Well, there's no need to cry.
But there is a need to cry, because this last week has been, apparently, Peak Bleak Week, and the news that knock-knock jokes are going out of fashion can only have added to the misery.
Still, someone has carried out a survey into them (why? Who paid for it??) and so the world still has some pleasingly bonkers things going on.
The survey was carried out by Perspectus Global, who have found that even old people (that is, the over-fifties) feel that knock-knock jokes are out of fashion. Seventy-five per cent of people don't even find them funny.
Little Old Lady,
Little Old Lady who?
I didn't know you could yodel.
David Arnold of Prospectus said 'The classic knock, knock joke is part of our national heritage. However funny or unfunny they may be, they still have the ability to put a much-needed smile on our faces'.
...though I don't know how, if they aren't funny.
For some reason his comment reminds of this one:
No thanks, I'm allergic to nuts.
Ah well. Please yourselves...
Word To Use Today: knock. The Old English form of this word is cnocian. The Old Norse word knoka means to hit.