A World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force...
A World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force.
"In 1942," he says, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, " he continues, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared.
(At this point, several of the children giggle.)
I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming. I immediately realized that there was another fokker behind me."
At this instant the girls in the auditorium start to giggle and boys start to laugh. The teacher stands up and says, "I think I should point out that 'Fokker' was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company"
"That's true," says the pilot, "but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts."
This joke is a joke about airplanes, so you could say that it is an airplane joke. In this joke the WW2 pilot is swearing, however the teacher assumes that he is actually saying the name of an airplane manufacturer. The punchline makes it obvious that the pilot is swearing, however.
I don't recall explaining a joke where the humorous element is swearing before, but this is also a joke about a misunderstanding, and a joke that involves a pun (because fokker and f***er sound similar when said aloud). The other elements of the humor take back seat to the fact that this old man is swearing in front of a bunch of little kids (which is funny because it is inappropriate. )
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