Hi Funsters, if you feel the need to share a joke with us please do, however here are a couple of provisos.. If there is already a Joke thread on the front page, post your joke in that thread DO NOT MAKE A NEW THREAD just for your joke. Otherwise its easy for the front page to quickly fill with jokes. This will push motorhome threads or intros off the front page which is bad. If you think your joke might offend then please put it in the belly locker rather than the U Shaped lounge. Items in the Belly don't appear on the site front page, but they do appear on the Forum Front Page. If you think your joke will really offend, then don't post it anywhere. Meanwhile, so not to disappoint the Funsters who opened this thread because of the title. Tragedy Gordon Brown was visiting a primary school. In one class they were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked Mr. Brown if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'. So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a tragedy. A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy'. No, said Gordon - that would be an accident'. A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy'. I'm afraid not, explained Gordon, that's what we would call great loss. The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Gordon searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'. Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand. In a quiet voice he said 'If a plane carrying you and Mr. Darling was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and was blown to smithereens, then that would be a tragedy'. 'Fantastic!' exclaimed Gordon. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'. 'Well,' says little Johnny 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident either'