Who is the best Norse God? Well, Odin is number 1!
Well, Odin is number 1!
There's a poem about this (unfortunately I don't know the author):
Спо́рят с ви́кингом равви́н,
Спо́р заве́домо беспло́ден:
— Бо́г — оди́н. И о́н не О́дин.
— О́дин — бо́г. И не оди́н...
A rabbi is debating with a viking
The dispute is fruitless from the beginning
'[The] god is [the only] one. And he is not Odin.'
'Odin is [a] god. And not [the only] one...'
One of my favourite jokes based on the meaning of the words is:
— А что это за я́года?
— Чёрная сморо́дина.
— А почему́ она́ кра́сная?
— Потому́ что зелёная.
'What kind of berries are these?'
'Black currants.' (1)
'But why are they red?' (2)
'Because they are green.' (3)
- 'Black' is part of the name and not an actual colour.
- 'Red' is an actual colour.
- 'Green' metaphorically means 'unripe'.
Black/red/green works in English too. I usually say that about blackberries.
Rudolf and Alina were two old Russians living in the coldest part of the Steppes. Just before the long cold winter, they donned their red pajamas, prepared their belongings, and waited for spring. One day Rudolf hesitantly spoke. "Alina, listen. I think it is raining! Surely that means spring is here." Alina listened and replied, "You old fool, that's snow. Winter is still here." Rudolf, certain that it was raining, threw open the door and, much to Alina's surprise, was the welcome sight of rain pouring down. "There you are." He said triumphantly. "I told you. Rudolf the Red knows rain, dear!"
Разве вы От холода не выли Вдвоем в землянке? И от усталости не падали? Не спали сытые на теплой падали? (В. Хлебников)
Не может быть Надежной спайки, Покуда есть Пайки и пайки (В. Орлов)
are you looking for mixed/bilingual puns like your example or you want Russian puns? there's a whole lot of jokes about Stierlitz (it's a movie characted - a Soviet spy in nazi Germany), and they are hilarious