Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"Wordplay"... Let's Laugh!...


 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 shareIf 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





  1. I like the baby joke the best! lol

  2. Here you go Val...I'm Back!!!!  Laugh on! Barbara

  3. I loved these. They made me LOL. Here's one I remember from an old comedian named Myron Cohen. He's long gone.

    An old man and an old woman have really low social security checks, so they decide to move in together in order to combine their income and live better. All they can afford is a one bedroom apartment. They discuss all of the ways living together would change their lives. Since they will be sleeping in one bed, the woman, with her eyebrow raised says, "What about the sex?" And, the man replies, "infrequently."
    The woman, after a long pause, then says, "Is that one or two words?"


  4. Yep that's the British sense of humour for you the golf one too ~ that was also very popular over here!!! I'm going to do a joke for you and come back with it in a minute. Just got to check how many words ~ you know I like to talk a lot back in a min!
    hugs Debbie ~xxxx~

  5. Hello I'm back!!! I not only have British jokes for you ~ I have Essex Girl jokes lol.........there is a big thing over here about "Essex Girls" ie they are stereotyped as: blond, a bit thick, wearing white stilletto's and are generally described as bimbo-ess like. The most commonly used Essex Girl names in jokes are Sharon & Tracey!! Ok, here goes:
    Sharon has 9 kids and they are all called Wayne. When asked how they know which one she is calling, she replies "well that's easy ~ I just holler their surname"!! BOOM BOOM lol.........and the next one:
    Tracey gets injured in a drunken brawl. An ambulance is called and the paramedic asks "do you know where you're bleeding from"? Tracy says, "of course I do!! I'm from bleeding Romford ain't I"!!
    Hope they made you smile :-)
    love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxxx~

  6. Hi Val,  I did like the British joke, it made me! :o)

    Sandra xxxx

  7. Great jokes! But I've laughed harder...where these scientists legit?  lol!  -Kellen

  8. Those are some of the best jokes.    " Infrequently "  lol.    Good jokes in the comments.    mark

  9. There's a huge family down in Arkansas . . .  they have six children . . .  but the sad thing is that their youngest son, little Jasper hasn't ever spoken a single word, nothing and he is four years old.

    One morning everyone is getting situated to eat breakfast, they say grace, and DIG IN . . .  almost immediately Jasper says loudly, "These biscuits are HORRIBLE!"

    The whole family is amazed . . .  they run and gather 'round him.  His mother gives him a big hug.

    She says, "Jasper, sweetheart, how is it you've never spoken . . .  and now all of a sudden, you've said something???"

    Jasper shrugged and look down with disgust at the biscuit in his plate,
    "Everything had been just FINE until NOW."    ;-)


  10. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Weekend!

  11. Here's my joke, a short one:

    Flashlight: a case for holding dead batteries.

    Krissy at Hope Lodge


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