per amica silentia lunae

or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

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So, there's this joke that seems to exist in a number of different forms. The core is:

Three [explorers/missionaries] are captured by a tribe of cannibals. The cannibal chief tells them, "Each of you get one choice- death or [native word]." The first [explorer/missionary] says "Oh, in that case I choose [native word]" The tribesmen all excitedly yell "[native word]! [native word]!" and proceed to bugger him senseless. He crawls back the other two and collapses, weeping.

The second [explorer/missionary] goes pale, and dithers for awhile, but says "He's alive... and I want to live... I choose [native word]." Once again, the tribesmen all chant "[native word]! [native word]!" and sodomize him even more cruelly. When he's brought back to the third [explorer/missionary], he's gone totally catatonic.

The third [explorer/missionary] firms his resolve, lifts his chin, and says loudly and clearly, "I choose death!"

The tribe goes silent, and the chief says, "You are a brave man. Very good. Death by [native word]!"


Now, I've heard a number of different words used in the place of [native word]. What was used the first time you heard this joke?

What's the magic word?

chi-chi
1(6.7%)
kutanga
6(40.0%)
boola-boola
1(6.7%)
something else (please answer below)
5(33.3%)
I never heard this joke before
2(13.3%)

If you answered "something else" above, what was the word?

If you *didn't* answer "never" above, when and how did you first hear this joke?


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And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats...

I heard "katanga" first, and later "chi-chi". And of course, from Futurama, "snoo-snoo".

I have heard the joke before but I don't remember the native word.

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