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So we got in the car and went to the airfield. Along the way, one guy told a joke about a cowboy who came to a new town for him, and a bartender in the saloon was telling him about other guys here.
"And this is Elusive Joe," he tells about one of them.
"Why is he Elusive?" asked the cowboy, "isn't it because no one can catch him?"
"No," answered the bartender, "this is because nobody needs him."
Well, this joke is pretty old already, but at that time it was rather fresh. It is interesting, do you have such or similar joke and did you find that funny?
OK, I will finish for today, see you tomorrow. Bye-bye.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks.  Thanks for this.  Very little to change here.  Unfortunately, I think the joke has become a little lost in translation.  "Elusive" really only means hard to catch but doesn't mean that something's not needed.  However, you could say "because noone remembers him" because memories can be described as elusive. 

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So we got in the car and went to the airfield. Along the way, one guy told a joke about a cowboy who came to a new town for him, he hadn't visited before and a bartender in the saloon was telling him about the other guys there.

"And this is Elusive Joe," he tells says [or "tells us"] about one of them.

"Why is he Elusive?" asked the cowboy, "Isn't it because no one can catch him?"

"No," answered the bartender, "this It's because nobody needs him."  [Perhaps you could change the word "needs" to remembers?]

Well, this joke is pretty old already now, but at that time it was rather fresh. It is interesting, do you have such or similar joke [or "Do you know any jokes like this?"] and did you find that funny?

OK, I will finish for today,. See you tomorrow. Bye-bye.

 
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Oleks :
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Hi Ros!
Thank you! I got about a joke, it is really better to say "rememberes." I will try to memorize: "a town he hadn't visited before" also, it sounds much better.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

That's a pretty funny but cruel joke haha! Poor Joe haha

I remember this joke which was told by a famous English comedian about parachute jumping. (Many jokes by comedians I know are very controversial and offensive. In your country do comedians tend to tell offensive and controversial jokes a lot?)

Someone offered me skydiving insurance - "If something goes wrong, you'll get a big payout."

I told them "I'm not falling for that one again.
 
[In English, when you "fall for something" you are tricked into believing something that is not true. But when you do a parachute jump, you essentially have to "fall out of the sky" haha]
 
 

 

 

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Hi Edhutchins88!
I got your joke, it is pretty funny. I think in English and USA stand-up comedy culture is very developed. Many of your jokes are very intelligent. We had good comedians, but now the level has somehow fallen. And yes, our jokes are also offencive and controversial.

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So we got in the car and went to the airfield. Along the way, one guy told a joke about a cowboy who came to a new town for him. A bartender in the saloon was telling him about other guys here.

"And this is Elusive Joe," he tells says about one of them.

"Why is he Elusive?" asked the cowboy, "isn't it because no one can catch him?"

"No," answered the bartender, "this is because nobody needs him."

Well, this joke is pretty old already, but at that time it was rather fresh. It is interesting, do you have such or similar joke and did you find that funny?

OK, I will finish for today, see you tomorrow. Bye-bye.

 

Not much to correct on this one, nice job

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Kjcoffin!
Thank you! I am glad to know that I am writing better.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi again, Oleks. Well done!

So, [comma needed] we got in the car and went to the airfield. Along the way, one guy told a joke about a cowboy who came to a new town which was new for him [no comma] and a bartender in the saloon was telling him about the other guys there.
"And this is elusive, [comma needed] Joe," he tells says about one of them.
"Why is he elusive?" asked the cowboy, "Isn't it because no one can catch him?"
"No," answered the bartender, "this is It’s because nobody needs him."
Well, this joke is pretty old already now, but at that time it was rather fresh. It is interesting, do you have such or any similar jokes and did you find that funny?
OK, I will finish for today. [Sentence is finished, period needed.] See you tomorrow. Bye-bye.

I agree with Ros, the joke has become lost in translation but it is comprehensible. Keep it up!

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Aliakbar!
Thank you! "Town which was new for him," it sounds better then my variant.

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