Hi everyone and welcome to "Wordplay" Wednesday! I thought that we could do some laughing today! I did a search on the net this morning and found a joke that was considered to be the funniest one in the world. Scientists in Britain, in October 2002, conducted an experiment where people around the world were allowed to judge jokes as well as contribute their own. The following joke was considered to be the funniest in the world:
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't
seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy takes out his
phone and calls the emergency services.
He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?"
The operator says, "Calm down, I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead."
There is silence, then a gunshot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says,
"OK, now what?"
It was interesting to find out that humor was very different around the world. The top joke for the United Kingdom was:
A woman gets onto a bus with her baby.
The bus driver says, "That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen! Ugh!"
The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down fuming. She says to
a man next to her, "The driver just insulted me!"
The man says, "You go right up there and tell him off! Go ahead, I'll hold
your monkey for you."
and the top joke in the U.S. was:
A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course.
One of the guys is about to chip into the green when he sees a long funeral
procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off
his golf cap, closes his eyes and bows in prayer.
His friend says, "Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have
ever seen. You truly are a kind man."
The man then replies, "Yeah, well we were married 35 years."
Do you have any jokes that you can share? If you can't remember any (I am so poor at remembering jokes) do a search and find one you love! The article said that the best jokes are about 103 words. I guess they tell a story, but aren't too long. I will post all of the jokes I receive in a few days. Please leave your contribution in the comments section or do this as an entry in your journal and come back and leave your entry URL so we can read your joke(s) and include them in my entry! Let's make one another LAUGH THIS WEEK!! xox