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hive mind joke help: [Apr. 25th, 2010|09:36 am]
Just me.

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"
"death or boola boola"
"death or some other phrase that I will leave in comments"
the act in question involves different types of fruit and orifices
the act in question involves different quantities of the same fruit and orifices
the act in question involves group sexual assault
the act in question involves some other indignity that I will mention in comments
I have never heard this joke before

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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2010-04-25 02:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, that's the one I remember, as well.
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[User Picture]From: ringbark
2010-04-25 03:48 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 02:21 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 02:22 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 02:56 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 07:42 pm (UTC)
+1 for Ubga bunga
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[User Picture]From: futch6
2010-10-08 02:27 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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