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Com’on, it’s just a joke.

January 10th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

What do different nationalities do when they find a fly in their soup?

  • A German takes out the fly and eats the soup, assuming the soup was hot enough to kill any harmful bacteria.
  • A Chinese eats the soup without hesitation.
  • A Russian eats the soup because he is too drunk to notice.
  • An American calls the manager over and threatens to sue him.
  • A Japanese looks around to confirm that his soup is the only one with a fly and then calls the manager over.
  • A Korean burns the Japanese flag and starts yelling, “It’s all Japan’s fault.”

早坂隆著『世界の日本人ジョーク集』(中公新書ラクレ)を読むと、日本人と韓国人が登場するジョーク(小話)がいくつかある。たとえばレストランで出てきたスープにハエが入っていたらどうなるか。 

ドイツ人は「熱いスープだから殺菌されている」と冷静に考え、ハエを取り除いてスープを飲む。中国人はそのまま平気で飲む。ロシア人は酔っぱらっていて知らずに飲む。アメリカ人は支配人を呼んで裁判にする。日本人はあたりを見回し自分だけに入っているのを確認した後、そっとボーイを呼ぶ。韓国人は日本人のせいだといって日の丸を焼く…というのだ。

I wonder how many people are going to accuse me of being a racist for posting this joke? By the way, I stole the joke from Zero’s blog.


66 Responses to “Com’on, it’s just a joke.”

  1. comment number 1 by: ponta

    don`t tell me what i shall do. YOU leave!

    And JAPAN was the war aggressor so JAPAN is not believable.

    And I still wait for your proof.

    I’ll tell you what you shoud do because you are just yelling, and not talking about the topic.
    Japan together with ethnic Koreans was the war aggressor.Japan together with ethnic Koreans should not make the same mistake.But It does not mean Japan, ethnic Korea are not believable.

    Look I showed you national achive, just put “B02031284700” it is the reference code you need.

  2. comment number 2 by: koreanmaster

    You want to say that Koreans initiated WWII?

  3. comment number 3 by: koreanmaster

    and when i insert the reference it gives me:

    1. Current situations of Korea and Taiwan / 1 Current situations of Korea and Taiwan, 1
    [Hierarchy]The Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs>Records of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs>A Politics, diplomacy/Category 5 Imperial domestic administration>Section 0 General > Compilation of Miscellaneous Documents relating to Domestic Politics in Japan, Vol. 4
    [Reference Code] B02031284700 [Total of Image] 20

    What is this?

  4. comment number 4 by: ponta

    Okay it will give you the official record of Koreans applicant for Japanese army.

    年度……………募集人員…-………志願者…-…………競争率
    year…# of the accepted…# of the applicants…the rate ofcompetitoin
    1938年…………406人…- …………2,946人…-…………7.7 : 1
    1939年…………613人…- …………12,348人……………20.1 : 1
    1940年…………3,060人……………84,443人……………27.6 : 1
    1941年…………3,208人……………144,743人 …… ……45.1 : 1
    1942年…………4,077人……………254,273人 ………… 62.4 : 1
    1943年…………6,300人……………303,394人 ………… 48.2 : 1
    link

    As I said, if are so shocked to believe it, you may ask Korean university historians.

  5. comment number 5 by: koreanmaster

    and where is the proof that it happened VOLUNTARILY? YOU IMPERIALIST?

  6. comment number 6 by: koreanmaster

    Ever heard of forced labour,prostitution etc?

  7. comment number 7 by: chonko

    Hey Koreanmaster…

    Settle down, there bud! You koreans sure are funny and cute when you get mad! Hahaha…it’s so funny to watch Koreans lose their temper and go ballistic screaming and yelling. Many small children and wild dogs react in the same way when they don’t get their way. However, where I am from, most children and animals cease to act in such an immature way by the time they are 10 years old. Funny how in Korea, adult men continue to act like that until they are 50. Interesting creatures they are.

  8. comment number 8 by: koreanmaster

    oh let me guess. japanese government distorts history, oh yes i heard about it

  9. comment number 9 by: koreanmaster

    funny how nuked japs tried to win WWII

  10. comment number 10 by: koreanmaster

    and how kinky jap men are MUAHAHA

  11. comment number 11 by: myCoree

    koeanmaster

    Please calm down. I don’t believe the JACAR data because they were very harsh during the colonial period. But, you don’t need to get angry about it. You may be young. So, you are making careless comments. That behavior will be harmful to your personality.

    ponta.

    You gave me stick and carrot. Short carrot is okay to me. But, the stick is too long for me. Sometimes short stick is more effective.

    早坂隆著『世界の日本人ジョーク集』
    (『Japanese joke of the world』 written by 早坂隆)

    This is my another translation error.
    (『Collection of Jokes about Japanese around the world』 written by 早坂隆)
    Correct? Anyway…

    Of course hayasaka is Japanese. He collected jokes by non-Japanese about Japanese from all over the world.

    Nonetheless, I think it’s an ill-intended joke made by Japanese.
    (1) Most authors don’t just dictate them but tend to revise or transform them to be funnier than the real ones.
    (2) When one make a joke about nationality, one’s own nationality usually comes at the last part. But, the last one is Korean. Why? A Japanese made it and added a line revealing his hatred. Korean will never make it because this means he admits himself as one of the irrational races.

    the democracy of the society….. the honesty of the society
    What is the democracy? In my opinion, is it more than the common sense? Is it so difficult? And, is it a danger of democracy to dismiss a single foreign professor who every school member dislikes? Aren’t there any more dangers in your country?

    Nationalism, racism, chauvinism and Occidentalism….any other ism? Then, what is your ism? No ism?

    Sleepless in Seoul ! I have an insomnia owing to many personal matters.
    Guten Nacht !

  12. comment number 12 by: ponta

    (1) Most authors don’t just dictate them but tend to revise or transform them to be funnier than the real ones.

    I am not sure this proposition is true nor am I sure if this author revised it.

    (2) When one make a joke about nationality, one’s own nationality usually comes at the last part. But, the last one is Korean. Why?

    I have another opinion, as I said, this is a joke uttered by non-Japanese, non-Japanese does not care which comes last. The Japanese author recorded it as it was uttered.

    Korean will never make it because this means he admits himself as one of the irrational races.

    That is the point. As I told you again and again, one often makes fun of one’s own silliness. That is one way to overcome his own silliness.
    I make fun of my silly English ability. “Do you speak English? “”Yeah, like, Desu izu aa pem”
    A Japanese junior high school teacher says, “Japan is wired, didn’t you know that? That is fun. Okay, if someone asked me why so many Japanese asks if there were four seasons in other country, I might say, “Japan is wired, didn’t you know that?” That is a good way to answer. By saying that Japan is wired, she does not mean every Japanese from a baby to an old man, from Nobel medalist to Olympic medalist are weird. I really wonder why there is not this kind of perspective.

    What is the democracy? In my opinion, is it more than the common sense? Is it so difficult? And, is it a danger of democracy to dismiss a single foreign professor who every school member dislikes? Aren’t there any more dangers in your country?

    Whether democracy is a common sense depend on how mature the society.is. There are many aspect of democracy but one important aspect of modern democracy is the priority to freedom of speech. One aspect of modern democracy is the process in which people discuss freely on the policy. To freely discuss the matter you need to put high priority to freedom of speech.

    is it a danger of democracy to dismiss a single foreign professor who every school member dislikes?

    I think so , sir.
    Dokdo is an important political issue in Korea and hence it should be given full protection of speech concerning it. It is not about national security, some of which must be kept secret.

    Nationalism, racism, chauvinism and Occidentalism….any other ism? Then, what is your ism? No ism?

    I don’t understand your point.

    thanks

  13. comment number 13 by: ponta

    . I really wonder why there is not this kind of perspective.
    →. I really wonder why there is not this kind of perspective in Korea

    On second thought I understand Koreans have no sense of this kind of humor, considering your honest response after expaining on what point you are supposed to laugh..
    To understand this kind of humor, you need to distance yourself from yourself, your nationality, and understand your own silliness, your fellow’s silliness and much of relaxedness to laugh at it. You know, after all, you need a bit of self-criticism to understand this kind of humor.
    Even if that is the case, it is too much burden for non-Korean people to understand that Koreans lack this kind of humor.

  14. comment number 14 by: pacifist

    koeanmaster,

    You wrote; “oh let me guess. japanese government distorts history, oh yes i heard about it ”

    I want to ask you who taught you this? I think it was taught in school, didn’t it?

    But in reality, Korean government distorted history. You may be surprised but it’s true. In Korea, there is only one textbook for each subject because it was made by the government. And it doesn’t say about matters which are disadvantages to Korea, it only mention how Korean people were superior to Japan and taught Japan every thing.

    For example, Korean textbook mention “Dokdo is ours” but as you may have read the discussion in Occidentalism, it was not true.

    On the contarary, in Japan, there are various textbooks published by various publishers. School teachers can choose the best textbook they like. But one day, Korea and China rand down one of the textbooks in Japan. I think most of readers of this site will agree that textbooks in other countries should be written in their own countries, not by neighboring countries….
    And it doesn’t include distorted history. Read the next site yourself.

    http://www.tsukurukai.com/05_rekisi_text/rekishi_English/English.pdf

    This is a hanglu version:
    http://www.tsukurukai.com/05_rekisi_text/rekishi_Korean/Korean.pdf

    Addendum:
    The following site mentions about distorted history in Korea.
    http://www.geocities.jp/bxninjin2004/data_room/13/Gwanggaeto.html

  15. comment number 15 by: GarlicBreath

    I read the joke again and it still makes me laugh. BWAAAAAhhhhahahhahah.. damn that is funny.

    A Korean burns the Japanese flag and starts yelling, “It’s all Japan’s fault.”

    I think it should be modified to say that the guy chops off his finger.

    Koreas sure do protest alot. Talk about “finger chopping wacky”

  16. comment number 16 by: Fantasy

    Gute Nacht !

    MyCoree knows some German, I’m delighted !