Prove you're the smartest person in the room by laughing at these jokes.
We've all heard it, the 'Shakespearean tittering', the moment in a theatre when roughly 200 middle class people all pretend to find a topical joke, written 400 years ago, much funnier than it actually is.
This is all part of proving how much of an intellectual you one is. It's a blessing but also a curse. Those suffering under this burden will be glad to know there is a safe space for these jokes, and it's called reddit.
Here are fourteen jokes you'll only understand if you're a lover of the fine arts, or if you slip into French all the time 'par erreur'.
OR if you just learn basic joke construction, you can learn to laugh and nod knowingly at exactly the right moment.
A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says:
Five beers please.
A surly English workman is standing at the entrance to a construction site in London. It’s a filthy, wet day. He sees approaching him a shabby figure, with clay pipe clenched in mouth and a battered raincoat, and thinks, "Another effing Mick" on the scrounge.
The Irishman shambles up to him and asks if there’s any casual job going.
“You don’t look to me," says the supervisor, "as if you know the difference between a girder and a joist."
"I do, too," says the Irishman indignantly. "The first of them wrote Faust and the second one wrote Ulysses."
Is anyone else here solipsistic, or is it only me?
Three statisticians go hunting. They see a deer and the first one shoots, hitting three feet left of the deer. The second one shoots, hitting three feet right of the deer. The third one leaps up in joy, yelling, "we got him!"