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hive mind joke help: [Apr. 25th, 2010|09:36 am]
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There's an old joke that seems to have several variants. I am interested in what the most common variant is. There is a poll at the end of this post.

The joke has 3 outsiders captured by savages, whose chief offers them the choice of Death or some made-up word that they don't understand. The first 2 men choose the (made-up word) option, with the chief proclaiming "Prepare him for (made-up word)!" both times. The process of (made-up word) is painful, or in some retellings, comically painful. The 3rd man, witnessing the fate of the others, says that he prefers death to the travails of (made-up word). The Chief then declares "Prepare him for death....by (made-up word)!"

which of the following come to mind when you read the above?

Poll #1555946 Death, mau mau, boola boola or what?

If you had to re-tell the "Death or mau-mau" joke, which elements are closest to the way you best know the joke?

"death or mau mau"
0(0.0%)
"death or boola boola"
0(0.0%)
"death or some other phrase that I will leave in comments"
1(7.7%)
the act in question involves different types of fruit and orifices
0(0.0%)
the act in question involves different quantities of the same fruit and orifices
0(0.0%)
the act in question involves group sexual assault
2(15.4%)
the act in question involves some other indignity that I will mention in comments
0(0.0%)
I have never heard this joke before
2(15.4%)
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2010-04-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, that's the one I remember, as well.
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[User Picture]From: ringbark
2010-04-25 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm with unga-bunga too. AFAIK, the indignities it involves are never described clearly, but left to the imagination of the hearers of the joke.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2010-04-26 06:21 am (UTC)

When we roughhouse poor old Harvard, they will holler "boola-boo"

I've herd the joke, and it was definitely Group Anal Happy Fun Time.

I didn't remember the Native Word. It definitely wasn't either of your suggestions, because I think I'd remember if the word had actual real-life significance (as Mau-Mau and Boola-Boola do). And now that I see "unga-bunga," yep, I think that was it.

By the way, don't step in the ungawa.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2010-04-26 06:22 am (UTC)

Re: When we roughhouse poor old Harvard, they will holler "boola-boo"

P.S. Death By Unga-Bunga WBAGNFARB

UPDATE: Well, of course.

Edited at 2010-04-26 06:24 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2010-04-25 06:56 pm (UTC)
"Death or bolo-bolo" is how I first heard this, where "bolo-bolo" involved anal rape.

However, since I'm a degenerate Futurama fan, "snoo-snoo" has come to replace "bolo-bolo" as the first thing that comes to mind with this joke.
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[User Picture]From: t_rabbit
2010-04-25 11:42 pm (UTC)
+1 for Ubga bunga
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[User Picture]From: futch6
2010-10-08 06:27 am (UTC)
Heard it? I remember telling it. But like most of my childhood details are now sketchy. "Unga bunga" is close enough for the cigar.
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