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Make it funny in English, please

 
 
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 07:55 pm
@engineer,
Well rewritten!
Thanks.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 07:56 pm
@panzade,
lol pan, those guys have a naughty nature.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 08:16 pm
@sozobe,
How to get rid of the hat of groaner, please?

To impress and inspire you, I get two pictures for you guys:

Beijing Quanjude and the roast duck dish:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3922456835_54c8cc7503_o.jpg
http://china.citw2008.com/Upload/Content/Images/2006-10-28/ce52c026-7ed3-4e64-a5b3-ad202ddc494b.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 08:35 pm
@oristarA,
I'm impressed and inspired ori
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 08:56 pm
@oristarA,
Nice pictures, but there's no helping that roast duck joke!
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 09:16 pm
@engineer,
put a fork in it.
American joke
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oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 04:41 am
Ideal

Translated by OristarA

Father asks his son when he sees him staring into the skies: "Son, you've been 4 years old. What will you do when you've grown up?"

His son relies:"If I grow up as a man, I will like to be a pilot; and if I grow up as a woman, I will like to be an air hostess."
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 04:48 am
@oristarA,
A Father sees his 4 yr old son staring into the skies: "Son,What do want to do when you grown up?"
The son replies, "If I grow up as a man, I would like to be a pilot; and if I grow to be a woman, I'd like to be an air hostess."
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 07:54 am
@Ceili,
A Father sees his 4 yr old son staring into the skies: "Son,What do want to do when you grown up?" The son replies, "either a pilot or an air hostess." The perplexed father says "pilot or air hostess?" The son replies "well, it depends if I grow up to be a man or a woman!"
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:37 am
@oristarA,
Is this supposed to be a joke?
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 09:04 am
@oristarA,
Maybe Chinese culture is more tolerant towards trans gender issues?
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 09:48 am
@panzade,
Lots of jokes have a sexist taint to them, but there are some unwritten rules to them. This joke tends to violate one of them in that it implies that women can't or shouldn't be pilots but should stick to "hostess" jobs. Note that these rules are completely inconsistent. "Blond" jokes tend to make fun of women for example, but they are pretty popular. My guess is those rules are very culturally dependent.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 10:12 am
@panzade,
I guess I just didn't "get" the joke.

It simply reads as a couple of sentences in a story that need to be translated.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 12:34 pm
@engineer,
I've read it again - I guess it's a bit like something you'd find in Women's World or Reader's Digest. A little vignette of mild humor. Not something I'd consider a "joke".
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 01:01 pm
@ehBeth,
I thought of it as one of those "kids say the strangest things" type stories.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 01:05 pm
@engineer,
Actually, let's try it without knowing the child's gender.

A Father sees his 4 yr old staring into the skies: "What do want to do when you grown up?" The child replies, "either a pilot or an air hostess." The perplexed father says "pilot or air hostess?" The child replies "well, it depends if I grow up to be a man or a woman!"
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:50 pm
@jespah,
in english they cant get any funnier that they already are before the editing
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oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 10:05 pm

Here goes the twelfth:

The Design Not to be in Fashion


Translated by OristarA


A lady enters a gallery, wanting to buy a figure painting. But she is not satisfied by any painting that the boss offers her.

Frowned, the lady asks the boss:"Why are all the women in the paintings naked?"

Feigning that he is unable to do anything with it, the boss replies:"I have no idea about how to improve this. If they dressed, the design of the dress will soon be not in fashion."
oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2009 05:11 am
The twelfth joke is too dry to make it funny?

Let's move along.

Here comes the thirteenth:

The Name of Wife

Translated by OristarA

A jailer informs his prisoner, "Your wife has come to see you."
The prisoner asks, "What is her name?"
The jailer shows contempt and replies impatiently, "How come you not know your wife's name?"
The prisoner answers, "My crime is bigamy."
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 02:23 pm
@oristarA,
That's one of the better ones. I'd make minor changes:


A jailer informs his prisoner, "Your wife has come to see you."
The prisoner asks, "What's her name?"
The jailer says, "You're telling me you don't know your own wife's name?"
The prisoner shrugs and says, "I'm in here for bigamy."
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