Two lions are walking down the aisle of a supermarket

One turns to the other and says, “quiet in her today isn’t it”.

4 thoughts on “Two lions are walking down the aisle of a supermarket

  1. Nick Ollivère says:

    Should that be ‘here’? Or ‘hear’? Either way, I don’t get it.

  2. Alex Andronov says:

    That should be “here”.Surely you must…If I explain it it’s not funny innit? Oh go on then…It’s misdirection. So you think the two lions are going to say something witty about breakfast cereal or some such and yet because they are lions everyone has run away. Of course it doesn’t quite make sense once you analyse it because “here today” implys that on other days they’ve been in the supermarket and it’s been busy. But I suppose you can’t have everything.How about this:”Two lions are walking down the aisle of a supermarket. One turns to the other an says, ‘You know I’d expected it to be busier'”.No? Well never-mind.

  3. Nick Ollivère says:

    Well, yes, it was the ‘today’ bit that threw off my interpretation. But in a way ‘today’ is necessary because it gives you that sense of ordinariness, I think. Regardless of if you use it, though, the whole joke suggests the lions go around town like ordinary people and other people don’t notice them.There’s something that’s just not quite right about it. I think what you need to include is something like ‘two lions broke out of the zoo in order to get to the harrods sale… etc.’ That way, they’ve never been out before, and they’re expecting it to be really busy. I don’t know.

  4. Alex Andronov says:

    It reminds me somehow of this joke which often sails past people on their first listen: here

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