A Minnesota farmer named Sven had a car accident. He was hit by a truck
owned by the Ajax Company.
In court, the Ajax Company's hot shot attorney questioned him thus:
"Didn't you say to the state trooper at the scene of the accident, 'I'm
Sven responded: "Vell, I'lla tell you vat happened dere. I'd yust loaded
my fav'rit cow, Bessie, into da..."
..."I didn't ask for any details," the lawyer interrupted. "Just answer
the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm
Sven said, "Vell, I'd yust got Bessie into da trailer and I vas drivin'
down da road..."
The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Your Honor, I am trying to
establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the
police on the scene that he was fine. Now, several weeks after the
accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please
tell him to simply answer the question."
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Sven's answer and said
to the attorney: "I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite
Sven said: "Tank you," and proceeded. "Vell as I vas saying, I had yust
loaded Bessie, my fav'rit cow, into de trailer and was drivin' her down
de road vin dis huge Ajax truck and trailer came tundering tru a stop
sign and hit me trailer right in da side by golly. I was trown into one
ditch and Bessie was trown into da udder ditch.
"By yimminy yahosaphat, I vas hurt purty durn bad, and didn't want to
move. An even vurse dan dat, I could hear old Bessie a moanin' and a
groanin'. I knew she vas in terrible pain yust by her groans.
"Shortly after da accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He
could hear Bessie a moanin' and a groanin' too, so he vent over to her.
After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and
shot her right between the eyes.
"Den da policeman came across de road, gun still in hand, looked at me,
and said, 'How are you feelin?' "Now wot da fock vud you say?"