Philogelos Jokes

Philogelos Joke 6 – Doctor Shame

Here’s Joke 6: An idiot sees his local doctor walking towards him, and quickly hides his face. His friend asks him what’s up. “It’s so long since I was last ill,” explains the idiot, “that I’m embarrassed to see him.” Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

The Philogelos: Joke #55 – Books Support a Scholar

Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of …

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The Philogelos: Joke #144 – Catch Up!

Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of …

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