A Newfie Joke from my Aunt Mary

A Newfie Math Test
A Newfie wants a job, but the 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 Newfie says. “Dat is easy.” And proceeds to

draw three trees.

“What’s this?” the boss asks.



“Have you ain’t got no brain?  Tree and tree plus tree makes 9”

says the Newfie.

“Fair enough,” says the boss.  “Here’s your second question.  Use the

same rules, but this time the number is 99.”

The Newfie 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, plus dirty

tree.  Dat makes 99.”

The boss is getting worried that he’s going to actually have to hire

this Newfie , so he says, “All right, last question.  Same rules again, but

represent the number 100.”

The Newfie 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 Newfie leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree

and whispers,”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 makes ONE HUNDRED!”

The Newfie is the new supervisor.

Author: Clareannette

I love working and making art in the Sonoran Desert!

5 thoughts on “A Newfie Joke from my Aunt Mary”

    1. Yeah, it’s hilarious; the Newfie accent is pretty darn hard to understand, especially among older folks. If I go back I’ll be taking my Newfie dictionary with me!

  1. LOL!!!
    I don’t know what a newfie is but how cleaver is that!

    your pictures didn’t load, but the joke was still pretty good without them.
    Cute post!

    1. The pics didn’t load, that’s right! Oh well. You’re right, it’s still funny.

      Newfie=person from Newfoundland

      Though I believe Newfies don’t like that term and would rather be regarded as Newfoundlanders.

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