What Are Some Jokes About Turning 50?


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Many jokes about turning 50 begin with the phrase “You know you are 50 when …” and continue with a punchline. The punchline might involve hearing your favorite song in an elevator or your back going out more than you go out on the town. Other jokes about turning 50 play with the number by saying a 50-year-old is really $49.95 plus tax, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his 30th birthday or does not look a day over 40.

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Famous celebrity quotes about turning 50 are also funny jokes. A well-known Bob Hope quote describes how a person's age starts to show around the middle during middle age. A funny Jean Sorensen quote describes how she spent her 50th birthday in Rehoboth Beach and not 1978 because “the time machine was booked.” Phyllis Diller said that "Maybe it's true that life begins at 50...but everything else starts to wear out, fall out or spread out.”

In a T.S. Eliot statement about being 50, he describes how the years between 50 and 70 are hard because you are too old to want to do things, but not decrepit enough to say no. Some generic jokes about turning 50 tell of how both age and underwear creep up on you and playfully describe how there are so many candles and so little cake.

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