In the words of Mark Twain, "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."

Twain's quote is a play on words between "denial" and "da-nile" ... and it's probably one of the oldest jokes in the book. Some even claim it dates back to 1933.

It has been so widely used that there's even a song with a line "call me Cleopatra, because I'm the queen of denial."  

Decades later, the joke is still pretty valid - and some would say the puns of today are even funnier than they ever were in the past.

You be the judge.  

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt ... "it's probably like a designer fragrance, or something"

When someone says something completely outrageous ...

For those living in Egypt, the jokes are countless

Even Tina Fey made her own version of the joke on the show #30Rock

Life Goals = Standing in the Nile River and saying "I'm in da-nile"

Dad Jokes Level: Da-Nile

When someone doesn't believe anything that comes out of your mouth

Always remember ... the first step to acceptance is denial