Monday, 23 April 2007

Silly joke for St George's Day

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were in a pub, talking about their sons.

"My son was born on St George's Day," commented the Englishman. "So we obviously decided to call him George."

"That's a real coincidence," remarked the Scot. "My son was born on St Andrew's Day, so obviously we decided to call him Andrew."

"That's incredible, what a coincidence," said the Irishman. "Exactly the same thing happened with my son Pancake."


Christine said...

Maybe I'm slow...but I didn't get that.

Of course, I usually laugh three times at a joke.

Once when I hear it.

Once when I retell it later.

A third time when I get it...two days later.


newhousenewjob said...

Ah, sorry - could be a cultural reference. In the UK and Ireland, we call Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras "Pancake Day" - I now see from Wikipedia that this is not universal...

I suppose you could substitute something like "April Fool" or "Independence" for "Pancake" in the punchline...?

Ma Beck said...

That's what I thought but I wasn't sure.
Funny thing is, MY daughter WAS born on Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday.
We ducked tradition and called her "Mary Elizabeth."

newhousenewjob said...

Spoilsports - not even "Mary Elizabeth Pancake"?!

I've admired her pictures over at your blog - she's very cute.

Ma Beck said...

Thanks! She is quite a delight.
We do call her 'Aunt Jemima' from time to time.
Does that count?

newhousenewjob said...

LOL - I bet she'll thank you for that nickname in years to come...! :¬)

Christine said...

AAAAAHHHHH! Okay, I totally get it.

Gosh, you'd never know that I've talked about how the UK eats pancakes on Fat Tuesday! (Shhhh...don't tell the Catholic Homeschoolers' Police Force!)