Irony and sarcasm; two related concepts to which most Germans are oblivious, simply due to certain genes responsible for creating proteins that suppress the understanding of irony, sarcasm and, yes, in some extreme cases, humor. This was a trait developed over a period of a thousand years (1933-1945) to form a German master race1.
It appears that the strong German heritage in the US-American gene pool takes its toll now. US-Americans, unlike the despicable German people, may have a word for “fluffy” (the word is: fluffy), but irony seems to be a foreign concept still.
While in Germany the extended gene pool2 has led to some more or less pure-bred Germans “getting it3” now, the opposite seems to be the case in the US. It’s puzzling because immigration exists in both countries. This puzzling observation should prompt geneticists the world over to investigate the subject matter further and see how a gene can be recessive (in the German population) and dominant (in the US population) at the same time.
I’ll keep you posted on the matter as more information emerges.
And yes, I know that the The Borowitz Report is fake news 😉