O Is For Orange, Okay Then

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.56.23 AMOrange you glad I didn’t say banana?

… is the punch line to a knock-knock joke that I believe all English-speaking children learn at about age 4.  Maybe a little older or younger, I dunno.

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It’s just a goofy way of playing around with words, and means literally: Aren’t you happy that I did not say banana?  The humor in this saying is that the spoken word “orange” sounds phonetically like the spoken words “aren’t you.”

I’m not a connoisseur of le knock-knock jokes, so I rarely, if ever, say the above phrase.  However, considering that my A To Z Challenge theme is Food: Talking the Talk, this phrase fits right in.

Orange you glad of that?

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Here’s a link to Knock Knock Jokes based on first names where you can add your own joke to the list.  Have at it, kids.

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50 thoughts on “O Is For Orange, Okay Then”

  1. I did always love the Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? jokes as well as the Olive you one. Funny the things we remember from childhood. Some stuff just sticks.
    Also, I love oranges, and now I’m sad cause I want one and I’m out. Perhaps I’ll express my feelings through limerick. Or not. Maybe I’ll just drink this coffee 🙂

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    1. joey, this punchline still makes me giggle, even if I don’t use it often. Childhood silliness gets lost in the daily adult shuffle. Make sure to add “oranges” to your grocery list. Orange you glad I reminded you?

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  2. I don’t get it. I mean, I *get* the play on words with orange, but I’ve never got the humour of this joke. It is the orange or the banana?
    … or maybe I just think too much.

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    1. joanne, I think the humor is in the play on words, and not the word “banana.” But as this is a knock-knock joke, I believe one can laugh, or not laugh, at whatever one finds humorous, or not! 😉

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    1. Sarah, I thought of you while I wrote this figuring you’d like it. If you have time, check out the link. There might be some good knock-knock jokes there, just waiting for you!

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  3. That’s got to be one of the first jokes I ever learned. I like the interrupting cow better, but then I only heard that this past year when I watched Home.

    Moooooo!

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    1. Zazamataz, this joke is a classic that either makes people happy or makes people mutter. At least that’s what I’m learning from the comments on this post.

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    1. Margaret, you’re right. Some of them are clever. I can’t say that I know many knock-knock jokes, but I do appreciate them for what they’re worth, a few giggles.

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  4. i know you’re not talking about the color orange but my favorite color is orange so i had to comment. and when i say orange is my favorite color, i mean i’m totally obsessed with it. my car is orange, my computer bag is orange, my purse is orange, my cup is orange, most of my clothes are orange etc etc

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    1. Deena, while I’m not obsessed with any particular color I have a friend who is the same way you are, only about red. I think it’s fun, but have yet to feel the draw of one special color. Maybe someday, eh?

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          1. lifelong obsessions, most of mine are. i’ve always loved orange. my denver broncos are orange and my orioles are orange and i’ve been a fan for 30 years. my favorite movie is grease same as when i was 4, my favorite tv show is happy days same as when i was 4, elvis is my favorite since i was 4 and u2 is my favorite band since i was 14. so yeah my obsessions don’t change.

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