J. Jokes #AtoZChallenge


J. Jokes

Dear reader,

Welcome to the J. The jokes. I love jokes. Jokes are good, jokes make people laugh and brighten the day. I put jokes in my books. Maybe you’ve discovered one here and there. The Hilda books and also The Story of the Mimosa are quite good reads for jokes. If you like to laugh here and there, of course, otherwise I would advise you to read War and Peace by Mr Leo Tolstoy.

Jokes can be miracles of entertainment wrapped in a careful selection of words, and the fun part in it is that the reader only notices there’s a joke coming at the very end.

Did you know that there are differences in how jokes are perceived all through the world? I’m no expert on “everywhere” but I know that Americans often like jokes that are ‘hidden’, where the fun bit only pops out at the end. This is entirely different to many French people, who want to be able to see the joke coming from the very first word. British jokes are often different again because many Brits possess a dry humour, something that not everyone appreciates (nor understands for that matter).

Here’s an American joke for you:

A blonde was driving down a street under the scorching sun. She had an important meeting and when she reached the building where the meeting was going to be held, she discovered that there was no vacant space to park her car.
Desperate and confused, she looked up and said, “God, take pity on me and find me a parking place. If you do so, I will visit the church daily, donate half of my this month’s salary and give up alcohol for the rest of my life.”
Miraculously, an empty parking place appeared out of nowhere in front of the blonde. The blonde pleased by the discovery, looked up and said, “Nevermind, I found one myself!”

And here’s a British joke:

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ”But why?” they asked, as they moved off. ”because,” he said ”I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.”

Have a fun day!

3 thoughts on “J. Jokes #AtoZChallenge”

  1. That British one is hysterical! The American one is great, and sounds like it could be what we call a “preacher story,” often used in a sermon as an illustration and sometimes touted as true.

    Me, I love elephant jokes. “Why did the elephant stand on the marshmallow?” “To stay out of the hot cocoa.”

  2. The British one heavily relies on knowledge of a song, the American one is standalone. Atheists might argue that the blonde is right.

    I heard a rude joke I’d like to share. It relies on knowledge of celebrities, and it could be construed as misogynistic and homophobic. But I think it’s hilarious.

    Kylie Minogue, Elton John and Robbie Williams are walking along the street after leaving a club. Kylie trips, trapping her head in some railings. Robbie, quick as a flash, pulls down her knickers and gives her one. He turns to Elton and says, “Your turn!” but Elton starts to cry.

    “What’s wrong, Elton?” asks Robbie.

    Elton sobs, “I’ll never fit my head through the railings!”

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