Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    carpool is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hungarian
      • Home Country:
      • Hungary
      • Current Location:
      • Hungary
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Please, explain a joke!

    A: Nobody uses the word 'ruly'.
    B: I know, I'm just feeling gruntled.
    A: Next thing you know, you'll be plussed.

  2. #2
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,473
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Please, explain a joke!

    Quote Originally Posted by carpool View Post
    A: Nobody uses the word 'ruly'.
    B: I know, I'm just feeling gruntled.
    A: Next thing you know, you'll be plussed.
    I wouldn't call it a 'joke' really; just a (rather contrived and laboured - in my view) parading of three adjectives that are better known for their (negative) opposites - unruly, disgruntled, and non-plussed. The dialogue doesn't seem to me to have any meaning, so if I were you I wouldn't spend much time trying to understand it. Any online dictionary, though, would give you the meanings of those three words - and looking them up would be worthwhile.

  3. #3
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,571
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Please, explain a joke!

    A: I didn't know "ruly" was a word.
    B: Well, I don't know, but I've been feeling gruntled all day.
    A: Well, as long as you're not dis.


Similar Threads

  1. play a joke on and play a joke with
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2007, 22:41
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Nov-2007, 20:58
  3. help me, to help me, explain me, explain to me
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Aug-2007, 16:00
  4. Standing joke / appreciation
    By HaraKiriBlade in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-May-2005, 07:46
  5. a joke that turns you off
    By blacknomi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2004, 15:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •