I need a punchline for this setup.

An Englishman, a Welshman, a Scottsman and a South African Walk into a bar…

Where can I request punchlines to this?

This is a popular joke format in Britain. For example,

A Scotsman, an Irishman, and an Englishman are each sentenced to a year in solitary confinement; before being locked away, each is to be granted a year's supply of whatever he wants to help him get through the long, long spell alone.

  • The Scotsman asks for a year's supply of whisky; it's given to him and he's locked away.
  • The Irishman asks for a year's supply of Guinness so he's locked up with several thousand bottles of it.
  • The Englishman asks for a year's supply of cigarettes and he's given a pile of cartons and the cell door is shut on him.

One year later, the doors are all unlocked.

  • The Scotsman staggers out and shouts, 'I'm free!' and then keels over dead from alcohol poisoning.
  • The Irishman is dragged out into the light, whereupon he promptly dies of liver failure.
  • When the door to the Englishman's cell is opened, everybody watches eagerly to see what sort of a wreck the man has made of himself.To their surprise, he walks right out the door, sidles up to the first person he sees, and asks, 'I say you wouldn't happen to have a match, would you?'
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    Are you aware of a pre-existing punchline to this, or are you hoping for people to come up with new ones?
    – bobble
    Jan 10 at 17:13
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    I'm pretty sure it'd not be on topic unless there's a precedent to be asked about, a historical example that someone could dig up. Even then I'm not certain which site might take it, English Language & Usage perhaps, History, maybe even Literature (at a long stretch). Otherwise, your best bet might be to find a chat-room in your favourite site and ask people to take a punt. Jan 10 at 17:43
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    Try Reddit. I don't think SE is suited for this.
    – VLAZ
    Jan 10 at 17:57
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    Unless you're searching for a specific quote and its author, I don't see how this would be on-topic for Literature.
    – bobble
    Jan 10 at 19:54
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    The "punchline" may seriously affect your front teeth health state, depending on context, and physical availability. So just take care ☝🧐 Jan 10 at 20:29

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