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 '19 at 19:16
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    "Yes, I tried asking for a different time but the dentist just brushed me off" – samgak Jul 7 '19 at 1:24
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    "That joke deserves an award! I'd give you a little plaque, but the dentist took mine away." – jimm101 Jul 11 '19 at 19:19

A: What time is the appointment? 2:30?

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


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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