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I advised my client that I would be unavailable on a particular day because I have an appointment with the dentist to remove a tooth. The client responded

What time is the appointment? 2:30?

The second before I wrote correct time of my appointment, I realized, that this might be a joke :)

How should I respond, if I want to be funny? Is there another "language joke" I can use in the reply?

  • The usual term is tooth-extraction. – Blessed Geek Jul 11 '14 at 8:07
  • Some versions involve time of appointment with "Chinese Dentist" ... "tooth-hurty" – Fattie May 11 '16 at 19:27
  • You could say "Tooth hurty? Tusk, tusk!" or "Tooth hurty? Fangs a lot!" – Sven Yargs Jul 6 at 19:16
  • "Yes, I tried asking for a different time but the dentist just brushed me off" – samgak Jul 7 at 1:24
  • "That joke deserves an award! I'd give you a little plaque, but the dentist took mine away." – jimm101 Jul 11 at 19:19
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A: What time is the appointment? 2:30?

B: Yes. 2:30. With Dr. Pullem at Yankem, Pullem, and Ouchi, PLC.

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As to the joke to use in the reply, if you don't like

The most feared six words in the English language: "The dentist will see you now."

There is some number of other choices here

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