Category Archives: Humour

Joke of the day

Via All Things Linguistic

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Pelty McPeltface

File this under inevitable, but still funny.

The neighbouring Belgian towns of Neerpelt and Overpelt are to merge and a new name is being sought for the merged municipality.

The final decision as to the new name is in November, at which point we will discover whether or not the local Limburgers will find themselves living in Pelty McPeltface.

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Stupid is as stupid does

Far-right German candidate promises to get rid of Arabic numerals

Otfried Best, who is hoping to become mayor of Völklingen, near the French border, was asked by a member of Die Partei, a satirical party, during a debate earlier this week what he thought of Arabic numerals used in the town, Stern magazine reported.

The audience cheered and laughed, but Stern reported that Best gave a serious answer: “You just wait until I am mayor. I will change that. Then there will be normal numbers.”The audience cheered and laughed, but Stern reported that Best gave a serious answer: “You just wait until I am mayor. I will change that. Then there will be normal numbers.”

I laughed.

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Understatement of the day

While reporting on the Belgian reaction to the UK election result, and providing a bit of context, VRT mentions that Theresa May called the election in order to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations by increasing her majority in the British Parliament.

However, things didn’t quite go to plan

Not quite.

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