Universally Funny (or not)

Have you ever noticed that when jokes are translated from one language to another, they aren’t exactly what you would call funny? This section features a selection of so-called jokes translated into English. We hope you don’t find any of them even slightly amusing.


Q: What’s the difference between an overweight elk and an iPod?

A: The elk has four legs.                     (translated from the Sanskrit by Sheen)

The police arrived at the scene of the crime and found three monks weeping over the corpse of a small boy, lying in a pool of blood. “Can anyone tell me what happened?”, askes the detective. “No. Go away”, says one of the monks.                                               (translated from the Russian by Heen)

Q: What do you get when you cross a cigarette lighter with a snowflake?

A: Ronaldinho!!                                          (Translated from the Portuguese by Heen)


 Q: What do you call a Norwegian who collects matchboxes?

A: A pancake.                                              (Translated from the Swedish by Sheen)

Q: How many chiropodists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Five.                                                      (translated from the Bulgarian by Sheen)

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Arthur Pod on February 8, 2009 at 8:54 am

    You divvy, it’s how many “chiropracters” not “chiropodists”. Five chiropodists isn’t funny at all.


  2. Posted by zaragozatwins on February 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Ah ha! That explains it! Thanks for the clarification, ArthurPod, I knew I was missing something! – Sheen


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