Timbuktu Joke

There is nothing off topic in the English Garage!
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 134
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:52 pm

Timbuktu Joke

Postby nikita » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:30 am


This is one of the best jokes I have ever read! Have fun!

Timbuktu Joke

The finals of the National Poetry Contest last year came down to two finalists. One was a University of Alabama Law School graduate from an upper crust family; well-bred, well-connected, and all that goes with it. The other finalist was a redneck from Auburn University in Alabama.

The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word "Timbuktu."

The Duke graduate went first. About thirty seconds after the clock started, he jumped up and recited the following poem:

"Slowly across the desert sand
Trekked the dusty caravan.
Men on camels, two by two

The audience went wild! How they wondered could the redneck top that?

The clock started again and the redneck sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he jumped up and recited:

"Tim and me, a-huntin' went.
Met three girls in a pop-up tent.
They was three, we was two,
So I bucked one and Timbuktu."

And here is a slightly different versions on the verses. Just in case you’re interested.

"I was a father all my life,
I had no children, had no wife,
I read the bible through and through
on my way to Timbuktu..."

"When Tim and I to Brisbane went,
we met three ladies cheap to rent.
They were three and we were two,
so I booked one an Tim booked two..."

I think I just must this one by heart! Perhaps, you should as well. :)

Have a nice day!


Return to “English Garage”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest