English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

People in Britain have a unique sense of humour.

For lots of foreigners it's difficult to understand and confusing. But British people are fiercely proud of their sense of humour, and the UK has produced some of the world's best comedies.

In this episode we take a look at what makes Brits laugh, and tell a few jokes along the way.

Show Notes

People in Britain have a unique sense of humour.

For lots of foreigners it's difficult to understand and confusing. But British people are fiercely proud of their sense of humour, and Britain has produced some of the world's best comedies.

In this episode we take a look at what makes Brits laugh, and tell a few jokes along the way.

  • Introduction to British humour
  • What do British people laugh about?
  • Sarcasm ("No sh*t Sherlock")
  • What happens when you tell a joke about pasta to an Italian
  • Self-deprecation (and putting yourself down)
  • How to deliver a joke
  • British vs. American humour
  • Laughing at the mundane (and some classic British TV shows)
  • Innuendo and double-entendre
  • British stereotypes (and the Englishman, Scotsman and Irishman jokes)
  • It takes a while, but it's worth it


Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website: www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-british-sense-of-humour


Links mentioned:

Carry On Series
Fawlty Towers
Gavin And Stacey (funniest moments)
The Office
Monty Python

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