I heard this joke long ago, and never understood it:
“If you want to make an Englishman happy in his old age, tell him a good joke in his youth.”
What the heck does this mean? Does it imply that Englishmen are slow at figuring out humor? (or is that “humour”?) Does it rest on some sort of British stereotype that I’m unaware of? Or am I possibly the butt of the joke myself, and will finally get it in my rapidly approaching dotage?
Looking for assistance here! Google is not helping. Thanks!