Are Jokes good content to learn languages? Let’s find out
At Bliu Bliu we love jokes.
Jokes can be very simple
Some jokes are told to kids and they can be very simple but still contain lots of interesting languages and references to the world.
Jokes are Short stories
Jokes are short stories, from the beginning to the end.
In few lines you get an entire situation described: people and places.
They cover a multitude of situations, from travelling, living at home, working places, school, relationships and so much more.
Lots of dialogues
People talk a lot in jokes. And they have very colourful and interesting dialogues
You can learn many verbs, words and expressions just by reading jokes.
Jokes are fun
We received hundreds (hundreds!) of emails by people telling us how happy they were to understand jokes in a foreign language. You think you don’t understand anything and then you come to Bliu Bliu and we show you that you can already understand a lot of jokes – even if you know only few hundred words.
Jokes talk a lot about sex
There is a lot of sex in jokes. Sometimes it’s explicit, sometimes is not. But humans love to tell jokes about sex, in every culture, every nation, every language.
Jokes use stereotypes
Jokes can be very offensive, especially versus specific categories.
Many cultures love to tell jokes about blondes. In Western Societies blonds are the target, in England, Australia and New Zealand apparently the Irish take the spotlight.
In Italy often the policemen (Carabinieri) are the target of jokes, or the French, English or Spanish.
They are the same jokes, the same stories, only Blonds = Irish = Italian = Belgian = Polish = Lawyer.
If you want to read Controversial Jokes you can expect it to be messy and potentially offensive.
Jokes tell about the culture
Jokes can really help to get to know the culture of a nation. You not only learn the language, the words and the expressions, you get to see the nation from the inside, with natives telling you about their fears, passions, obsessions and social problems.
Bliu Bliu loves good jokes
This is why we love jokes. We do understand people complaining and getting offended, some jokes are bad and indeed we constantly remove the bad ones.
tasteless offensive content
We don’t want tasteless offensive content to poison all the good content we have on Bliu Bliu.
If you browse our website and you find an offensive joke, let us know. We will remove it as fast as possible.
You can also report a joke if you don’t like and the joke will be instantly removed.
Racist and offensive Jokes…they are not Jokes
Some jokes are racist and offensive. They are simply evil, created to attack a very specific group of people: about black people, about jewish, about homosexual and so on.
Bliu Bliu visited Tel Aviv last year and our Jewish friends started to tell us lots of Jewish jokes. They said that Jewish are the only one allowed to tell these jokes without sound offensive. And they are probably right.
Clearly these kind of jokes are terrible. Often they are simply stupid, violent and they don’t deserve to be in the joke category. Few of them are intelligent and fun. Very few. Very very few!
We don’t like this kind of jokes and we remove them from Bliu Bliu, no question asked.
What do you think?
Everything said, Jokes are still a wonderful and powerful way to learn a language and get to know the culture.
What do you think about it? Leave a comment down here