for all of you who haven't heard a good Norwegian joke lately:
   
    Back in cowboy times, a westbound wagon train was lost and low on food.
    No other humans had been seen for days, and then the pioneers
saw an old Norwegian sitting beneath a tree.
   
    "Is there some place ahead where we can get food?"
   
    "Vell, I tink so," the old man said, "but I wouldn't go up dat hill und
    down de udder side. Somevun tole me you'd run into a big bacon tree."
   
    "A bacon tree?" asked the wagon train leader.
   
    "Yah, n bacon tree. Vould I lie? Trust me. I vouldn't go dere."
   
    The leader goes back and tells his people what the Norwegian said. "So
    why did he say not to go there?" a person asked. Other pioneers
said,     "Oh, you know those Norwegian people - they lie just for a joke."
   
    So the wagon train goes up the hill and down the other side.
   
    Suddenly, Indians attack them from everywhere and massacre all except
    the leader who manages to escape and get back to the old Norwegian.
    Near dead, the man shouts, "You fool! You sent us to our deaths! We
    followed your route, but there was no bacon tree, just hundreds of
    Indians who killed everyone but me."
   
    The old Norwegian man holds up his hand and says, "Vait a minute." He
    quickly picks up an English-Norwegian dictionary and begins thumbing
    through it."Uf-da, I made such ah big mishtake! It vuzn't a bacon tree,
   
   
    (Are you ready?)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
    "It vuz a ham bush