Spoof di sini seperti salah satu jenis teks narrative text gitu, tapi memiliki satu tujuan yaitu menciptakan tawa dengan suatu punchline di akhir teks. Jadi Spoof bukan sekedar humor biasa.
The social function is to tell an event with humorous twist
Spoof has 3 generic structures, there are :
- Orientation :Introduces characters, setting, place, and time
- Event : Tells what happened
- Twist : Provide the punchline of the text refers the event ==> punchline di sini maksudnya adalah suatu kalimat yang menjadi letak kelucuan dari spoof text ini atau disebut 'Point of Joke'
Nah ini dia salah satu contohnya, cerita yang pernah gw denger di radio dan gw coba bikin versi inggrisnya.
Budi and a Smoking Man
One day, in a crowded bus station there is a man who smokes. As a person who cares of environment, Budi doesn’t like people who smoking and wants to warn that man. But Budi doesn’t want that man angry because his statement, so Budi warn him softly. Budi came to the man and said, “sir, how long you’ve been smoking?”. He answered, “I’ve been smoking for 20 years”.“Tell me how much the price for a smoke” the man replied, “it’s about Rp. 2000, why are you asking?” then Budi replied again, “sir, don’t you ever think. If everyday you spent only a smoke, you may get Rp. 14.000 for a week if you save the money. If a month you may get Rp. 420.000 and for a year you may get Rp. 5.040.000. Now imagine if you save the money for 20 years as long you were smoking. You may get more than a hundred million rupiah and you can buy a car, house or anything with that money”.Calmly the man said, “now, I’m asking you. How old are you?” Budi answered, “i’m 25 years old”. Then the man asked again, “Are you smoking?” Budi replied, “of course, no!”. Then the man asked Budi, “so, do you have a car?”. Budi answered “no, i don’t have”.
Sekarang coba kita identifikasi berdasarkan generic structure-nya...
- One day, in a crowded bus station there is a man who smokes.
- As a person who cares of environment, Budi doesn’t like people who smoking and wants to warn that man.
so... the characters are Budi and Smoking Man. And Setting in a Bus station
- There is a smoking man in bus station
- Budi came to warn him
- Punchline :
Then the man asked Budi, “do you have a car?”. Budi answered “no, i don’t have”.
- Explanation :
In fact, Budi is not a smoker but he doesn’t have any car instead. (kenyataannya, Budi bukan perokok tapi malahan dia nggak punya mobil)
Okay, that's it. You know, english has not always been difficult, sometimes it's fun. Like spoof.