Friday, October 22, 2010

Humour




The Poms have had 36,000 people vote on 1,000 jokes to find the top 50, according to an article in the Daily Mail. You can read all top 50, which are mostly one liners, at:

For those not minded to read them, here are the top 3, starting with number 3:
3. 'Dyslexic man walks into a bra...

2. 'I went to the zoo the other day, there was only one dog in it, it was a shitzu.'

1. A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: 'Ugh, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!' The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: 'The driver just insulted me!' The man says: 'You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I'll hold your monkey for you.'
Now I don’t know about you but I didn’t find them exactly side splitting

Let me offer an alternative.

Some years ago Phillip Adams and Patrice Newell searched for the archetypal Australian joke.  Adams and Newell found that the jokes submitted were mostly rehashed Irish jokes etc. They later published them.

The joke they thought was the best Aussie joke, taking into account humour, language, setting etc was:
Two farmers are chatting. One says "I'm thinking of driving down to Sydney for a few weeks."

The other asks "What route are you taking?"

"I thought I'd take the missus," replies the first, "after all, she stuck with me through the drought."

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