Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Priceless- a real laugh out loud joke!

I loved this- thanks to my favourite aunt for sending it across. Had other half and I roaring! Woke half the hotel up this morning!

GORDON BROWN was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked Mr. BROWN if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.
So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him that would be a 'tragedy.'

No, said GORDON - that would be an accident.'
A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy'

I'm afraid not, explained GORDON - that's what we would call a great loss.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered.

GORDON searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand...

In a quiet voice he said: 'If A plane carrying you and MR. DARLING was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'

'Fantastic!' exclaimed GORDON. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'

'Well,' says little Johnny 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a f*cking accident either!'


Janet said...

That cracked me up.

Clippy Mat said...

ooh that little johnny. he's a bugger isn't he?

Janet said...

Hi again Jo,

I've given you an award, drop by and collect it some time.

Lakeland Jo said...

Thanks to Janet for my blog award. What a star you are- I really do appreciate it, and how nice after a busy week.
Will bob to your blog today to collect it

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have to say I found it funny. I know who Gordon Brown is, but have no idea who Mr. Darling is though?

Gill in Canada

Lakeland Jo said...

Mr Darling is our chancellor of the exchequer... I wouldn't want his job for all the tea in China.