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The Norwegian Cowboy

zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
edited February 2006 in General Discussion
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

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.

"Oof-da, I made such ah big mishtake! It vuzn't a
bacon tree, it vuz a ham bush.
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