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I am sure a lot of people have heard this story about the outhouse before, as it’s very old (like me), but since jokes can last for many generations and we have a wide international audience, it’s more than likely it’s new to you, or if not you haven’t heard it for an eternity. So here it is, enjoy.

A young Chinese boy was confronted by his angry father, who asked him who pushed their outhouse into the Yellow river.

The boy, who was rather scared of his father, just stood there, shrugged his shoulders and did not reply.

His father then proceeded to tell him the following story about young George Washington.

George’s father was concerned about a cherry tree that had been cut down.

Young George looked at his father and said, “I cannot tell a lie, I cut it down father”.

Because he told the truth, his father said there would be no punishment.

The young Chinese boy thought for a few minutes, then said, “Father I cannot tell a lie. I pushed the outhouse in the river”.

His father responded by angrily picking up a stick and beating him with it.

“Ouch ow ow”, the shocked boy said (well he said whatever the Chinese equivalent of “Ouch, ow, ow” is).

Confused by his punishment, he questioned his father, “What about George Washington’s father. He didn’t punish his son?”

The father replied, “But George Washington’s father was not in the cherry tree when George cut it down”.

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