intersect . . . invisible images
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Mon Jul 17 11:13:09 CEST 2017
I Didn't laugh or smile at that (not because it wasn't funny) but because
it didn't have the same effect as when as a teenager I first heard it on
the Parkinson show in the mid 70s from Billy Connolly.
I just went onto youtube and guess what I still laughed at the original
which is very different (more morbid) except for the punchline
It also has to do with the "infectious laughter" of the audience. You laugh
louder in the Cinema than when at home watching the same film by yourself -
The Black Knight in Monty Python & the Holy Grail anyone?
Here is the original in all its glory (?)
On 17 July 2017 at 09:47, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> You have NOTHING to apologise for:
> I never thought the jokes were against me (which they weren't);
> although, to be honest, I only wear 2 socks when I'm wearing my kilt,
> although, right now, as it is high summer here in Bulgaria, I am wearing
> my kilt
> with NO socks, just a pair of open-toed sandals . . .
> What I stated was " . . . doesn't share your sense of humour",
> and you, as a non-native speaker must be very well aware of how
> culturally dependent jokes are.
> Here in Bulgaria, although I speak Bulgarian reasonably well,
> I tend to avoid attempting jokes as they always misfire, or people
> laugh politely and I am filled with self-doubt.
> My wife, who is Bulgarian, and I have been married for some 26 years,
> and she still does not find most of my jokes funny; even those that have
> my people in stitches with laughter. She finds my black humour
> actively offensive . . .
> . . . let's try a wee experiment:
> ----- Trauma Alert: potentially highly offensive joke approaching: if you
> are of a sensitive
> disposition go and feed the cat ------
> I went to see a friend of mine who is the secretary of the local
> bicyclists club.
> He told me that his wife had died, and because he had no money to pay for
> her to be buried in a graveyard he'd buried her in the garden.
> He then took me into the garden to see his wife's grave. Her bare bottom
> was sticking
> up out of the ground. I asked him why this was.
> He replied that he needed somewhere to park his bike.
> ------ You can come back now -----
> Now I was told that by my older son, Alexander, who stays in Munich.
> He found it very funny, as did his Music Professor (who told it to him)
> who is German.
> My wife found it foul and tasteless (well, it IS tasteless).
> ------ Re: intersect . . . invisible images ------
> Very many people, moving to another country INTERSECT with various
> aspects of the culture of the new country they are in, and are unaware
> of the INVISIBLE components until they suffer the hard knocks.
> Moving from Scotland to England, or the other way round, there's probably
> a blendLevel of about 25%
> Between Britain and Canada/USA a blendLevel of about 50%
> Between all those countries and the Islamic world about 90% (this, in case
> we are aware of the terrible consequences).
> Having worked in 17 countries with a variety of overlapping and
> non-overlapping cultural tropes
> experience teaches me to be 100% opaque at all times.
> Anyway, people have been making jokes on this Use-List at my expense for
> ages; but my ego
> is so big I just bathe in the light of attention :)
> Love, Richmond.
> On 7/17/17 11:18 am, hh via use-livecode wrote:
>> Richmond M. wrote:
>>> That's because Richmond doesn't share your sense of humour,
>>> and never really could understand North American jokes . . .
>> As I read this thread (as a non-native speaker), none of the jokes
>> was against you as person. And mine was based on a very old forum
>> thread connected to a sock in the sense of the irish "seven drunken
>> Some of the misunderstanding may be due to the fact that you, being
>> a linguist, are deeper in the meaning of some wording and phrasing
>> than others.
>> At any rate: Sorry from me.
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