May 18, 2010

Icelandic ash

This one's really funny.

After back-to-back disasters, Icelanders seek escape in humour

A joke gleefully repeated since the volcano erupted relates that Britain “wanted cash, but because the Icelandic alphabet contains no letter C, they got only ash.”

Another quip goes like this: “When Iceland’s economy died, its final wish was that its ashes would be spread across Europe.”

One joke perfectly catches the absurdity of tiny Iceland, which doesn’t even have a standing army, going out to bully the world. “You mess with Iceland?” goes the gag, in full Mafioso mode: “We shut down all your airports.”

Thanks to Shylaja Nagasrinivasa for sending it to me.

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