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WOP JOKE

QUESTION; WHY CAN'T AN ITALIAN SURF? ANSWER; BECAUSE HE'S WOP-SIDED

Submitter comment:

SINCE I'M ITALIAN SHE ENJOYED TELLING THIS ONE VERY MUCH. HER EYES
GREW AND A BROAD SMILE COVERED HER FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG DEROGATORY

Subject headings: ITAL
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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A MAN, WISHING TO BE A POLAK, WENT TO A DOCTOR. HE TOLD HIM OF AN
OPERATION WHEREBY TAKING OUT TWENTY FIVE
PERCENT OF YOUR BRAINS,
YOU WILL BECOME A POLAK. THE MAN AGREED TO IT AND THE OPERATION TOOK
PLACE. TWO WEEKS LATER, THE MAN RETURNED TO HIS DOCTOR. "HOW'S THE
OPERATION?" ASKED THE DOCTOR. "MAMA MIA SOMETHING WENT WRONG!" HE
REPLIED. EVIDENTLY THE DOCTOR REMOVED SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF HIS
BRAINS AND TRANSFORMED HIM INTO A DAGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DEROGATORY SLANG

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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THERE WAS A BIG FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN A TEAM OF POLAKS AND A TEAM OF
WAPS, AND WELL INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER, THE SCORE WAS 0 TO 0. A
NEARBY FACTORY THEN BLEW ITS WHISTLE WHEREUPON THE POLAKS LEFT
THE FIELD THINKING IT TO BE THE END OF THE GAME. SIX PLAYS LATER,
THE WAPS SCORED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNIER THAN A POLAK TRYING TO BUILD A HOUSE IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN? A WAP TRYING TO LAY THE FOUNDATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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ITALIAN JOKE

WHAT DOES AN ITALIAN CALL A HEAVY FOG? BIGAMIST

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): ETHNIC PRONUNCIATION

Subject headings: ITAL

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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ITALIAN JOKE

HOW CAN YOU BREAK UP AN ITALIAN WEDDING? OPEN THE DOOR AND
YELL "CEMENT'S IN!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: ITAL

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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THE HOUSEBOAT

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ONCE, THERE WAS A BUNCH OF POLLACKS LIVING IN A HOUSEBOAT.
THERE WASN'T MUCH FOOD OR ROOM SO THEY DECIDED TO PUT IN A
BASEMENT. THEY FIXED THE FORMS AND MADE THE PLANS AND THE
ITALIANS CAME TO POUR THE FOOTING.

Submitter comment:

POLES USE THIS STORY AS AN ANTI-` ITALIAN JOKE.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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ONE DAY THE POLLACKS AND THE ITALIANS WERE HAVING A FOOTBALL GAME.
THERE WAS NO SCORE. THERE WAS A FACTORY NEARBY AND WHEN THE LUNCH
WHISTLE BLEW, THE POLLACKS LEFT THE FIELD TO EAT- FIFTEEN MINUTES
LATER THE ITALIANS SCORED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-7197

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WHY COULDN
THERE AREN

James Callow comment: KEYPUNCH CARDS ARE MISSING HERE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: ITAL
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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POLISH JOKE

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WHAT'S FUNNIER THAN TWO POLACKS DIGGING A BASEMENT IN AN ICE
SHANTY?
TWO ITALIANS WAITING TO POUR THE CEMENT}

Submitter comment:

THIS JOKE CAME TO ME FROM A HIGH SCHOOL WHERE I LIVE. THIS JOKE HAS
HAD MANY ETHNIC VARATIONS, FROM THE POLISH TO THE BLACKS. I FIND THIS
VERY INTERESTING THAT ONE JOKE CAN BE SO DIVERSIFIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Subject headings: AFRO
ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

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ITALIAN WOMEN

WHAT DO THEY CALL A BATHTUB FULL OF ITALIAN WOMEN?
THE BAY OF PIGS.

Submitter comment: THE BAY OF PIGS HAS SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS JOKE, BECAUSE
THERE IS ACTUALLY A PLACE HAVING THAT NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW CUBA'S CASTRO. ; CUBA ; KENNEDY'S PRESIDENCY, ALLUDING TO FAILURE OF ; POLITICAL REFERENCE TO INCIDENT DURING JOHN F.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

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ITALIAN MEN

WHAT DO YOU CALL 5 ITALIAN MEN CHASING AFTER A GARBAGE TRUCK?
THE GALLOPING GOURMETS.

Submitter comment: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT "THE GALLOPING GOURMET" WAS THE
NAME OF A TELEVISION COOKING PROGRAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GOURMET COOK-COMEDIAN, WHO HAS TRAVELED WIDELY, ; STAR OF THE PROGRAM, GRAHAM KERR, AN AUSTRALIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 09-11-1980

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ITALIAN JOKE

TWO ITALIANS WERE GOING TO ATLANTIC CITY TO TAKE A BATH FOR THE FIRST
TIME. ONE SAID TO THE OTHER: "SYLVIO, I BET I AM DIRTIER THAN YOU."
SYLVIO REPLIED: "YOU SHOULD BE. AREN'T YOU THREE YEARS OLDER?"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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ITALIAN JOKE

TWO ITALIANS WHO WERE PRETTY WELL SOAKED WITH WINE GOT INTO THE
GUTTER. AFTER FLOUNDERING AROUND FOR AWHILE, ONE OF THEM SAID TO THE
OTHER: "HEY TONY, LET'S GO TO ANOTHER HOUSE; THIS ONE LEAKS."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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ITALIAN JOKE

AN ITALIAN WAS ARRESTED FOR STEALING FIFTY POUNDS OF BEEF, AND
EXCUSED HIMSELF ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH
IF HE HAD A KNIFE TO CUT IT WITH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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ITALIAN JOKE

AN ITALIAN FRIEND OF MINE SAW A SIGN ON A GROCER'S WINDOW WHICH READ,
"FAMILIES SUPPLIED," SO HE WENT IN AND ASKED FOR A WIFE AND TWO KIDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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ITALIAN JOKE

AN ITALIAN PUT AN ADVERTISEMENT IN THE PAPERS THAT HE HAD DISCOVERED
A METHOD OF WRITING WITHOUT PEN AND INK, AND THAT HE WOULD GIVE THE
SECRET FOR A SMALL FEE. IN A FEW DAYS HE WAS FLOODED WITH REQUESTS
FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TO WHICH HE REPLIED: "WRITE WITH PENCIL."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): TRICKSTER, ITALIAN

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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ITALIAN JOKE

A MAN ASKED AN ITALIAN BOY: "WHAT WAGES ARE PAID AROUND HERE, BOY?"
"I DON'T KNOW," REPLIED THE BOY. "WELL," CONTINUED THE MAN, "WHAT
DOES YOUR FATHER GET ON A SATURDAY NIGHT?" "HE GETS DRUNK," REPLIED
THE BOY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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ITALIAN JOKE

AN ITALIAN PAWNBROKER DIED THE OTHER DAY, AND NOW HIS WIFE IS A
"LOAN" WIDOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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A lawyer was talking to a Italian about a contract,
explaining its details. The lawyer begins talking
about the sanity clause. The Italian starts laughing
and says, "You can't fool me, there is no such a thing
as Santity Clause (Santa Claus).

Submitter comment: Brian did this at a party to jibe Roy (an Italian).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 00001980S

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