Happy Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday. I hope you enjoy the day whichever way you choose to celebrate, or ignore, the holiday. To help you chuckle a little on this traditional day of fattening up I have posted some pancake related jokes (as in England Shrove Tuesday is also known as ‘pancake day‘ as it was normal to empty the larder by making pancakes before fasting for Lent).
Pancake joke 1 – an old one, but also a classic:
An Englishman, a Welshman and an American were having a drink. At first they talked about cars and farms, and true to form, the American had the swankiest car and the biggest farm. Then they got to talking about children’s names.
‘My son was born on St David’s Day’, remarked the Welshman, ‘So we christened him David.’
‘That’s a coincidence,’ stated the Englishman ‘My son was born on St George’s Day so we decided to call him George.’
‘That is remarkable indeed,’ piped up the American, ‘Exactly the same thing happened with my son Pancake.’
Pancake joke 2 – playing Jesus
It was Shrove Tuesday and Mrs Smith was making pancakes for her sons, Daniel, who was 8, and Matthew, who was 5. As usual, the brothers began to argue over who should have the first pancake. Their mother saw an opportunity for a moral lesson.
‘If Jesus were sitting at the table, He would say, “Let my brother have the first pancake”.’
Quick as a flash Daniel turned to Matthew and said, ‘Matt, today you can be Jesus!’
And finally, in some pancake related news:
I hope you enjoyed the jokes and that you have a great day. Any comments on this blog, or the jokes are welcomed in the comments section below.
Dan the man.