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Old 10-09-2019, 07:48 PM
F. U. Shakespeare is offline
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Originally Posted by Lamoral View Post
We don't have these same jokes about Greeks though. In fact I don't think I've ever heard ANY jokes about Greeks.
I'm guessing you're not of Greek extraction? And probably under 50? Growing up, I heard a lot of Greek jokes, which implied homosexuality, presumably based on the sexual culture of ancient Greece. Now that you mention it, I've never thought about why those died out.

More polite Greek jokes focused on how many of us owned restaurants ("You're not Greek if you've never owned a restaurant") which was a valid stereotype of the day not unlike Apu on the Simpsons.

Originally Posted by BrotherCadfael View Post
Having grown up with Polish jokes (more correctly, "Polack jokes"), I found it interesting that the election of Pope John Paul II (aka the Polish Pope) pretty much ended the jokes, which were pretty much on their way out anyway.
But his papacy fathered (heh heh) the greatest one ever:

Q: What do you call a Polish guy with a $600 hat?
A: Your Holiness.