Track 24: Englishman & us woman
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg,
how to pass exams, protest
songs, smartphone apps,
and lots, lots
Jokes, anecdotes and stories as told by native English speakers.
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A: I say, I say, I say, what happened when the lion ate
B: I don’t know, what did happen when the lion ate
A: He felt funny!
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A woman is walking down the street when she notices
a funeral procession. There’s a gigantic bear on a lead
walking behind a hearse. And behind the bear, there’s
the widow and a long line of mourners.
“What happened?” the woman asks the widow.
“The bear bit my husband and he died of fright,” the
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” the woman says.
“Oh, it’s all right. There was a clause in my husband’s
life insurance policy that gave me an extra £100,000
because he was killed by a wild animal.”
“Oh, right, erm, could I borrow the bear?” the woman
asks, thinking quickly.
And the widow points behind her and says, “You’ll
have to join the queue!”
The art gallery
A very posh man is walking around an art gallery
when he stops by an exhibit.
“I suppose this picture of a hideous monster is what
you call modern art,” he says very pompously to a
“No, sir,” replies the employee, “That’s what’s
commonly known as a mirror.”
to feel funny exp
to feel a bit ill. Also, if something is “funny”,
it makes you laugh
a funeral n
a church service for someone who has died
a procession n
a group of people who are walking in a line
as part of an event
a hearse n
a large car that carries the coffin (the box
with the dead body in it) at a funeral
a widow n
a woman whose husband has died
a mourner n
a person who attends a funeral, especially
as a relative or friend of the dead person
to die of fright exp
if someone “dies of fright”, they die after
experiencing something very frightening /
someone who is “posh” speaks or acts as if
they were from the upper class
an exhibit n
a painting, sculpture, etc. in a museum or
very ugly; horrible
if someone speaks “pompously”, they speak
as if they were very important or superior
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