Spoof text adalah suatu tulisan
yang sepertinya membicarakan hal yang penting tetapi pada kenyataannya adalah
sebuah lelucon. Karakteristik spoof text adalah tidak dapat diprediksi
jalan ceritanya dan memiliki akhir cerita bersifat humoris.
Spoof text boleh dikata
mirip dengan recount text karena sama-sama menceritakan pengalaman masa
lalu secara kronologis. Akan tetapi, tujuan dari spoof text semata-mata
untuk menghibur pembaca dengan cerita lucu sedangkan recount text hanya
bermaksud menceritakan kembali pengalaman unik di masa lalu.
Struktur umum dari spoof text adalah terdiri dari orientation, events, dan twist. Bagian
pertama cerita adalah latar belakang cerita. Kemudian, kronologi cerita
dikisahkan. Lalu, ditutup dengan ending yang tidak dapat diprediksi dan
Di bawah ini, ada lima contoh spoof
texts yang merupakan tipikal humor ala Skotlandia. Seberapa lucu
kisah-kisah berikut ditentukan juga dengan seberapa paham pembaca terhadap
latar belakang, terutama budaya, asal kisah tersebut.
Diskusikan contoh berikut dengan
After his barn burned down, a Buchan farmer put in an
insurance claim. The agent who came round to inspect the damage and settle the
claim tried to sell him some more insurance.
“Are you covered against cattle theft? And what about
“Floods, eh?” said the farmer. “That’s interesting.
How do you set about starting a flood?”
When Sanders MacGillivary came back from his first
trip to London, everyone in the village was keen to find out how he had got on.
“Did you like it?”
“Oh, it was no’ bad.”
“As good as that, was it?”
“Well, there was just the one thing wrong. The people
in my hotel just would not go to their bed. They were outside my room in the
corridor shouting and banging till three o’clock in the morning.”
“What did you do, Sanders?”
“Och, I just kept on playing my bagpipes.”
schoolboy was trying on his first long trousers.
too tight,” he said to his mother, “Tighter than my skin.”
can they be tighter than your skin?”
can sit down in my skin.”
Watson had a patient who was both self-important and boring. One day, whilst a
minor complain was being dealt with, the patient said, “I’ve been invited to
speak to the Rotary Club next week. The question is, what should I tell them?”
them you’ve got flu,” said Dr Watson.
and Tillie had been married for some time and had spent a lot of it arguing and
losing their tempers, with Tillie retiring upstairs and Thomas retiring to the
pub. One day, prompted by a friend, Thomas went to see a marriage guidance
need to see you together,” said the counsellor, “but I will tell you one thing.
A woman likes to feel loved and appreciated. Why not try telling her you love
her? You’ll find you feel better too.”
looked rather doubtful as he left. However, during the day he resolved to try
out the advice. He cam straight home from work.
your day been, Tillie?” he asked benevolently.
ask,” she said. “There’s been a power cut, the children have broken my best
bowl, the cat’s been sick on the bed….”
put his arm round her.
mind, Tillie, your Thomas loves you,” he said.
pushed him away with a violent shove.
to cap it all, you come home drunk!” she shouted.
membaca 5 contoh spoof text di atas, apa tanggapan kamu? Apakah kamu
mengerti letak kelucuan humor ala Skotlandia tersebut? Jika ya, ceritakan di
mana lucunya. Jika tidak, mengapa? Sampaikan pendapat kamu di kolom komentar,
(2009). Scottish Jokes. Waverley Books.