Tag Archives: Joke


The Joke A Dog with No Nose

Informant: It’s a very short joke. Interviewer: That’s perfectly fine. Just tell it how you know it. Informant: Okay. A dog with no nose, how does he smell? — Terrible! Interviewer: You don’t wait for someone to ask how? Informant: Not usually. Usually everyone knows the punchline so we all say it together. Informant: Who’s… Continue Reading »

The Joke: Boston Crow Story

Informant: have you heard of Boston Crows?” ‘No?’ Okay so, in Boston New York, there has been a recent discovery of these special crows that are smarter than your average crow. They have these white speckles, making them very distinct. They’ve been recorded learning how to talk, do routines, and a lot of other things…. Continue Reading »

School Game- Spundalele

Context: My informant grew up in Texas during the ‘70s. In elementary school during integration, he was one of the few white students transferred from a white school to a black school. He recalls a game the black students taught him called Spundalele. The first time someone “spundaleled him” he was surprised and angry because… Continue Reading »