爱思英语编者按:近日英国喜剧演员Clive Greenaway一分钟讲了26个笑话瞬间打破吉尼斯世界纪录!你听懂几个了?

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Comedian tells 26 jokes in a minute to win Guinness World Record
喜剧演员1分钟讲26个笑话打破吉尼斯世界记录

A comic has broken the world record for telling the most jokes in a minute - taking the humourous title off a German.
一名喜剧演员打破了一分钟讲笑话数最多这项世界纪录,从一个德国人手中夺过此头衔。

Clive Greenaway managed to say 26 one-liners in 60 seconds in front of a live audience to claim the record.
在现场观众的见证下,Clive Greenaway成功地用60秒讲了26个笑话。

Although the 57-year-old fell two jokes short of the 28 he had hoped for, it was still enough to outdo rival Markus Weise by five jokes.
现年57岁的Greenaway先生本来希望讲28个笑话,但也已经足以让他以5个笑话的优势赢过对手Markus Weise。

Mr Greenaway spent a year practising for the record and his act was so well-rehearsed that he was able to rattle off one joke every two seconds.
Greenaway先生为打破记录花了一年时间做练习,所以这场表演已经排练的炉火纯青,平均每2秒钟就可以抖出一个笑话。

One of the strict Guinness World Records' rules stated that the live audience of 250 people had to laugh to each joke, or the gag would not be counted.
吉尼斯世界纪录的规定非常严格,参赛者所讲的每一个笑话必须把现场250个观众逗笑,否者不算数。
 

Officials spent six months studying the video footage of Mr Greenaway's act to make sure there were sufficient laughs for every joke and the chuckles were genuine.
审核者花了6个月的时间研究Greenaway先生这场表演的录像,就是为了确保每一个笑话得到了足够的笑声以及笑声没有作假。

Mr Greenaway, from Poole, Dorset, has now been sent an official certificate declaring him the record holder.
来自多塞特郡普尔市的Greenaway先生现已经收到了一张官方证书,证明他是该记录的保持着。

Mr Weise had held the title for three years after his 21-joke act in 2012 beat the previous record of 19 held by Sean Styles.
之前的Weise先生在2012年以21个笑话打破Sean Styles19个的纪录,此后这个纪录一直保持了3年。

Mr Greenaway, a former driving instructor, is a professional Tommy Cooper impersonator and performs at theatres around the country.
Greenaway先生此前是一名驾校老师,如今的他则是Tommy Cooper旗下的专业演员,并在全国的剧院巡回演出。

He broke the record at the end of one of his shows at the Haverhill Arts Centre, in Suffolk, last June.
去年6月,在里尔市艺术中心的一场表演中,他打破了此项纪录。

"I am delighted with my record," said Mr Greenaway. "When I heard a German held the world record for telling the most jokes in one minute I couldn't believe it and knew it had to be broken.
Greenaway先生对此纪录欣喜万分,他表示:“当我知道一分钟讲笑话的纪录保持者居然是个德国人,我简直不敢相信。我知道我一定得破了这个纪录。”

"There was a lot of training that went into it. After I wrote down 30 jokes it took me months to practice them and get them word perfect and build up my delivery speed.
“为此我做了很多训练。我写好了30个笑话,花了好几个月来练习,让每个词都完美,速度提升。”

"I didn't speed up towards the end, I started flat out and kept that pace up. I probably left a gap of a 400th-of-a-second for the audience to react before I started the next joke.
“我没有逐渐加速,一开始就全速开火,然后一直保持这个速度。我留了大概400分之一秒的时间让观众做反应,然后开始讲下一个笑话。”

"I really enjoyed it although it was a bit of a blur. They didn't have to be original jokes so I chose some classic English, old school jokes the likes of Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson used to tell. I also did some of my own.
“虽然快得有点儿模糊,但我真的很享受。这些笑话也不一定得是原创的,我选了一些经典的老套的笑话,像是Tommy Cooper和Les Dawson常讲的那些。当然也有我自己的原创。”

Some of Mr Greenaway's jokes
Clive Greenaway的笑话精选

• 'My wife and I were happy - then we met'
我和我老婆都过得很开心,直到我们遇见了。

• 'My wife dresses to kill - and cooks the same way'
我老婆衣着亮眼,厨艺杀人。
Dress to kill是一个习惯用语,意思是穿着时尚、亮眼。 

• 'My wife and I haven't spoken in years - I don't like to interrupt'
我和我妻子很多年都没说过话了,我不想打断这种默契。

• 'Pollen count - that's a tough job'
 数花粉真不是个容易的活。

• 'I ate a ploughman's lunch - he was not happy'
我吃了农夫的午餐,他生气了。
Ploughman’s lunch一语双关,除了字面意思“农夫的午餐”外,还指由奶酪、腌菜和面包组成的一种英式冷餐。
 

• 'Went to the paper shop - but it had blown away'
要去纸店,结果它被风吹跑了。