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Is "Vitamin E outside your door" a euphemism of some sort?

I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this, but I'm really confused about this one line. I've been watching Cheers to improve my English because a colleague of mine recommended it to me and ...
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Did you tell her about the vacancy in your brain?

P.J. meets a girl at the park. He is very excited. He tells his siblings about her after coming home. His brother Gabe replies, Emma. Who's Emma? P.J. answers, A vision. An angel. The girl who's ...
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"I don't even know what comedians read! Comic books?!" What does this joke mean?

What does this joke mean? "I don't even know what comedians read! Comic books?!" This is a quote from the famous manga "Dragon Ball Z". It is from the scene where the ...
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What do these two comic titles (suggested by Patrick Leigh Fermor) mean?

I read these sentences in a book named The secret life of books: The library at Chatsworth – home of the Dukes of Devonshire and one of England’s greatest stately homes – includes doors covered with ...
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What does this joke mean here?

These two old boys hung their peckers off a bridge to piss. One was from California, one from Arkansas. Old boy from California says, "Boy, this water's cold." Old boy from Arkansas says, &...
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Is there any joke in this sentence?

Tej and Roman are getting launched into space with old suits: Roman: What we supposed to be doing with these old-ass suits that ain't been used since World War I? Tej: Oh, I'm sorry. Astronauts "...
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Joke about Mars and Ronald Reagan

In the pod Every Little Thing, they often play with words making jokes with intricate references. Recently, I heard an exchange where a person made a joke about the former president Ronald Reagan ...
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Is there any joke in last line?

In Runaway Jury (2003), a plaintiff attorney, Rohr meets Ranking Fitch, a jury consultant of the defendants, the gun manufacturers: Rohr: Nice suit. Very "of the people." Fitch: Yours is ...
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Is there any joke (or) sarcasm in it?

In the movie Wrath of Man (2021), there is a scene where an armoured truck is robbed by heavily armed individuals dressed as construction workers: Man 1: They don't pay you enough to act a fool; let'...
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what does "eight to 10" mean?

I'm watching Disney Sitcom "Good Luck Charlie" and there's episode about family's future. old charlie came back in time machine and talk to baby charlie about future. and I can't understand ...
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What does "We've been fooled by our tool" mean?

Today, I watched the TED video "Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile". In the video, the speaker quoted an Abe Maslow saying: If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything ...
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Charlie Williams' bit about the Pygmie tribe

Would somebody be so kind to translate Yorkshire into English. Suppose the comedian is popular enough that a review will be appreciated by some: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7WucumXbAsk&t=240s (...
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The word play in The Association song Along Comes Mary

Does the phrase “Sweet as a punch” in the context of this song mean sweet as a drink AND “pleasant” as a strike with the fist? Do I understand the word play in Along Comes Mary by The Association ...
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Meaning of "not all horses are Trojan horses"

In this standup comedy(around 10:39 in the link): He said: "Not all horses are Trojan horses". What does it mean here? I know what Trojan horse is literally but doesn't see why horse is ...
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What is funny about an American joke about the British actor Daniel Day Lewis

Comedy Central(viewable only to the U.S and other limited countirs) is a favorite channel through which you may say you see only cheap shots but to me a new "spot" for just an an "...
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What's the joke in Lee's words?

In The Kissing Booth 2 (2020), Elle and Lee asks Marco to be kisser at the kissing booth: Elle: It's the most popular booth! And it's for charity. Don't you believe in charity? Marco: I'm standing ...
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Is there any joke exist in Man's words?

Oskar: Trade goods, that's the only currency that'll be worth anything in the ghetto. Things have changed, my friend. Did I call this meeting? You told Mr. Stern you wanted to speak to me. I'm here. I'...
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Is there any joke exist in Livre's words?

In The Old Guard (2020), Freeman sees a statue of Rodin in Immortal Andy's caves: Freeman: This is an honest-to-God Rodin. Wait. Did you know him? Livre: Probably biblically. (Livre & Andy laughs) ...
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Is there any joke exist in Campbell's words?

Wallace: We'll make spears. Hundreds of them. Long spears, twice as long as a man. Hamish: That long? Wallace: Aye Hamish: Some men are longer than others. Campbell: Your mother been telling you ...
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Song: Why are the lyrics, "I'm sorry for the sombrero thing on Cinco de Mayo" funny?

I am sorry for watching and enjoying this sketch, to keep my dementia at bay, (only available in some countries, sorry). In the sketch, a singer performs a Spanish song (you can see the English ...
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What does "breakaway jockstrap" mean?

It's from the 11th episode of the 10th season of Friends. Here is the context: Roy: What's the matter? You never saw a 50 year old stripper cry before? Phoebe: You know, it's fine. We'll pay you. Roy:...
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"nuts" and "on one's chin"

So I am enjoying this sketch That One Guy Who Still Says “These Nuts” (from the U.S, only available in some countries), What does "these nuts on your chin" mean when Vince says from 1:10~? ...
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meaning: Mr. Just About

Does "Mr. Just About" make sense as a nickname for someone who does not care about precision? I'd appreciate your help.
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What does the meme "proof you can be a fruit and a vegetable" mean?

I saw a rather offensive meme, and for that reason I will not post the picture here. If you want to see it, just google the quote in the title. I'll just explain it here. It's a picture of one or ...
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How is "Wouldn't have been the pig I would have chosen" related in this joke?

Coach tricked the man to have sex with pig by giving him a drug: Youth 1: How's your man, then, Coach? Coach: Ah, he'll survive. Wouldn't have been the pig I would have chosen, though. How ...
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What's the meaning of this "updog" joke?

From "The Office" S2E13 Jim: Is it me or does it smell like updog in here? Michael: What's updog? Jim: Nothing much. What's up with you? Where is the funny point?
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What are the meanings of these jokes: "Queers 'R' Us" and "I'm a proctologist so I drive a brown Probe."

In American TV show 'Office' Season 2 Episode 2, one man tells a joke: Well, those are some awful tight pants you have on. Where did you get 'em, like, Queers 'R' Us? What's the funny point in this ...
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Can anyone help explain this "Western Hemisphere brunch banter" in the TV series, The Good Place?

Below is from the TV series, The Good Place. Michael: I've been working on my Western Hemisphere brunch banter. That New Yorker article was crazy. You haven't seen Hamilton? Hey, did ...
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How does one understand this joke? [closed]

Spongebob asked Patrick: is this the real life? Patrick replies: No, this is Patrick. What is so funny about this?? Is it Spongebob content only??
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What does "Someone call the burn unit" mean?

Just saw this post on Imgur and I am not sure about the title. Does that mean that the person has seen something that is really a sore to the eye so he is asking others to call the burn unit to come ...
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Leslie Jones' punch line from SNL

In this episode of SNL, Leslie Jones is saying something as a closing punch line. It's supposed to be funny, and this is how I dictate. " I tell it like T.O.s. " But I doubt it's correct. Does ...
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Explain this joke: "Theoretical physicists will never schedule a meeting on Wednesday because it spoils two weekends"

This is the context: Finally, I would say that, even within physics, philosophers are sort of like theoretical physicists, and physicists are like experimental physicists. Experimental physicists ...
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"Score monkeys fighting over a premise with fondue forks"

A joke Dennis Miller made is completely nonsensical to me. You would think that it would be... You get eight male comedians together at a dinner table would be like score monkeys fighting over a ...
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What's the hidden joke/meaning behind "Don't drink and park - accidents cause people"?

One of the articles in my (Dutch) secondary school newspaper had a long list of funny English quotes, e.g. "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like bananas.". There was one quote for which I couldn'...
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"Let's see them aliens" grammar [duplicate]

I know this was a joke on Facebook, the thing about storming Area 51. But, what catched my eyes is the "them". Is this playing on word? Or, is this grammaticality sound? Or is this a joke ...
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Explanation for a joke about a three-legged dog that walks into a bar

I came across this joke on the internet: A three-legged dog walks into a bar and says to the bartender, 'I'm looking for the man who shot my paw' It is meant to be a "dad joke" but I don't ...
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"Then you know who lived here?" "Trigger."

A dialogue from the movie Annie Hall: (clip) Tony Lacey: You know who the original owners were? Nelson Eddy, then Legs Diamond. Then you know who lived here? Alvy Singer: Trigger. Tony ...
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Can you please explain this joke: "I'm going bananas is what I tell my bananas before I leave the house"?

Can you please explain this joke: "I'm going bananas is what I tell my bananas before I leave the house"? And another one: "I hate it when my friends ask me to do them a solid especially when I've ...
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what does it mean: "Do these turn-ups work with these boots?"

I have been watching a funny British show (Catherine tate) about a gay boy coming out to his mom. The reactions from mom and neighbors are funny. But at the end of it, there comes a scene where 3 ...
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What does “to be last in someone's line” mean?

In a social media post, the following was written: Dude, where are you? At the hostel, studying dad Where are you? At the beer shop, I'm last in your line. Buy two beers for me too. 😲 ok dad I ...
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What do the phrase "Reeyan's seacrest" and the word "fraggle" mean in a sketch?

I always enjoyed the products of Kee and Peele. Now from the link, 2:13: "B-lake", Here is the thing. I didn't know if I'm about to ask you about this.B-lake, what club are you in. ah part of ...
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What is the sub-context that enables Taco Bell jokes?

Throughout many years, I've encountered countless jokes over all sorts of media and pop art where is goes "something something taco bell", and I can't really grasp what is it supposed to mean or why ...
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What does it mean when the wife in the picture says "I wear the brains in the family."?

I saw this picture on the internet, and I can't really understand the meaning of "I wear the brains in the family" used by the wife in the picture. I know the husband said "I wear the pants in the ...
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History is written by the wieners

I read the following joke The Hotdog-bun Boy came home from school one day. His mother looked at him and said, “You look so unhappy. Did something go wrong in school today?” “Yes,” he answered. “...
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Idiomatic meaning av "Lenny's a survivor" (or similar expression)

In The Simpsons S29E10 @ 01:33, the God's finger crashes the area of the collision and Lenny's jiggling that he's a survivor. The character isn't connoted with particular surviving skills and I'm not ...
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Meaning of "a Richard Snary" / "a Given Name" [closed]

An old joke I found in Mark Forsyth's "The Etymologicon", originally mentioned in the OED A country lad, having been reproved for calling persons by their Christian names, being sent by his master ...
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Is this "game of words" understandable for the native speakers?

I wonder if the following game of words is clear to native English speakers, or does it sound confusing and weird? I'm working on a project, dedicated to some anniversary, and related to the space ...
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What does "Your Skeetage may vary" joke(?) work in this comment?

I was reading a meta.SE post about Community user. https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/184485/301070 The last comment against this question post was "Your Skeetage may vary", and it received 4 upvotes....
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What does "go on my tires" mean?

From the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar In a drag queen contest, a muscular man passes the winner envelope to a past drag queen, who says to the audience of the muscular man: ...
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“GOD is real, unless declared integer.”

I'm unable to interpret a sentence though searched and read multiple explanations. “GOD is real, unless declared integer.” a Fortran-based witticism Real is real number, What's the idioms it ...
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