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DonD BS: Irony on American TV? Quite a bit. (72* d) RE: BS: Irony on American TV? Quite a bit. 23 May 02

Am I creeping to thank Rick in his original post for introducing this New Yorker to those unusual Canadian terms: "drek" and "bupkis'?

Any discussion of humor, especially US vs British, reminds me of the tale of the staid Brit visiting the American Midwest for the first time , and seeing vast fields of corn stretching to the horizon, asked the farmer: "My, word, what do you do with all that corn?" The farmer laconically replied, "We eat what we can, and what we can't eat, we can."

Several days later the Brit saw the light and chuckled, and on his return home was eager to retell the comment to his chums:

"By George," he said," when I asked the farmer chappie what they did with all that corn, he said, 'We consume as much as we're able to, and what we're unable to consume, we tin.' Ripping, what?"

Americans, laugh now, Brits, post a *G* on Sunday.

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