Cajun Math....

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by CRC, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    A Cajun Shrimper wants a job cleaning up the oil spill, but the BP
    Foreman won't hire him until he passes a little math test.

    Here is your first question, the foreman said. 'Without using numbers,
    represent the number 9.'

    'Without numbers?' The Cajun 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 nine,' says the

    'Fair enough,' says the boss. 'Here's your second question. Use the same
    rules, but this time the number is 99.'

    The Cajun stares into space for a while, 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, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
    dirty tree. Dat is 99.'

    The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire
    this Cajun, so he says, 'All right, last question. Same rules again, but
    represent the number 100.'

    The Cajun 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 hundred.'

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

    The Cajun leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree
    and says, 'A little dog come along and poop by each tree.. So now you
    got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a
    turd, which make one hundred.'

    The Cajun is now the new supervisor.

  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I LOVE IT!
  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Nice one!...errr...what is Cajun?
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Google is our friend, Bane....;)
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Cajuns are decenents of the Arcadians who were kicked out of Canada by the British after the french and indian wars... they moved south by boats and the ones with good navigators ended up in Lousiana... those with bad navs ended up in Texas....;)
  6. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    LOL...nope CRC, google is our tool, not friend. Friends don't rat you out to the govt... :D

    Thanks WD01...I appreciate it...
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Whenever I asked my Dad anything, he always sent me to the Dictionary,or an encyclopedia...He thought if he told me it was too easy, and I wouldn't retain that particular bit of information, or gain any knowledge.... ;)

    Cajun (American ethnic group) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

    descendant of French Canadians driven from captured French colony of Acadia (from which the word is derived; area is now Nova Scotia and adjacent areas) by British in 18th century; settled in fertile bayou lands of southern Louisiana; today, form small, self-contained communities and speak their own patois-combination of archaic French and English, Spanish, German, American Indian, and black idioms; communities raise cattle, corn, yams, sugarcane, and cotton and perform much of their own spinning, weaving, and other home crafts; also famous for their hearty, spicy food and lively music; poem ’Evangeline’, by Longfellow, incorporates story of Acadian resettlement in bayou country....

    Oh, and they've been known to drink others under the table a time or two....or so I've heard.....[batteye]
  8. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Thank you very much! This is how people communicate!

    Imagine this situation....

    Me...Errr...what is Cajun


    Me...Oh!.."Thank you" in many languages

    Would be helluva chat there... b::

    WHAT??? They were Russians???.... [booze]b::
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  10. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    Acadian Descendants

    Actually, the former French colonists, who lost that war with the British were so stiff -necked that they refused to "knuckle under" to the Brits. Consequently, they were brutally force marched--at the tip of a bayonet--to Louisiana. Some did end up in Texas.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized this tragic historical event by authoring Evangeline. I understand that the city of New Orleans has a street named Evangeline.

    FYI, my progenitor landed in what is now known as Prince Edward Island, along with others in 1604. They founded and settled in a town called Souris (Pronouced sue-ree). Souris translates as: little mouse. Apparently, there was a mouse infestation at that point in history.

    Also, I found it interesting that a poor man's meal, at that time was considered a baked potato and lobster--because lobster were so plentiful that they were considered a "trash fish." My how times have changed.
  11. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I have family in Terrabonne and Plaquemines parishes family history says we were kicked out by the brits in the early 1700's
  12. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    Actually, they wuz kicked out cuz the king of England wanted them to swear allegiance to him, but they'd only swear AT the king of England! :D

  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I lived in Houma for about 30 yrs...Good chance i may know some of your family...
    We consider most from Plaquemine's to be descended from pirate'

  14. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Probabily some truth to that... Smugglers, pirates, rum runners, what ever turned a dime...
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    GGpa sailed from NO, and we've always had suspicions.
  16. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Two Cajuns were hired to run a dive boat. After watching the divers for most of the morning one turns to the other and says "Hey Thibidoux, why dem divin fellas fall out da boat backaards?"

    "You dumb Cajun, ifn dey fell out da boat foraards, deyd still be in da boat!!"
  17. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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