We’re a sad lot generally… I mean us literacy types more so than the numeracy types.
There’s plenty of jokes that rely on language to be funny, but there’s not many (well… nearly any) jokes about our profession, as such.
And there’s probably a reason for that… I wish I knew what it was.
But there’s another issue. There are hundreds of people, possibly thousands of people, who have something to do with literacy, and desperately want to be funny, or at least lighten up their otherwise dreary teaching existence.
This is rather telling when I look at the statistics for my blog. The top search combination according to my analytics are “Literacy” + “Jokes”.
I’ve got some new jokes to add actually… Most of them are really bad.
But I’m not apologising. Flame me in the comment section. I can take it. I only try to be funny about once per year.
But first, if you’re wondering where the other jokes are, you can find them here:
- Jokes about literacy and numeracy: Or why I’d rather be a numeracy person
- Jokes about literacy update (it’s numeracy… not [cough] nemeracy
- Literacy jokes update February 2013
- Jokes on literacy specialists
- Literacy jokes update – another lightbulb joke
Ok… Here’s this year’s crop:
A literacy teacher & a numeracy teacher are both drowning. You can only save one of them. Do you go to lunch or read the paper?
What did the #numeracy teacher say at the vampire stocktake? Count Dracula
What does a #literacy #language & #numeracy professional’s wife ask her husband when she can’t get to sleep? “Tell me about your day dear.”
What happens when you lock a wild hyena in a room with a #literacy education specialist? The hyena stops laughing.
How many #literacy specialists does it take to change a lightbulb? not sure 4 out of 3 literacy specialists can’t reason statistically…
Did you hear about the cannibal #literacy teachers’ Christmas party? They toasted their students.
Those same cannibal #literacy teachers started a workplace literacy business. Couldn’t get any customers though. Charged an arm & a leg.
I was furious to learn my son was failing his literacy classes, so I stormed into the school and demanded they start teaching him more betterly…
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