Beware of Yorkshiremen

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Dec 14, 2008
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A London lawyer and a Yorkshireman are sitting next to each
other on a long flight to Leeds. The lawyer is thinking that
Yorkshiremen are all 'cloth cap and clogs' and that he can fool them
So the lawyer asks if the Yorkshireman would like to play a
fun game. The Yorkshireman is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he
politely declines
and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and says that the
game is a lot of fun.
'I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you
pay me only £5; you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will
pay you £500.'
As may be expected, this catches the Yorkshireman's attention and to keep
the lawyer quiet,
he agrees to play the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. 'What's the distance from The Earth
to the moon?'
The Yorkshireman doesn't say a word, reaches in his pocket, pulls out a
five-pound note, and hands it to the lawyer.
Now, it's the Yorkshireman's turn. He asks the lawyer, 'What goes up a
hill with three legs, and comes down with four?'
The lawyer uses his laptop, searches all the references he
knows. He uses the air-phone; he searches the Net and even the British
He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to
no avail. After over an hour of searching, he finally gives up. He wakes
up the Yorkshireman and hands him £500. The Yorkshireman pockets
the £500 and goes straight back to sleep.
The lawyer is going crazy not knowing the answer. He wakes
the Yorkshireman up and asks, 'Well! What goes up a hill with
three legs and comes down with four?'
The Yorkshireman reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer £5
and goes back to sleep.

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