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