NOT SO COCKY ANY MORE
CAPON IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF CHICKEN CASTRATORI
What’s so funny about this? Let me say right off that if you don’t know what a capon is, you have no prayer of understanding the joke. The stress is on the first syllable. It might look like it should be pronounced, cap-on, but in fact, it’s pronounced cape-on, as if Batman is getting dressed to go out or something and is putting on his cape. Needless to say a capon has nothing to do with hats or capes. It does have a lot to do with chickens, specifically roosters, which are male chickens. They are also known as cocks, but I suggest to stick to “rooster.” Some ancient gourmet chefs discovered that if you castrate a rooster, that is, cut off its testicles, its meat will become more tender. Same thing with bulls; they are called steers, after castration. A castrated rooster is called a capon. If we look at the joke we see a reference to something which sounds like a famous Italian chicken stew type dish, known as Chicken Cacciatore, hard to spell, easier to say. However, the word bears a vague resemblance to Castrati, the plural of “castrato”, which is a castrated man. So it sort of stands to reason that if you made the dish with a capon instead of a hen, you might be able to get away with creating the new word, “castratori” And THAT’s what’s so funny!
This joke was submitted to punoftheday.com by Kap’n Klystron from Newburgh, NY, a very funny person.
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