An American architect was in Norway for a business trip, and he was working with a Norwegian Foreman who was building a skyscraper. The Norwegian did not know how to say any numbers in English, but he did know a few English words which he used to communicate his thoughts to the architect. In one case, the American pointed to a wall on his blueprint: "What's the length of the wall in feet?" he asked. The Foreman drew three pictures next to one another:
- The first was of a pile of dirt
- The second was a large Maple tree
- The third was of a squating dog which was defecating.
What was the length of the wall (excluding units)?
When the Norwegian was explaining the defecating dog, he didn't seem to be pointing at the dog
My apologies for the many edits, this is my first post here. I swear I'll be more straightforward next time!