Siamese twins walk into a pub in Vancouver, Canada and park themselves on a bar stool.

One of them says to the barkeeper, ‘Don’t mind us, we’re joined at the hip. I’m John, he’s Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers, draft please.’

The barkeeper, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. ‘Been on holiday yet, lads?’ ‘Off to England next month,’ says John. ‘We go to England every year and hire a car and drive for miles and miles, don’t we, Jim?’

Jim agrees!

‘Ah, England !’ says the barkeeper. ‘Wonderful country… the history, the beer, the culture…’

‘Nah, we don’t like all that British crap,’ says John. ”Hamburgers & Molsons beer, that’s us, eh Jim? And we can’t stand the English – they’re so arrogant and rude.’

‘So why keep going to England ?’ asks the barkeeper.

‘It’s the only chance Jim gets to drive.’

Vocabulary Help

  • awkward – sem graça
  • barkeeper – atendente do bar
  • bar stool – banco de bar
  • beer – cerveja
  • can’t stand – não aguento
  • country – país
  • crap – porcaria, m…
  • Don´t mind us – não se incomode conosco
  • drive (drive, drove, driven) – dirigir
  • hip – quadril
  • hire – alugar
  • holiday – férias
  • join – juntar
  • keep going to England – continuar indo à Inglaterra
  • lads – rapazes
  • make – fazer, entabular
  • only chance – única chance
  • polite conversation – conversa educada
  • pour – servir
  • say – dizer
  • slightly – ligeiramente, um pouco
  • try – tentar
  • twin – gêmeo
  • wonderful – maravilhoso