by Robert Brow
I will spare my readers the dozens of Newfie jokes we
have all heard. But I must admit I still laugh at a Mainlander joke. A
Newfie came to Bay and Dundas in Toronto and was dancing on a manhole.
He had a great smile on his face, and every time he jumped up he said "Forty-four,
forty-four." A fellow in the crowd said "My man, you seem very happy, could
I try that and see if it might cheer me up." The Newfie got him to start
jumping on the manhole. "Jump up higher, higher, say Forty-four." Suddenly
he pulled away the manhole, and the fellow dropped into the sewer. The
Newfie put the manhole cover back on carefully, and went on jumping "Forty-five.
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