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Girder and Joist

Robin was unemployed and had few qualifications, so he decided to apply for a job as a labourer at a local building site.

The foreman wasn't too sure about Robin's experience, so he decided to ask him a simple test question: ‘What is the difference between a girder and joist?’

‘That's easy,’ replied Robin, ‘Goethe wrote Faust and Joyce wrote Ulysses!’