Quote: Rood Eye @ 10th December 2019, 11:14 AM
3. Christmas dinner is a lot like Brexit. Half the family were told they needed to make room for Turkey, so opted to leave Brussels.
This joke makes absolutely no sense to me.
I've never heard of a Christmas dinner at which half the family were told they needed to make room for turkey.
Indeed, I've never been at a dinner or any other meal at which anybody was told they needed to make room for any type of food. I mean, the only way anybody can make room in their stomach is either to vomit or to refrain from eating until the existing contents of their stomach have passed through the system.
Refraining from eating the Brussels sprouts might "leave" room for other foods but it most certainly would not "make" room.
However, no matter whether we say leave room or make room, at most Christmas dinners, turkey is one of the first things eaten - and most Christmas dinners are eaten on a more or less empty stomach. Leave room for Christmas pudding or trifle? Yes! But turkey? No!
Furthermore, no matter whether we say leave or make room, why on earth should only half the family be told they need to do that?
The Christmas dinner angle, therefore, makes no sense.
Similarly, I am not aware that EU delegates or countries were ever told they needed to "make room" for Turkey to join the EU. Again, I can imagine no scenario in which only half the EU members should be told that.
And I'm certainly not aware that half of the EU member countries decided to leave the EU or that half of the EU delegates walked out of a meeting in Brussels as a result of Turkey being allowed to join. Or, if the half-family at Christmas dinner opting not to eat the sprouts are being likened to the roughly 50% of UK referendum voters who opted to leave the EU, it cannot possibly be said that those voters wanted the UK to leave the EU in order that Turkey would be able to fit more comfortably into the EU.
The Brexit angle, therefore, makes no sense.
Am I missing something or does this joke really make absolutely no sense whatever?