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The sense of humour in different countries.
Transcript of The sense of humour in different countries.
The Republic of Ireland
The ability to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny.
This world famous, year long, project set out to discover the world's funniest joke and humour across the globe
Wordplay and Sick humor
Americans much preferred gags where there was a sense of superiority either because a person looked stupid, or was made to look stupid by another person.
People could submit their favourite jokes
But people in different countries have different
kind of sense of humour.
People answered a few simple questions about themselves
People rated how funny they found a random selection of jokes that had been submitted
Patient: “Doctor, I've got a strawberry stuck up my bum.”
Doctor: “I've got some cream for that.
I’m not racist. Racism is a crime and crime is for black people.
A man goes into a library and asks for a book on suicide.
The librarian says: “Fuck off, you won’t bring it back.”
Texan: “Where are you from?”
Harvard grad: “I come from a place where we
do not end our sentences with prepositions.”
Texan: “Okay – where are you from, jackass?”
European countries liked jokes that were somewhat surreal, such as:
An Alsatian went to a telegram office, took out a blank form and wrote:
“Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.”
The clerk examined the paper and politely told the dog: “
There are only nine words here. You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.”
“But,” the dog replied, “that would make no sense at all.”
Monsieur Dujardin vient de finir son dessert. Il paie le garçon et prend son manteau. Il va sortir, quand quelqu’un s’approache de lui et lui demande :
——Excusez-moi, êtes-vous monsieur Redon ?
——Ah! Non, vous vous trompez. Je ne suis pas monsieur Redon.
——J’en sui sûr, parce que monseiur Redon c’est moi, et c’est mon manteau que vous venez de prendre.
Q. How many Polacks does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Three—one to hold the light bulb and two to turn the ladder.
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?". The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"
The funniest joke