I told my wife a joke my Sanskrit professor was very fond of and she just about fell out of her chair laughing, so I thought I’d pass it along to you, since it has aspects of clear linguistic interest. After all, my posts have been on the serious side lately, and we all deserve a break. But I have to warn you, although this joke contains no dirty words, it is likely to offend the easily offended. If you are among that group, I beg you not to click on the “Continue reading…” link. If not, continue reading!
The host of a party sees a new guest looking around uncertainly, and being a good host, he immediately goes up and introduces himself. She responds in kind, telling him that her name is Hermione Fluck. He tries to keep the shock off his face, realizing that the poor woman has doubtless had to bear a lifetime’s worth of crude jokes, and simply says “It’s nice to meet you, Hermione.” Wanting to make sure she doesn’t feel left out, he takes her over to a group chatting in the corner and says “Hey, everybody, I’d like you to meet someone. Her name is Hermione Crunt.”