In the days before
decimalisation a local poacher was making one of his periodic
appearances in a Border Court. He was, as usual, found guilty and
a fine of forty shillings (£2) was imposed with the option of ten days
Again, as usual, he pled
his inability to pay and the Sheriff asked him how long it would take
him to raise the money.
"Weil, ma Lord" replied
the accused with a bland look of innocence "it's hard fir ti say.
It aw depends on hou the fush come up the watters."
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