Why did the chicken cross the road?

It may be the worst joke in the history of jokes. You probably haven’t wondered why. Well, don’t worry. I’ve done the wondering for you. Turns out it is supposed to be a terrible joke. It’s an example of “anti-humor” – meaning that the traditional answer (I know you know it, but just in case: “to get to the other side”) is the logical answer.


To get to the other side may b the easy answer, but it sure ain't the fun 1. Chicken Crossing Road jokes via @cabotcheese #CheesySunday Click To Tweet


But that’s boring. And not nearly cheesy enough.


So I asked some of our blogger friends their favorite answer to the old adage. And they did not disappoint.


“To quote Colonel Sanders – ‘I missed one??’” – Shea, Dixie Chik Cooks


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“Because there was better light for a selfie over there.” – Carissa, Fit2Flex


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“To quote Isaac Newton: Chickens at rest tend to stay at rest. Chickens in motion tend to cross roads.” – Carolyn, All Day I Dream About Food


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“Because that’s where the ladies are?” – Monica, Run Eat Repeat


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“I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having her motives questioned.” – Cassie Johnston, Back To Her Roots


And cheesiest of all:


“To get to the cheddar on the other side.” – Kit, The Kittchen


Cheers to your #CheesySunday. May your chicken jokes always have an answer, and your cheese drawer always be full.


Averill (aka <3Ave) is a long-time member of the Cabot team (ca. 2006) and a life-time lover of cheese (the sharper the better!). She’s always been moved by the Cabot commitment to the farmers, our communities, and making quality products. You can catch her on Twitter most of the time, where she leads the @cabotcheese tweeting. When she’s not talking cheese, Averill teaches and studies history, and is working on finishing her PhD.


Kristin Haskins | August 09, 2015 | 7:57am

Well, for me, it’s not “WHY” they cross the road. It’s “Why NOT cross the road?” They must get curious, just like anyone else!
[Also, I have no inkling how I could possibly know if this has already been suggested or said a thousand times or more, but if it has, here’s one more….] ;-} Now, I want some of that cheese!

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