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.
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
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
All the kids were poor, apart from Lisa – she used her Dad’s
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
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
Happy Tuesday! Whatever you have on your plate!