An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were playing poker together but The
Irishman had no luck at all. He lost game after game after game until his money
was nearly all gone. Then finally in The small hours of The morning he couldn't
believe his eyes when he saw that he had drawn four aces. As The stakes rose higher
and higher The tension became too much for The Scotsman who lurched forward across
The table -dead.
'What will we do?' said The Englishman.
'Out of respect for The dead,' said The Irishman, 'I propose that we play this
hand standing up.'