Can You Tell Me a Joke?

can you tell me a joke

Have you ever asked a friend, “Can you tell me a joke?” without knowing its origin? Regardless of the source, the prank will make her laugh, so don’t worry if the answer is “no” – jokes can come from anywhere, even the most unlikely places. Here are some examples to get you started:

The sky loves Twister, the seagull flies over the sea and bay, a bulldozer can’t hear his left eye, the dinosaur has sleeping ears, and the right eye can’t see his left. The moon’s shadow can be seen from the side of the earth. If you’re a vegetarian, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Those who eat too many vegetables won’t understand your joke.

A great deal of anthropologists have studied joking. The study of conversation analysis by sociologist Harvey Sacks has revealed how jokes are arranged sequentially. There are three types of sequences: those with a shared purpose and those that are shared anonymously. This study also highlights the social context of joking. Jokes are best understood when they are told to others. However, they can be passed on in written form or through the internet.

The past has preserved many old jokes. This is because they were often considered ephemera – printed jokes meant to be discarded – and their content was not refined. The first jokes, in fact, dealt with sexual and scatological topics. Then, the jokes began to get more complex. In the modern era, the narrator now makes use of a wider range of words, making the text more relevant for different audiences.