Milline on parim nali eestlaste kohta? Jumal, aeglase taibuga eestlane ja kiire taibuga eestlane…

Ricordate il concorso di umorismo estone di cui avevo parlato qui? Bene, ieri ho ricevuto una mail da tal Triin Rannar per conto del caporedattore dell’Eesti Ekspress Allar Tanker in cui mi veniva comunicato, come da regolamento, che le barzellette sarebbero state pubblicate oggi sulla versione online del settimanale. Detto fatto, eccole qui. Delle 19 la mia è quella che appare in testa alla lista, e speriamo che la cosa sia di buon auspicio.
Qui sotto riporto la mia versione originale e la traduzione in Estone.

God, a slow-minded Estonian and a quick-minded Estonian are sitting around the table playing poker.
A huge amount of money is piled up in the center.
Suddendly electricity goes off and the room gets all dark.
Five seconds later, when lights are on again, the heap of money has vanished.
Who stole it?
Answer: the slow-minded Estonian.
Why?
God and the quick-minded Estonian are imaginary characters.

Jumal, aeglase taibuga eestlane ja kiire taibuga eestlane istuvad ümber laua ning mängivad pokkerit.
Laua keskele kerkib tohutu kuhi raha.
Korraga kaob elekter ja tuba mattub pimedusse.
Hetke pärast süttivad tuled uuesti, kuid raha on laualt kadunud.
Kes selle pihta pani?
Vastus: aeglase taibuga eestlane.
Teised tegelased on kujutlusvõime viljad.

Tra le altre 18 quella che ho apprezzato di più è la numero 12, anche se – assieme alla 3 e alla 10 – mi era già nota. Ve la riporto qui di seguito in Inglese.

An American, a Russian and an Estonian are riding in the same compartment in a train. The American takes out a pack of cigarettes, offers one to the others, and then throws the rest of the pack out the window.
“What did you do that for?” exclaim both the Russian and the Estonian.
“Ah, in America we have so many cigarettes…” replies the American.
After a while the Russian takes out a bottle of vodka, offers it all around, and then throws the rest of the vodka out the window.
“What did you do that for?” ask the American and the Estonian.
“Oh, in Russia we have so much vodka…” replies the Russian.
Time goes by and the Estonian sits in deep thought.
Finally he throws the Russian out the window.

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* qui sotto il testo:

Dear participant,

Thank you very much for participating in our competition. We are publishing the majority of the jokes, as well as a selection of the cartoons in the print edition of our paper this Wednesday, along with an invitation to vote via web/email for the people’s favourite. There are a couple of jokes submitted by several of you – in case one of those wins, the prize will be awarded by a random draw amongst those of you that submitted it. We will contact the winner in 2 weeks to arrange for the trip. Thank you once again, we have certainly gained a lot of perspective (and a few laughs) through this exercise.

And beware: we will, naturally, retaliate, with stinging jokes at the expense of your countries.

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