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When you don't understand a joke right away

In my native language we have lots of ways (some of them very funny) of saying that you, or someone else didn't understand a joke right away. That is, he/she needed some time to figure it out. I ...
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Starting a sentence with "would that..."

In one of my favorite episodes of the TV show Community, "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design", one of the characters says the following line: Would that this desk were a time desk. In the ...
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How does the "Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop..." joke work?

On YouTube, there's that famous joke the Dalai Lama didn't understand — and neither did I. It even made headlines in my part of the world, and on some of the sites I frequent, yet nobody ever ...
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What is the meaning of this famous Groucho Marx joke? "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know."

Can anyone interpret the meaning of this quote: One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know. This famous Groucho Marx joke has many explanations given ...
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Meaning of "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

What is the meaning of this quote by Terry Pratchett? Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life. I think I understand the first ...
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That which doesn't kill you

This is a "Hot Network Question" from another site that I thought would make a great question here. The Joker: "I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger." (Clip from The Dark ...
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What's "wheelchair" in a vegetable?

Somewhere on the net I saw this joke. - What's the hardest part of a vegetable to eat? - The wheelchair. I don't get it. I googled a bit but I suspect it might be a play on the words, possibly ...
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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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Meaning of "I'm just getting to the good part"

Can someone explain me this joke? I think, I can't understand phrase - "I'm just getting to the good part".
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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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