Watt Knott – A conversation in confusion

Came across this joke in my inbox that I had forwarded by self back in 2004. Couldn’t help posting it. Read on and enjoy!

Source: gratisography.com
Source: gratisography.com

Enjoy this terrific confusing conversation of William Knott and Mr Watt.

“Who’s calling?” was the answer to the telephone.


“What is your name, please?”

“Watt’s my name.”

“That’s what I asked you. What’s your name?”

“That’s what I told you. Watt’s my name.”

A long pause, and then from Watt, “Is this James Brown?”

“No, this is Knott.”

“Please tell me your name.”

“Will Knott.”


“Why not?”

“Huh? What do you mean why not?”

“Yeah! Why won’t you tell me your name?”

“But I told you my name!”

“Didn’t you say you will not?”

“Not not, knott, Will Knott!”

“That’s what I mean.”

“So you know my name.”

“Of course not!”

“Good. So now, what is yours?”

“Watt. Yours?”

“Your name!”

“Watt’s my name.”

“How the hell do I know? I am asking you!”

“Look I have been very patient and I have told you my name and you have not even told me yours yet..”

“You have been patient, what about me?”

“I have told you my name so many times and it is u who have not told me yours yet.”

“Of course not!”

“See, you even know my name!”

“Of course not!”

“Then why do you keep saying of course Knott?”

“Because I don’t.”


“What is your name?”

“See, you know my name!”

“Of course not!”

“Then why do you keep saying Watt is your name”

“To find out your name!”

“But you already know it!”


“See, and you know mine!”

“Of course not!”



“Listen, listen, wait; if I asked you what your name is, what will be your answer?”

“Watt’s my name.”

“No, no, give me only one word.”


“Your name!”


[Pause before it hits him]

“Oh, Wright!”


“So why didn’t you say it before?”

“I told you so many times!”

“You never said Wright before”

“Of course I did.”

“Ok I won’t argue any more. Do you know my name?”

“I do not.”

“Well, there you go, now we know each other’s name.”

“I do not!”


[Pause before it hits him]

“Oh, Guud!”


“No wonder, it took me so long, is that Dutch?”

“No, it’s Knott!”

“Oh, okay. At least the names are clear now Guud.”

“Yes Wright.”

So have you shot his blog?

Received an email from Reno of Sho()ot My Blog.

I quote the purpose of his blog:

Take an original photo of my blog with your digital camera or mobile phone and send it to shootmyblogAThotmail.com. There’s only one requirement : your computer monitor or laptop (with my blog title/homepage visible on the screen) must appear somewhere in the photo. Be VERY imaginative and creative, and your original pic (with your link on it) will be published on Shoot my Blog : a totally bizarre photoblog… a totally bizarre way to CATCH people’s attention on your website and to promote it !

This is the first time that I came across a concept like this. He has already received 46 photos (at the time of this post) and I’m sure a lot more are going to pour in.
I think I will participate in his contest.

Now I have to think of a unique idea to sho()ot his blog!

The Beauty of Maths

My dad sent me this via email and found them really cool. Here’s for maths lovers to go all oohh.. aah about…

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And finally, take a look at this symphony:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Manholes – Day 11

And my report continues. Not much development in the manholes. It hasn’t gotten worse from yesterday nor has it gotten better.

Manhole 1 – Day 11
Manhole 1 - Day 11

Manhole 3 – Day 09
Manhole 03 - Day 09

Additionally the road situation on the junction has just worsened.
Horrible traffic, bad roads, this is Mumbai!

Manholes – Day 10

Missed day 09 because I was late for the bus and wasn’t able to snap a pic. However, didn’t miss that much, as Day 10 wasn’t a disappointment at all.

Manhole 1 has broken still further. There is nothing left of it.

Manhole 1 - Day 10

Manhole 3 has worsened still further thanks to road work just adjacent to it. What surprises me is that there was no work being done on Monday and yesterday (Tuesday) morning, the road was all dug up :O Do they work fast or what!
Pics below for you to see.
Manhole 3 - Day 08

The road near Manhole 03 Complete view of the junction

Do you folks also have similar scenes in your neighbourhood? Tell me about it.

Manholes – Day 08

This is the follow up post from Manholes – Day 03. As I said, I wasn’t able to take pictures of days 04 to 07. However, the BMC hasn’t disappointed me.
When I arrived at my stop today, both the manholes in a worse state since that day.

Here’s Manhole 01 on the eight day:
Manhole 01 - Day 08

And Manhole 03 on it’s sixth day:
Manhole 03 - Day 06

As you can see this has broken down still further. One of the two covers has gone missing and there is water all around the manhole.
What’s worse about this manhole is that it is exactly at a right turn, which makes it difficult for vehicles to maneuver around it.

I don’t see both these manholes getting repaired in the near future, so I now have one post per day 😉

Manholes – Day 03

Following up on my post, we enter the third day.

Manhole 01 - Day 03

The condition of Manhole 01 hasn’t changed much since yesterday, but neither has it been repaired.

And I found another manhole nearby in a much worse state!
Manhole 03 - Day 01

I won’t be able to get feedback for Day 03 to Day 07, because of a two day training programme I have to attend, plus the weekend.

Hopefully, the manholes would be repaired by Monday.