Friday, 1 August 2008

Worlds oldest joke - apparently not the French?

The world's oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC and suggests toilet humor was as popular with the ancients as it is today.
It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap."

A 1600 BC gag about a pharaoh, said to be King Snofru, comes second -- "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish."

The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons -- "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key."

From Reuters

So: What's brown and rhymes with Snoop? ......... Dr. Dre.
I also like: The 7 dwarves are in a hot tub all feeling Happy! Happy leaves, so they all feel Grumpy instead!

Oh I gotta stop before my sides split :)

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