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A guy walks into a bar. His buddy laughs and says, "Don't worry, I didn't see it either.

What is the meaning of this joke? What makes it funny? (Is it supposed to be funny?)

I saw this joke in the mood message of a British guy.

It is a kind of bar joke but there is usually a connection. (For example: a guy with dyslexia walked into a bra).

I didn't get this one. Can it be a meta-joke?

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    A guys literally walks into (crashes into/hits his head on) a bar (long piece of metal). – Jim Jun 17 '14 at 23:43
  • @Jim: Wow. I didn't see it :) – ermanen Jun 17 '14 at 23:44
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    That makes three of you apparently. ;-) – Jim Jun 17 '14 at 23:45
  • You got two decent answers, I don't think this question deserves to be deleted. They both explain the double meanings of bar and walk into. – Mari-Lou A Jun 18 '14 at 3:37
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The joke is that the guy walked into a bar: a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a lever, support, barrier, or fastening),rather than into a barroom. Definition one rather definition five in Merriam:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bar

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In most "walks into a bar" jokes, the bar is a pub or tavern. Here, the person has walked into a bar, meaning he has collided with some sort of rod. It is a meta-joke in that it plays with the conventions of a well-known class of jokes, and is a pun on the dual meaning of the word bar.

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    And the dual meaning of walk into. – Colin Fine Jun 17 '14 at 23:55

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