Spanish are Europe’s funniest nationality

AS businesses continue to struggle and jobless rates refuse to budge, the Spanish are refusing to get gloomy. People from the land of Sangria and flamenco have been named Europe’s ‘Funniest Nationality’, in a Badoo’s Global Survey of 30,000 people.

Globally, the Spanish were the second funniest after the Americans. Spain might have flopped at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest but the poll is just its latest international success. “First the World Cup, then the Champions League, now this”, says Lloyd Price, Badoo’s Director of Marketing.

The Spanish get more giggles than the French, and it seems the world does not quite ‘get’ the British dry sense of humour.

Part of the appeal of our humour may be due to the fact the Spanish are less restrained by what the British call “political correctness” and less worried than northern Europeans about joking about sexual topics. Known for their love of beer and car engineering, the Germans failed to perform in the laughter charts, achieving the dubious honour of being named Europe’s least funny nation.

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