Friday Funnies - Ole and Sven's good idea

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Friday Funnies - Ole and Sven's good idea


Calling all my Minnesotan Friends!  It's been awhile since I've heard an Ole and Sven story so I just had to pass this one on today for a little Minnesotan humor. These jokes have been around for as long as I can remember growing up in Minnesota.  I live in Arizona now but there's still a Minnesotan inside of me!


Enjoy!  I dare you not to laugh! Thanks to my brother for making me crack up today!



Ole and Sven are walking down a street in LaCrosse, WI. when they see a sign on a store that reads ..

Suits $5.00 each, shirts $2.00 each, and trousers $2.50 per pair

Ole says to his pal, "Looky here! We could buy a whole gob of dese, take 'em back ta Dulute, sell 'em to our friends, n make a fortune. Now when we go in der, you be quiet, okay? Just let me do da talkin cuz if dey hear yur accent, dey might tink we're ignrant n try to cheat us. No way, dey'll know we're from Minnesota ."

They go in and Ole says with his best "Wisconsin" accent, "I'll take 50 of those suits at $5.00 each, 100 of those shirts at $2.00 each, and 50 pairs of trousers at $2.50 each. I'll back up my pickup and ...."

The owner of the shop interrupts, "You're from Minnesota , ain't you?"

"Vell...yeah," says a surprised Ole, How'd ya know dat!?"

"Because this is a dry-cleaners......

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Comments (10)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna- oh gosh thank you for giving me a Friday afternoon laugh.    I'd never heard this one.   Have a  beautiful weekend. 

Oct 19, 2012 07:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy I haven't heard one of these in years.  My brother who lives in MN part time sent it to me. Cracked me up.    Just plain silly!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Oct 19, 2012 07:32 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

you're right.  I laughed out loud and well... I needed it.  It was a LONG day.

Oct 19, 2012 07:51 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

That's actually pretty funny.  Those names sound familiar but I'm not sure why, but still makes for a good joke.  Have a good weekend Anna.

Oct 19, 2012 07:54 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Cute Anna.  Hope you have a good real estate weekend ahead.

Oct 19, 2012 08:51 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I really saw that one coming, but it is still a cute joke.  Thanks for the Friday giggle.

Oct 19, 2012 08:55 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Banana~ Poor Ole and Sven!  They almost hit the jackpot!  Thank you for the chuckle.  Have a relaxing weekend.

Oct 19, 2012 09:06 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Tammie - glad it made you laugh! We all need more fun every day!

Bryan I think they were pretty popular a long time ago - maybe that's why you kind of remember it.  So stupid but funny.

Cindy - just simple fun - real simple LOL

Kathy - my pleasure!  I needed it too!

Donna - I know I know...they get a bad rap!  Minnesotans know these silly jokes.  I wonder how they got started?  Hmmmmmm

Oct 19, 2012 09:10 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Now that was funny Anna.   Have a great weekend.

Oct 19, 2012 09:47 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
LOL!! That is good! I didn't see the punch line coming.
Oct 19, 2012 11:18 AM