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Survey: Germans 'least funny nationality'
upi ^ | June 6, 2011

Posted on 06/06/2011 11:38:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono

LONDON, - A London-based Web site said its poll of 30,000 people in 15 countries named Germans the "least funny nationality."

Social networking site Badoo.com said 30,000 users of the Web site were asked during the months of April and May to choose the funniest and least funny nationalities from a list of 15 and they chose people from the United States as the funniest and Germans as the least funny.

Ranking second on the list of the funniest nationalities were the Spanish, followed by Italians, Brazilians, French people, Mexicans and the British.

Following the Germans on the least funny list were Russians, Turks, the British and people from the United States.

"When we meet someone new, one of the first things we notice is whether they make us laugh", said Lloyd Price, Badoo's director of marketing. "Sometimes, it seems the most important thing."

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel


1 posted on 06/06/2011 11:38:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 06/06/2011 11:40:49 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: JoeProBono

It’s all that marching that is the cause...


3 posted on 06/06/2011 11:41:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: JoeProBono
The Germans may not be funny, but the British can sure make them look funny:


4 posted on 06/06/2011 11:41:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: JoeProBono
There is only one solution, the Germans need to invent the perfect joke telling robot in the form of a Dalek and force everyone to laugh.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ClearCase_guy

everybody knows the germans were defeated with the only top secret classifed deadly joke in the world......


6 posted on 06/06/2011 11:42:56 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: JoeProBono

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 11:43:36 AM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: JoeProBono

The British should be near the top of funniest, IMHO. Many of the funniest TV shows and movies come from the British. This list is flawed.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 11:43:58 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t know what they’re talking about, the Germans on Hogan’s Heroes were hilarious!


9 posted on 06/06/2011 11:46:09 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: JoeProBono

Math is not my strong suit, but those numbers don’t add up. the Funniest are:
US, Spanish, Italians, Brazilians, French,Mexicans, British, US and least funny are:
Germans, Russians, Turks, British and US.
That’s only ten total... They said from a list of 15.


10 posted on 06/06/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: JoeProBono

I would say the kenyans are less funny. I am only familiar with one, but I have yet to see or hear ANYTHING funny from him, and he pisses me off on a daily basis, sometimes several times a day!


11 posted on 06/06/2011 11:47:47 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ansel12
"Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians.”

And paid for by the Greeks
12 posted on 06/06/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: JoeProBono
Following the Germans on the least funny list were Russians

Go figure.


GERMANY


RUSSIA

13 posted on 06/06/2011 11:48:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I suspect those who answered this internet poll are far from sophisticated enough to understand British humor.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Don’t mention The War ..


15 posted on 06/06/2011 11:49:20 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Strike Zion!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Hitler telling the world’s funniest joke (to hear it, go to 5:30 into the video...or watch the whole thing...)
16 posted on 06/06/2011 11:50:06 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: BlueLancer

I mentioned it once ... but I think I got away with it.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: brytlea

I’d assume the 5 neither at the top nor the bottom were ho-hum countries like Canada. If Aussies had been on the list, they’d probably have made the top 5.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 11:51:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

We apologise for the fault in the humor list. Those responsible have
been sacked.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 11:53:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: JoeProBono
Germans 'least funny nationality'
Given what happened to their country between 1914-1990, I'm not surprised.
Wasn't a hell of a lot of laughing going on.
20 posted on 06/06/2011 11:57:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mnehring

South Park is spot-on once again.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 11:58:51 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Kartographer
"I heff no idea vhat everyone is talking about."


22 posted on 06/06/2011 11:59:50 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.)
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To: JoeProBono
Must be true because my German friend tells me jokes like this: How do Germans tie their shoes? In little Nazis.

then he laughs at his own joke even though I don't.

23 posted on 06/06/2011 12:00:17 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Lazamataz

24 posted on 06/06/2011 12:00:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve wondered how awful it would be to be Amish. Imagine a strict community with German men in complete control of every situation. uh!


25 posted on 06/06/2011 12:01:38 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Vaquero

“Zer ver sree peanuts valking down ze road.....und vun of dem vas assaulted.........peanut.”


26 posted on 06/06/2011 12:02:38 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They’re vermin, Fawlty!


27 posted on 06/06/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 9YearLurker

I’m curious what countries they had on the list. Only 15?


28 posted on 06/06/2011 12:04:40 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: 9YearLurker

But anyway, my point was, the list seems not to make sense, well, never mind, I can’t explain.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 12:05:28 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: JoeProBono
Ranking second on the list of the funniest nationalities were the Spanish, followed by Italians, Brazilians, French people, Mexicans and the British. .......Funny? How am I funny?
30 posted on 06/06/2011 12:05:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: The Sons of Liberty

31 posted on 06/06/2011 12:05:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

“Vhat? Not funny, you say?”


32 posted on 06/06/2011 12:06:01 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: brytlea

I suppose too many countries would be unwieldy in an Internet poll. But you’re right, their results would be of increased interest with the whole list.


33 posted on 06/06/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t know, the Germans make the French roll on the floor...oh, wait...


34 posted on 06/06/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono
Hitler in a bath robe! (With a tie and white shirt underneath)


35 posted on 06/06/2011 12:06:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh c’mon, what are you talking about? Sargeant Shultz and Colonel Klink were a real riot!


36 posted on 06/06/2011 12:06:54 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: MayflowerMadam

37 posted on 06/06/2011 12:08:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

38 posted on 06/06/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Surprising (at least to me) is that the folks I work with from India have a delightful sense of humor but dislike any off-color humor. The ones with the best command of American-English have the mostAmerican sense if humor.


39 posted on 06/06/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Kartographer
I don't know about that the Scorpions are a pissa. I would hang with them in a minute.
40 posted on 06/06/2011 12:13:19 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Earlier today on Facebook I posted a youtube video of John Banner as a TWA agent in 1967; at the end he puts on a helmet and urges viewers to also watch his show, Hogan’s Heroes.
Banner, as it turns out, was born in Austria in 1910 but emigrated to the US/became citizen in 1938 and took acting roles in Hollywood, often playing Nazis despite being Jewish. (Several of the actors in the show played Nazis despite being Jewish
and/or were detainees at POW camps—Howard “Hochstetter” Caine,
Werner “Klink” Klemperer, Banner, Leon “Burkhalter” Askin)

I don’t think the Hogan series hit German TV till the 90s.


41 posted on 06/06/2011 12:13:30 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m surprised that the Aussies didn’t beat out the Americans.


42 posted on 06/06/2011 12:13:41 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Agree.

When I was overseas I saw a show on BBC called

"Mumbai Calling". One of the funniest shows I have ever seen.

NBC tried a knock off called something like "Outsourced". Did a terrible job with it.

43 posted on 06/06/2011 12:13:48 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: JoeProBono

But all those ‘Hitler Finds Out...’ videos on youtube are hilarious.


44 posted on 06/06/2011 12:14:10 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: raccoonradio

Your TWA agent, Sgt Schultz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bx-EYOGql8


45 posted on 06/06/2011 12:14:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: JoeProBono

This may be true, but it is also true that Germans have more intelligence per square head than other people.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 12:17:30 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Don’t forget the Sprockets on SNL.


47 posted on 06/06/2011 12:17:55 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Ingtar

To each his own. But sophisticated and British humor do not occupy the same room. Ricky Gervais is good but his humor is not sophisticated.Nothing wrong with that.Other than Gervais, IMHO much of the rest of British humor is simpleminded and dull.


48 posted on 06/06/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT by chuckee ( gives too much credence to the UK's)
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To: Nick Danger

49 posted on 06/06/2011 12:22:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: chuckee

I never said the Brits’ humor was sophisticated. I was speaking of the respondents to the poll. :D


50 posted on 06/06/2011 12:31:39 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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