What’s making a comeback? Your mom


Korah Honig

Nate March points while laughing and responds with “Your mom” after being asked a question.

Korah Honig , Writer

Your mom jokes have been around for a long time but seem to be making a comeback this year at St. Louis High school.

The oldest “mom joke” dating back to Ancient Babylon! There was a stone tablet with a lot of crude writing that was from 3500 BCE. The words were, “…Your mom is by the one who has intercourse with her. What or who is it?” 

The first time a movie featured a mom joke was in the 1975 classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” One scene depicts a French soldier yelling, “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” Of course, it took a couple more decades for “Yo Mama” jokes to really catch on with the public, but you could really say that the joke began with this film. Yo mama jokes were then popularized in the 90’s with the mainstream roast that typically started with “Yo mama so…”. 

Craig Bebow has a different view on where the joke came from. He said, “Your mom jokes originated from the year 2018, first used when Nathaniel March thought it would be funny to use on kids. After that, the joke took off and everyone started to use them.  The beautiful joke bloomed into something great that Nathaniel would be proud of.” 

Your mom jokes are making a comeback lately at SLHS, but with a twist. Many students would respond “your mom” when asked a question to make an off-color joke. One student who does this quite frequently is Nathaniel March. When your mom joke enthusiast, Nathaniel was interviewed for this article, all he responded was, “Your mom.” Classic Nathaniel.