All the kids…eat horsemeat!

Ha – the Danes and their fantastic sense of humour! If you have kids at
school in Denmark, then you’re bound to have heard the “Alle børnene
jokes – a mix of dark humour and rhyming, which started back in the 1980s.

All the kids biked to school, apart from Fred - he was dead!

All the kids biked to school, apart from Fred – he was
dead!

Here’s the very first one I heard – a true classic…

Alle børnene kiggede ind i vaskemaskinen,
undtagen Knud – han kiggede ud!
All the kids looked into the washing
machine, apart from Knud – he looked out!

Yep, they’re usually quite cruel…

Alle børn sad på fryseren, undtagen Bob – han
ville op!
All the kids sat on the freezer, apart from Bob – he
wanted out!

Sometimes bizarre…

Alle børnene hed Kasper, undtaget Jesper – han
hed Flemming!
All the kids were called Kasper, apart from Jesper – his
name was Flemming!

Want to try making up your own ones? Here’s the formula. All the kids [did
something], apart from [name] – he/she [did something unexpected]! The name and
the unexpected thing should rhyme…

All the kids crossed the road, apart from Ann –
she was hit by a van!
All the kids drank Cola, apart from Kent – he drank
cement!
All the kids were poor, apart from Lisa – she used her Dad’s
Visa!
All the kids looked nice, apart from Matt – he looked like a rat!

Did you hear about the current European meat
scandal
? Now, that‘s no
joke! ;)
But here’s one that came out of it…

Alle børnene spiste lasagne, undtagen Conny –
det var hendes pony!

All the kids ate lasagne, apart from Tony – it was
his pony!

Happy Tuesday! Whatever you have on your plate!

Diane :)

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