Second Grade Humor

Linus: “Who is the nastiest person?”

Me: “I don’t know.  Who?”

Linus: “The butler.  Get it?  The BUTT-ler!”

I couldn’t tell who Jane was more dismayed with; Linus for telling the joke or me for genuinely laughing at it.

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3 Responses to Second Grade Humor

  1. Jeff H says:

    Hee, hee, hee. Evelyn came up with that while my parents were in town for Christmas. She isn’t to the point of constructing an actual joke out of something like that, but she did get a charge out of saying it, repeatedly, with that intonation.

    Here’s my theory: When you’re five, the word “butler” is hysterically funny. When you’re twelve, you’re over that, but “Mrs. Peacock did it with the butler in the conservatory” makes you titter. Then, at some point around age thirty, you suddenly realize that the word “butler” is still pretty darn funny.

  2. Jeff H says:

    For that matter, so is “titter.”

  3. pipelineblog says:

    Are you saying the Butler Joke is making the rounds in town? Next they’ll be asking us to grab our tongues and say, “I am a pirate ship.”

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