Donald Duck, a Swede and a blonde walk into a bar...

I've never quite understood the Danish mania for Anders And - Donald Duck.  But my DDH (dear Danish husband), DS14 (dear son, 14) and DD12 (dear daughter, 12) are real nerds and never tire of reading (and re-reading for the umpteenth time...) the comics.



I've lost count of the number of Jumbobøger ("Jumbo" books - comics in paperback format) we've acquired over the years.


And our weekly magazine subscription is slowly taking over DD's bedroom and oozing down into the basement...


I never read the comics myself.  Though I always, always check out the "Helt til Grin" (jokes) section! :D


The jokes are pretty straightforward.  And often fall into the same categories.  For example, teacher/pupil jokes...
"Læreren til Ole: Hvis jeg havde en hund, og den fik 6 hvalpe, og jeg gav dig to af dem, hvor mange hunde ville du så have?

Ole: Tre

Læreren: Hvad? Hvorfor det?

Ole: Jeg havde en i forvejen..."

"Teacher to Ole: If I had a dog and it had 6 puppies, and I gave you two of them, how many dogs would you then have?

Ole: Three

Teacher: What? Why?

Ole: I already had a dog to begin with..."

The obligatory blonde jokes...
"To blondiner mødes. Den ene har en stor sportstaske med!

- Hvad har du i tasken, spørger den ene!

- Kyllinger!

- Okay, hvis jeg kan gætte, hvor mange du har, må jeg så få en?

- Hvis du gætter det, får du dem begge...

- Okay, så gætter jeg på tre!"

"Two blondes meet. One of them has a large sportsbag!

- What have you got in your back, asks one!

- Chickens!

- Okay, if I can guess how many there are, will you give me one?

- If you guess right, you can have them both...

- Okay, I think there are three!"

And - selvfølgelig - jokes about our lovely neighbours across the water, the Swedes...
"Ved du, hvordan man holder en svensker beskæftiget i timevis?

Man giver ham et stykke papir og skriver "vend" på begge sider!"

"How do you keep a Swede occupied for hours on end?

Give him a piece of paper with "turn over" written on it!"


Not forgetting our fellow Scandinavians, the Norwegians!
"Gud havde egentligt tænkt, at Jesus skulle fødes i Norge. Der var bare et problem, som gjorde, at han måtte flytte det hele til Mellemøsten. Han kunne ikke find tre vise mænd..."

"God had actually planned for Jesus to be born in Norway.  But there was a problem which meant that he had to move the whole thing to the Middle East. He couldn't find three wise men..."¨

Or my personal favourite from this week's magazine:
"Hvor mange nordmænd, skal der til for at vaske en bil? Tó! Én til at holde svampen, mens den anden kører bilen frem og tilbage!"

"How many Norwegians does it take to wash a car?  Two! One to hold the sponge while the other one drives the car forwards and backwards!"

Hope you ha-ha-have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Diane :)

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