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When Is a Joke Not a Joke?

I am always on the search for new mathematical humor, with varying levels of success. Sometimes, the search is painful. For example, I recently perused Powers Moulton's Best Jokes For All Occasions (1962 edition). Humor has changed over the last fifty years. I read every joke and never smiled once...224 pages and more than 1200 jokes. Plus, I found only one joke related to mathematics...and it is a rather poor one. I offer it below, so you can suffer with me!

"What do you call it when a girl gets married three times?"


"Boy, you are certainly ignorant. when she gets married two times it's biology. When she gets married three times it's trigonometry."

Note: Sorry...I wanted others to share in my disappointment.

Source: Page 167 of text mentioned!