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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Multinational joke

My daughter told me this one. She heard it in France.

Last month, a worldwide opinion survey was conducted by the United Nations. The only question asked was: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?”

The survey was a huge failure, because …

In South America, they didn’t know what “please” meant.
In Eastern Europe, they didn’t know what “honest” meant.
In China, they didn’t know what “opinion” meant.
In the Middle East, they didn’t know what “solution” meant.
In Africa, they didn’t know what “food” meant.
In Western Europe, they didn’t know what “shortage” meant.

And in the USA they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.

4 comments:

Alice in Wonderland said...

A good one. A refreshing change from so many other "multinational" jokes

Rux said...

:)) a classic here. By here I mean CEE. Mostly, EE.

Leslie said...

Nice.

Katherine said...

I'm from New Zealand, and I'm pleased to see that us Australasians clearly understood the question perfectly! :-)