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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Native American Humor

If you get the last joke you may be a Native American

I think I'm spending too much time on YouTube.

I sent these two videos around a few days back to a group of friends. some some of whom were Native American.

Everyone found the first one funny.

But the second joke the girl tells in this clip was a puzzle to my non-indigenous friends. Too bad, because it's hilarious.


sabiwabi said...

LOL. My best friend is Menominee so I hear lots of jokes like that when I'm around her. Only difference is that it's usually 'Choctaw' or 'Oneida' instead of Lakota or Sioux. Must be geography.

There is nothing like sitting with a group of Native American women and listening to their jokes, their laughter. Even if you don't always "get" the joke, you can't help but be enraptured by their senses of humor. Contagious!

Steve Perry said...

Makes perfect sense to me. Though I confess I've heard variations on it forever.

I like the one where two guys sitting at a bar start talking. One says to the other, "I can tell you where that guy over there went to college -- he went to Yale."

"How do you know that?"

"Easy. His carriage, his gestures, the tone of his voice, his language, everything says 'Yale.'"

Sure enough, when they check, the guy went to Yale.

"Wow. I'm impressed. Can you tell where I went to college?"

"Sure. Michigan State."

Wow! How do you know that!? My carriage? My language?"

"Nah. I saw your class ring when you were picking your nose ..."