31 January 2006

Jokes my kids just don't get, Part 1

"You want a Hertz Donut?"

"Ummm, yeah."

(smacks arm) "Hurts, don't it?"

"Daddy, that isn't right to say it that way. You shouldn't say 'hurts, don't it'; it should be 'it hurts, doesn't it'."

"Yes, but then the joke wouldn't work ... it was supposed to be funny because 'donut' sounds like 'don't it'."

"But it was wrong."

Overall, I think that the joke works better with grade school boys. And maybe grown men shouldn't try for grade school humor.

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