理解英国幽默的五大指南 – The Top 5 Guide to Understanding British Humour
Welcome to another video from British Panda: Videos to help Chinese Students, Business People and visitors to get the most out of their time in the UK.
In this video, we take a look at British Humour.
What makes British people laugh and what subjects do they joke about?
Here’s British Panda’s top 5 guide to British Humour:
The British are really sarcastic, to the point where it might actually annoy foreigners. It annoys Americans because we do it too much.
A good example of sarcasm is where a person might say something, but the way they say it is meant to be taken as meaning the opposite.
As an example, when something is expected to happen, especially after warning someone about it, such as spilling a drink, one could say “What a surprise”.
Or, if someone says something very obvious, someone else in the room could say “Really Sherlock. Very clever!”
No2: Self Deprecation
The British certainly can laugh at themselves and turn bad luck and bad events into jokes.
They often turn misfortune into humour. As an example:
“I’m in great shape! Round is a shape right?”
No. 3: Satire
Satire basically laughs at the foolishness of humans. However, Political Satire is big in the UK.
Across the country, it is normal and acceptable to make fun of leaders and authority.
It’s humour that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, or society.
A great example of this would be to watch ‘Have I Got News For You’ on the BBC.
一个很好的例子就是在英国广播公司观看 “Have I Got News For You?”节目。
The British like to shock and they use a lot of sexual innuendo:
They make a lot of remarks that suggest something, but do not refer to it directly.
They often make comments that have a potentially offensive double meaning.
Google “Examples of innuendo”.
No.5: Black Humour
Black humour, or black comedy is a large part of British humour.
This might include subjects that are hard to discuss, including death and suffering.
The humour comes from making light of subjects that one knows should not be laughed at and are taboo to talk about.