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The Timelessness Of Fart Jokes Turns An Entire Family Into 12-Year-Old Giggly Kids.

Family sitting quietly before a fart interrupts the peace.

The word “fart” entered our spoken language in approximately 1250. It wasn’t until around 1300 that the word buttocks was coined, which means that the fart definitely came before butt. The word “fart” originates from the Old English word “feortan.” In simple terms, the translation means “to break wind.” There is a long list of flatulent escapades in our literature. Famous writers such as William Shakespeare and Mark Twain included flatulence humor in their numerous writings.

There is an entire book exploring the classic wonder of fart humor. Originally published under the pen name, “Don Fartinando Puff-Indorst, Professor of Bumbast in the University of Crackow,” Jonathan Swift (of “Gulliver’s Travels” fame) wrote “The Benefit of Farting Explained.” Begging for your pardon, the folks at Merriam-Webster have a complete list of words associated with flatulence. They also included quotes from a variety of poets and writers. “He that lives upon Hope, dies farting,” by Benjamin Franklin in 1736, from the text of “Poor Richard.” And “Pull My Finger” will always bring about a giggle.

Image shows two women in a car with the passenger holding out her finger so the driver can pull it to cause a fart.
Image from YouTube.

We could go into the medical reasons why people experience flatulence, but that would be rather boring. Suffice it to say that farting is just a fact of life. If anyone tells you that they never fart, they’re lying. It doesn’t matter who you are, you will eventually fart and embarrass yourself. Laugh. It’s funny.

The simple fact is, no matter how hard we try not to laugh, a fart will bring out the 12-year-old in all of us. Kids understand fart jokes before they enter school, as evidenced by the young lady (we use that term loosely, of course) in the video clip below.

Sitting calmly with Mom and Dad, this “innocent” little girl quietly stands up and aims her weapon. The cannonball flies! Dad jumps up and runs, but Mom is laughing too hard to move. Little Sis is standing by unfazed.

Watch the hilarity below and have a flatulently farty day!

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