Talk:German humor

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Ok, my first completly new article. As allways, spellchecking is very, very welcome. Gmb (talk) 00:49, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for reverting you, ToP, I didn`t realize that someone was on it allready Gmb (talk) 00:53, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! .. Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput! Totnesmartin (talk) 12:01, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

I`ve waited since yesterday for this to show up here... Gmb (talk) 13:08, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Martin, you nearly killed me with your deadly joke! Luckily I read the first sentence and realised what I was before it was too late. One man saw two words and spent several weeks in hospital... SJ Debaser 13:40, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

And I don't think LArron has edited since I put it up... oops. Totnesmartin (talk) 17:25, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

...and the next thing that happened after I said that is a new article by LArron! Totnesmartin (talk) 18:32, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I have a little script running which filters out every sentence with Nunstruck in it - it saved my live so often! Otherwise: Don't mention the war! larronsicut fur in nocte 19:09, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Don`t mention the war? I´m a historian, do you want to take away the last single reason we have to justify our existence???? Gmb (talk) 21:13, 10 August 2009 (UTC) larronsicut fur in nocte 21:27, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I prefer Mr. Hilter. Not much fun in Stalingrad... Gmb (talk) 21:38, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Mr Hilter's policies? Well, speaking as Conservative candidate for North Minehead all I ever do is drone on and on and on and on without letting anyone else get a word in edgeways until I start foaming at the mouth and falling over backwards... SJ Debaser 22:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
He`s right, you know? Gmb (talk) 07:51, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Before I relocate this[edit]

Do people want "humor" or "humour"? And should it be in funspace? Totnesmartin (talk) 12:06, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

I'd say keep 'humor', but have a 'humour' redirect for those us us who can spell proper. --PsyGremlinWhut? 12:11, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Psygremlin, you're English? SJ Debaser 22:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Serf Ifrican/Welsh I think  Lily Inspirate me. 08:01, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
One of the old British colonies anyway. SJ Debaser 13:56, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
I recall reading about a study that looked into the differences in humour depending on nationality. English preferred word-play, Americans prefered stuff that looked superiority/inferiority. It was a newspaper report, so I doubt it was totally reliable (I imagine in reality humour is very similar across the world and, as the article points out, just as diverse). But it's sort of interesting if you want to expand on it - ergo I'm not sure about shifting it to funspace as it addresses a fairly serious (in the RW article sense) point. Scarlet A.pngmoral 14:06, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
That's quite interesting actually. The English language allows a lot of freedom with wordplay and such which makes it understandable as a popular form of comedy. As for relocating that article, I'm not bothered. Seems to me like Martin's forgotten about it as he suggested it over a week ago. SJ Debaser 14:14, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
There is only one joke world-wide, and all others are variations and expansions of it: a pompous gent in formal evening dress steps on a banana peel and goes butt over teakettle. Other views are mistaken. 15:06, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Why does this page exist?[edit]

Am I missing something very subtle here? Why do we have this page?--BobNot Jim 15:10, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

In case any users wish to make a good impression when visiting Germany. SJ Debaser 15:20, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
A vital concern obviously. It points out our lack of pages on "German opera", "German food" and "Common German sexual predilections". While on the subject of national humour, where are our pages on "Chinese humour", "Serbo-Croatian humour" and "Welsh humour"?--BobNot Jim 15:25, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh my God, SOMEONE DELETED THEM!!! SJ Debaser 16:31, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
I hope you don't mind me getting rid of the red-links, wanted pages is packed full of oddities as it is. Anyway, the point is that Germans are percieved to have no humour as a stereotype. So addressing this point is actually quite valid when you think about it, rather than jerking the knee and putting it to fun or questioning why it should even exist. Scarlet A.pngmoral 16:42, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
maybe it could be added to the Germany article. Totnesmartin (talk) 17:21, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
I second that idea. SJ Debaser 17:28, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Third. I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:36, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Maybe one more and we can do it... Come on... someone... SJ Debaser 17:43, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
It takes three to delete (assuming no objections) but in practice only two to merge/move - it's not such a drastic step as no information is lost). Totnesmartin (talk) 17:47, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Fourthed. A sensible suggestion.--BobNot Jim 17:44, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
YES! Thank you Bob, and away we go... SJ Debaser 17:45, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
German Humour is now the sole possession of Germany. We hope it it happy in its new home.--BobNot Jim 17:49, 17 August 2009 (UTC)