如何把希腊悲剧变成黄色笑话?

英国首相的黄色笑话

英国国会,庄严议政之所,有时却像个剧场,斗嘴、斗智,笑声滚滚,噪声隆隆。

有时候,又像是高中男生聚在一起时的不正经,插科打诨。

昨天,英国首相在国会里说了一个黄色笑话。

这个笑话,以希腊悲剧为元素。

雅典卫城 (图:SNappa2006,取自Flickr)

保守党议员Peter Bone (彼得波恩)先说,他的太太(波恩太太)希望英国不要卷入救济希腊的方案,因此希望首相能给波恩太太许下承诺,让她高兴 。(笑声)

波恩先生在国会中把老婆搬出来代言,已经不是第一次了。

英国首相卡梅伦(David Cameron)回答说:“我觉得,现在我的人生有个很重要的目标,就是要让波恩太太享受欢愉。”( “I do feel now that a very big part of my life is trying to give pleasure to Mrs Bone. ”)(笑声)

“不过,我想,在这件事上,我只能走到这一步而已。” “I feel on this occasion I can only go so far.”(笑声)

众声喧哗,下议院议长约翰伯考(Speaker John Bercow)此刻正经地总结:“刚才首相展现了高度节制,让人尊崇,我们谨此向首相致谢。”( “We note the admirable self-restraint that the prime minister has demonstrated and we are grateful for it.”)

议员Peter Bone(彼得波恩) 是如何让议会演变成有声有色呢?以下是他的发言内容,附上中文翻译:

Peter Bone.

Mr Speaker, Yesterday I had a meeting with a constituent, who I know can be very difficult at times. But she was exceptionally happy and  singing the praises of the Prime Minister that we would not be involved in the Greek bail-out, and then after 2013, we will not be involved in any bail-out.

But, Mrs Bone wanted to know whether if the bail-out came before 2013, despite qualified majority voting, Britain would vote No in any case, and I know that she would be very happy if the Prime Minister gives that undertaking and it would be really helpful for the Bone household if he could.

议长先生,昨天,我和‘某个选民’碰了面,这个人啊,我知道,有时候是挺麻烦的(笑声)。她喜出望外,对首相赞美有加。为什么呢?因为首相说我们不会介入救济希腊的计划,在2013年之后,更不会去救济任何人。

但是,波恩太太也很想知道,如果希腊救济计划在2013年以前出现,尽管有限制性的多数票决,英国是否会在任何情况下都投反对票。

我知道,如果首相能给予波恩太太这个承诺,这将令她感到高兴,还有,这也将对波恩家庭的处境有所帮助。

BBC: 英国首相有点儿幽默感

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I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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