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14 YOUTH CORNER Wednesday, November 29 2017 | NEW ERA Anti-humour joke: a type of joke in which the joke-teller tries to surprise the listener by saying something that is not funny, when the listener was expecting something amusing Activity 1 Before you read, match the words and phrases from the text to their definitions. 1. contagious 2. fan 3. hilarious 4. ironic 5. punchline 6. shaggy 7. stand-up comedian 8. the point a. a supporter or admirer of a person, team, etc. b. extremely funny c. funny because the expected results are different from the real results d. someone who entertains an audience by telling jokes e. that can be passed from one person to another f. the last line of a joke that makes you laugh g. the most important part of what someone says h. with long, thick, untidy hair Activity 2 Now complete the sentences using words and phrases from the text. 1. He is a big (..........) of Liverpool United – he goes to all of their games, both home and away. 2. Her dog is so (..........) that you can’t see which end is the head and which end is the tail. 3. His joke was really boring until the (..........), which made us all laugh a lot. 4. It is (..........) that I finally have enough money to buy a sports car, but now I’m too old to drive it fast. 5. She collects all the jokes she reads and hears, because she wants to be a (..........). 6. The joke that he told was (..........) – we couldn’t stop laughing for a long time. 7. ‘What is (..........) of going to school?’ ‘You go to school to learn.’ 8. You shouldn’t go near her because she’s got flu, which is (..........). Anti-humour By Engeli Haupt Activity 3 Decide if the following statements are true or false, according to the text. Can you correct the false ones? Question: What is brown and sticky? Answer: A stick Question: How many electricians does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: One Did you find them funny? If not, it probably means you are not a fan of anti-humour. We normally laugh at jokes because the joke-teller creates certain expectations while telling the joke and we start laughing at the punchline when it does not meet these expectations. Anticlimax jokes, like the stick and light bulb jokes above, also do not meet our expectations, but in this case it’s because they are not funny. Ironic, isn’t it? They state the obvious, by giving an answer that is easier than you expect. A shaggy dog story is another example of a joke that ends with a silly punchline. So, in other words there’s this joke … and it doesn’t matter what it is about ... the joke can start in a bar … or in a hotel … or in a small town … that’s not the point. The joke goes on and on … and on. The joke-teller gives you detail after detail; the joke grows a tail, it becomes shaggy … when you have imagined all the events in this long and complicated story … Bam! The punchline! And what’s so funny about the last line? Nothing! Many stand-up comedians use anti-humour, which seems to be funnier because they always look serious. Perhaps it’s not funny at all, but as they say, laughter is contagious. So if you are laughing because the joke was hilarious, it’s likely that other people are also laughing. And if you are not laughing because you didn’t think it was funny, maybe you were missing the most important ingredient, according to scientists: other laughers. One last question: What did the doctor say to the patient who couldn’t laugh? Maybe you can think of a punchline that will make the patient start laughing … or maybe not! 1. Things that we expect make us laugh. 2. Anticlimax jokes have funnier punchlines than other kinds of jokes. 3. A shaggy dog story is normally a short joke. 4. Scientists think that jokes are funnier if we are with more people. 5. A joke can be funny when we expect it to be funny and then it is not. Activity 4 In each sentence there is one mistake (spelling, punctuation, grammar). Can you correct them? 1. We normally laugh at jokes because the joke-teller create certain expectations. 2. We start laughing at the punchline when it does not meat these expectations. 3. In this case its because they are not funny. 4. They state the obvious, by giving an answer that is more easy than you expect. 5. What’s so funny about the last line. 6. If you did’nt think it was funny, maybe you were missing something. Activity 5 Do people use anti-humour in your language/culture? Activity 4 1. We normally laugh at jokes because the joke-teller creates certain expectations. 2. We start laughing at the punchline when it does not meet these expectations. 3. In this case it’s because they are not funny. 4. They state the obvious, by giving an answer that is easier than you expect. 5. What’s so funny about the last line? 6. If you didn’t think it was funny, maybe you were missing something. 3. F – It’s a long joke; 4. True (T); 5. T Activity 3 1. False (F) – We start laughing … when it does not meet these expectations; 2. F – They don’t have funny punchlines; Activity 2 1. fan; 2. shaggy; 3. punchline; 4. ironic; 5. stand-up comedian; 6. hilarious; 7. the point; 8. contagious Activity 1 1. e; 2. a; 3. b; 4. c; 5. f; 6. h; 7. d; 8. g Answers For more fun activities to help you learn English visit Send your feedback to © British Council 2016

Wednesday, November 29 2017 | NEW ERA INSIDE BUSINESS: CONSUMER NEWS 15 NMC introduces medical insurance for the youth… the Jade option Staff Reporter Windhoek Namibia Medical Care (NMC) has launched a new medical aid plan aimed at the younger generation. The comprehensive medical aid for young healthy active families in need of quality medical services at an affordable premium. Begley, said, after assessing the needs and desires of young people and single-headed households, the Fund embarked on a journey to bring about a health product which speaks to a different demographic, mainly those on-the-go, who often have no suitable options when it comes to medical aid cover. “During the realignment process of our offerings we came up with Jade households and young couples. “Taking into account the current economic scenario, we designed Jade which is affordable; it is an exciting and attractive product with a low level entry premium for the younger generation. Our business is about inclusivity; and as NMC we are known for being innovative and we also like to keep up with the trends in this digital age. a difference,” said Begley. member and or another adult and children, making healthcare cover accessible to the young professionals. Earlier this year, and in line with keeping up with the digital age, NMC also unveiled its user-friendly website and mobile application for easier access by its over 30 000 members and other stakeholders. Jade will be in effect as of the beginning of January 2018. NMC also offers the Sapphire, Diamond, Opal, which are all designed to make health care cover affordable to across the social divide. economic climate to motivate people to make better and informed choices when it comes to living healthier lifestyles, by amending existing schemes and coming The strategy will help NMC transform, shape and develop products that are current and viable in a rapidly changing world. “We foresee huge potential in the enhance our service offering to both our existing and incoming clients and also to our stakeholders we work with in the health sector,” Begley said. NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED SAND MINING AT OKALOKO VILLAGE, OKAHAO CONSTITUENCY OMUSATI REGION & INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING all interested and affected parties (I&APs) that an will be submitted to the Environmental Commissioner, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and EIA Regulations (GN 30 of 2012) as follows: Project Name: Sand Mining Proponent: Kambwa Trading Enterprises CC Project Location: Okaloko Village, Okahao Constituency, Omusati Region. Public Meeting Date: 01 Dec. 2017 Venue: Okaloko Village, Headman’s house Time: 10:00-13:00 Deadline for submission of comments: 10 Dec. 2017 To register, submit your details to LEC at: Email: Tel: +264 81 472 2552 or +264 81 7813958 Photo: Contributed Big winners… From left Fillemon Halukolo with N3,000, Frida Kandjii from WB stunned Lucia Imalwa with N6,000, Wilma van Reen was delighted with N,300, as NBC host Pombili Shilongo looks on. Locals win big in WB N.23 million Cash Bonanza Staff Reporter Windhoek qualifying, and more than four million entries, the massive WB N.23 million Cash Bonanza draw at the NBC TV studios. each had the opportunity to select a numbered ball, which corresponded with 10 boxes each containing a cash prize. Seven of the boxes contained N,230 and MARKET OVERVIEW the other three contained the main prizes of N,300, N3,000 and the top prize of N6,000. Lucia Imalwa was only the second person to open her box and jubilation echoed when she pulled the envelope with N6,000 out of her box. She was totally stunned. “The Lord gave this to me and He will show me what to do with it,” she said afterwards. Unbelievably, the very next contestant, Fillemon Halukolo from Oshakati, made the audience roar when he pulled N3,000 from his box. He was smiling from ear to ear until the end of the show. was eventually won by Wilma van Reen from Katutura, who was extremely delighted! The WB 1.23M Cash Bonanza was administrated under the watchful eyes of Patience Jakob all-Namibian WB group hosted the massive competition as part of its 123rd birthday Change Latest 3 months 0.00% 7.13% 6 months -0.01% 7.70% CGP CAPRICORN INVESTMENT GROUP L 1760 0.00% 9 months -0.03% 7.98% NBS NAMIBIA BREWERIES LTD 3754 0.00% 12 months -0.08% 8.29% BVN BIDVEST NAMIBIA LTD 785 0.00% Change Latest FNB FNB NAMIBIA HOLDINGS LTD 4669 0.00% GC18 (R204 : 7.67%) -0.01% 8.58% ORY ORYX PROPERTIES LTD 2060 0.00% GC21 (R208 : 8.2%) -0.03% 9.02% NAM NAMIBIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LT 72 0.00% GC24 (R186 : 9.17%) -0.04% 10.39% NHL NICTUS NAMIBIA 189 0.00% GC27 (R186 : 9.17%) -0.04% 10.78% BMN BANNERMAN RESOURCES LTD 56 0.00% GC30 (R2030 : 9.61%) -0.06% 11.28% DYL DEEP YELLOW LTD 325 6.56% GC32 (R213 : 9.69%) -0.05% 11.40% SILP STIMULUS INVESTMENT LTD-PREF 12129 0.00% GC35 (R209 : 9.88%) -0.07% 11.31% FSY FORSYS METALS CORP 161 -14.36% GC37 (R2033 : 9.79%) -0.05% 11.79% TUC TRUSTCO GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 740 0.00% %Change Latest B2G B2GOLD CORP 3648 -2.09% Gold 0.14% $ 1,296.28 Platinum 0.48% $ 952.77 Copper 0.00% $ 6,942.00 Brent Crude -0.52% $ 63.15 %Change Latest NSX (Delayed) -0.06% 1199.89 JSE All Share 0.17% 60,259.52 SP500 -0.04% 2,601.42 FTSE 100 0.67% 7,433.21 Hangseng -0.02% 29,680.85 DAX 0.25% 13,033.03 %Change Latest Financials 1.23% 16,300.40 Resources -1.47% 37,001.30 Industrials 0.38% 84,327.14 %Change Latest N$/US dollar -0.36% 13.7095 N$/Pound -0.62% 18.2063 N$/Euro -0.35% 16.3115 US dollar/ Euro 0.00% 1.1898 Latest Previous Namibia Inflation (Oct 17) 5.2 5.6 Bank Prime 10.50 10.50 BoN Repo Rate 6.75 6.75

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