Sharing Learning 2009

My 2009 CAE students at ARCI, Rosario, Argentina

Remember I had to translate the joke... I did my best! :) Well, here it goes...

Queen Elizabeth II invites the president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, to have a cup of tea with her at Buckingham Palace, in London.
During the meeting, Nestor asks the Queen:
- Which is your lidership philosophy?
She answers:
- Is to be surrounded by intelligent people.
- And how do you know if they are intelligent?
- I ask the right question. Let me show you.
The Queen picks up the phone and calls Tony Blair and she says:
- Prime Minister I need you to answer a question: If your father has a son, your mother has a son, and this boy is neither your sister or brother, then, who is he?
Tony Blair answers inmediately:
- It's me, obviously!
- That is correct. Thank you, sir - says the Queen
Then the Queen asks Kirchner:
- Have you understood Mr. Kirchner?
- Of course! Thank you so much!
Back in Buenos Aires, the president decides to try what he has learned during his visit to London, so he calls Aníbal Fernández:
- Let's see Aníbal if you can answer this question.
- Of course Mr. President! What do you want to know?
- If your father has a son, your mother has a son, and this boy is neither your sister or brother, then, who is he?
A bit confused, Aníbal Fernández tells the President he wishes more time to think the answer through, so as to give an accurate answer.
- Ok. No problem - says the President.
In total panic, Aníbal decides to ask Alberto Fernández:
- Alberto, if your father has a son, your mother has a son, and this boy is neither your sister or brother, then, who is he?
- Look Aníbal, right now I have lots of work to do. Can I call you in a while?
- Sure.
As he didn't know the answer, Alberto decides to ask Scioli:
- Daniel, if your father has a son, your mother has a son, and this boy is neither your sister or brother, then, who is he?
"This one is tough" thinks Scioli while he answers:
- Alberto, I'm off to a meeting right now. As soon as I get back, I'll call you.
Scioli quickly looks for someone in his agenda who may be able to answer the question, and he decides to call Lavagna in the end.
- Roberto, if your father has a son, your mother has a son, and this boy is neither your sister or brother, then, who is he?
- It's me, obviously!
- Great Roberto! Thank you!
Scioli passes the answer to Alberto who pases it to Aníbal who calls the President.
- Nestor, I have the answer! It's ROBERTO LAVAGNA!
- No! It's TONY BLAIR!

Views: 0

Comment by Rita Zeinstejer on June 17, 2009 at 9:11am
Ha ha ha ha, very good one, and congrats on your translation !!!!
Comment by Carla on June 17, 2009 at 1:16pm
jajajaja you've already told me the joke .. It's a sad true but it's ours
Comment by Mariano Marzi on June 27, 2009 at 8:40pm
jajajajaja. Really good :) thumb up!

Comment

You need to be a member of Sharing Learning 2009 to add comments!

Join Sharing Learning 2009

© 2017   Created by Rita Zeinstejer.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service