Thursday, 10 December 1998

My joke job is a cracker

A CHRISTMAS cracker-maker has had to hire a joke checker - because Americans don't get our gags. The new recruit has to weed out "peculiarly English" jokes after complaints from U.S. distributors. Gags they didn't get include:

Q: What mint can't you eat?
A: The Royal Mint.

Q: Where do policemen live?
A: Letsbe Avenue.

Q: Which panto is set in a chemist's shop?
A: Puss in Boots.

Boss Keith Langford, 30, of Absolutely Crackers in Milton Keynes, Bucks, said: "We don't want to upset the Americans. We do a lot of business with them."

Published in The Sun (UK)
10 December 1998