【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー #8】「迷子のペンギン」<英語のオチ当てクイズ付き>

今回の【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー】はみんな大好き!動物ネタです。ストーリーは主人公のボケっぷりがオチ(Punch line)になっていて、落語のマイフェイバリット噺の一つ「動物園」の匂いを感じさせてくれるものです。またペンギン達の姿を想像するとマダガスカルのペンギンズの1シーンのようで笑えますよ。

英文は最後のオチだけ削除しています。オチ当てクイズであなたの笑いのセンスを試してみてください!

【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー #8】「迷子のペンギン」

タイトル:”Lost Penguins “

引用元:Inspire21.com

A man was driving along the motorway when he saw two penguins standing in the hard shoulder. They looked lost, so he picked them up and put them in the back seat of his car. He then goes to the petrol station to fill up and whilst he is there the attendant notices the penguins in the back seat.

  • motor way =  高速自動車道路(主に英国で用いられる)*expressway(主に米国で用いられる)
  • hard shoulder = hard shoulder
  • petrol = ガソリン(主に英国で用いられる)*gasoline(主に米国で用いられる)
  • fill up = 満タンにする
  • whilst = while(〜する間に)
  • attendant = 店員、係り者

He says to the man, “What are those two penguins doing in the back of your car?”

The man says, “I found them on the road and they looked lost, so I picked them up”

“You should take them to the zoo,” replied the attendant.

“What a good idea,” said the man, and then paid for his petrol and drove off.

  • drive off = 車で走り去る

The next day he went to the same petrol station and the same attendant serves him and notices the penguins are still in the car. He says to the man, “I thought I told you to take them to the zoo?”

The man replies, “「さあ、オチはなんでしょう?」”

  • serve = 接客する

英語のオチ当てクイズ

主人公はどのような一文でストーリーを締めくくっているのでしょうか?

10の英文のうち、9つはイケてないものです。(←笑えない締めくくり=ダミー選択肢を考えるのは簡単でした。笑えるオチを考えられる人が羨ましい。。。)

オチ(=正解)は1つだけです。あなたの笑いのセンスはいかに?

  1. I did but they did not like it. So they still stay with me.
  2. They like the aquarium better.
  3. I changed my mind. I just adapted them last week.
  4. The zoo was closed the other day. So we will visit there once again this afternoon.
  5. We have a farewell party for them today. Would you like to come?
  6. One of them caught a cold after swimming all day. I need to take him to the hospital.
  7. I decided I open a small zoo in my backyard.
  8. I did and they loved it. Today I’m going to take them to the movies.
  9. They like winter. So I will wait until then.
  10. The back seat of my car is alway wet now. Any good idea that I can keep it dry?

英語のオチ当てクイズ

答えは下のボタンをクリック!