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In the BGT show, a boy, Ned Woodman does a joke as performance. During his performance, he said

Why are people so excited talking dog on Britain's Got Talent. Amanda Holden has been on it for years.

And they show audiences' happy face of laughing. But I don't know why it's so funny.

What's the meaning of 'has been on it' here?


This is the youtube link of the performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qxIyOFkJeY


I listened to the joke in the wrong way and I fixed the content with the help of the comment below. ('spin on it' -> 'has been on it')

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    The boy says "Amanda Holden's been on it for years". The joke is that Ned is saying that there have other talking dogs before on that show, for example, Amanda Holden. He is implying that she does not have much talent. He pronounces "been" as 'bin' which is a London regional dialect variation. Jun 23, 2020 at 13:54
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    Bernard Manning reincarnated! Calling an ugly women 'a dog' is an outdated chauvenistic slur. This boy is alluding to this concept. His parents must be very proud. Jun 23, 2020 at 14:03
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    "Has been on it" ......... Talking dogs on the telly is nothing new. Amanda Holden's been on it for years.( She is a dog and talks on TV). QED. Jun 23, 2020 at 14:06
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    Do you get the part about comparing ugly women to dogs? So, the boy is puzzled as to why people are suddenly excited about seeing a talking dog on the talent show when there has been a talking dog on the show for many years in the person of Amanda Holden (hah hah!). He is suggesting that she is a dog and talks. Hence, why is just another talking dog seen as an exciting novelty? Jun 23, 2020 at 14:59
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    No malace was intended and, thankfully, there are still a few moderate thinkers who would refrain from taking to Twitter to demand he be 'burned at the stake', as they understand it was being said in jest by a child. The fact that he directed it at Amanda Holden would confirm that because clearly she is not 'a dog'. Jun 23, 2020 at 15:26

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Calling an ugly women 'a dog' is an outdated chauvinistic slur. This boy is alluding to this concept. So, the boy is puzzled as to why people are suddenly excited about seeing a talking dog on the talent show when there has been a talking dog on the show for many years in the person of Amanda Holden (hah hah!). He is suggesting that she is a dog and talks. Hence, why is just another talking dog seen as an exciting novelty? I read this as an ironic gag with no malice intended and, thankfully, there are still a few moderate thinkers who would refrain from taking to Twitter to demand he be 'burned at the stake', as they understand it is being said in jest by a child. The fact that he directed it at Amanda Holden would confirm that because clearly she is not 'a dog'.

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  • I don't believe that kid wrote that joke. Jun 23, 2020 at 20:12
  • I agree, nor do I think Greta writes her own speeches. We should just let kids be themselves instead of our mouthpieces by proxy. Jun 23, 2020 at 20:17
  • Greta Thunberg says “And yes, I write my own speeches. But since I know that what I say is going to reach many, many people I often ask for input. I also have a few scientists that I frequently ask for help on how to express certain complicated matters. I want everything to be absolutely correct so that I don’t spread incorrect facts, or things that can be misunderstood.” Jun 23, 2020 at 20:56
  • I have no trouble in believing what Ms Thunberg says, nor with her viewpoint. She is a remarkable young woman, and an example to people three or four times her age. I say, just in case there is any doubt, BRAVO to her. Jun 23, 2020 at 20:58

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