An Irish joke

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_hippo, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Paddy and his missus are lying in bed listening to the next door neighbours' dog barking. It had been barking for hours and hours.

    Suddenly Paddy jumps up out of bed and says "I've had enough of this".

    He goes downstairs.

    Paddy finally comes back up to bed and his wife says, "The dog is still barking. What have you been doing?"

    Paddy says "I've put the dog in our yard . Foogin' see how THEY like it !"
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Hmmm, are we 'allowed' to tell 'Oirish' Jokes any more? :laugh:
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    the pc brigade haven't got as far as thailand yet…
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    If you claim to be Irish, you can tell Kerryman jokes, and they are the same jokes, just renamed....
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Whether it's PC correct or not, it made me laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. OP

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    If I substituted 'Irish' with 'one-legged, Jewish, black, blind, deaf, short, fat, lycra-clad, Albanian, trans-sexual gypsy with ADD', I think I would have a better chance of offending more people.

    Oh, yes, it has. As well as pc's we have laptops!
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    All the same, ridiculing minorities along the lines of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion (among others) on a public internet forum is always going to put you dodgy ground.

    It's one thing in the privacy of your own home, with close friends or family but on here you have no idea who is going to read it and being poked fun at and called thick or whatever by a stranger may not be all that funny. You intended to amuse and/or entertain (I assume), but you may well have made someone feel pretty bad. PC or whatever, that's not good.

    Just something to think about for next time.
  8. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Yeah, but if you are a WASP nobody can get to you!!
  9. OP

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Did you reply to a thread called "A rat the size of Mr Hippo..."? I see that you did. Why did you not point out to Aperitif that I, posting as Mr Hippo, may be offended by the title?

    Do you own a pair of black shoes? Please change your description as black people may be offended.

    Did you ever watch the comedy series "In Loving Memory" with Thora Hird? It was a comedy set in a funeral home. My dad died when the series was on, should I have complained that I have just lost my dad and a comedy about funeral homes is inappropriate?

    If you or any other poster is offended by any of my postings, please feel free to reply saying that you are offended but don't expect me to change.
  10. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Get a life mate
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    anyway back to the jokes.....
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Your joke is offensive and your analogies don't work.

    Perhaps I'll make a few jokes about white British men buying sex in Thailand.
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    The title did.... surprise me a little. I wasn't one hundred percent comfortable but let it pass. Mainly as you have chosen to make a public joke of your weight/size quite deliberately.

    This is absurd, and you know it. A crude rhetorical ploy designed to add weight to your anti-PC ranting. Racist jokes are not acceptable on a public internet forum, but you know that too.

    Death is an inevitable part of life for everyone. You cannot compare this to making a joke about a sub-section of society or indeed propagating negative stereotypes of a whole race.

    I am not particularly offended, I'm not Irish. But that's not the point. You could have offended and/or deeply upset someone who read yet another racist joke when they were not expecting to read such things on a public cycling forum. I am simply saying that it is not appropriate humour for this forum. I am not asking you to change, just don't post any more racist jokes.
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What one like yours? No thanks.
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Oh for god's sake get off your politically-correct high horse you southern ponce!
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