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Ya if you think it is offensive it is. But I do think one needs to have a heart to laugh at his own deeds even if it is offensive. Lot of people especially tamilians make fun of telugu people like anything and vice-versa. But I take it easy. These jokes make rounds whether you are there or not. Becasue you over heard the Joke should not make it offensive. In the same way even sardarji's I guess know what kind of jokes other people crack on them. Enjoy it, if you feel it is offensive Ignore it and feel pity at the other persons lack of commonsense. Thats it. But I think we should not object it. Calling some one fool doesn't make him fool. I had a good time making fun of tamilians
( Malayalis too) and tamilians making fun of me. By the way Jay must be knowing this as he also did his engineering from chennai. I did my engineering from the great one and only SATHYABAMA ENGINEERING COLLEGE :D . That college didn't exist when Jay completed his engineering. But who knows about that college surely know why I called it great, one and only. If I start writing about the rules of that college, that itself will be a big joke in this thread. Inspite of this, I feel proud to say that I am a sathyabama student. :bounce:


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The problem is that Malaylis are not known to ever get offended by anything said about them (we are just so full of ourselves that we think nobody could possibly be serious about anything said about us :)). On the other hand, certain communities are just sick of being stereotyped and you need to be careful in cracking jokes on matters which are nothing but stereotypes.

The point is that it is not for you or me (who crack the jokes) to decide what anybody should or shouldn't be offended by, if they are the target of the joke.

I could buy your argument that OTHERS should have a sense of humor and not take it offensive, but you cannot expect that the particular group or community that is the target of the joke should not get offended.

Yes, calling a fool does not make him a fool, but if it is well-known that the person DOES get offended (possibly even from being sick of hearing the word fool and often just simply tired of it), then we should refrain from it... I hope you understand what I am saying.

Actually if I knew that sardarjis get offended by people making fun of the names (I don't think they do), I would refrain from that too.

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Yes Jay, I never restricted any one from getting offended. And as you said we should not be doing it. That is ethical and Ideal. But if soemone does that we need to enjoy the Joke or as I said Ignore it. I don't think we can refrain some one from cracking a joke because a particular community feels bad. Well, I am not talking about the pakistani joke. I know that was pretty bad. But the sardarji jokes are ok I guess. It is not gvh or me, but some of the best selling joke books joke about Sardarji's openly.


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True story or fictious, it does strike a chord. Read for yourself! :)
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One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my
class was walking home from school. His name as Kyle. It looked like
he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would
anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my
friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran
at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he
landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in
the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this
terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled
around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I
handed him his glasses, I said,"Those guys are jerks. They really
should get lives." He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a
big smile on his face.

It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him
pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he
lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said
he had gone to
private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We
talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned
out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little
football with my friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and
the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends
thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books
again. I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some
serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and
handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we
were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on
Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be
friends, that the miles would
never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor and I was going for
business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about
being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad
it wasn't me having to get up there and speak. Graduation day, I saw
Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found
himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in
glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.
Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days... I could
see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the
back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with
one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks,"
he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.
"Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through
those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a
coach...but mostly your
friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone
is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story."

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the
first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He
talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have
to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me
and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved
me from doing the unspeakable."

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy
told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at
me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I
realize it's depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture
you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. God puts us
all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way. Look for
God in others.
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Ha Ha, got pretty emotional or what? Don't get emotional, that doesn't look good on our forum members.


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I really don't see the point of this thread.
It has very little to do with India, sports or anything else that this forum is about.
The Lincoln-Kennedy story is one of the oldest ones around. I first saw it in excruciating detail in the Illustrated Weekly of India in the mid-1970s.

Sardarji jokes are pathetically offensive. Now that we have a Sardar as PM, and another one running the Planning Commission (both doing so because of their BRAINS and little else) shouldn't we stop this asinine stuff about Sardars? They are among the brightest, most enterprising people in the country. Enough said.


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PKBASU, are threads in general chit chat supposed to be related to sports?


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Thank Dhruv. Well PKBASU, you yorself told that there are twobrilliant people in our present political system, who are sardars. Every one in this forum will accept that there are intelligent sardarji's like there are intelligent people in any other state. Nothing against them And these sardarji jokes were made popular by sardarji's themselves. There was a tv show, I forgot the name of the person probably Jaspal bhatt or someone, made the tv show so popualr and he was stupid in that show. Even kushwanth singh joke books have many jokes on sardarji's. These days people are using the word sardarji as to bring in more laughter than to point that sardarji's are not intelligent. The word sardarji just became popular and not the religion or people behind it. But anyway if anyone gets offended it is not good for us to post those kind of jokes. But as of now no one got offended I guess.

And one more thing is, not many in this forum were alive in 1970's :D .


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Sandeep, I enjoyed your story about the graduation speech. :D


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Wow, successfully posted one topic with out controversies in this thread :bounce: .


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nothingnew wrote:Wow, successfully posted one topic with out controversies in this thread :bounce: .
well because of contrversies i think we shouldnt posnt any jokes to do with race/religion


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THE FIVE SECRETS OF A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP...

1. It's important to have a woman, who helps at home, cooks good,

cleans up and has a job.



2. It's important to have a woman who can make you laugh & is cute.



3. It's important to have a woman whom you can trust and who doesn't

lie to you.



4. It's important to have a woman who is good in romance and who

likes to be with you.



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5. It's Very, Very Important that these four Women are not supposed
to know each

other...!


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Santa shows up at his friend Banta
Place in a Brand New - Red Ferarri.
Banta: Wow Santa, What a car!
Where did you get it from ?

Santa: I was walking on the highway when a beautiful lady
came in this car and asked me -
"want a ride Mr. Santa ?"

I hopped in, and she took me to the woods. Once in
woods she got outside took off clothes and said to me
"Mr Santa. take anything"

Banta is quite excited and asks
"What did you do Santa?"

Santa: I took the car.

Banta: good show - you wouldn't have fit into her
clothes!


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A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the
hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.
Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"

God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8
days to live."

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and
have a Facelift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come
in and change her hair color. Since she had so much more time to live,
she figured she might as well make the most of it. After her last
operation, she was released from the hospital.



While crossing the street on her way Home, she was killed
by an ambulance. Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you
said I had another 40 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path
of the ambulance?"

(You'll love this!!!)

God replied,





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"Sorry !!! I didn't recognize you."


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Post by vkd_1717 »

rofl .. that was a good one

An engineer died and was sent to Hell. He was unhappy with Hell, and began to redesign and build improvements. After a while, they had toilets that flush, air conditioning, and escalators. Everyone grew very fond of him.

One day God called Satan, "So, how's it going down there in Hell?"

Satan replied, "Hey, things are great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God was stunned, "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake. He should never have gotten down there in the first place. Send him back up here."

PS Dhruv how do you add pics to a post?

"In your dreams," replied Satan. "I like having an engineer, and I'm keeping him."

God threatened, "Send him back up here now or I'll sue!"

Satan laughed and answered, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"
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