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What I learned about programmers by reading 200+ programming jokes

Updated: at 11:00 PM

Programmers think differently and are exceptionally logical. Computers are too literal. Programming languages are illogical. The world is illogical. People are irrational.

The Apico blog editor dug into more than 200 programming jokes and noted to her surprise that they covered all of four topics.


Don’t anthropomorphize computers. They



2.1. SHOES


: How do you tell an introverted computer scientist from an extroverted computer scientist?


: An extroverted computer scientist looks at your shoes when he talks to you.


A guy was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.

The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for a week.” The guy took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to his pocket.

The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do anything you want.” Again the guy took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

Finally the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The guy said, “Listen, I’m a programmer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is really cool. Read at