Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sven and Ole

Way up here in Minnesooota we have Sven and Ole jokes and Ole and Lena jokes. We like to laugh at ourselves and our predominantly Scandinavian heritage. There's not much else to do in January... No sir-ee Bob!
I thought I'd share a Sven and Ole joke

Sven and Ole are walking down a street in Madison, Wisconsin, when and they see a sign on a store that reads, "Suits $5.00 each, shirts $2.00 each, trousers $2.50 per pair." Sven says to his pal, "Looky here! We could buy a whole gob of dese, take 'em back to Duluth, sell 'em to our friends, and make a fortune. Now when we go in there, you be quiet, okay? Just let me do the talkin' 'cause if they hear your accent, they might think we're ignorant, and try to cheat us. Now, I'll try not to sound like we're from Minnesota. They go in and Sven says with his best Wisconsin accent,"I'll take 50 of them suits at $5.00 each, 100 of them there shirts at $2.00 each, and 50 pairs of them there trousers at $2.50 each. I'll back up my pickup and ....." The owner of the shop interrupts, "You're from Minnesota, ain't you?" "Well...yeah," says a surprised Sven. "How'd you know dat!" "Because this is a dry-cleaners."

If you liked that one I've got more- Ya-sure, you betcha!

26 comments:

dAwN said...

LOL...very cute...

Kallen305 said...

HA!! I like that one. :o)

Mary said...

Linne,

I've heard a lot about Sven and Ole over the years but I didn't realize you were related up dare in Minnesota :o)

May

barefoot gardener said...

*giggle*

I love those Ole jokes! Of course, all of them that I remember aren't exactly G rated...

Patrick Belardo said...

I never knew about these Sven and Ole jokes. I liked it!

Deb said...

Ha ha, dat vus funny dontcha know!

Shellmo said...

Very cute - made me laugh!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good one:)

NCmountainwoman said...

Wisconsin borrows the same jokes. Not surprising, since lots of folks don't know they are two different states.

Lynne said...

dAwN- thanks!

Kallen305- There's more where that one came from.

May- Oh, ya. Everybody's got some Scandehoovian in 'em up here!

Barefoot- The rauchy ones are the best!

Patrick- thanks. Ya hafta read 'em vit yur best Scandehoovian accent.

Deb- Dat vus funny fer sure!

Shelly- Thanks!

Ruth- I should try to find a Sven and Ole bird joke.

Carolyn- I saw a comedy segment on Jay Leno once where they asked people on the street to find Minnesota and Wisconsin on the map. One knucklehead they asked said it was on a map of Canada!

KGMom said...

Good one, Lynne.
Several years ago, we attended a wedding in Minnesota--we stayed in Fargo, then went across the river to MN. While in Fargo, we stopped in a gift shop and remarked about the movie, and the accents--man, did we get dirty looks. Nobody liked hearing us (easterners) say "You betcha."

Mike and Lizette's Travels and Thoughts said...

Thanks Lynne, it's been a long time since I've heard a good Sven & Ole joke, love it. It's Lizette's first, I guess I will have to get a good Sven & Ole joke book.

Mel said...

Lol

Linda in Erie said...

My parents must have kept my ears covered during the Sven and Ole jokes. Good one!

Leedra said...

Very good! LOL as I am sure everybody else did too.

Jayne said...

Tee hee hee!!! Too cute!

Ruth said...

I have never heard of Sven and Ole. They sound like very good natured chaps, lol!

dguzman said...

Boy, your rendering of the accent is great, Lynne! I watched Fargo the other night--plenty of ya-youbetchas.

Eve said...

That's so funny Lynne...now I have to tell you my step mom is from Minnesota and she has a Norwegian background. And when we got our Norwegian Elkhound she said you have to name him Ole...that's the name they use for Norwegian jokes. So that is how Ole Viggo got his name! He is a funny funny dog!

NatureWoman said...

OMG Lynne this is too funny! Thanks for the laughs!

troutbirder said...

I love it. Keep them coming!!!

Tina said...

Lynne,
Made me laugh..another one, please!

Mary C said...

Oh, that was good, Lynne! Our pastor enjoys telling Sven and Ole and Lena jokes, too. He's of Norwegian background and grew up around Bemidji, and went to college there. I guess you can say "you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy!" ;o)

RuthieJ said...

Better save some of dem jokes for WV then. Dose folks might like hearing dat real Minnesoda accent. ;-)

Red said...

hee hee! As my Mom said, our Pastor tells those Minnesooota jokes (he's Norwegian) and I'm emailing this to him :) I haven't heard him tell this one yet.

Kathiesbirds said...

I'm laughing!