English Admin – Learning English through a funny story. Reading a funny story is interesting. Surely it will make us laugh. Relating to funny story, students of high school are very familiar with the text with unpredictable ending.
This an unpredictable plot in the end of the story is called twist. The text which a twist end it, then we categorize as a spoof text. Many student give definition of a spoof text is simple a funny story. A spoof text is actually not a funny story. The funny sense which reader get is derived by the unpredictability of the plot in the end of the story. To make clear, let’s read the following short spoof text which I find in superlaugh.
The Boss and The Trainee
A Man joined a big Multi National Company as a trainee. On his first day he dialed the pantry and shouted into the phone, “Get me a coffee quickly!”
The voice from the other side responded, “You fool you’ve dialed the wrong extension! Do you know who you’re talking to, dumbo?”
No”, replied the trainee.
“It’s the Managing Director of the company, you fool!”
The man shouted back, “And do you know who YOU are talking to, you fool?”
“No”, replied the Managing Director. “Thats Good!”, replied the trainee and put down the phone!
Teks spoof diatas memang sangat pendek. Meski begitu cerita bahasa Inggris tersebut tetap mengandung sebuah twist. Itulah kenapa cerita diatas terdengan menjadi tak terduga diakhir cerita sehingga menjadi lucu.