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[HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:18:26 PM »
A friend sent me this joke, and I think it's funny so I'll share it:


European official joke

European paradise:

You are invited to an official lunch. You are welcomed by an Englishman.
Food is prepared by a Frenchman and an Italian puts you in the mood and
everything is organised by a German.

European hell:

You are invited to an official lunch. You are welcomed by a Frenchman. Food
is prepared by an Englishman, German puts you in the mood but, don’t worry,
everything is organised by an Italian.

That joke was proposed by a Belgian as the Official European Joke, the joke
that every single European pupil should learn at school. The Joke will
improve the relationship between the nations as well as promote our self
humour and our culture.

The European Council met in order to make a decision. Should the joke be the
Official European Joke or not?

The British representative announced, with a very serious face and without
moving his jaw, that the joke was absolutely hilarious.

The French one protested because France was depicted in a bad way in the
joke. He explained that a joke cannot be funny if it is against France.

Poland also protested because they were not depicted in the joke.

Luxembourg asked who would hold the copyright on the joke. The Swedish
representative didn’t say a word, but looked at everyone with a twisted
smile.

Denmark asked where the explicit sexual reference was. If it is a joke,
there should be one, shouldn’t there?

Holland didn’t get the joke, while Portugal didn’t understand what a "joke"
was. Was it a new concept?

Spain explained that the joke is funny only if you know that the lunch was
at 13h, which is normally breakfast time.

Greece complained that they were not aware of that lunch, that they missed
an occasion to have some free food, that they were always forgotten.

Romania then asked what a "lunch" was.

Lithuania et Latvia complained that their translations were inverted, which
is unacceptable even if it happens all the time.

Slovenia told them that its own translation was completely forgotten and
that they do not make a fuss.

Slovakia announced that, unless the joke was about a little duck and a
plumber, there was a mistake in their translation.

The British representative said that the duck and plumber story seemed very
funny too.

Hungary had not finished reading the 120 pages of its own translation yet.

Then, the Belgian representative asked if the Belgian who proposed the joke
was a Dutch speaking or a French speaking Belgian. Because, in one case, he
would of course support a compatriot but, in the other case, he would have
to refuse it, regardless of the quality of the joke.

To close the meeting, the German representative announced that it was nice
to have the debate here in Brussels but that, now, they all had to make the
train to Strasbourg in order to take a decision. He asked that someone to
wake up the Italian, so as not to miss the train, so they can come back to
Brussels and announce the decision to the press before the end of the day.

"What decision?" asked the Irish representative.

And they all agreed it was time for some coffee.

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 07:10:05 PM »
It is really hilarious, especially if your looking at the matter from the "outside"…

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 07:48:07 PM »
Yea. Yea. I only wonder that there are not representatives of all countries present in EU.  :D

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 07:49:42 PM »
Yea. Yea. I only wonder that there are not representatives of all countries present in EU.  :D
So you align with Poland... ;D

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 07:56:44 PM »
It is possible - but I meant all text, not only joke, itself.

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 02:42:08 PM »
It is really hilarious, especially if your looking at the matter from the "outside"…
Exactly... appeared really hilarious to a person like me, who has no connection with Europe!

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 03:02:01 PM »
Gwalchs, Aquel and Gauthier didn't like the joke.
The French one protested because France was depicted in a bad way in the
joke. He explained that a joke cannot be funny if it is against France.

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 03:12:45 PM »
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Holland didn’t get the joke

Luckily I'm not from Holland, but from the Netherlands...

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 03:22:50 PM »
The Canadian in the audience went "Eh?".

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 04:32:32 PM »
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Gwalchs, Aquel and Gauthier didn't like the joke.

lol  ;D
I found this joke really funny :p thanks ^^

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 05:43:26 PM »
This joke is good.

But i think we should organise the discussion here in a more efficient manner, afterall it is a serious matter.

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 01:13:28 PM »
The version we tell here in Australia:

Heaven is where the cooks are French, the police are British, the lovers are Italian, and everything is organised by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are French, the cooks are British, the lovers are Swiss, and everything is organised by the Italians.

We have an Australian Cultural Joke too, which I first heard from an Italian Australian [WARNING: contains coarse language and adult themes]:

Some women are standing at a bar. A man walks in, goes up to the women, and asks, "any of you ladies wanna f***?"
The women look him up and down, and one says, "well, I wasn't gonna, but ya talked me into it, ya sweet talking b*****d!"

And I did hear a Swedish backpacker complain that our national dish seemed to be toast...

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 05:27:31 PM »
Which kind of "toast" ? Or am I reading into that too much?

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 05:36:06 PM »
The browned bread type.

What were you thinking of?  :o

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 06:03:56 PM »
The one where you drink ;D

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Re: [HUMOR] Euro-Joke
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011, 06:36:34 PM »
Oh, don't worry, we do that too...