What I noticed (2)

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Aug 6, 2011 09:38
Hi

I found that Japanese jokes and English ones are very different. I watched an English comedy drama, and it seemed impossible to translate it in Japanese. (I thought it was funny though) There are two important differences. First, the difference between Japanese and English. Secound, the difference of sense of humor. Let's take some examples. A woman was telling an Indian guy how to get the classroom. She said "Go down the corridors. Turn left!". He quoted her. "Down the corridors and turn left?". "Right" said she. "Hm!? Left OR Right?" said he. I dont think that there any ways to translate this into Japanese. I also read some jokes but few of them are funny to me. Especially, a joke about a soldier who shot dead his friend to make sure he was dead. This story is said to be the funniest joke in the world though..