Inside Jokes

By Jess
@JJ4Ever (4696)
United States
April 1, 2010 4:44pm CST
Do you and your family or friends have any silly inside jokes? I was talking to my husband last night about one he should start with my brother and their mutual friends because they all play the game FIFA 2009 on Playstation 3. They like to play online together because they all live in different cities and some in different states. Anyway, my hubby just got a new phone a couple months ago. It's one of those smart phones that can do everything but laundry, pretty much. He was typing out a text message to my brother asking him if he wanted to play FIFA, but instead of spelling out F-I-F-A, his phone automatically changed it to "figs" instead because it didn't think "FIFA" was a real word. He didn't proofread his text before he sent it, so my brother sent him a text back. "What is figs?" HA! It was so funny. I was laughing so hard when he told me about it. I think they will probably have laughs over that incident for a while. Please share your laughs and inside jokes!
3 responses
@SViswan (12072)
• India
2 Apr 10
Hmm..here's one from when my sister was really little. It would be easier for Indians to understand but I'll try to explain as best as I can. My sister was around 7 at the time and I was around 13-14. We were watching one of the regional movies on television. Our mother tongue is Malayalam. My sister asked me what language the movie was in. And I replied 'Kannada'. A few minutes later, she asks me the same question and I give the same reply. A few minutes later, here we go again with the same question...AND...'I've kept my eyes closed all this while...why don't you tell me now'! It's only then that I realized that in our language 'Kannada' means either spectacles or to close your eyes. My sister had closed her eyes and was waiting patiently for me to tell her the language....lol...she didn't know there was a language called Kannada and I didn't realize that she didn't know! We have lots of such family jokes...how my sister got her nickname...and little things that my cousins would say as kids. It still does the rounds in the family. Hey...I think I can start writing a book on those..lol
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Your inside joke reminds me of one my sister and I accidentally made up. I think it is the best one of all time! My parents, my sister, and I were all riding in the car when we drove by an assisted living home. My sister proceeded to ask me, "Can the people who live there just go whenever or wherever they want?" (As in, can they drive, leave whenever, go anywhere, etc.) I answered, "Depends..." and never ended up finishing my sentence first of all because I didn't really know the true answer and second because my parents were dying laughing. It took my sister and I a second to figure out why they were laughing, but it's the best inside joke we've ever come up with!
@SViswan (12072)
• India
7 Apr 10
lol..it took me a second there to understand what your parents were laughing about. I understood it the way your sister meant it. But yes, that is a joke and it reminded me of many similar jokes we had in the family! We were a family who laughed a lot...we mostly laughed at ourselves...easier that way without being mean:)
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
15 Aug 11
I got to share this "home made" joke with our family and friends at my sister's intimate wedding reception almost three months ago. It was nice seeing every laugh once the punch line settled in lol. It was really neat to see all those smiles, and I was doing it for my sister who unknowingly helped me in creating one of our now favorite jokes!
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
3 Apr 10
That is one of those that you just can't forget, I've had situations like that. One that our circle of friends gets a kick out of is this story I told at a party one night about this guy with a really strong southern draw who was being interviewed. He kept pausing and saying "I'll tell you what...". The interview was so hilarious, and the fact that he kept repeating that phrase was funny too. Now, anytime someone is telling a story and they use those words, it seems as if they pause and the whole group says "I'll tell you what..." in a southern draw. Great laughs!
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Your inside joke sounds a lot like one my family and I have. We used to watch a show (before it ended) about a detective who had every phobia there ever was. If he didn't want to do something because of his phobias, he would start out by saying, "Here's the thing..." and then he would go into why he couldn't do whatever it was. My husband and I use that phrase to this day! We also use the phrase that is becoming popular (thanks to the TV show 'The Office'), "That's what she said!" I love it! Thanks for your response.
@AmbiePam (47849)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Yes, we do have some inside jokes, from way back. And of course no one thinks they are funny but us because they don't know the backstory, like inside jokes always go. My sister, about 12 years ago when she was in college singing with their choir, started wearing brown. Brown dresses, brown shoes, brown shirts. The girl was wearing brown all the time. This went on for a couple of years. Eventually she quit it. But when she bought a new dress one day and told me about it, I said, "Is it brown?" She laughed pretty hard. We still do that sometimes when she tells us about some item of clothing she bought.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
7 Apr 10
That is too funny when an inside joke relates to a color. I have to tell you one I thought of when I read your response. My husband's cousin lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and my husband used to live in Clio, Michigan. My husband received a text message from his cousin that said, "How's the weather in Grand Rapids?" (his cousin was in Grand Rapids at the time) when what he really meant to say was, "How's the weather in CLIO..." My husband got a kick out of it because his cousin was basically asking how the weather was where he already was! So my husband wrote back and asked how the weather was in Clio where my husband was at the time. The thing is, these two cities are maybe two hours apart at the very most, so the weather really isn't going to be too different - that's the best part of the joke! Too funny...