Jokes About Bartering

By James Harvey Stout (deceased). This material is now in the public domain. The complete collection of Mr. Stout's writing is now at >


We can trade these jokes for someone else's jokes.

  1. What's worse than bartering for an apple, and biting into it, and finding a worm in it? Bartering for an apple, and biting into it, and finding only half a worm in it.
  2. If you barter with a farmer, which two animals will you always bring home with you? Your calves.
  3. Did you hear the joke about the man who bartered for a new roof? It's over your head.
  4. What can say the word, "barter," in every language in the world? An echo.
  5. If you trade to get a barrel, what can you put into it, to make it lighter? Holes.
  6. Why is it easy to barter for food in the desert? Because of the sand which is (sandwiches) there.
  7. What time is it when the clock strikes fourteen? Time to barter for a new clock.