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Jokes that only work in particular accents 
1st-Jul-2010 07:38 am
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At 4th Street, I had a conversation with papersky and mrissa and a whole bunch of other folks about jokes that only work in a particular accent. For example:

Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A: No-eye deer. (Sounds like "No idea" in accents that stick an "r" on the end of "idea".)

BBC Radio Scotland just provided examples of two jokes that only work in a Scottish accent:

Q: Is that a donut or a meringue? (Sounds like "Is that a donut or am I wrong?")
A: No, you're right, it's a donut.

Q: What the difference between Bing Crosby and Walt Disney?
A: Bing sings and Walt Disney. (Sounds like "Bing sings and Walt does nae.")
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1st-Jul-2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that reminds me of a joke about the man from (iirc) Cramlington who failed his driving test for "runnin' ower a kerb." His friend said, "That sounds a bit much, they don't usually fail you for that!" The man from Cramlington said, "well, it were Berb-a-Jerb week!"

(Explanation: "kerb" and "Cub" as in Cub Scout sound the same in the Cramlington accent.)
2nd-Jul-2010 05:54 am (UTC) - s/jokes/song lyrics
From My Fair Lady:

People stop and stare
They don't bother me
For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rahther be
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