The more you know!. Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2479730/The-worlds-oldest-jokes-revealed-by-university-research.html.. I don't know... I'm fairly certain that the ancient Romans and Greeks had jokes.
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User avatar #3 - Lambda ONLINE (02/08/2013) [+] (10 replies)
I don't know... I'm fairly certain that the ancient Romans and Greeks had jokes.
#1 - reallynotdashie (02/08/2013) [+] (7 replies)
#19 - bigmanblue (02/09/2013) [+] (5 replies)
actualy the oldest written joke was written in persia around 2000 bc
its a one liner joke which makes very little sense in the modern world
roughly translated as
"once a young women sat on her husbands lap and did not fart"
yeah....not exactly hilarious but still
#91 - machinimax (02/09/2013) [+] (10 replies)
MY BAD EVERYONE!   
Apparently this isn't the first joke ever - it's the first written English joke!   
Im sorry everyone!   
Forgive me!
MY BAD EVERYONE!
Apparently this isn't the first joke ever - it's the first written English joke!
Im sorry everyone!
Forgive me!
User avatar #38 - KayRed (02/09/2013) [+] (2 replies)
*Oldest written joke.

I have a feeling dick jokes predate language (don't ask me how).
#139 - cometfire (02/09/2013) [-]
I know an older one.

"Ug jub daba di kik kik. Bu bwaba!"

I think it has something to do with rubbing your spear.
User avatar #107 - jmanporter (02/09/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Knock Knock
#112 to #111 - jmanporter (02/09/2013) [-]
Want 2 CD's Nutz!
Want 2 CD's Nutz!
#15 - capnwetnipples (02/09/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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User avatar #158 - flushfactor (02/09/2013) [+] (4 replies)
first yo mama joke

William Shakespeare used such a device in Act I Scene 1 of Timon of Athens:

Painter: "Y'are a dog."
Apemantus: "Thy mother's of my generation. What's she, if I be a dog?"

Also in Act IV, Scene II of Titus Andronicus, Aaron taunts his lover's sons:

Demetrius: "Villain, what hast thou done?"
Aaron: "That which thou canst not undo."
Chiron: "Thou hast undone our mother."
Aaron: "Villain, I have done thy mother.
#46 - Gonnafly (02/09/2013) [-]
When children Hear it
User avatar #75 - sixty (02/09/2013) [+] (23 replies)
**sixty rolled a random comment #77 posted by fedegon at They don't like me): ** :
I almost didn't get it.
Almost.
real first joke
User avatar #104 - ararat (02/09/2013) [-]
B.C. = before comedy
rite?
#148 - elcreepo (02/09/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Actually, that's not the oldest joke. Greeks and Romans had tons of jokes, as did cultures before them. The oldest discovered joke is a one liner that makes no sense, which was written in 2000 BC.    
   
And Catullus' vulgar poetry was written around 60 BC.
Actually, that's not the oldest joke. Greeks and Romans had tons of jokes, as did cultures before them. The oldest discovered joke is a one liner that makes no sense, which was written in 2000 BC.

And Catullus' vulgar poetry was written around 60 BC.
User avatar #140 - protex (02/09/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Knock Knock
#149 to #144 - protex (02/09/2013) [-]
Orange you glad i didn't say benuh.. Orange you glad i didn't say banhbu.. Orange you glad i didn't say banana?
#174 - mummyslittlebitch (02/09/2013) [-]
min innanearm!

(my sides)
User avatar #34 - awesomenessdefined (02/09/2013) [-]
This is so stupid and factually inaccurate I think I might die.
#35 - deathrinder ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
*********** dont know how **** went down back in the feudal hood
#47 - pariahlol (02/09/2013) [-]
10th ******* century? Your source is a little ******* off. This is ignoring so much literature and **** . I bet you 500 bucks I could find a joke in the Iliad. Also, at this point we would be descending into the dark ages if this is 10th century. Something referred to anglo-saxon would probably predate the 10th century by quite a bit. Just saiyan.
User avatar #55 - chuffberry (02/09/2013) [-]
TRUE STORY OF THE VERY FIRST LIMERICK:
there once was a man from Nantucket
whose dick was so big he could suck it
he said with a grin
as he wiped off his chin
"if my ear was a cunt, i could **** it"
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