Knock Knock Jokes Are An Old Standby
Knock knock jokes are an old standby and have been around for hundreds of years.
Although not originally used in a joking manner, the “knock knock, who’s there” line was used in the middle ages to identify oneself at the gates of the castle after dark. Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth utters a version of a knock knock joke.
In 1848 Lord Huffington of Devonshire knocked on his wife’s bedroom door and was asked “who’s there” by someone other than his wife. The ancient Aztecs often asked “who is tapping” or “who beckons”.
Most countries all over the world embrace knock knock jokes as an old standby right along with the age old joke “why does the chicken cross the road”. These jokes are simple yet corny, easy to remember, and effortless to make up by even young children.
The first joke told by a young child is often a knock knock joke. That first joke may not have made much sense, but a parent could not help but laugh from the look of accomplishment and pleasure on their child’s face at the completion of such a simple joke.
Knock knock jokes are an old standby for old time comedians and modern jokesters such as Kathy Griffin and Jerry Seinfeld who have been known to include a few of these jokes in their comedy routines. These jokes are sometimes so simple that a person just has to laugh and smile. In fact, doctors prescribe humor as the best medicine.
Laughter relieves tension and lowers stress and is especially healing for those with physical or mental conditions. Knock knock jokes are an old standby to make everyone forget about their troubles and feel better for the moment. Hearing these corny jokes also takes listeners back to the simple days of childhood when concerns did not include finances, health, employment, or personal issues.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Ice cream. Ice cream who? I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream! Knock knock jokes are an old standby and are fun to release the kid inside for at least a few minutes of carefree, simple humor that even a child can understand.Be happy, be silly. Get some happy socks with a unique and novel appeal.
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