Now that I've heard three people invoke "Yo Mama" jokes, I have to say that this is something that appeals to white folks. American males don't have the Latino/Spanish/Italian machismo outlook where slurs on one's mother might lead to fights. They expect sexually suggestive comments about one's mother to be provocative, but not, well, violent or argumentative. These comments, by the way, are generally said by males, but for some reason, women can say it to, adding to its peculiar appeal.
The question is, what is the appeal? It's almost as if the idea of one's mother as a kind of milf is so bizarrely offensive that no one expect it to be true. For example, it's never someone's sister, is it? Because that borders on realistic. If someone comments about how they'd like to sleep with your sister, well, that seems to strike too close to home (especially if she's, say, inappropriately young).
There's something about being inappropriately old that makes it OK to make comments on "yo mama".
So ask yourself, what is it that makes you want to say it?
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