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A laughing matter: Looking beyond the stereotype of the serious German
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A laughing matter: Looking beyond the stereotype of the serious German

Germans have long been stereotyped for being humourless, and even have a word, Treppenwitz, that implies getting to a joke too late. Is it true that Germans miss the punchline?