I am watching "The Black Adder I". When the narrator reads "Goebbels" and "St Ralph", there is a laugher voice over. What these two names imply or mean? Please advise.
Anthony the learner
History has known many great liars. Copernicus, Goebbels, St Ralph the Liar [he is shown holding a sign which reads `St Benedict the Liar'] -- but there have been none quite so vile as the Tudor king Henry VII.
They usually can, but all humour is lost in the process.
It's difficult to say exactly - there may have been some facial expression involved - but some of the humour may come from the the facts that there is no St Ralph the liar (so the announcer was lying) and that he said that the non-existent St benedict the Liar was St Ralph the Liar (so he was lying again).