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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

"Knock, Knock!" "Who's There?" "Shakespeare."

While going through a Douglas Adams appreciation in The Weekend Australian, one came across this fascinating nugget: the first recorded "knock, knock" joke is to be found in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

It's in Act II, Scene iii. Look it up. A tad more intelligent than those anti-dandruff radio spots populating the airwaves these days.


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