Subject: Example of "The Truth" ...
From: Veronica
Date: 17/3/13 4:46 pm
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

... The Whole Truth ... and nothing but the Truth.

(From Kate ... sent as a St. Patrick's Day joke ... but it's more than that!)

A farmer named Paddy had a car accident. He was hit by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company.


In court, the Eversweet Company's hot-shot Solicitor was questioning Paddy: “Didn't you say, to the police at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?'”,  asked the Solicitor.


Paddy responded: “Well, I'll tell you what happened. I'd just loaded me fav'rit cow, Bessie, into da ... “


“I didn't ask for any details!”, the Solicitor interrupted, “Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?”


Paddy said: “Well, I'd just got Bessie into da trailer, und was drivin' down da road .... “


The Solicitor interrupted again and said: “Your Honour, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question”.


By this time, the Judge was quite interested in Paddy's answer, and said to the Solicitor: “I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favourite cow, Bessie”.


Paddy thanked the Judge, and proceeded.


Well as I was sayin', I had joost loaded Bessie, me fav'rit cow, into de trailer, und was drivin' her down da road, when this huge Eversweet truck und trailer came tundering tru a stop sign, und hit me trailer right in da side. I was trown into one ditch, und Bessie was trown into anudder. By Jaysus I was hurt, very bad like, und didn't want to move. However, I could hear old Bessie moanin' and groanin' … I knew she must be in terrible pain. Shortly after da accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He could hear Bessie moanin' and groanin' too, so he went over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun an shot her between the eyes. Den da policeman came across da road, gun still in hand, looked at me, und asked. 'How are ye feelin'?


“Now ... wot would you say??”

So ... on a serious note ... that is the immense difference between The Truth i.e. he said: "I'm fine", and The Whole Truth ... i.e. including the background ... is it not?