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The World’s Oldest Joke Book Review

When I pick them up from school, my kiddos tell me jokes every day. Some of them are terrible! My husband misses all the fun, so I reviewed the World’s Oldest Joke Book. Now, I can torture him with hilarious, bad and cheesy jokes to make up for all the ones he missed on the way home!

Take this one, for example:

Sailor: Where’s the wind coming from today?
Captain: Onions and cabbages.

I have no idea why fizgigs are hilarious, but they seem to be.

The World’s Oldest Joke books offer hundreds of ancient quips, translated from what historians believe is the oldest joke book in the world.

Beyond the passing of gas, some jokes made me laugh, others made me groan from their terribleness, and some just went right over my head.

Another example from the book:

An idiot hears that a crow can live for up to 200 years,
So he buys one to see if it’s true.

There are wisecracks and wild one-liners.

The book is divided into chapters. They include:

  • Idiots
  • Misers
  • Abderites
  • Sidonians
  • Smart-Asses
  • Kymaeans
  • Obstinate Bastards
  • Apprentices
  • Cowards
  • Envious People
  • Fat People
  • Drunks
  • Bad Breath and Farting
  • Horny Women and Long-Suffering Husbands
  • Odds and Ends

I use it more to torture my husband…it’s perfect to counter HIS terrible jokes!

This book will be a good choice if there’s a jokester on your list.

*I received The World’s Oldest Joke Book in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions expressed were my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Other experiences may vary.
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