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    Default pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    Hallo,

    I am watching a British TV-Show. A woman is obviously flirting with a man and saying:"Very grown up, pouring me a drink from a drinks cabinet." I can not understand the joke in this sentence. Does anyone know something about that?

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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    It's not a real rib-tickler [="very funny joke"]

    The ambiguity is between pouring [from a bottle] a drink [and the bottle was kept] in the drinks cabinet and pouring a drink from [=out of] the drinks cabinet.

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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's not a real rib-tickler [="very funny joke"]

    The ambiguity is between pouring [from a bottle] a drink [and the bottle was kept] in the drinks cabinet and pouring a drink from [=out of] the drinks cabinet.

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    so it is not a joke, but what about "very grown up", has this anything to do with pouring drinks?

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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    The fact that he keeps his drinks in a drinks cabinet is seen as grown up by the girl.

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    I was looking for a rather weak double entendre, but I'm sure you're right.

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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    I can't see anything funny in it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I can't see anything funny in it, though.
    There isn't, it's not intended to be funny.

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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    The reason for studio audiences' laughter isn't always amusement.


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    Default Re: pour a drink from a drinks cabinet? where is the joke in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The reason for studio audiences' laughter isn't always amusement.


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    It's here at 8 mins 52:
    ://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00z2jf3/Silk_Episode_2/

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