The Old Church
Writing the previous blog entry caused me to reread my earlier entry on the essential books in any child’s library. That brought me, again, to Littlewood’s Miscellany.
There is one joke in that amazing book that I have never got. Could someone help me? On page 167 of the 1986 edition Littlewood includes this joke:
The old church.
Old lady: “We have a very old church here, 1913.”
“Oh, Aunty dear, you mean 1319.”
“Not at all, my dear, 1325”
Littlewood goes on to say that this joke sharply divides the human race but I must say that I seem to be with the goats rather than the sheep. Any help would be gratefully received.