what is the point of the following joke as it was
difficult for me to understnd it
It was the first day back at school after the
Christmas holidays and the teacher was asking
the class about their holidays.
She turned to Mary and asked what she did.
"We visited my grandmother in Worcester, which is
in Worcestershire" she replied.
"Excellent - two wonderful vocabulary words," the
teacher said. "Mary, can you tell the class how to
spell Worcester and Worcestershire?"
Mary thought about it for a few seconds and then said,
"You know, come to think of it, we visited my uncle
and he lives in York."
when Mary said she visited Worcestershire, she was asked to spell 'Worcestershire', which is rather difficult to spell
Since she didn't want to spell something so difficult, she changed her story to say that actually she had gone to York. If you notice, 'York' is quite easy to spell