October 4th, 2009

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Finnish economist joke

While looking up images of Banksy rats holding cameras (it's a long story) I came across the following joke in Finnish, sans translation:

K: Miten ekonomi ja ekonomisti eroavat toisistaan?
V: Samalla tavoin kuin alkoholi ja alkoholisti!

Now, my spoken Finnish is rusty and my written Finnish much worse, so I was quite proud of myself when I was able to translate it:

Q: What is the relationship between the economy and an economist?
A: The same as that between alcohol and an alcoholic!
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