Monday, April 18, 2016

Colonal Cancer


Three years ago Dipak Munshi (from Wales) gifted Roald Dahl's book, The Enormous Crocodile, to little Ishani. 

Ishani was then in her nursery class and so we two read it reading and she listening with rapt attention. 

Both of us loved it.

Of late I have been in the thick of building up Ishani's Home Library. And I have been ordering books of my boyhood like Treasure Island...and she has been opening the packets...and a wee disappointed that all the books I was buying are beyond her.

Like Treasure Island's famous pun verse:

"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest"

So I asked her to choose one of Roald Dahl's Children's Books among a dozen. She picked up and herself ordered his Marvellous Joke Book and was expecting its arrival with bated breath everyday.

The packet arrived this afternoon and she opened it and kept it aside...she was busy viewing Mr Bean's exploits on her i-pad. And she went out now with her mom.

So I started reading it and found it worse reading for her than Treasure Island. Most of his jokes are British colloquial and equally punny...not funny...I am allergic to puns and rarely indulge in them.

Here is a sample from the book:

Q: Why was the teacher cross-eyed?

A: Because he couldn't control his PUPILS....ha ha ha...

So I thought I would invent one as a revenge. Here it is:

Q: Which is the cancer that army men are most prone to?

A: Colonal Cancer.


...Posted by Ishani


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