Tag Archives: death


English: You’re so cheap that when you die you’re gonna walk towards the light just to turn it off.
collected: Durham, NC (9-3-2018)
origin: Salt Lake City, Utah. A put-down directed at her husband, said by her mother, accusing him of being cheap.


English: You’ve got one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel
collected: Ridgewood, Queens (03-27-2016)
origin: He heard it in North Carolina, from a contractor who was talking about a friend who was old and really clumsy and careless. Meaning you’re on the verge of death at any moment. Such an understated, witty quip combined with a slapstick visual component is common to North Carolina humor.


Latvian: Mana vecmāmiņa cep labākas kartupeļu pankūkas nekā tavējā, bet mana vecmāmiņa ir mirusi.
English: My grandmother can cook better potato pancakes than
your grandmother, but my grandmother is dead.
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He made this up. He says that Potato-themed jokes are very common Latvia