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CHAT: jokes (was: Fänyläjikyl Inglyx)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, December 10, 1999, 19:02
Don Blaheta wrote:

> The British fellow thought that this was just so amusing that he had to > go and tell his friends about it first thing when he got home. "You see, > they eat what they can," he told them, "and what they can't, they put up!"
"...put up in tins", is the way I have always heard this. There is a similar anecdote about a Brit who hears an American joke which depends on the similarity between "horseman knew her" and "horse manure", and tries to tell it back home, but winds up saying "....and the answer is 'horseshit', but I can't remember why!" Similarly, there is the fellow who is telling his mother the following joke: Two mainlanders were walking down the street in Honolulu arguing about whether the state is pronounced "Hawaii" or "Havaii". They appeal to a native, who confirms that it is "Havaii". "Thank you," they say. "You're velcome." And his mother says "Vot's funny?" -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)