Avarizia: a joke about greed, apples, and Italians

I always liked the “Make ’em Laugh” audio assignment which charges you with telling a joke in a language other than your native tongue. But rather than telling a joke in another language, I actually recorded Antonella telling a joke in her native Italian while at the same time contextualizing the joke for her audience. The most interesting thing about oral culture, and jokes in particular, is just how contextual, dialectic, and specific to a time and place they always are. So enjoy this joke about greed at the expense of the inhabitants of Val di Non,  a Valley just north of Antonella’s home town Trento, Italy.

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