So, what is the excuse for British humour? <runs and hides>Kurdt said: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.
arildno said:These guys.
[MEDIA=youtube]oYlzTdSZeI4[/MEDIA]&search=silly%20walk[/URL][/QUOTE] Yes - Monty Python - the pinnacle or zenith of British humour, in fact all humour. :biggrin: And add to that Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean, Blackadder). :tongue2:
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.Astronuc said:Yes - Monty Python - the pinnacle or zenith of British humour, in fact all humour. And add to that Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean, Blackadder). :tongue2:
There is no excuse for British humour. It just is - something completely different. :rofl:Evo said: