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Last Hussar30 May 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Many years ago I was told that there was a joke in German that translates "Why is Canada called Canada? Because there is no-one there."

Apparently the German word for Canada (Kanada) sounds like the word for empty or unoccupied. However I don't know what the word is, or the actual translation. Because online translators need the actual word and have no lists to go through I can't find it.

Anyone know?

EMPERORS LIBRARY Inactive Member30 May 2016 7:52 a.m. PST

Keiner da

nobody there

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2016 9:52 a.m. PST

I didn't realise the Germans had two jokes – I thought "road hog" – "hedge hog" was the only one…. ;-)

Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2016 2:48 p.m. PST

There is a actually a third joke.

Two German immigrants meet in Central Park.

"Spring in the air," says the first one.

"Why?" asks the other one.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2016 3:10 p.m. PST


Terrement31 May 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

Then there's the time when my Great Uncle Staciewz decided to celebrate his arrival in the US with a night on the town. Asked some locals for advice on hot night spots and then spent all night in a warehouse wondering where all the painted ladies were.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2016 2:08 p.m. PST

Henning Wehn has plenty of jokes. But he only became a comedian after moving to Britain….


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