Posted by ESC on December 20, 2000
In Reply to: Christmas phrase-type joke posted by Q on December 20, 2000
: : : King Wenceslas rings for a pizza.
: : : Pizza Hut: Your usual order King?
: : : Wenceslas: Yes please - deep-pan, crisp and even
: : : Has this one spread to other countries? I've not heard it in the UK before this Christmas. How has Internet affected the spread of jokes round the world? There's a PhD in that for someone (I suppose its already been done).
: : : Gary
: : That's a new one here in Kentucky. But I plan to use it tomorrow (pizza night at our house).
: I don't get it? Who's King Wenceslas?
: You'll have to explain this one.
It's a Christmas carol:
Good King Wenceslas
Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
DEEP AND CRISP AND EVEN.
Brightly shown the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gathering winter fuel.