On 8/09/06, Sonoma wrote:
> On 8/09/06, Lyndsey wrote:
>> I've just been bashed for my British sense of humour on the
>> parrots general forum by a person. But you seem to get it and I
>> have other american pals who get it. Whats so awful about my
>> British sense of humour? any clues?
>> P.S Do you like Monty Python?
> There is nothing awful about your sense of humour. The British sense
> of humour is known the world over as being the best. To understand
> British humour, one has has to do two things, be quick enough to
> grasp what is said and be able to correlate that to what is normal
> and see the absurdities as humourous.
> A perfect example is the fierce, dangerous rabbits from the Python
> movie. Now any reasonable, clear thinking person can instantly see
> the humour in grown men pretending to fear the wrath of a small
> bunny. It is just so absurd it is hilarious.
> Picking up on the sarcasm of asking for sponsors for your grey is a
> bit hard for the average person who just reads your post and either
> has not been following the conversation or just has no sense of
> humour at all.
> Lastly, many Americans are just ignorant on the subject. I happen to
> have several very dear friends in the UK and plan a trip there soon
> to meet them all. I have learned a ton of stuff about the UK that I
> find charming but your post was something anyone should have been
> able to understand.
> Python? Of course. I love them and have seen ever single episode of
> Fawlty Towers as well.
> For those that are reading this and are curious as to the charming
> bits of what I am speaking.....
> The term "Bedsit" in the UK means the same as a studio apartment in
> America. I find that charming because of the obvious realization
> that such an apartment (flat) is only big enough to sit not much
> more than a bed into there (especially in the UK).
> But then the opposite occurs as well. What the UK calls "diagonally
> opposite" we call "catty cornered."
> Just remember most Americans are dull and Bob's your Uncle. :)
Ha Ha, that cheered me up! And the Monty Python bunny? the first time
I saw that I was crying with laughter! And faulty towers? what can I
say! hilarious! The war-dorf salad! ha ha ha
You're right about the bedsit, it is really really small! I have a
sofa bed so i can pretend its a living room during the day. I only
have to leave one item of clothing on the floor and the flat looks
like its been robbed!
I'm a bit worried now that if I want to post a question on the african
grey forum that people wont talk to me because of the sponser joke.
Like you said, I think some people mistook the sarcasm as being really
a really nasty dig. Especially as this was said-
"Hilarious, ah, so witty, love that British humour, (NOT)
People who take in problem birds do so to keep the bird from being
or euthanized (YES PEOPLE EUTHANIZATION HAPPENS TO BIRDS
Thats way harsh! Its not that I dont care, t'was a little joke to
lighten the mood. (why am I telling you? you agree with me:)
Hopefully, my name wont get slandered as a troll or anything :)
Have you seen the British version of "The Office" with Ricky Gervais?
If your right about some Americans missing the humour then this one
would really puzzle them!