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Joke book from time of Biblical Exodus found


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

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Crude jokes, beer and a hearty disregard for politicians were part of life in ancient Mesopotamia - 3,500 years ago.

A newly translated tablet from the area of present-day Iraq runs through a series of riddles which show that even in 1,500BC, people liked a puzzle.

Modern audiences, though, should not expect to have their sides split - or indeed to solve any of the riddles, which are rather tricky (the riddles and their solutions are below).

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

Germans translating a joke-book?  It'll take another 3,500yrs.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

View PostEldorado, on 28 January 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

Germans translating a joke-book?  It'll take another 3,500yrs.
:lol:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

View PostEldorado, on 28 January 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

Germans translating a joke-book?  It'll take another 3,500yrs.


       LOL, LOL

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

it seems "yo momma" was the height of wit in those days too.
"'... of your mother, is by the one who has intercourse with her. Who is it?'

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

View Post747400, on 29 January 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

it seems "yo momma" was the height of wit in those days too.
"'... of your mother, is by the one who has intercourse with her. Who is it?'

Is that verbal intercourse?


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

Interesting...


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

and then !!


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

View Postxxdarkstar79, on 29 January 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

and then !!



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

Hmmm. Some of those jokes were written by Don Rickles...


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

View PostEldorado, on 28 January 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

Germans translating a joke-book?  It'll take another 3,500yrs.
You better be careful. They might send Funnybot over to get you. :P

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

The ultimate "grand dad joke" book :-)


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

I suppose a joke from Biblical times might be: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because the LORD was about to Smite it.



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