Happy Out (side)

Q: What is Irish and sits outside?
A: Patio Furniture!

Explanation: March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day.  Being of Irish heritage, I thought this joke appropriate… and it made me laugh.

Patio furniture refers to the chairs and tables that you might see outside on a patio

Patio furniture sounds a lot like Paddy O’Furniture.  Paddy is an Irish name, often a nickname for someone named Patrick or Padraig.  There are a lot of famous Paddys.  The O’ (capital letter O with an apostrophe), along with Mc or Mac, means “son of” in Irish last names.  Lots of Irish last names start with O’ such as O’Brien and O’Keefe. 

There is no Irish last name of O’Furniture, and that’s what makes this joke funny.  Maybe where you are you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sitting outside on your patio furniture and listening to The Chieftains and Sinead O’Connor.


About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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