The famous British sense of humour has long beenBritan’s most cherished national characteristic. Theyhave valued it above historic military victories andgreat works of literature, above their rich sceniclandscape and their talent for invention. Comedians, not generals or sports stars or scientists or politicians, are the truly loved public figures of Britain. "Hes a good laugh," is the warmest personal accolade any individual can receive from friends. The British ability to make a joke of anything is supposed to have seen them through wars and crises, saved them from revolution and political extremism. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES . . .
Good evening and thank you for yourapplause.. . .There’s still nothing I like more thana warm hand upon my entrance. Julian Clary
I come from an old militaryfamily. One of my ancestorsfell at Waterloo . . .someone pushed him offPlatform Nine. Eric
So I kissed Lucy, and I was verysurprised to feel her tonguepop out. It was my first realsnog, and I loved it…Sadly, the next yearLucy developeddistemper and hadto be put down. Hugh Laurie
Breast feeding should not beattempted by fathers withhairy chests… since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind. Mike Harding
Those travel sickness pills mustn’tbe working. I feels sick and I’vetaken four already . . . and I’ve only travelled up and down the stairs. Pauline Collins
The day he moved out was terrible –that evening she went through hell . . . His absence wasn’t a problem but the corkscrew had gone as well. Wendy Cope
Happiness is a good martini, a goodmeal, a good cigar and a goodwoman. . . or a bad woman, depending on how much happiness you can stand. G.K.
When a man opens a car door for hiswife. . . it is either a new car or a new wife. Prince Philip
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