dog came along and cr*pped by each tree. So
Now you've got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree
And a turd, dat makes one hundred. ... So, when do I be starting the job?!"