Monastery mirth

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    A weary traveller stoppped for the night at a monastery and joined the
    monks for supper. After the meal was over and a little wine had passed
    one of the monks stood up and loudly proclaimed " 48". There were gales
    of laughter. When it had subsided another stood up and said "49". More
    laughter. And so it went on.

    Puzzled by this, the traveller turned to
    his neighbour and asked for an explanation. He explained that, as they
    were so cut off where they were, they never heard any new jokes, so all
    the jokes they knew had been given numbers, which were then shouted out, saving a long speech.

    "Oh, can I have a go?" the traveller asked.

    "Oh yes, go on, they won't mind'.

    He stood up and said loudly "179".

    The place was in uproar and the laughter lasted for several minutes. When his neighbour had stopped laughing, the traveller asked him why he had got such a riotous reception.

    "They hadn't heard that one" he gasped.
  2. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    So bad, its good! lol :D

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