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    Jokes, the last think one acquires

    Dear all,
    you will find a first attempt of mine with a small taste of humor in it (actually the ps). This is an email I would send tomorrow morning to my colleagues. Please read the email and comment as needed


    Dear all,
    I would like to thank you for the nice birthday card I have received for my birthday. Since that was last Monday that I was traveling please find in the kitchen today some sweets.
    Also Monika had on Monday her first birthday (counting 1 year and three days old) and she wanted also to share some sweets with you (see screenshot).

    Both sweets would be by the coffee machine. Feel free to grab a selection of those (*) and accompany your coffee with them.

    Have fun
    Alex
    (*) Warning: moderate consumption of sweets can lead to a healthy life style.

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    Re: Jokes, the last think one acquires

    Jokes are almost impossible to do in a foreign language.

    Your expression is not perfectly natural, but it seems to me genuine, affectionate and appropriate to its apparent context. Unless your job is such that your colleagues speak almost perfect English, I think you should just send it as is. They will understand and appreciate it.

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    Re: Jokes, the last think one acquires

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Jokes are almost impossible to do in a foreign language.

    Your expression is not perfectly natural, but it seems to me genuine, affectionate and appropriate to its apparent context. Unless your job is such that your colleagues speak almost perfect English, I think you should just send it as is. They will understand and appreciate it.


    Hi thanks for sharing your thoughts. As you said it is very hard to make jokes in a foreign language. Being part of a group though requires to be part of it in any aspect, with humor being a major component of it. You hear other making jokes and there is just this inner tense that forces you to take part in.

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    Re: Jokes, the last think one acquires

    It wasn't until the end that I understood your use of the asterisk. It's a kind, playful letter.

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