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04:47 pm
The oldest your mom joke I know:
< DEMETRIUS> Villain, what hast thou done?
< AARON> That which thou canst not undo.
< CHIRON> Thou hast undone our mother.
< AARON> Villain, I have done thy mother.
< DEMETRIUS> And therein, hellish dog, thou hast undone.

Act IV, Scene II of Titus Andronicus. Lines 76-80.

If you know an older one, I want to see it.

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From:japolo
Date:October 12th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
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http://www.he.net/~rj/

not a mom joke, but it's pretty damn bad. and yes, this is my homepage at a past employer.
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From:japolo
Date:October 12th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
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and yes, i wrote it.
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From:japolo
Date:October 12th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
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where "write" is in the same sense as "poop".
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From:testing4l
Date:October 13th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
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Wait a second! That would mean that you didn't work for death!
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From:japolo
Date:October 13th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
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i've had minor stints with the vices, i won't deny it.
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From:velikij
Date:October 12th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Titus Andronicus? You should see the Vincent Price flick "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" - a takeoff on the Shakespeare play. And other Dr. Phibes flicks, which I watched at midnight flicks in Palo Alto in the '70s. More on Vincent Price offline, what a guy ...
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From:anarchodandyist
Date:October 13th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
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Now I'm gonna have to see if I can find one in an ancient Greek text, just to one-up you...
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From:testing4l
Date:October 13th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
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Man, I hope you can 8) It's become my instant response to anyone who says "your mom" to me.

For my part, I've already read Beowulf, so I know there isn't one in there. I think the Canterbury Tales are a good bet though, so that's next on my reading list. 8)
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From:testing4l
Date:March 24th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
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(Psst! I'm not letting you forget this one. 8) )
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From:anarchodandyist
Date:March 25th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm keeping an eye out ^_^ I bet I can find one in Aristophanes somewhere...
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From:babe_of_beyazit
Date:October 23rd, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
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"May the pasture lands shriek in mourning as if it were your mother."
-The Epic of Gilgamesh

Okay, not quite a "your mom" joke, but way older than Shakespeare.
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From:testing4l
Date:October 24th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that doesn't actually attempt to degrade the other person by suggesting something negative about their mother. I wouldn't put it in the same category, so Titus would remain the oldest "your mom" joke I know of.

I really think it's unlikely that such a thing exists -- I mean, "Villain, I have done thy mother" is a phrase that's been modernized directly -- even with the same meaning of "done". I think ultimately, that's what makes it really incredible to me.

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