Jokelore

Jokelore : Humorous Folktales from Indiana

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These hilarious and slightly off-color stories, although gathered in Indiana, reflect the ancient origin and universality of the joke. The chuckle, the grin, the uncontrolled belly-laugh evoked by Jokelore attest to the popularity of this ancient form of folk literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 22.1mm | 487.7g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 13th ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253204062
  • 9780253204066

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These hilarious and slightly off-color stories, although gathered in Indiana, reflect the ancient origin and universality of the joke. Jokes told about Hoosiers are adaptations of the same tales told about Kentuckians or Poles. Baker has selected a broad sampling of folk humor, including jokes about married couples, drunks, salesmen, politicians, and golfers. The joke, risque or downright silly, remains one of the most popular forms of folktales in the modern world.show more

Table of contents

TALL TALES CATCH TALES AND HOAXES SHAGGY DOGS ANIMALS MARRIED COUPLES DRUNKS AND SLOTHS THE WISE THE FOOLISH IGNORANCE OF SEX KENTUCKIANS IRISH BLACKS POLES JEWS CATHOLICS PREACHERS GOD AND JESUS SALESMEN AND OTHER TRAVELERS DOCTORS, NURSES, AND PATIENTS SCHOOLTEACHERS FARMERS POLITICIANS GOLFERS Sources and Notesshow more

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