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#1 2010-04-28 09:32:22

Registered: 2007-02-23
Posts: 6,868

Yorkshire joke

NB: If you’re not familiar with Yorkshire dialect, this joke may not be funny, but … we’ll see.

There was this Yorkshire elderly couple, see, and the woman had got cancer and one day she died. There was a funeral for her, she was buried, and then the widowed husband noticed something wrong. The first line of the epitaph on her tombstone was supposed to read SHE WERE THINE but the stonemason had made a mistake and left out the final E so the line read SHE WERE THIN instead. Furious at the mason’s shoddy work, the widower went to the mason and demanded that the missing E be restored immediately. So the mason went back to his work, and the next day, the man went back to have a look. To his horror, the first line of the epitaph now read: E SHE WERE THIN.

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#2 2010-04-28 15:03:44

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 92,964

Re: Yorkshire joke

Hello Jane;

I think I get it now.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.


#3 2010-04-28 16:21:31

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,559

Re: Yorkshire joke

E bah gum!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#4 2010-04-28 17:27:24

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Registered: 2008-06-08
Posts: 1,889

Re: Yorkshire joke


If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.


#5 2010-04-28 18:39:15

Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Yorkshire joke

LOL! Nice one, Jane! lol

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.


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