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Friday, September 28, 2007

Lost In Translation?

Have you ever noticed that different cultures find different things funny? Here are a few jokes I have translated from German into English (well I am giving it my best shot!) I haven't heard Americanized versions of these jokes, so I am curious to see if you think they are funny!

Joke Number 1:
Q. Why do blonds always walk by the medicine cabinet on their tippy-toes?
A. Because they don't want to wake up the sleeping pills!

Joke Number 2:
"This is the last time I am going to tell you!" the doctor yells at the nurse, "When you fill out a death certificate, you enter the name of the disease the patient died of under "Cause of Death" and NOT the name of the doctor who treated him!"

Joke Number 3: This one is a little long...
A priest and a nun are playing ping-pong. The priest is somewhat out of practice and before long, he misses the ball completely and says "SH%T, ... I missed!". The nun reprimands him for this, because God does not approve of swearing!

The two continue playing, but after awhile the priest loses it after missing the ball completely again and says "SH%T, ... I missed!" At this the nun gives him another, this time very stern, reprimand.

The priest pulls himself together and the play continues, but it doesn't take long before he hits the ball completely off the table! He can't control himself and yells "SH%T, ... I missed!!!", whereupon the sky darkens ominously and a violent thunderstorm begins! All of a sudden, the nun is struck by a bolt of lightening! The priest, now cowering under the ping-pong table, hears a booming voice from above: "SH%T, ... I missed!!!!"

Have a nice day!



Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

I think they are all funny, but I especially like #3! LOL

Lynn said...

I thought they were funny...:) I like the blond joke best. I hear a lot of them but I haven't heard that one before.

La Chouette said...

They are all funny! I particularly liked the blond joke! I will tell the joke to my blond friends :)

Macgyver Mommy said...

The blonde joke is great. I'm going to use that on my Mom who is a natural blonde (not many exist anymore).