Not often we just steal someone else’s work and not credit them but let’s do it now because this one approximates the N.O. sense of humour which we generally keep hidden from you, lest our readership runs screaming into the sunset [Chuckles is to blame for sending this one]:

14 comments for “Nouns

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    April 25, 2018 at 17:29

    *honestly mystified as to why that is funny*

    Maybe I have lived too long among Germans but I really don’t get the joke.

    • The Blocked Dwarf
      April 25, 2018 at 17:39

      ahhh I think I have it! ‘You ain’t nothing but a hound dog’?

    • rapscallion
      April 26, 2018 at 08:30

      “Maybe I have lived too long among Germans” Trust me – it shows.
      Whereas I got it immediately and had a good laugh.

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        April 26, 2018 at 10:19

        “Trust me – it shows.”_Raps

        Thank you x

        The really worrying aspect of it ,to my mind, isn’t that even when I did finally ‘get’ the joke, I didn’t find it at all amusing but that I spent almost 10 minutes pondering why the pig’s grammar had suddenly slipped so catastrophically.

  2. dearieme
    April 25, 2018 at 20:47

    I once had a research student, a highly intelligent chap, who didn’t know what an adjective was. It wur the teachers, wunnit?

    • Mudplugger
      April 25, 2018 at 21:18

      That reminded me . . . .
      I was once participating in an office quiz league when the QM asked “To what animal does the adjective caprine apply?”
      “Please can you spell that?” asked the contestant.
      The QM replied, “A-D-J-E-C-T-I-V-E”.

      The room collapsed in uproarious hilarity, lost on the QM, obviously.

  3. Mudplugger
    April 25, 2018 at 21:12

    For those old enough to remember “My Word” on the old steam-radio, those legendary gag-writers Frank Muir & Dennis Norden always closed the ‘quiz’ with similarly-strangled puns on well-known phrases and sayings. Happy innocent days.

    • April 26, 2018 at 02:06

      Ah yes. I still recall the Greeks, who started the Scout movement it seems, launching their ships by sliding a gong on the chest of a slave.

  4. John Duckett
    April 26, 2018 at 03:43

    Happy days with Muir and Norden.
    “You can’t have your kayak and heat it “, is the one I always remember.

    • Chuckles
      April 26, 2018 at 08:35

      “Carmen…Toothy Gordon…Moored!”

    • Mudplugger
      April 26, 2018 at 08:35

      Not forgetting “Hacked shins speak louder than words”.

      • Distant Relative
        April 26, 2018 at 09:27

        Or Tarzan’s Tripes Forever.

  5. April 26, 2018 at 08:36

    [Knew it was a mistake posting this.]

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