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I have to say Sebastian Vettel was bloody funny on Top Gear this week.
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Sweetheart, I think I know my own husband a bit better than you do...
The topic is not your husband but your perception of humour. And humour is language. Hence the limitations we all have in respect to the languages we do not master. You kind of prove my point.
And I am not sweet.
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:10
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Re: My humour is lost on the Swiss...

Indeed, not all Americans appreciate Adam Sandler movies.

I certainly don't.

But to each their own...
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The topic is not your husband but your perception of humour. And humour is language. Hence the limitations we all have in respect to the languages we do not master. You kind of prove my point.
And I am not sweet.
are you saying that humor is INHERENTLY language based???
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:13
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Nah .... it's more in your face and obvious - the most successful British exports, here, being Benny Hill and Mr. Bean (minimal language problems).
Even when my vocabulary was not larger than the song "Money for Nothing", the most successful comedy back home was "Allo Allo".


Then I grew up, started being able to read Dickens and Shakespear, and started loving Allo Allo even more. The jokes might be 7 year old's innuendos, but I love it.


I'm quite a fan of English humour (with the exception of Mr. Bean)


I found the honking actually quite funny But I have the sense of humor of a 7 year old though...

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are you saying that humor is INHERENTLY language based???
Somebody falling off a bar stool pissed-as-a-fart is funny in any language.
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I have to say Sebastian Vettel was bloody funny on Top Gear this week.
I was surprised about one remark he made and had to look it up: he is right: Some private channels broadcasts dubbed old top gear series! In German. They are not even really dubbed, but have a bad voice overs.

I watched one and it was so bad that it was funny on its own.
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Re: My humour is lost on the Swiss...

Reminder: topic is puns. Maybe some of you refer to something else, in which case I don't mind at all but I said by topic puns.

Everything is inherently reflected by and expressed through language. The colours you call colours are only those because of your language, you do not see (and dont have to, fair enough) the difference between langue and langage (French words)... google Phenomenology for more.
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:17
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The topic is not your husband but your perception of humour. And humour is language. Hence the limitations we all have in respect to the languages we do not master. You kind of prove my point.
And I am not sweet.
Yes, in fact, you're rather creepy...

And I think humor entails a bit more than just language. Were there no comedians in the era of silent film? Charlie Chaplin, no?
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:22
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Somebody falling off a bar stool pissed-as-a-fart is funny in any language.
Exactly my point, it's not related to any spoken language (except for Specific jokes, which can only be setup in one).

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Reminder: topic is puns.
you read it here first: your perception of humour Is a pun to Faltrad.

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Yes, in fact, you're rather creepy...

And I think humor entails a bit more than just language. Were there no comedians in the era of silent film? Charlie Chaplin, no?
Bela Lugosi?
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:25
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Everything is inherently reflected by and expressed through language. The colours you call colours are only those because of your language, you do not see (and dont have to, fair enough) the difference between langue and langage (French words)... google Phenomenology for more.
But consciousness exists before language... and so I think that humor and color perception are, in essence, more dependent upon consciousness rather than language.
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:30
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Re: My humour is lost on the Swiss...

And I think the video that someone posted here earlier -- of the baby laughing when its mother blows her nose -- is evidence that sense of humor exists prior to language.
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And I think the video that someone posted here earlier -- of the baby laughing when its mother blows her nose -- is evidence that sense of humor exists prior to language.
No, that was Swedish.
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:44
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Re: My humour is lost on the Swiss...

The more intelligent and subtle the more language dependant humour is me thinks. Hence the ease with which Mr. Bean and American potty humo(u)r crosses national and cultural borders.
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Old 14.07.2011, 15:56
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I have to say Sebastian Vettel was bloody funny on Top Gear this week.
For a German, yes; he wouldn't have made my top 100 stand up comedians list in real terms though....
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Re: My humour is lost on the Swiss...

Its the language barrier. Most swiss speak very basic english - good english but they dont get slang for instance. Ive bitten my tounge many a time at work when i hear a great one-liner coming up in my brain cause i know they wont get it, whereas an american would LMAO at it.

For the Duck picture, I wouldnt have bothered since the risk is to high they wouldnt even know the term "road block" let alone "honk" as an animal sound. Or even car sound. Save myself the emberracement. Or dumb it down to:

"Hello together, look, so many ducks on the road, the are so many, CAR CANT DRIVE!!" (with swiss accent) HAHAHA
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Its the language barrier. Most swiss speak very basic english - good english but they dont get slang for instance. Ive bitten my tounge many a time at work when i hear a great one-liner coming up in my brain cause i know they wont get it, whereas an american would LMAO at it.
how would an american LMAO.. wouldn't he LHAO...??
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how would an american LMAO.. wouldn't he LHAO...??
No, he would laugh so hard MY ass would literally fall off - thats how good my one-liners are!!

The orange kitty is adorable but he doesnt get sarcasm. He must be swiss.
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No, he would laugh so hard MY ass would literally fall off - thats how good my one-liners are!!

The orange kitty is adorable but he doesnt get sarcasm. He must be swiss.
A well fed individual would never run after food to eat and digest it. Similarly, neither would a well entertained individual run after humour and witty sarcasm and try to understand and laugh about it.

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