I don’t readily post jokes or stuff I read on the internet on my blog. But this funny story is so corny and hilarious I can’t help giggling like a silly 12 year old when I read it. It has been floating around the internet for a long time.

Disclaimer: the punch line of this joke is really, really bad. You have been warned! But it’s also adorably funny at the same time.


Far away, in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, two prawns were swimming around in the warm, azure sea. One was named Justin and the other Christian. The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by the numerous sharks that patrolled the area.

One day, Justin said to Christian, “I’m bored and frustrated at being a prawn. I wish I was a shark, and then I wouldn’t have any worries about being eaten.”

As soon as Justin had fixated on becoming a predator, a mysterious cod appeared and said, “Your wish is granted!” – and, lo and behold, Justin turned into a shark!

Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by his old pal.

Time went on and Justin found himself becoming bored and lonely as a shark. All his old mates simply swam away whenever he came close to them. Justin gradually realized that his new, menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.

While out swimming alone one day, he saw the mysterious cod again and couldn’t believe his luck. Justin figured that if the fish could change him from a prawn to a shark, he could just as readily change him back into a prawn. He begged the cod to return him to his original form and, lo and behold (again), he turned back into a prawn. With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his friends and bought them all a cocktail.

(Note: The punch line does not involve a prawn cocktail – it’s much worse.)

Looking around the boisterous gathering at the reef, Justin searched for his old pal. “Where’s Christian?” he asked.

“He’s at home, distraught that his best friend went over to the enemy and became a shark,” came the reply.

Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture, he set off to Christian’s house. As he opened the coral gate, the memories came flooding back. He banged on the door and shouted, “It’s me, Justin, your old friend! Come out and see me!”

Christian replied, “No way, man, you’ll eat me! You’re a shark, the enemy, and I’ll not be tricked!”

Justin cried back, “No, no, I’m not! That was the old me – I’ve changed…

…I’ve found cod and I’m a prawn again, Christian!”


Hahahahaha! Am I the only one who’s amused? This must be one of the lamest, corniest, yet most hysterical jokes ever!