Learn English Faster with Laughter
Captain B: Good evening, Mrs B. I’m home.
Mrs B: Good evening, Dear. Did you have a nice day?
Captain B: Shocking day, actually, Mrs B.
Mrs B: Shocking, Dear? Why?
Captain B: I bumped into the window cleaner at the end of the street. Do you know what he told me?
Mrs B: No, dear. What did he say?
Captain B: I can hardly credit it, Mrs B. He claims to have slept with every woman in this street except one. Now, doesn’t that take the biscuit?
Mrs B: Oh! It’s that woman at number 7. She does her own windows.
Why is this joke funny?
It’s funny because Captain Britlish would naturally assume that the one woman who the window cleaner had not slept with would be his loyal and faithful wife, Mrs B.
To sleep with someone is to have a sexual relationship with them, even though sleeping is not normally part of it.
To bump into someone means to meet them by chance.
When Captain Britlish says he can hardly credit it, he means that he can hardly believe it to be true.
He also uses the term to take the biscuit which means that what you have heard is very surprising.
I used iClone 6 from Reallusion, along with their Toon Maker 2 plugin. The finished video was assembled using Adobe After Effects CC.