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    "You should go because you're the principal!"

    mom calls out to her son "Harry! Wake up! You'll be late for school."

    The son replies, "Mom I don't want to go to school! The teachers and students hate me! Give me one reason I should go!"

    The mom says back, "You should go because you're the principal!"
    Hi there,

    Could you tell me what "principal" means in above context I quoted? It is a joke, but I don't understand why it is funny.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: "You should go because you're the principal!"

    Most people spend the whole of the start of that joke assuming that Harry is a small child who is complaining that he doesn't want to go to school. The punchline is that he isn't a child at all, he is the "principal" (the headmaster) of the school.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "You should go because you're the principal!"

    The "Principal" is the head of the school. That is why it is funny.

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