A DANISH JOKE ABOUT MIND AND BODY.

A DANISH JOKE ABOUT MIND AND BODY. The ancient Roman joke about the bald man caught my attention because it reminded me of a Danish joke my mother used to tell.

My Danish grandfather apparently came from a part of Denmark that jokes were made about. I heard my mother refer to the area as “Maw bu” (my spelling of what I heard), The joke she used as an example was about the three men from “Maw bu” who were out in a boat and had to pinch each other’s legs to find out whose legs were whose.

I think this is the same joke as the Roman joke from 1500 hundred years earlier that I quoted yesterday.

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One Response to A DANISH JOKE ABOUT MIND AND BODY.

  1. Stephen says:

    Mind and Body.

    Reminds me of the Mark Twain story “the wounded soldier”
    A soldier who has just lost his leg in the battle pleas with a passing comrade to carry him to the rear field hospital. The comrade with the injured soldier over his shoulder heads to the rear and unbeknownst to the good samaritan a cannon ball flies by taking the injured soldier’s head with it. Further on an officer halts his progress and orders him to dispose of the corpse and return to the battle. It’s not a corpse he insisted and, then laying down his load, is startled to see the headless body. “But,” he says, “he told me it was his leg.”

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