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Easy Joke Three

"A Hippo Orders a Drink"
Humor in Britain often uses "understatement", as does this joke. It starts with a very large animal (a hippopotamus, or "hippo" for short) going into a coffee shop, a very strange idea, isn't it? When the waiter tries to cheat the big hippo, we naturally expect a big response.
One hot day, (1) a hippo went into (2) a café, sat down at a table and (3) ordered a large glass of orange juice with ice. (4) The waiter was very surprised to see a hippo, and to hear it talk, but he got it the glass of orange juice with ice. The waiter thought the hippo knew nothing about money, and so, when the hippo gave him (5) a five pound note, the waiter gave him just one pound in change. “I hope you enjoyed the orange juice,” said the waiter. “We don’t often (6) get hippopotamuses in here.” “With orange juice at four pounds a glass,” said the hippo, “ I’m not surprised.”

(1) a big animal from Africa with a very big mouth and small ears
(2) a small restaurant where we can drink coffee or other drinks
(3) ask for food or drink in a restaurant
(4) paper money equal to five pounds
(5) when restaurants "get" customers, it means they "have" customers (customers are coming in)
Explanation: Part of the humor of this joke, I think, is because the hippo's simple answer seems surprisingly human. Another part of the humor comes from the fact that there is usually another reason we don't see many hippos in cafes - because hippos normally swim in African rivers, rather than sit in London cafes!

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