Sunday, January 6, 2008

9 W

From an interview with novelist Harry Mathews in the Paris Review (Spring 2007):

Can I tell you a joke? What is the question to which the answer is 9 W?
If you give up, you can see the question by highlighting the seemingly empty space that follows these words:
Mr. Wagner, do you write your name with a V?
New York and New Jersey commuters can think of other questions whose answer is 9W.

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

9 U

Mr. Waldheim, you were the third Secretary-General of the UN?

Michael Leddy said...

That's great, Stephen! I remember U from childhood.