Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.
lara7

hive mind joke help:

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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