Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another from Will and Guy

Hope you enjoy one of these.

On the bus Paddy got chatting to Murphy who was carrying a bag on his back

"What's in the bag?" asked Paddy

"I 'm not going to tell," replied Murphy

"Go on, do." pleaded Paddy .

"Ah, all right then, it's ducks." announced Murphy

"If I guess how many ducks you have in the bag, will you give me one of them?" enquired Paddy

"Look," said Murphy, "If you guess the correct number, I'll give you both of them.".

"Five!" said Paddy triumphantly

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Englishman, Frenchman and Irishman

An Englishman, a Frenchman and an Irishman were in a pub talking about their children.

"My son was born on St George's Day," remarked the Englishman, "So we obviously decided to call him George."

"That's a real coincidence," observed the Frenchman, "My daughter was born on Valentine's Day, so we decided to call her Valentine."

"That's really incredible," drawled the Irishman, "Exactly the same thing happened with my son Pancake."

Footnote:
In the United Kingdom we have a 'Pancake Day', otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday. This marks the start of lent. During lent one is supposed to fast, hence a day of eating up all the eggs prior to 40 days of deprivation. Unlike St Patrick's day which is always on March 17th, Pancake day varies in line with Easter. In 2006, Pancake day is on Tuesday 28th of February.

Footnote2
Guy's beloved Pauline always adds sultanas to his deluxe pancakes, thus distinguishing them from crêpes.

Footnote3
From me, Patty, I looked up sultanas ( a small, light brown, seedless raisin used in foods such as puddings and cakes.) Now I know what it is

6 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Phew, I am glad you explained "pancake" for that had me puzzled.
Being half Irish, I love those Irish jokes.

Clytie said...

It actually took me a second on the first one. "Both" ducks! Hahaha! Now I can laugh at both the joke AND myself!!!

Margaret Cloud said...

Well, at least I got these, ha, ha.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I liked your post. It takes me too long to figure these out if I don't get it right away.

Beth Niquette said...

Hahahaa.....I'm with Clytie--took me a second. lol

Renie Burghardt said...

I'm glad pancake was explained as well! LOL.

Have a great Sunday, Patty.