What I like best in British humour is the innocent, absurd kind.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, is the best example, in my view.
Make sure you get to see the film, H2G2, one day if you haven't yet.
The dolphin song, introduces the film and gives the flavour pretty well. Enjoy!
(4 min. video)
Here are some examples of silly jokes in question & answer format.
Answers at the bottom of the page.
How many people work in this office?
How can you tell which end of a worm is its face?
What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, but never in five hundred thousand years?
When were there only 3 vowels in the alphabet?
Why is the letter M like a magician?
What is the difference between a train driver and a teacher?
What is the difference between a stormcloud and a cowboy having his tooth pulled out?
What is the difference between a farmer and a tailor?
What has a bed but does not sleep? It also has a mouth but does not speak.
What gets wet as it dries?
What can you give somebody and still keep?
...and, last, but by no means least: Elephant jokes! My favourites!
How can you tell that an elephant has been in the refrigerator?
What time is it when an elephant sits on your car?
Why is an elephant large, grey and wrinkled?
How do you stop an elephant going through the eye of a needle?
How do you know when an elephant is under your bed?
About half of them!
Tickle it in the middle and see where it smiles!
The letter M
Before U and I were born
Because it can turn ICE into MICE
One minds the train; the other trains the mind.
One pours with rain; the other roars with pain.
One gathers what he sows; the other sews what he gathers.
From the footprints in the butter.
Time to get a new car.
Because if it was small, white and smooth it would be an aspirin!
Tie a knot in its tail.
The ceiling is very close.