Chortling, a gleeful and breathy way of laughing or chuckling, has become the latest craze among Wuxi Expats. Whether they are telling a joke, praising their King Gorzo the Mighty, talking about Ontario, Canada Expats, or reflecting on the mishaps of China Expats who don’t live in Wuxi, Wuxi Expatdomites have made a point of it to laugh and slap their knees to show their mirth and joy at life in the Wuxi China Expatdom.
Anywhere one goes in the WCE these days, one can see Expats trying to top each other in the elaborateness of their chortling. Some Wuxi Expats have taken to laughing while on their backs or trying to perform a Prisyadka Dance in order to enhance their chortling. One Wuxi Expat has worn a dress shirt so tight that he hopes by chortling, he can pop off its buttons. High society Wuxi Expats who own Shetland Ponies have deliberately fallen off them in order to have a reason to chuckle. Patrons of Wuxi Expat Pubs have deliberately fallen into nearby canals for a laugh. Wuxi Expats from Ontario, Canada have gleefully peed-peed and poo-poohed in their pants.
Some have benefited financially from the craze. A book on how to chortle has become an instant best-seller in the Wuxi China Expatdom. As well, posters of Duston Short wearing a tie and split-ass pants have sold out. "The fat, short and lazy English Teacher, from Ontario, Canada, trying to look professional is the most ridiculous of sights and looking at it is a great way to raise the level of one’s chortling!" said Ed McMahon, a side kick on a late night Wuxi China Expatdom television show. Hardy’s Har Har Comedy Club has had to call in the fire hoses commanded by Marcus Linius Crassus to cool the ardor of the chortling now done by its patrons. "With business so good these days because of the chortling craze, we can afford to call in the fire brigade!" said the comedy club’s owner Willy Aardvark Crazy Kook Yakushev Hardy.
His Majesty, the King of the Wuxi China Expatdom, Gorzo the Mighty has joined in on the craze. When asked what he thought of the intellectual abilities of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, His Majesty laughed and slapped his knees for an hour before finally exclaiming that that was the funniest question he had ever been asked.
Even the most stolid of Wuxi Expats: the Germans, and Chief Inspector Harry Callahan of the Wuxi China Expatdom Police Squad have chortled. "German Precision Chortling! I tell ya! He he he he woo he woo he haa wo he he ha ha woah he ha ha ha ha hah hah he he he woo hoe hoe hoe he he ha ha ha HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Boy! He he he ha ha ha! Does it make my! Ha ha he he ho ho woe hoe woe hoe he he ha he hah hee haw hee hae! Day! said C.I. Callahan in an interview with Pierce Double Happiness.
Wuxi Expats from England, who pride themselves on having witty and sophisticated humor, are chortling as well. Some have bought ten gallon hats because they believe chortling is something done extensively in the state of Texas. An English Expat was overheard, at Gambay’s Pub, saying the following: " I say Teddy Boy! Ha ha ha he he he hoe hoe hoe woe woe woe yozza! I say! He he he hoe hoe hoe ah ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha! Teddy! Have you! He he he ha ha ah ha ah ah ha ha ha ah ha ha! Seen Neddy! He has my! hoe hoe hoe hoe hoe hoe! Cricket Bats! Ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ah ha ha! Oops! I fell down! Ha ha ha!"