Writing on Facebook – a, er, lightbulb moment?

Although the “how many to change a lightbulb” joke is very old, its use here in connection with Facebook is hilarious – all the more so because it’s so embarrassingly true.

how many posters to change a light bulb on Facebook

…5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy.

Many thanks to our occasional columnist and good friend Lynn Tulip for curating this and posting it in my own Facebook group, The Joke Street Journal.  Original author unknown but whoever you are, thanks! Enjoy…

Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook?

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13 handy, er, household hints…

We spend so much time on the higher intellectual planes of work, internet etc … but some good old common-sense advice is still, er, invaluable for the basic things in life.

humor about household tips

Before trying to remove a stain from a garment always circle it in permanent pen, so you know where to check if the stain has gone after laundering.

Forget the digital world: take this practical household advice…

…and try not to laugh too hard… [Read more…]

Education with a sense of humour…

A good education is worth its weight in laughs, according to the following anecdotes. Enjoy.

jokes about education

Eschew obfuscation and all conglomeration of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations.

What’s the difference?
As a sergeant in a parachute regiment I took part in several night time exercises.
Once, I was seated next to a Lieutenant fresh from Jump School.
He was quiet, sad, looked a bit pale so I struck up a conversation.
“Scared, Lieutenant?” I asked.
He replied, “No, just a bit apprehensive.”
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Boyfriends or ponies? Key differences, for teenage girls

Does your teenage daughter love ponies, boys, or both? With the school holidays imminent in the northern hemisphere, teenage girls in many countries will be weighing up this major dilemma.

To help them, and to help parents help them, here are some, er, useful tips…

Boyfriends or ponies? Key differences, for teenage girls

Ponies do not normally get big problems with zits

Why ponies are better than boyfriends

Ponies’ feet and shoes usually don’t smell, unlike a boyfriend’s stinky socks and trainers [Read more…]

Funny farewells to the college year for students & graduates

As college students celebrate the end of the academic year in many countries worldwide, here are some clever, funny jokes to help get the parties started…

Students & Graduates: your funniest farewells to the college year!

Too much celebrating? You may still get a “B”…

Obeying orders
A college graduate applied for a job at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Together with several other applicants, he was given a sealed envelope and told to take it to the fourth floor.
As soon as the young man was alone, he stepped into an empty hallway and opened the packet.
Inside, a message read: “You’re our kind of person. Report to the fifth floor.” [Read more…]

Essential Latin phrases for your next trip to southern Europe…

You never know when a little conversational Latin might come in handy. Some years ago at a lunch party I sat next to a lovely lawyer – the father of a friend of mine – whose only quirk was that halfway through a sentence he would switch from speaking English, into Latin. He would continue in Latin for several minutes before casually resuming English.

Latin not exactly being my second language, I smiled beatifically and used the downtime to chew my food.

Funny Latin phrases

Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare. (I think some people in togas are plotting against me.)

What made it even more unusual was that far from this being in a romantic, vine-draped al fresco restaurant in Tuscany … or even a studious, book-lined coffee shop in Oxford or Cambridge … this was on a farm in rural Leicestershire, England.

No wonder the lawyer’s wife drank. She would be on the tipple of sweet vermouth from shortly after breakfast and by tea-time was almost catatonic. I guess her Latin wasn’t much better than mine.

To help you avoid a similar fate, here are some Latin phrases you might find useful on your travels

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