Friday, July 12, 2013

Knock Knock joke

Do you know Knock Knock jokes? Yesterday I knew them, though every body didn't make one.
Yesterday I had OKONOMIYAKI for dinner with my high school students. A boy is staying with one of her as a one-week exchange student.  He came from the U.S.A and will go to college this September. We had OKONOMIYAKI with him at an OKONOMIYAKI restaurant.

We asked him to introduce an American joke.
Suddenly he started.
Knock, Knock, Who's there?

One student said her name like This is Yuna.
----- done.

He tried again.
A girl "Knock, Knock"
The boy "Who's there?"
A girl "Yuka"
----- done.

Nobody understood, including me.
He gave up explaining the joke.

When I got home, I checked what knock knock joke was.
I got it.  We would have to finish the conversation with a joke related to the name.

This is an example.
"Knock Knock"
"Who's there"
"Lettuce, who?"
"Let us come in"

 So I tried to think the last phrase related  to my name.
"Knock Knock"
"Who's there"
"Mieko, who?"
---------------- done.

It's too difficult to make a knock knock joke.


Helen said...

Knock Knock jokes are a little childish, but I still like good ones! I taught my husband a couple that he likes :-) You might have read them on line already...

Me :Knock Knock
You: Who's there?
Me: Boo
You: Boo Who?
Me: There's no need to cry about it!

*Boo who? sounds like Boo hoo which is how we sometimes show people crying in comics or children's stories.

I could go on...but won't!!!

Mieko said...

Thanks Helen, ---- but without your explanation it was difficult for me to understand it. It was really interesting. I'm thinking one realted my name. Do you have any idea?

Helen said...

I don't know if you could use your name to make a knock knock joke. They usually are puns or sound-alike words which is what makes them funny to us.

If you can think of a pun with your name, or a word that it sounds a bit like it might be possible.

With my name they might be a bit rude as when my name is shortened it sounds like "Hell" so I usually don't make jokes with it!

Mieko said...

Knock Knock Knock
Who's there?
"Mi" means beauty in Japanese. You're lucky to see such a a beautiful lady.

I hear your wry grin.

Helen said...

Actually, that's kind of funny, but I don't know if most people outside Japan would understand it!

(And your 4th line should be "Mieko Who?")

Tim Frost said...

I couldn't think of anything using Mieko, but this is a typical childish knock knock joke:

MH: Knock, knock!
TF: Who's there?
MH: Hanzawa
TF: Hanzawa who?
MH: Hands are what I use to play the piano.

Of course, the success of this depends on an English style pronunciation of your name. The italic part is supposed to be like "Hanzawa".

Mieko said...

Helen, thanks for your reply.It's really difficult to make a joke.

Mieko said...

Hello Tim. I'm really happy to get your comment again. And you are the Tim. Your joke makes me smile.Thanks, and I'm always looking forward to getting your comment.

Anonymous said...

Knock knock jokes are probably the first types of joke small children learn and the sillier the better! Basically you use a name that sounds like another word "lettuce" becomes "let us." The joke teller pretends he/she is knocking on a door and the person on the other side always answers: "Who's there?"
Here's an example:
Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Cash who? (cashew..a type of nut)
"no thanks, you I'd like some peanuts!"
Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Ice cream
Ice cream who?
Ice cream (I'll scream) if you don't let me in. Jan

Mieko said...

Thanks Jan. The jokes you wrote were very easy to understand for me. Anyway I knew many people love jokes, on the other hand Yuki and I are poor at making jokes. If I had mor humor sense, my life would be brighter.