It's not so much about what it means, but how the sentence sounds in German. If it's not funny, I won't bring it in. But not too bad for someone in their first German class, no?
Can you tell me a good German joke that I can bring to class?
Your first german class! Thats is very good. I didn't understand anything in my first french class. I only know english well because i was at a US school for 2 years, but that was a long time ago. Unfortulately i can't think of a german joke right now, wait until tomorrow until germany wakes up again.
Try that one: An american army officer comes to a german post office with a package to weigh and send. so he wants to ask the Fräulein at the counter if she's got a scale (correct: Waage) to weigh it (correct: wiegen): "Hello Fräulein, haben sie eine Wiege (cradle), ich möchte etwas wagen (dare) bei Ihnen!"
So instead of asking for something to be weighed on her scales, he asks her if she's got a cradle, because he wants to "dare it" with her!
Got that from my old school english teacher years ago.