Hard to imagine how some of these are funny, even in their native languages... but full marks to the Norwegian entry.
What do you call a man who wakes up early in the morning, wears a white apron, bakes bread, but is not a baker?
No, it is a baker!
the wiki on russian jokes is one of my favourite things ever
Müller was walking through the forest when he saw two eyes staring at him in the darkness.
"Must be an owl," Müller thought.
"Who's an owl? You're an owl yourself!" Stierlitz thought.
you get to really drag out the whale noises
A bunch of animals including a cock are in prison and brag to each other about what they are there for. The cock doesn't take part in this. Someone asks: "And what are you in for?" — "I am not talking to you, criminals. I am a political prisoner!" — "How come?" — "I pecked a Young Pioneer in the arse!"
I like the absurdity of Japanese humour though.
Cannibalism isn't funny though.
Qué le dijo una uva verde a una uva morada?
Respira por Dios!
(I speak Spanish)
fan of Evelyn Mok as well. She is lovely.
The translator has left all references to the country of origin out though, which ruins the joke.
Our teacher was an Israeli who was a bit weird.
Before one class she told us a load of Holocaust jokes from the time that she'd uncovered in her PhD research as we all sat there dumbfounded while she wailed in laughter to herself at them.
When she'd finished she then flipped out (she was prone to doing this) and screamed that we could never repeat them cos we weren't Jewish. I've thankfully forgotten them all, though vaguely remember one being about Goebells pushing some jews off a cliff or something :S
I wonder what the english suggestions would be