Four classic thigh-slappers from North Korea
Every culture has the jokes that are guaranteed a cackle or a groan. Why did the chicken cross the road? She was afraid someone would Caesar. What's brown and sticky? A stick. You get the picture. Here are four common Korean jokes that are sure to earn a wry smile should you ever relay them in the DPRK.
There was a heavy drinker. Every time a person told him to quit the alcohol for the sake of his body, he responded:
'Since my ancestors died because of alcohol, alcohol is my enemy. So I shall have my revenge by swallowing it'.
A Physics teacher asked a student:
'Why do we see the lightning first and then hear the thunder?'
The student answered with confidence.
'It is because my eyes are in front of my ears'
There were two people in the market: one selling grapes and the other one selling the walnuts.
The one selling grapes shouted: 'Grapes! Grapes! There are small seeds in big grapes and no seeds in small ones'
And were sold off in a blink of an eye.
Meanwhile, the person selling the walnuts imitated him.
'Walnuts! Walnuts! There is little flesh in the big walnuts and no flesh in the small walnuts'
Everyone laughed at him.
'My wife’s on a diet, so she rides the horse every day to lose weight'
'Oh, does it work?'
'Yes, it does! The horse lost 40 kilograms in a month!'