History Main / GallowsHumor

1st Feb '16 11:24:49 AM FF32
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* BenjaminFranklin: One of his most famous quotes, referring to the Revolution, was "Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, [[DividedWeFall or most assuredly]] we shall all hang separately." A rather literal use of gallows humor indeed.
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* BenjaminFranklin: Creator/BenjaminFranklin: One of his most famous quotes, referring to the Revolution, was "Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, [[DividedWeFall or most assuredly]] we shall all hang separately." A rather literal use of gallows humor indeed.
29th Jan '16 9:55:35 AM igordebraga
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* During UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup semifinal in 2014, hosts Brazil faced Germany [[DecapitatedArmy without two key players]]. At first incentive hashtags such as "#PrayForBrazil" were common, specially once the Germans scored first. Then the Germans quickly built [[CurbStompBattle a 5-0 lead over]] a clearly [[DeerInTheHeadlights lost]] and [[DidntThinkThisThrough unprepared]] adversary (final score: '''7-1'''), and soon the Brazilians were resorting to SelfDeprecation [[http://f5.folha.uol.com.br/humanos/2014/07/1483046-goleada-alema-sobre-o-brasil-vira-piada-nas-redes-sociais.shtml gallows comedy]] instead. The ShockingDefeatLegacy remains to the point of MemeticMutation - the phrases "Germany goal!" and "7-1 wasn't enough!" are still used in Brazil to joke about the country's disgraces, football related or not.
18th Jan '16 9:10:29 PM Jhonny
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** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Andreas Hofer|Your terrorists are our freedom fighters}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
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** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Andreas Hofer|Your terrorists are our freedom fighters}} [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Andreas Hofer]] who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
18th Jan '16 9:08:58 PM Jhonny
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I hope that works... Being accustomed to nearly every other wiki's way of syntax, this is hard to learn...
** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Your terrorists are our freedom fighters| Andreas Hofer}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
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** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Your {{Andreas Hofer|Your terrorists are our freedom fighters| Andreas Hofer}} fighters}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
18th Jan '16 9:07:37 PM Jhonny
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** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Your terrorists are our freedom fighters Andreas Hofer}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
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** Kind of a traveling legend, but {{Your terrorists are our freedom fighters fighters| Andreas Hofer}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
18th Jan '16 9:06:46 PM Jhonny
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* "Soon, we will be able to take a tram from one theater of the war to the other." Reportedly said to Hitler during the last days of WorldWarII.
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* "Soon, we will be able to take a tram from one theater of the war to the other." Reportedly said to Hitler during the last days of WorldWarII. (a variant goes "when will the war be over?" - "When the ''Volkssturm'' (last reserves) takes the ''S-Bahn'' (commute trains) to the front" - in April 1945 it did.

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* "Soon, we will be able to take a tram from one theater **Kind of the war to the other." Reportedly a traveling legend, but {{Your terrorists are our freedom fighters Andreas Hofer}} who fought against Napoleon's forces in Tyrol is said to Hitler during have said "mei schießt's ihr schlecht" (Austrian dialect for "you are truly bad shots") after the last days of WorldWarII.first volley missed him, before giving the order to fire himself on the subsequent volley.
10th Dec '15 11:59:35 AM FF32
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* Sketch comedy shows like ''TheKidsInTheHall'' and ''TheState'' will sometimes do a sketch in the recovery room of an attempted suicide. Expect no one to have read the attempter's (long and detailed) suicide note.
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* Sketch comedy shows like ''TheKidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' and ''TheState'' will sometimes do a sketch in the recovery room of an attempted suicide. Expect no one to have read the attempter's (long and detailed) suicide note.
3rd Dec '15 1:12:43 AM morane
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* Squaddie songs - songs written and sung by the soldiers very low on the military food chain - tend to be of very much GallowsHumor when they aren't BlackHumor. A very good example is the Airborne troops' song ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_on_the_Risers Blood on the Risers]]''.
3rd Dec '15 1:07:49 AM morane
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** In Finland, whose army is based on {{conscription}}, military slang and prison slang tend to overlap [[CaptainObvious a lot]].
2nd Dec '15 4:38:28 AM morane
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** How did you tell an Optimist German from a Pessimist German in late 1944? An Optimist German would study English while a Pessimist German would study Russian. ** ''Attention [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons soldiers!]] Here is a guide on how to tell which airplane is in question. If it is grey, it is British. If it is aluminium, it is American. If it is green, it is Russian. And if it is invisible, it is ours!''
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