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Mother-in-law jokes RIP

world Updated: Apr 07, 2010 00:15 IST
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Mothers-in-law can heave a sigh of relief — comedians have grown tired of cracking jokes at them as they believe the comedy genre has gone out of fashion, a new study has found.

A men’s website that helps grooms and fathers of the bride write wedding speeches has carried out the study and found that mother-in-law jokes are relics of the Seventies and Eighties.

The portal has discovered that today’s comedians and those making speeches at weddings tend to give the jokes a wide berth.

But the study found that almost half of men claimed to loathe their mother-in-law and would like to be able to make jokes about her; the top causes of friction were moms-in-laws spending too much time at their daughter’s house and interfering in relationships, the Daily Express reported.

Andrew Shanahan, editor of which conducted the study, said mother-in-law jokes were old hat for comedians.

But the survey did have at least one positive outcome: While 47 per cent of men surveyed said they loathed their mother-in-law, 53 per cent said they loved her.