Place item was collected
North Logan, Utah
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Ashton Reaveley is my younger brother and he is 13 years old and he lives in North Logan, Utah. He is in the eighth grade and he plays drums and is in his school band. He also plays competitive basketball.
I collected this joke from my brother when we were in the kitchen of our house on a Sunday morning. We were the only people in the house at the time and we were eating breakfast at the counter. This isn’t an offensive joke, so there isn’t anyone that you would not tell it to because of that, but a younger person would probably find it funnier than an older person because of its simplicity. I have never heard this joke specifically, but I have heard jokes that end similarly, something having to do with the spelling. My brother told me this joke before I recorded it and he repeated it for the collection in the same way as the first time.
Me: Tell me your joke.
Ashton: What comes at the end of a rainbow?
Ashton: The letter “W”.
When my brother told this joke, both the first and the second time, I could tell that he thought that it was just a dumb joke. He looked like he thought that it was funny, but only because of the surprise ending. He told the joke well and avidly.
Introduction to Folklore (ENGL 2210)
Semester and year
Reaveley, Mayah, "End of the Rainbow" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 227.