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Questions tagged [jokes]

Questions about humorous expressions, jokes, puns, etc.

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That's What She Said Quote

Okay, I'm sure most of you have seen this T-Shirt before. But I got to thinking about it the other day. It is obviously a reference to the time-honored tradition of That's what she said in response ...
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Joke about a magical tractor, I dont get it

The joke is: Did you hear about the magic tractor? It turned into a field. What is the joke about? I am thinking that the tractor is abandoned and the field cover it, I cant imagine other ...
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…Your baby gonna come out naked

I heard this in a casual how-to video. It seemed random and not associated with anything they were doing. Someone said, "My favorite one is... your baby is going to come out naked. If you keep working ...
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In the context, the translation of the phrase FLASHY BOI “5 hours of debugging VS / flashy boi” [closed]

In the context, the translation of the phrase FLASHY BOI? "5 hours of debugging VS / flashy boi"
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Origin of “my dog ate my homework”?

Is there a specifc incident or origin story for the common joke/comedic phrase "my dog ate my homework"? I always wondered whether there was a student who became notorious for not turning in their ...
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Meaning of “The statement stands for itself”

This was a scene in the show The Big Bang Theory, season 2, episode 9. Sheldon and Penny are having a conversation on the staircase, which is as follows: Sheldon: Of the handful of women Leonard's ...
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'Et viola' misspelling or inside joke?

Question Is et viola [sic](spelled like this intentionally) just a misspelling of et voila or is it an actual word, or perhaps an inside joke (not just a one-off thing)? Background Based on this ...
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Is there a term for the type of misleading joke comedians such as Stephen Colbert often use?

The Late Show host, Stephen Colbert (an American talk show host, don't mind that, just think of him as some random guy you don't have to care about) quite often uses a type of joke whereby he ...
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Joke I don't get [closed]

So here the joke I be heard, but I don't get the meaning of it. Can anyone help me understand why is it the answer supposed to be funny? Q: What did the duck say when she bought lipstick? A: "...
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Can I call a vacuum cleaner cleaner a vacuum cleaner?

Can I call a vacuum cleaner cleaner a vacuum cleaner? This was written in a hallway. Can you help me dissect what's going on here, along with an appropriate response? By dissect, I mean I'd like to ...
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“downhill from there” - help to understand this joke [duplicate]

I watch this interesting clip today (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FLsWif6-Jfg), but I don't really understand the joke that he makes, which is: A: We're going to mountain-climbing tomorrow, but I ...
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What's the Idiom or typical expression when a person “takes a joke further”

Imagine the use escenario for the typical expression I'm trying to find to describe when oneself or someone else builds upon a joke/silliness that was just made/said, expanding the joke, bringing a ...
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Explain a pig joke. What is funny here?

The joke is: "Yesterday a pig invited me to see his new home. Actually it was quite stylish." How should one understand this? It does't seem funny at all.
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What's the connection between Slobovian and the elbow?

Here is a sentence from Making Sense of Japanese by Jay Rubin: They are just part of the world's most clunky writing system, and a writing system cannot cause a language to be processed in a ...
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Jokes where you replace a word with something unrelated but similar sounding [duplicate]

So a friend of mine always works this type of joke into normal conversation and I always get a kick out of it. Example: Person 1: Why are you always hogging the TV remote? Person 2: Because I am ...
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Joke “Hipster burns his mouth” - why is it funny?

The joke is: why did the hipster burn his mouth? Because he drank his coffee / ate his pizza / etc. before it was cool. Why is it funny? Does the hipster have special meaning or background?
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What does knob mean in the context of honey and faucet?

In the book What If? there is part that the author mentions about the viscosity of fluid: It's more like pushing your hand through a bathtub full of water than a bathtub full of honey. And this ...
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What type of humor would racist and sexist jokes be categorized into?

I did not major in literary studies so I do not readily recognize the nuances that are used to distinguish between the various concepts. It doesn't seem to fit insult comedy since it is rarely told ...
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Would a sexist remark be considered gallows humor? [closed]

Recently a local politician, in a critical response to the women's marches, made a couple common references to a woman's place being in the kitchen and a woman's right to be slapped. There is someone ...
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What type of wordplay joins two phrases together on a single syllable?

During a South Park episode, Wendy sings a song with a specific type of wordplay in which she ends a sentence and starts a new one with a common word or syllable. This gives the lyrics a double ...
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“Eye of the Needle” Joke in Supply-Side Jesus

"It is easier for a rich man to enter heaven seated comfortably on the back of a camel than it is for a poor man to pass through the eye of a needle," is a funny inversion of "Matthew 19:24" from Al ...
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Wordplay that thwarts expectation by applying a description to a different object? [duplicate]

Example: A news show puts an image of donald trump holding up a fish on the screen. The announcer says: "Here's a photo of a slimy, scaly, reptile -- and he's holding a fish, too." I'm not sure if ...
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How could I reponse if my American friend joked “americans are foolish; we have no idea about geography?” [closed]

Last time my American friend and I were talking about an African country. He happened to know nothing about the country. Then he joked "Americans are foolish; we have no idea about geography?" I ...
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“McFlono McFloonyloo” in TBBT: What does it mean and is it offensive? [closed]

I'm a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, and I never understood a joke in the seventh episode of the first season The Dumpling Paradox, where Leonard tries Howard's phone voice recognition saying "Call ...
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Please, explain the joke about a walkie talkie

Q. What do you get when you cross a parrot and a caterpillar? A. A walkie talkie. What feature of caterpillars was chosen to create this joke? As far as I know a walkie talkie is a device with ...
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Why is this joke about elephants and quarts funny?

There is a joke: Q: What is grey and comes in quarts? A: An elephant. Why? Why does it come in quarts? What is funny here?
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Anne Boleyn had a brother called Tenpin

Anne Boleyn had a brother called Tenpin Can someone explain this joke? It probably has some sort of colloquial meaning I'm missing or some way of pronunciation that makes it funny. I've found this ...
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“Changing threat level to Magenta” (SNL) - What is the “Magenta” joke?

I was watching "Cold Opening: Homeland Security - Saturday Night Live". I am supposed to translate the entire sketch for my next classes, but I really don't know what is the joke here. I only know ...
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What it means “Decisions in 10 minutes or less, or the next one is free.”?

What does this quote means "Decisions in 10 minutes or less, or the next one is free."? From: http://news.microsoft.com/2000/02/16/the-motivator-behind-the-windows-2000-development-team/ The next ...
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What is a Joke? [closed]

I looked up the definition of a Joke on Dictionary.com which gave me this "Something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a ...
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What do I say if I mix something up?

In Russian, when a person mixes something up, they can jokingly say "mixed it up with the right angle" (перепутал с прямым углом). This comes from an old joke: "Water boils at 90 degrees." "...
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Is there a way to clearly identify text meant in jest? [closed]

In written text, it can be difficult to convey the appropriate sentiment. For example, if I tell someone to "go fly a kite", I could say this with a smile and/or wink in person and they would know I'...
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North American joke: “What do you call Halloween boner?'”

I searched everywhere to find out what this joke means: "What do you call a Halloween boner?" "Petrified wood!" Wood is probably slang for boner. Maybe erectile dysfunction, but I still don't ...
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What is a work-appropriate “small” object for a joke? [closed]

Trying to think of a way to make this joke work-appropriate. "If we store GPS coordinates to a precision of 10 decimal points, we could even measure the size of your [expletive deleted]." What is ...
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“You can call me Charlie. But do not call me late when there are scones about.”

What is the joke in the following sentence from the Simpsons,season 17 episode 15. You can call me Charlie. But do not call me late when there are scones about. by Ricky Gervais, English ...
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Why did a chicken cross a road? [closed]

To get to another side. Can we conclude from the indefinite article "an" in "another" that the chicken did not have a definite plan in mind?
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What does “I don't suffer from insanity” mean? [closed]

I'm pretty confused about a quote I've read on a website. It was written: I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it. I'd like to know what it really means when a person says this.
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Can someone please explain this joke? [closed]

Can someone please explain this joke to me http://bash.org/?5300 ? I don't get it, probably because of low english skills. [Spoiler used so it doesn't appear on the front page.]
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I don't get this joke [closed]

Isaw it on instagram and I don't get the joke or pun, it said, me and my plant gf me: “bby your hands is so thin” her: “that me leaf”
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What is the meaning of joke “may it plizzle the cozizzle” in Futurama?

In Futurama 5ACV16, character Leela, while in court, says "May it plizzle the cozizzle" instead of "may it please the court" to the judge (Snoop Dogg's head). I am not native English speaker, but I ...
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Phrase for criticism/insults concealed with humor

Passive aggressive people will sometimes veil insulting, critical, derogatory or generally aggressive comments with humor. The patina of humor makes the comment seem like a joke, not to be taken ...
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(Joke) Batchers Vs. Butchers

Here's the script from Inside No. 9 Nana's Party You can get them quite cheap now, can't you? It's all Marks's, actually. Apart from the ham, which I got from the local batchers. From ...
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Origin of “deez nuts”

I really hate to ask this one, but... When I was a child, some thirty plus years ago, there was a popular juvenile game where you would try to trick a friend into asking a question that could be ...
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“That's bang out of order”: pun, anagram or play on words?

There is a one-liner by Tim Vine, a British stand-up comedian, that sees him pull out a card with the word... BNAG and exclaim: That's bang out of order! The joke is derived from the idiom out ...
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“The other side” to refer to the afterlife

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to "the other side." Now you can take this one of two ways. Either the chicken simply wants to arrive on the other side of the road, or he is suicidal and ...
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Ending a sentence with a preposition? [duplicate]

Recently in an episode of 'House of cards' they bring up the joke "Two freshmen girls are moving into their dorm room together. One of them's from Georgia, one of them's from Connecticut. The girl ...
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Two crows being an attempted murder

What is the point of this joke? — "What do you call two crows on a branch?" — "Attempted murder." I've googled it to check if it was a word play but the closest one I've hit was "marauder". ...
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I don't get this joke. Sentence seems like nonsense to me

So, I was at the bar last week, Behind the bar they have these signs with jokes on them. One of them said "If your drinking to forget, please pay me first"(This isn't the question, I get this joke). ...
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What is a proper response to a joke about visiting dentist at 2:30/tooth hurty?

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 ...
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“Have to split” in the film “The Running Man”

In the film The Running Man (1987), Arnold Schwarzenegger cut a man into two halves. His name was Buzz Saw. Then another man said: "Where did Buzz Saw go?" And Arnold Schwarzenegger said: "He had to ...