Spanish Joke Meaning?
Un policía detiene a un transeúnte y le dice:
- A ver, usted, deme el nombre. - ¡Sí, hombre! ¡Y entonces cómo me llamo?
My best effort at a translation is:
A policeman detains a passer-by and says to him
Let's see, you, give me your name
Yeah, man. And then what's my name?
I don't know why in line 2 "deme el nombre"is not "deme su nombre" ? The punch line seems to convey that the man does not know his own name since he is saying I would give it to you if I knew what it was?
Is this the joke? - George
Jaja, I get it! It took me a minute to get that. OK-
The officer said "Give me your name."... The guy says,"Ok, but what will I be called then?" because the officer "took" his name. He would be nameless.