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-''[[Two sides of a river]]'' is a [[joke]] by [[Middle-eastern philosopher]] [[Nasreddin]].+''[[Two sides of a river]]'' is a [[philosophical joke]] by Middle-eastern philosopher [[Nasreddin]].
<blockquote> <blockquote>
Nasrudin sat on a river bank<br> Nasrudin sat on a river bank<br>
when someone shouted to him<br> when someone shouted to him<br>
from the opposite side:<br> from the opposite side:<br>
 +
: "Hey! how do I get across?" : "Hey! how do I get across?"
: "You are across!" Nasrudin shouted back. : "You are across!" Nasrudin shouted back.
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</blockquote> </blockquote>
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 +It is a joke/story of Nasredin. His typical humor of this sort is often corrupted into mere jokes, but some Nasrudin tales have a clear metaphysics built in, while others have devolved into little more than depictions of a crazy, dimwitted [[old man]].
==See also== ==See also==
*"[[De veerpont]]", a song by [[Drs. P]]. *"[[De veerpont]]", a song by [[Drs. P]].
 +==See also==
 +*[[Metaphysical joke]]
 +*[[Why did the chicken cross the road?]]
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Two sides of a river is a philosophical joke by Middle-eastern philosopher Nasreddin.

Nasrudin sat on a river bank
when someone shouted to him
from the opposite side:
"Hey! how do I get across?"
"You are across!" Nasrudin shouted back.

It is a joke/story of Nasredin. His typical humor of this sort is often corrupted into mere jokes, but some Nasrudin tales have a clear metaphysics built in, while others have devolved into little more than depictions of a crazy, dimwitted old man.

See also

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