Spotlight Humour #125

Humour in Irony

In past issues I wondered whatever happened to the Welsh in São  Paulo and the once active St. David Society.   Some years ago (and this is a true  but unbelievable fact created by the highly paid European Bureaucrats, and this is well before anyone had thought of Brexit) and I guess it also explains why there is no more St David’s in São Paulo.

Brussels bureaucrats wipe. Wales off their annual statistical map in their year book which then cost 50 euros.

Wales was wiped off the map when it failed to appear on the cover of their annual yearbook. The map showed a line from Chester to the Severn Estuary along the English border, but Wales has vanished.

The Eurostat office said  ¨We are looking into the error. No offence was intended to the people of Wales.¨and was a design fault  and they all blaimed the proof reader.  They would not confirm if the book would be reprinted.

Maybe they were Brexit fans  and did not know it.  Be careful. Brussels can wipe you out. So how about you Welshmen and women here in São Paulo? Get in touch with us, and even if Brussels thought you did not exist, we know you do, or at least we hope you do.

We do not have to wonder about the IRISH …they exist and on March 17th will be active not only in São Paulo but all over the world!


The following is also true!

It occurred at a conference on linguistics held at the London Polytechnic some year ago. A professor of Spanish was in conversation with a professor from the University College Cork ( it had to be !) The Spanish professor asked if, in the Irish language, there was any equivalent for the Spanish word ¨manãna¨. After pondering for some moments the Irish professor said ¨Well, yes we have indeed, we have several, but none of them convey the same sense of urgency ¨    Priceless.

Do the marketing people ever read their own labels?

On a hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. (Damm, that is the only time I have to work on my hair)

On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner. No purchase necessary. Details inside! (The shoplifter special)

On a frozen dinner packet:  Serving suggestion.  Defrost    (but remember it is  only a suggestion)

On a M&S Bread Pudding Product Will be hot after heating (and you thought ???)

On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals  (Wow, was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

On a Christmas light brand: For indoor and outdoor use only! ( as opposed to what?)

On Tesco´s Tiramisu dessert: (printed on bottom) Do not turn upside down (Oh duh a bit late to tell me)