Wha's like us

J — Jokes

Humorous postcard of boy in a sweet shop

Comic postcard, early 20th century.


How many jokes can there be about meanness, and red hair, and getting drunk, and kilts, and speaking Scots, and treating women with scant respect?

Dinnae ask me, I've been on the whisky diet and I've lost three days.

Postcard transcription:

'Young Jock spends his Saturday penny. "A pennorth o' jelly babies … and all boys, please!" '


An ABC of Scotland

Jokes was just one of the 'J' topics in our alphabetical exhibition celebrating some of the outstanding achievements by Scotland and Scots.

'Wha's like us?'ran from 13 December 2013 to 18 May 2014.

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