A mother was with her five year old son at the zoo, looking at the elephants in their enclosure.
The five year old boy looked with amazement at the large beast and said to his mother, “Mom, what’s that long thing hanging down from the elephant?”
His Mom replied, “That’s his trunk Jimmy”.
The little boy went, “I know that Mom, I mean the thing to the other side of the trunk”.
His Mom replied “Oh Jimmy, that’s the elephant’s tail”.
The boy went on, “I know that Mom! No, what’s that big thing hanging down in between his trunk and tail”.
Jimmy’s Mother, wanting to avoid this subject at all costs, just said “Oh, that’s nothing” and whisked him off to see the tigers in the next enclosure.
Two weeks later Jimmy went to the same zoo with his father.
They were looking at the elephants and he asked his dad “What’s that long thing hanging down from the elephant?”
His father replied, “That’s his trunk Jimmy”.
“No Dad, behind that!” the boy replied.
“Oh, well that’s his tail” replied his father.
“NO DAD, in-between his trunk and his tail!” yelled the kid.
His Dad replied, “Well Jimmy, that’s the elephant’s penis”.
Little Jimmy, a bit puzzled by this, said to his dad, “But Dad, Mom said it was nothing”.
His Dad replied, “Well Jimmy, your Mother has been spoiled”.
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