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11. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Another from Bill Gates:In patents of Zeros and Ones..

"Think of this as a partnership," Gates said. "...As the world's richest, most powerful software company, Microsoft is number one. And you, the millions of consumers who use our products, are the zeroes."

12. Posted by goinggone (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

...ever heard of a German comedian?!

13. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I don't get the French Canadian humour. My ex used to watch some French comedy programs on TV and the few times I tried watching with him just left me puzzled a lot. My ex would be laughing and I'd be sitting here going "huh?? How is that funny?".

14. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Quoting goinggone

...ever heard of a German comedian?!

Actually, on Swiss tv there is this German comedian pretending to be very naive about the Swiss culture and basically making a mockery of celebrities in Switzerland (either Swiss or living there eg, Roger Federer, Phil Collins, and Swiss B-list celebs!). Its similar to Ali G and very funny!

And this is coming from a gal with a very very British sense of humour!

15. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

Quoting samsara2

Sarcasm in Ireland

And a sense of the ridiculous

Its the lowest form of wit..

England is renound for its humour but noone really gets it... look at Monty Python - hilarous (a word ive been told Ozzies dont use!)

We have irony - but again not many people have it and half the time English people are funny without meaning to be so which makes it hard to get a point across when they try cause people dont take us seriously!

English is a play on words but thats because its our language, we can and its funny...

The English humour is subtle and witty

16. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Rach, are you saying English humour is different to British humour?
Most of the famous TV comedies have been duo's writing, and you'll find most of these are a mix of english,scots,welsh, irish.
I think most countries have a slightly different angle on humour. NZ and Aus are very close and take a leaf out of the british school of comedy.

17. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

English is a little different to British but yeah - most of the same...

Its cause we play on words tons so England's humour differs from Irish really - the Irish are more sarcasic where the English more witty and the Scots and Welsh are very blunt which, fair enough, British humour is a mix of. This is why not many people can understand it cause they forget we're (UK) are 4 countries in one!

The NZ and Ozzie is nothing like the British but they try - bless them...;) they're more p!ss takers than witty in my opinion.

Either way it's all good fun and anyone of these nations comedians make me laugh

18. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

Growing up I watched a combination of the BBC and cheesy canadian mellowdrama (ie.degrassi jr high). I think that is what defined
my sense of humour. I think the sarcastic wit with a pension for
self depricating humour.

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