Monday, January 30, 2023

Memes that made me laugh 144


Gathered from around the Internet over the past week.  Click any image for a larger view.

More next week.



Rick in MT said...

Still my favorite part of Monday mornings... after my coffee, of course. Thank you, Peter!

Mikey said...

No. 8 - The kid being slapped: I went to Catholic School and the Nuns hit me exactly one time in the First Grade and I was able to grasp the entire concept of behavior expectations. They never had to touch me again. I promise you it was like a light bulb went on in my head. To this day I give credit to The Presentation Sisters for every time I have ever made a good decision.

Wilson said...

Saw an eighth-grader let fly with an expletive within earshot of Sister Mary Margaret. She wound up from left field and slapped his face. Kid was her nephew. Left an IMPRESSION on both of us.

Beans said...

Regarding "What Brits Say," does anyone else hear the Brit part in Jeremy Clarkson's voice?

BobF said...

The slap:

Elementary school whacked in the head with the nuns' big knot/blob at the end of their cincture. Sister Carmelita did it to someone almost daily.

High school, the algebra instructor, Brother Romuald, squeezed my fingertips together and whacked them with a ruler.

I was but one of many. Maybe Catholic religious education had a tendency toward violence?


Dr. Red Guy said...

For "What Brits Say", Henning Wehn, a German-born comedian who performs in English, did a BBC radio show on English as a lingua Franca (ELF), and goes into a number of these examples causing issues between Brits and Germans trying to do business together.

Bloke in California said...

Regarding "What Brits Say," does anyone else hear the Brit part in Jeremy Clarkson's voice?

Actually, no: I hear it in my own voice.��

Francis Turner said...

"What Brits Say," also applies to the Japanese only more so

Any number of foreigners have misunderstood that when a Japanese person says something like Yes or Understood that doesn't mean he's going to do it/agree with it, just that he understood what you were saying

LindaG said...

So many of these made me chuckle. Thank you!
You all be safe and God bless.