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Do Germans have a sense of humour after all?

  1. Jul 9, 2006 #1

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    Now, that took a bit of imagination. :bugeye: It is funny though.
     
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    I didn't know Hitler was in the habit of dancing.
    Sprightly old fellow, wasn't he?
     
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    That was pretty funny. :biggrin:
     
  6. Jul 9, 2006 #5

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    Germans most definitely do have a sense of humour. German humour is still more on the side of slapstick or send ups of characters. The more traditional idea of a joke in english and a stand up comedian is very hard to do in German because of the constraints of the language. For instance in english typical jokes go along the lines of "blah blah blah..... and then I got off the bus" and the sudden change of location creates the joke. In German a joke of that form would not translate well as in a German sentence everybody would always know the guy was on the bus and so there is no sudden change of location for the story and hence no joke.

    Hope this analogy helps.
     
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    So, what is the excuse for British humour? <runs and hides>
     
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    British humour is the best we're all cutting edge :biggrin: Dare I mention Chris Morris? Best not. :wink:
     
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    Ahh yes blackadder one of my favourite comedies of all time. The best British sitcom according to one of those silly top 50 things was Only fools and Horses which I would agree with.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2006 #12

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    There is no excuse for British humour. :biggrin: It just is - something completely different. :rofl:

    Why do think other intelligent species avoid this planet. :rofl:

    No other culture could produce the author of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - with it's definitive explanation of "Life, the Universe, and Everything." :biggrin:
     
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    It is no use hidding Evo, there is a bomb behind every bush :biggrin:
     
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    Yes it is..
     
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    Those are terrrrrrrrrrible. :rofl:
     
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    that was awful...


    like really stupid
     
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