Tag Archives: banana


I have to go to the bathroom.

“Knock, knock” “Who’s there?” “Banana” “Banana who?” “I have to go to the bathroom” This knock knock joke was collected in a second grade classroom in South Los Angeles. The active carrier of this joke was a student in that classroom who heard it from her neighbor while playing one day. After finishing the joke,… Continue Reading »

USC Club Swim Team’s Banana Chant Tradition

Tradition: The Club Swim Team at the University of Southern California always does a chant involving bananas before every swim meet. The informant is a 20 year old female USC student, who is on the swim team. Informant: Before every swim meet, we always do this chant with bananas. Everyone on the team holds a… Continue Reading »

A juvenile Knock Knock joke involving Bananas

My informant told me the following joke, which she claims to have heard from a six-year old boy: Informant: Knock knock Me: Who’s there? Informant: Banana Me: Banana who? Informant: Bannana in your face! Haha   While not as intrinsically complex or cultural revealing as much other folklore, given that my informant heard this joke from a six year old child at an… Continue Reading »

Cure for Menstrual Cramps – Bananas

“My mom always told me to eat bananas when I’m cramping” My informant told me about this cure when I asked her for advice concerning my own menstrual cramps.  She went further on to explain that when she was a young girl, she noticed that her mother was constantly buying bananas even though her mom… Continue Reading »