Follow my YouTube channel for some funny videos to do with funny aspects of English.
For example, check out my popular compilation of the "10 Funniest Funniest Misunderstandings" from the TV series Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em:
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a classic British TV comedy series starring the talented Michael Crawford as the hopeless but lovable Frank Spencer. Like all good comedies, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em relies on interesting characters in interesting situations to convey the series' humour. For a lot of the time, the humour comes from funny misunderstandings about language — which is exactly what The Funny Dictionary is all also about.
As well as having a bit of a chuckle, English language learners might learn a thing or two from Frank's mishaps: in order to understand the joke, you need a fairly good grasp of English. Thus, this video provides a fun incentive for improving your English.
There's little doubt a lot of the success of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em derives from Crawford's characterisation of Frank, especially Crawford's impeccable comedic timing. For example, when Frank asks the matron, "You mean he's unconscious?!", Crawford provides just the right amount of pause. It gets me every time. So, please enjoy my 10 personal favourite moments from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. (This video is reproduced under fair use exemptions to copyright laws.)