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Title:
The mammoth book of humor
Author:
Tibballs, Geoff, editor.
Edition:
First Carroll and Graf edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Carroll & Graf, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 614 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
"Over 6,000 shaggy doy stories, limericks, puns, put-downs, toasts, insults, and jokes for all occassions"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
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ISBN:
9780786707836
Format :
Book

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Summary

More than 10,000 stories and jokes, limericks and one-liners, put-downs and puns in the ultimate, most comprehensive compendium of humor ever compiled. From boners and groaners to classic shaggy-dog stories and jokes for roasts and toasts, virtually every form of verbal humor on a whole raft of topics is represented in this not totally politically correct but always devilishly diverting collection of ticklers and howlers for any occasion. Humorous quotations, epigrams and epitaphs, newspaper misprints, misleading headlines ("MAGISTRATES MAY ACT ON INDECENT SHOWS"), limericks, puns, and the darnedest things said by kids ("a fjord is a Scandinavian car") also appear among the volume's ten thousand entries, which are arranged by category and fully indexed by subject. This format makes the book an easily accessible as well as invaluable companion to speech-makers for events great and small. So it is that The Mammoth Book of Humor meets the needs of both the maiden aunt looking for a wholesome joke to relate at a golden wedding anniversary and the best man who needs a blue one for the bachelor party. The volume even offers would-be wolves on the prowl pick-up lines-at the same time that it provides some snappy comebacks and a few ribald ripostes for the reluctant or disinterested prey. Waggish, witty, wisecracking, or whimsical, the humor is as various as it is vigorous on every page of this endlessly entertaining collection.


Author Notes

Geoff Tibballs is a former journalist and press officer. He is now a full-time writer. He lives in Nottingham, England, with his wife and daughters.

He is the author of the bestselling The Mammoth Book of Jokes, The Mammoth Book of Dirty Jokes, and Believe It or Not! Strikingly True. His most recent title, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock The Weird!, is a best seller. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Part 1 Stories, Jokes and One-Linersp. 1
Absent-mindednessp. 3
Accidentsp. 5
Accountantsp. 8
Actingp. 10
Adulteryp. 11
Advertisingp. 17
Agep. 19
American towns, cities and statesp. 23
Animalsp. 26
Armyp. 32
Artp. 34
Automobilesp. 35
Aviationp. 40
Babiesp. 43
Bankingp. 45
Bartendersp. 48
Baseballp. 52
Beautyp. 53
Birdsp. 55
Birthp. 57
Birthdaysp. 59
Bossesp. 62
Businessp. 64
Cabsp. 65
Californiap. 67
Cannibalsp. 68
Catsp. 70
Childrenp. 72
Christmasp. 75
Bill Clintonp. 76
College and universityp. 82
Computersp. 84
Crimep. 87
Datingp. 89
Deathp. 93
Dentistsp. 97
Dietsp. 99
Dinner partiesp. 100
Divorcep. 101
Doctorsp. 103
Dogsp. 110
Drinkp. 116
Elephantsp. 121
Englandp. 124
Excusesp. 125
Familiesp. 127
Farmingp. 128
Fashionp. 130
Fish and fishingp. 133
Floridap. 134
Foodp. 135
Football (American)p. 137
Golfp. 139
Grandparentsp. 144
Hairp. 145
Hallowe'enp. 147
Healthp. 148
Heaven and hellp. 150
Hollywoodp. 154
Honeymoonp. 155
Horsesp. 156
Hospitalp. 158
Hotelsp. 161
Huntingp. 163
Insanityp. 165
Insectsp. 167
Irish jokesp. 169
Jewish jokesp. 172
Lawyersp. 181
Lazinessp. 191
Liesp. 192
Light bulb jokesp. 194
Love and marriagep. 197
Menp. 204
Moneyp. 213
Mother-in-law jokesp. 216
Musicp. 218
Mysteries of lifep. 221
Navyp. 224
Neighboursp. 226
Newspapers and magazinesp. 227
New Yorkp. 229
Other countriesp. 231
Parentsp. 238
Partiesp. 240
Philosophyp. 241
Policep. 246
Political correctnessp. 249
Politicsp. 250
Prisonp. 252
Psychiatristsp. 254
Rail Travelp. 257
Real estatep. 259
Rednecksp. 260
Religionp. 265
Restaurantsp. 276
Salesmenp. 281
Schoolp. 283
Sexp. 286
Shoppingp. 296
Sleepp. 299
Soccerp. 301
Stockbrokersp. 302
Stupidityp. 303
Taxationp. 304
Televisionp. 305
Texasp. 307
Theatrep. 308
Timep. 310
Vacationsp. 311
Warp. 313
Weddingsp. 315
Womenp. 316
Workp. 321
Zoosp. 326
Part 2 Miscellaneousp. 329
Bumper Stickersp. 331
Collective Nounsp. 336
Comic Dictionaryp. 338
Epigramsp. 344
Epitaphsp. 367
Humorous Quotationsp. 384
Limericksp. 402
Misprints and Howlersp. 427
News and sportp. 427
Advertisementsp. 433
US Church bulletinsp. 435
Wanted Adsp. 436
Strange Signsp. 437
Headlinesp. 440
Bloomersp. 444
Pick-up Lines and Rejectionsp. 451
Politically Incorrect Jokesp. 458
Blonde jokesp. 458
Confucius jokesp. 469
Do it jokesp. 470
Good, Bad, Worsep. 472
Medicalp. 472
Mommy, Mommyp. 482
Sexualp. 484
Yo mama jokesp. 516
Generalp. 519
Punsp. 524
Put-downsp. 549
Artp. 549
Cinemap. 550
Comedyp. 558
Literaturep. 559
Militaryp. 562
Musicp. 564
Politicsp. 568
Royaltyp. 576
Sportp. 578
Televisionp. 580
Theatrep. 580
To Whom It May Concernp. 583
Insults For All Occasionsp. 584
The Wisdom of Childrenp. 586
Exam Howlersp. 586
Proverbsp. 591
Part 3 Toastsp. 593
Indexp. 603