humour

@jb78000 (15163)
June 17, 2009 1:33pm CST
i thought scotland was one of the worst places for very dry, black, humour till i went to russia, i think they invented black irony...
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@marcyyyy (519)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I don't know anything about Scotland's humor, but I do have a book of Russian jokes...and they are very dry ironic!! I read a book about life in Chile, and their humor can be very "tasteless". They laugh and make fun of handicaps that people have, or how people walk or talk, etc...Did you ever hear about that?
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@jb78000 (15163)
17 Jun 09
i was going to be mean but i won't.. you've probably got an idea of british humour already, multiply it and add an accent - voila scottish humour!
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
i did find that the north american and south american senses of humour were fairly similar. i'm always careful not to be sarcastic without indicating first with either group
@marcyyyy (519)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I enjoy Mr. Bean, and I know that is British humor. However, I think he's hysterical!!! Good day!!!
@Colmuc (708)
18 Jun 09
Hi jb78000, I always thought the Scots had a good and very varied sense of humour. Not just dry and black. They can also laugh at themselves which is more than many nationalities do. I am sure you are just waiting for someone to ask you for an example. OK! I will. Please tell us a black Scottish joke. Thank you.
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
it's really more circumstantial so can't think of a joke off hand, sorry. just saw that you're german, so much for stereotypes then....
@Colmuc (708)
18 Jun 09
No, not German. Have lived 25 years in Germany but as Scottish as "Haggis and neeps". German was one of the nationalities I was thinking about when I said there were some that can not laugh at themselves.
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
ooh neeps and tatties, another of my least favourite meals. so you're not german then, the stereotype is that germans don't have a sense of humour but all that i've met do
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Jun 09
My Russian friend Marianna is one of the sweetest people I know and she doesn't do that kind of humor at all. But I can see that, especially given the country's recent history.
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
a nasty form of communism replaced with a nasty form of capitalism. the country is depressing but the people are great
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Jun 09
haven't been there, only read about what's going on, but yeah they are certainly having problems. And yes the people are great!!! thanks for the BR...
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
17 Jun 09
Not surprising given the history of Russia.
@jb78000 (15163)
17 Jun 09
it's pretty grim, even now. i think the only choice is to laugh at it, grimly...
18 Jun 09
I'm not sure if it was intended as a joke or not, but one that I remember is "They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work." A reference of course to the failure of the Soviet system.