Thursday, 15 December 2005
I forgot that Christmas Crackers are a particularly British thing. The brightly decorated tube shaped cracker is placed on the table at dinner parties. Two people pull the ends and it explodes. Out falls a small gift such as a bottle opener, set of screwdrivers, fortune teller fish, miniature pack of playing cards or thimble. Also inside is the paper hat and a small slip of paper, on which is a joke or motto.
Here are some examples of typical Cracker humour:
What's ET short for?
Because he's only got little legs.
Why did the man get the sack from the orange juice factory?
Because he couldn't concentrate.
What athlete is warmest in winter?
A long jumper
How do snowmen get around?
On their icicle!!
Customer: Waiter! Waiter! What's wrong with this fish?
Waiter: Long time, no sea
Why is it difficult to keep a secret at the North Pole?
Because your teeth chatter
How do cows subtract?
With a cow-culator
Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?
Because her class was too bright
What is your favourite Cracker joke?