Note: This joke about Merlin the Wizard is best when you read it to yourself, with the “Chap” having an upper-class English accent and “Merlin” having a gruff old voice.
An upper class English chap walks up to another chap, who is wearing a pointed hat and says to him:
Chap – You’re Merlin aren’t you?
Merlin – Why yes, it’s nice to be recognised!
Chap – You are a bit of a Wizard I hear?
Merlin – Well Yes, I’ve been told I’m skilled.
Chap – You do tricks and things, don’t ya, you know, magical stuff?
Merlin – Magical stuff, yes that’s correct.
Chap – Turning kings into frogs, and that sort of thing, is that right?
Merlin – Well yes , I suppose I could turn a king into a frog!
Chap – Ever mucked up, you know, made a mistake?
Merlin – Well yes, hasn’t everyone?
Chap – Can you reverse a curse?
Merlin – Yes I can. Provided I have knowledge of the person who applied the curse, and the actual words of enchantment, I could do it. Why do you ask?
Chap – I’m cursed!
Merlin – Really? And how long have you been bewitched?
Chap – Years.
Merlin – Do you know the words spoken over you to lay this curse?
Chap – Oh yeah, I can’t forget them!
Merlin – What were they?
Chap – something like … Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife…
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