The Joke Thread

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Cato on June 19, 2024, 05:24:13 AMWOW !  Kajagoogoo!


For those who do not know the old song:



And now for something completely different!





I recognize the song from way back when; however, I don't understand the reference to $48 [Note:  I did not watch the whole video].

That carol singers one was quite clever!  :)

PD
Pohjolas Daughter

Cato

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on June 19, 2024, 10:16:19 AMI recognize the song from way back when; however, I don't understand the reference to $48 [Note:  I did not watch the whole video].

That carol singers one was quite clever!  :)

PD



It is an older phrase, at least here in America, but if you have $48.00 and the ticket is $50.00, then you are "Two Shy" of the full amount!  (Two Shy = Too Shy)

Today you would hear most likely: "I cannot buy the ticket because I am two short (i.e. two dollars short)," which phrase also lends itself to some humor.   8)
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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Cato on June 19, 2024, 11:23:06 AMIt is an older phrase, at least here in America, but if you have $48.00 and the ticket is $50.00, then you are "Two Shy" of the full amount!  (Two Shy = Too Shy)

Thank you for the explanation.  I know the phrase but didn't connect it with the song.   ;)

PD
Pohjolas Daughter

George

"Why would anyone buy a death bed?"

- Norm MacDonald
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Wendell_E

Quote from: George on June 29, 2024, 04:19:55 PM"Why would anyone buy a death bed?"

- Norm MacDonald

But seriously, it's cheaper than renting one from a hospital.  ;D
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Iota

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DaveF

Quote from: milk on July 29, 2022, 05:18:07 AMIt's very difficult to find jokes that my four-and-a-half year old can understand. Here's one I think he gets: why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7,8,9.
Which reminded me of this one - sadly, your now 6-year-old probably won't understand.  (It makes more sense when heard rather than read):

What comes between fear and sex?
Fünf.
"All the world is birthday cake" - George Harrison

milk

Quote from: DaveF on June 30, 2024, 05:10:02 AMWhich reminded me of this one - sadly, your now 6-year-old probably won't understand.  (It makes more sense when heard rather than read):

What comes between fear and sex?
Fünf.
My six year old? I had to research this one! I do have a Swiss friend. I'll ask him if he's heard this joke before.

SimonNZ

Me: *telling a joke*
Sara: hahaha
Sarah: hahahah

George

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Irons

Quote from: SimonNZ on July 10, 2024, 06:09:45 PMMe: *telling a joke*
Sara: hahaha
Sarah: hahahah

Good one.
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