We’ve just had Halloween, and although the current trend is for Jack O’Lanterns made out of pumpkins, the traditional option was the turnip. Growing up in Northern Ireland, I had many attempts at carving a turnip, and it takes a lot more effort than a pumpkin. Not only that, but the smell of a turnip with a burning candle in it is quite something… When the Celts arrived in North America, the lack of turnips but availability of pumpkins saw the introduction of a much easier carving option. Here are some turnip jokes though to remember the more traditional effort. As normal, they come with no guarantee of hilarity or originality…
Every time there’s a garden party, I’m sure to turnip.
A local scarecrow is quite a good DJ, Turnip The Beet.
Saw a vegetable being delivered to the local library. That’s a turnip for the books.
Anyone who thinks onions are the only vegetable that can make you cry has never dropped a turnip on their toe.
I used to think Elton John’s favourite vegetable was turnip. Then I realised that he’s more of a rocket man.
A friend of mine has a vegetable patch. It stops the cravings for turnips all day.
Why did the turnip win the scarecrow race? Because it was a head.
I saw some lettuce, tomatoes and turnips having a drink the other day. It was in a salad bar.
A friend of mine was looking sad because he had lost his favourite root vegetable. I’m sure it will turnip.
Heard that burglars used a potato to smash a window and gain entry to a local house, but the evidence may have been planted.
Last week’s spray jokes are here.
If you like these turnip jokes, have a look here for an alphabetical list of joke topics.