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A Mexican Runs Into a Wall…

Posted By pmnazari@usc.edu On May 7, 2018 @ 11:41 pm In Humor,Stereotypes/Blason Populaire | Comments Disabled

Item (direct transcription):

A Mexican with an erection runs into a wall. What does he break?

His lawnmower.

Background Information:

The informant read the joke on 9GAG, an online social media site.

Contextual Information:

The informant made it very clear that he would only tell the joke to someone he knew very well and was confident wouldn’t be offended.


This joke is a clear example of blason populaire, playing on the stereotype that all Mexicans are gardeners.

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