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The curious case of Canadian Humor

Old Aug 21st 2013, 1:11 am
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This is not a sweeping generalization, but why do some Canadians think it is okay to tell rape jokes? The women also see the humor in telling their fellas or blokes they are dating not to rape them. I find this rather disturbing, they reckon I over think stuff and my sense of humor is questionable. I have only been here 5 weeks and I have heard this while chatting or eavesdropping.

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Old Aug 21st 2013, 1:20 am
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Find some new friends, fast.
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Old Aug 21st 2013, 1:45 am
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Yeah never noticed that particularly, different social circles have different boundaries, it's probably just that more than anything else.
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Old Aug 21st 2013, 2:04 am
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This is not a sweeping generalization, but why do some Canadians think it is okay to tell rape jokes? The women also see the humor in telling their fellas or blokes they are dating not to rape them. I find this rather disturbing, they reckon I over think stuff and my sense of humor is questionable. I have only been here 5 weeks and I have heard this while chatting or eavesdropping.
Are you a prison officer ?
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After 45 years I haven't noticed that people tell those kind of jokes. Maybe its a local thing.
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Where are you now? I too have never thankfully heard such crap, but had I done so would certainly have lamped the person making the 'joke'. There is a good Phd dissertation in the Canadian male psyche!
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After 45 years I haven't noticed that people tell those kind of jokes. Maybe its a local thing.
Same here. I have never heard such a thing. Maybe it's the company a person keeps.
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From the BBC....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-fife-23581503
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I d suggest you change the company you keep
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Its a disturbing turn of phrase that i've notice creeping into English slang..to beat somebody convincingly as in a contest or game is to "rape' them..i told my son of the other day for using it when he was talking about his online gaming exploits.
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I've seen it used on music forums loads in the UK but never in Canada.
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I'm guessing he's in Peterborough, ON.
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I've never heard it used. Dump them.
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You don't know where the line is until you step over it.
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I like the one about the two nuns, the bar of soap and the carrot.
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