Wednesday, July 25, 2007


This is the must-have fashion accessory for the English summer! I’ve heard it say that English jokes are often linguistic, being based on double-meanings, catch-phrases and wordplay. This kind of humour is one of the hardest things for non-native speakers to tune into because it’s so heavily mediated by language and culture. Visual humour is much more direct, and I guess it travels better. So this picture of shoes (from here) needs only a basic understanding of footwear, flippers and heavy rainfall to raise a smile.

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