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Re: Jokes

Post by eldin raigmore » Fri 18 May 2018, 04:27

I never finished learning the whole alphabet. I don’t know why.
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Re: Jokes

Post by Khemehekis » Fri 18 May 2018, 04:42

Shemtov wrote:
Thu 17 May 2018, 05:19
Conlangers were discussing the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; Clueless Paramount Execs, hearing the second name, took them to court for "stealing Klingon".
Were you inspired by this discussion, by any chance?


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Re: Jokes

Post by alynnidalar » Fri 18 May 2018, 14:25

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:27
I never finished learning the whole alphabet. I don’t know why.
:roll: [xD]
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Re: Jokes

Post by All4Ɇn » Fri 18 May 2018, 21:16

Scytheria wrote:
Sat 12 May 2018, 15:25
I'm guessing that the following will cause a few scratched heads. You'll either get it, get it but not find it funny, or not have a clue what's going on... I think being silly and British helps. It's currently my favourite ever joke precisely because people's reactions are so varied.

Q - What do you call a dinosaur with no legs?
A - A fsh.
Count me in the group scratching their heads. :wat: Care to explain it?
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Re: Jokes

Post by GrandPiano » Fri 18 May 2018, 23:14

All4Ɇn wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:16
Scytheria wrote:
Sat 12 May 2018, 15:25
I'm guessing that the following will cause a few scratched heads. You'll either get it, get it but not find it funny, or not have a clue what's going on... I think being silly and British helps. It's currently my favourite ever joke precisely because people's reactions are so varied.

Q - What do you call a dinosaur with no legs?
A - A fsh.
Count me in the group scratching their heads. :wat: Care to explain it?
I’m familiar with the joke that starts “What do you call a fish with no eyes?” and has that punchline. Perhaps this is an intentional conflation of that joke with another one, and the humor comes from the fact that the wrong punchline is used?
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Re: Jokes

Post by eldin raigmore » Sat 19 May 2018, 03:06

An Englishmen, a Scotsman, a Welshman, and an Irishman, all walk into a bar together.

So, the priest turns to the rabbi, and says “I think you and I are in the wrong joke“!
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Re: Jokes

Post by Scytheria » Sat 19 May 2018, 12:36

All4Ɇn wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:16
Scytheria wrote:
Sat 12 May 2018, 15:25
I'm guessing that the following will cause a few scratched heads. You'll either get it, get it but not find it funny, or not have a clue what's going on... I think being silly and British helps. It's currently my favourite ever joke precisely because people's reactions are so varied.

Q - What do you call a dinosaur with no legs?
A - A fsh.
Count me in the group scratching their heads. :wat: Care to explain it?
It’s a reverse non-joke. As already said by GrandPiano, it requires the audience to know the proper joke, and delivers a punchline that is in no meaningful way set up by the intro line. Like I said, very silly.

If you like ‘knock knock’ jokes, I have a great one, but somebody will need to start it off for me...
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Re: Jokes

Post by Shemtov » Tue 22 May 2018, 04:28

eldin raigmore wrote:
Sat 19 May 2018, 03:06
An Englishmen, a Scotsman, a Welshman, and an Irishman, all walk into a bar together.

So, the priest turns to the rabbi, and says “I think you and I are in the wrong joke“!
The Rabbi turns around and says "We Jews have a saying: You cannot ask a question of contradiction about a story."
(note that may not be funny to people who aren't aware of the saying, and the Hebrew/Aramaic/Yiddish/Yinglish word that I translate as "question of contradiction" is really hard to render into most European languages, though maybe Philosophers or Logicians have a word for it.)
Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could write.
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