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to ask if anyone can explain this joke please?

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5Foot5 Fri 25-Dec-15 20:54:52

Q. What sort of cough medicine does Dracula take?
A. Con medicine

Just that. It was in one of the crackers at dinner today. One expects the novelties to be a bit rubbish but it is nice to have a titter over the jokes. However we can none of us understand why this is meant to be funny. Does this mean anything to anyone? confused

Ughnotagain Fri 25-Dec-15 20:55:56

Nope confused bad translation into English maybe?

Count medicine would make sense but it still wouldn't be funny!

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 25-Dec-15 20:56:25

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DobbinsVeil Fri 25-Dec-15 20:56:26

Think it's supposed to say coffin medicine

Crispbutty Fri 25-Dec-15 20:57:03

Coffin medicine?

Crispbutty Fri 25-Dec-15 20:57:25

Snap dobbins smile

VaticanAssassin Fri 25-Dec-15 20:58:47

Con medicine? As in, on is the opposite of off?
Coff medicine, Con medicine?

No bloody idea confused

DamedifYouDo Fri 25-Dec-15 21:03:28

It's a typo - should be coffin!

5Foot5 Fri 25-Dec-15 21:25:35

Hmm! Think you must be right about coffin medicine. Not very good is it?

LindyHemming Fri 25-Dec-15 21:31:14

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WhitePhantom Fri 25-Dec-15 21:39:01

Or why did Dracula need to take medicine?
Because he was always coffin.

The joke as it appeared didn't make any sense!

Stargirl90 Fri 25-Dec-15 21:43:48

I was just doing a Google search to find this answer! We too didn't understand the funny side of con medicine. I even read the Dracula wiki page hoping to find a reference. Coffin, should have known! Thanks!

Claudiagibbins Mon 19-Dec-16 12:31:36

Maybe it's a reference to Klor Con, a medicine that needs to be sucked rather than swallowed. Sort of makes sense. Although it's used to treat low potassium rather than sore throats. Maybe it's a surrealist joke.

YelloDraw Mon 19-Dec-16 13:06:50

It's usually coffin medicine, isn't it? Must be a typo.

This

parumpapumpuuum Mon 19-Dec-16 14:58:47

A year later....grin

ElleMcElle Sun 25-Dec-16 15:18:30

And a year on...!

FudgeBiscuits Sun 25-Dec-16 15:24:52

Coffin

It's supposed to say coffin

We had same joke

Aridane Sun 25-Dec-16 15:36:52

Ha ha - a year old

FruJustFru Sun 25-Dec-16 15:37:59

Why revive a Zombie thread about something so obscure fconfused

Anonymous1112 Sun 25-Dec-16 15:40:48

Because someone else has probably had the same cracker joke.

Anonymous1112 Sun 25-Dec-16 15:41:15

And googled it and here we are.

unicornpoopoop Sun 25-Dec-16 15:47:46

I got this one and didn't have a clue what it meant

Crispbutty Sun 25-Dec-16 16:01:09

Lol!! I was about to say I must have had too many Buck's Fizz as I didn't remember posting my reply today ...

LindyHemming Sun 25-Dec-16 16:03:51

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Emmarist1982 Mon 26-Dec-16 22:21:53

I think we need to invest in better crackers!

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