We have said this many times before, but it bears repeating: Americans need to stay away from British humor. It will only confuse you and leave you still thirsty for actual humor. It has many of the characteristics of American humor except for the funny part.
Dear fellow Americans: You should know that right now British readers are probably laughing their arses off. Don't yet know what an arse even is? Sorry - that was a different post and you will have to check the archives. Anyway, the British don't really ever actually laugh their arses off. They only snicker inwardly. Sometimes their lips twitch once or twice, but that's pretty much the limit.
How could a woman give birth "on" London if she is underground?
Is the funny part that London is underground? It isn't, right? I mean London isn't, right?
—Joe. L., Fargo
Why would anyone name a kid "Accordingly"? You're right, I don't get it.
—Julius T., Schenectady
I don't get the elephant in the castle part. It just doesn't make sense.
—Rudyard W., Bakersfield
If the Underground were in Boston instead of London, the station could be Roxbury instead of Kingsbury. But it still doesn't make it funny. Don't know, dude.
—Bob M., Boston
She gave birth in the London Underground? She should get her "tubes" tied! Har!
—Sheena P., Helena
And so it goes. Just when you start to think we have something in common, a British reporter will try to tell a joke. Sadly, this is also only the third day of the year.
Okay, so I made up the questions. It's not illegal. Like the "Guardian" doesn't make most of its stuff up. Right.