justa joke... more wordplay

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Two Mexicans are lost in the Sonoran desert, wandering aimlessly.
    They are close to just lying down and waiting for the inevitable,
    when all of a sudden.......

    'Hey Jose, do you smell what I smell? - Ees BACON.'

    'Si, Luis eet smells like bacon to me...'

    So, with renewed strength, they struggle up the next sand dune, and
    there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.

    There's raw bacon, dripping with moisture, there's fried bacon, hickory
    smoked bacon, double smoked bacon... every imaginable kind.

    'Jose, Jose, we is saved. Ees a bacon tree.'

    'Luis, are you sure ees not a meerage? We ees in the desert, don't forget.'

    'Jose! - when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon....
    ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree.'

    And with that... Luis races towards the tree. He gets to within 15 feet of it,
    with Jose following closely behind, when all of a sudden, a machine
    gun opens up, and Luis is cut down in his tracks. It is clear he is
    mortally wounded but, a true friend that he is, he manages to warn Jose
    with his dying breath:

    'Jose... go BACK, man! - you was RIGHT! - ees NOT a bacon tree.'

    'Luis, Luis, mi amigo.... what ees it then?

    'Jose...

    ees ...

    ees...

    ees...

    ees....

    Eees a 'HAMBUSH'!!

    ;)

    PS: The "problems" and funnies of not speaking your 'mother tongue'... I think it's rare totally understand wordplay in any language unless you've been brought up since day 1 listening/speaking. I have a friend who is Israeli, also speaks very fluent english & spanish for years, but still can't get the humor in other languages than his own. Has anyone here been able to do this when learning a language late in life?

    PPS: I was surprised to hear a Mexican 'tourist' couple (they had US car plates) on the street at Christmas speaking to each other in English with Spanish accents, but very fluent... they weren't saying anything 'important' like discussing price, so... have to wonder. When my DH and I try to speak Spanish to each other beyond one or 2 words, there's no understanding each other LOL....

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Someone told me you were cured of telling such jokes.

    Got any more?

    Rock
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I was expecting you to contribute, Rock!

    In what other language do people play at a recital and recite at a play?
    -Richard Lederer

    (I don't think there's an answer to that question, LOL)

    But here's a cross-language one:
    Q: Why don't the French ever eat two eggs?
    A: Because to them, one egg is un oeuf.

    &
    Although Nobelists tend to have dynamite personalities,
    Niels was a Bohr, and Linus was a Pauling....

    I like collecting puns, but find it hard to come up with one on my own except on rare occasions...

    unlike you, Rock! (HINT:)

  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Can anyone explain this joke to me?

    There are two penguins in a bathtub.

    The first penguin looks at the second and says,
    “Hey! Will you hand me the soap?”

    The second penguin replies,
    “What do I look like, a typewriter?”


  5. fight4acure

    fight4acure Member

    I enjoy the joke being on pengys, but I don't get it... :)

    It might be because a person who uses a typewriter does everything else too, or secretaries...

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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yes, I like puns too. The crowd here is probably not always quick to pick up on
    same though, because so many of us have brain fog and/or Alzheimer's.
    I've been known to miss puns my subconscious made.

    The penguin joke makes no sense whatsoever. I looked for it on the net and
    found numerous variations: two polar bears, a penguin and a duck, two
    strawberries, etc.

    The punch line also varied: a radio? a tractor?

    Wikipedia says the nonsensical joke was used half a century ago to test
    compliance w/ group behavior. Will people pretend to find a joke funny if
    those around them seem to think it's funny?

    Well, yeah, if they're in a job interview.

    I like the French eouf joke. Very close to Norwegian. Uff-da!

    Remember, prevention is better than a cure although one does not want to
    prevent ham.

    Rock

  7. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I guess that's a good explanation. The weird thing is that, on the site where I read it, the person who posted the penguin joke truly seemed to think it was funny. He said he really liked 'absurd jokes'. Which means I guess he could laugh at anything. Must be a pretty happy person overall, tho some might take offense if he IS laughing at almost anything... sometimes I've thought someone was making a joke when they were not. How embarassing, and feels like it too.

    I do the same... finding myself often making unconcious &/or unconscienable puns but usually only when I write... have to watch it some times. And often miss others. I missed your pun on the beginning of the latest loungers thread at first.

    Funny, when I'm feeling the worst, I seek jokes, anything to make me smile/laugh.... funny movies are the hardest I think to make... too few of them imho!

    My husband would totally agree with your last statement. He especially loves ham with Dijon vu - the same mustard as before. (really bad, I know!)

    Truly, a good pun is its own reword.

    And none of these are made up by me, LOL!
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