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Humor in Various Cultures

Many people all over the world like telling and listening to witty jokes. But some problems may still appear if the representatives of different culture try to share their national jokes. The main thing one should remember is that it’s not recommended to tell a joke with the help of the interpreter if you are not quire sure that you master the foreign language. Usually the jokes are the most difficult item to translate and they may lose their wit of transmitted in other language. The word “humor” has the old English origin. Englishmen love joking despite of their calmness and offishness. They take the jokes easy and commonly are not affected if someone mildly mocks their national peculiarities. Don’t search for any implicit sense in the English jokes and everything will be OK. A typical English joke sounds as following.

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