Monday, May 30, 2005

On the nuances of language and cultural experience.

A new friend I made in China in April wants me to send her American jokes. She is fascinated by the idea. So I started thinking about the jokes I knew and then I loked some up. I can't think of any jokes where the language and cultural context could possibly make here and her friends laugh.

Blonde jokes? In China? Political humor? "So two cadres and aparty leader walk into a bar." ???? I have no clue what to send her. Any suggestions on how to handle this would be much appreciated.