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    Germans voted world's least funny

    Germans voted world's least funny
    08/06/2011

    The Germans have been voted the world's "least funny nationality" in a global poll.

    The poll also names Americans the funniest overall and the Spanish the most amusing Europeans, ahead of the Italians and French.

    The social network and dating website Badoo.com asked 30,000 people across 15 countries to name both the "funniest," or best at making people laugh," and "the least funny" nationality.

    Americans took the funniest prize, followed by the Spanish in second and Italians in third.

    The voting for "least funny" nationality confirmed the view of American novelist Mark Twain that "a German joke is no laughing matter."

    The Germans won comfortably, ahead of the Russians and Turks.

    Yet, the British - whose The Office and Monty Python shows have become pillars of English-language humour - learn from the Badoo poll that they are not as funny as they think. They placed just seventh out of 15 - behind the Brazilians, French and Mexicans.

    But they ranked higher when Badoo asked the opposite question: Which nationality do you find the least funny? Here, the British ranked fourth, just after the Turks.

    "I'm afraid that we don't find some of the results very funny," said Badoo's Director of Marketing Lloyd Price, who is British.

    The Americans topped the poll, as the folks who brought us TV sitcoms like Friends, The Simpsons, Frasier, Seinfeld and any number of comic greats from the Marx Brothers to Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Larry David, Ben Stiller or now Tina Fey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    "I'm afraid that we don't find some of the results very funny," said Badoo's Director of Marketing Lloyd Price, who is British.
    That about sums it up...

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    maybe their humour is just misunderstood?
    some early attempts



    hilarious

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    ^ yeah pissing and shitting on each other is always funny to those Nazi bastards

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    Don,t know about least funny , they are certainly some of the most ignorant bastards

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    I've known Germans, I have known Russians...and then way down on the humour scale are Ukrainians.

    Americans have a sense of humour too. It is like their version of English. You understand it but there's something missing.

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    I know this is not german humor but it is funny with germans


    YouTube - ‪FUNNY! SOS! MAYDAY! SINKING!‬‏

    How do you imbed the Ytube clip please?

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    ^ Good one, Sit!

    'Vat are you sinking about?' LOL...

    Have you heard that one on your radio whilst traversing the Gulf of Alaska on your sailboat?
    Too funny!

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    German man goes to the doctor and the is told he's got cancer and only 6 months to live.
    The man breaks down and the doctor say "pull yourself together, you must try and do something constructive with the rest of your time"
    The man sits and thinks for a while and then says " I know, I'm going to learn Latin so that when I go to heaven I can speak with God in his own language"
    The doctor says "but what if you go to hell?"
    The man says "Ah it's ok, they all speak German"
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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    Where did the Polish come, I've never seen them smile, and thier voices sound mournful and depressing; I could not even imagine one of those scum telling a joke.


    The social network and dating website Badoo.com asked 30,000 people across 15 countries
    I wonder how many bothered answering ...

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    I've met some really decent German people in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    I've met some really decent German people in Thailand.
    Have to agree, the Dour Kraut is a myth. I worked with a German fella who was a cracking bloke.

    Cheers

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    Just Humming Along Now:

    Ah, good. We're back on track again.
    There are good and bad people of all nationalities.
    Now we can extol the virtues of all...

    Can you feel the love?


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    South Park: Funnybot

    Original Air Date: 05.04.2011

    At the school's first annual Comedy Awards, Jimmy announces that the Germans are the least funny people in the world. Germany is highly insulted. They vow that retaliation toward the kids at South Park Elementary will be swift and brutal.


    Funnybot (Season 15, Episode 2) - Full Episode Player - South Park Studios

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    Considering the German economy is the envy of the developed world at the moment maybe not being funny has its advantages. I spent two months in Germany many years ago, and recall laughing a lot, even falling down once in a while. Must have been all that delicious beer, plus German girls can be a lot of fun.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    Fabian is German. I have met him and he is funny looking

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    Heard about the new German-Chinese restaurant?
    The food is great, but an hour later, you're hungry for power.

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    I think it proves the old saying "that you are what you eat".

    The Germans eat an awful lot of fermented shredded cabbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    ^ Good one, Sit!

    'Vat are you sinking about?' LOL...

    Have you heard that one on your radio whilst traversing the Gulf of Alaska on your sailboat?
    Too funny!
    No, But with my accent and my first boat had an Irish Gaelic name. had many times that communication was not smooth. My second boat I called fred!!!!

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    'Fred...Fred...I am sinking...'
    'Vat are you sinking...about?'
    'I am sinking ve should haf sum thurstee beevahz before ve sink...'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick View Post
    ^ yeah pissing and shitting on each other is always funny to those Nazi bastards
    Agree ! And those fucking bastards are all over the world. Right Dick ?


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