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    telling jokes and having fun

    Some people can't resist telling jokes and making funny comments, even if he thinks the joke may hurt others. Is there a comment that either he or the others usually make, after this person tells the joke? I don't know if it helps, but in Portuguese, the guy would say something like "I may lose a friend, but I won't miss the joke".

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    Re: telling jokes and having fun

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Some people can't resist telling jokes and making funny comments, even if he they thinks the joke may hurt others. Is there a comment that either he they or the others usually make, after this person tells the joke? I don't know if it helps, but in Portuguese, the guy would say something like "I may lose a friend, but I won't miss the joke".
    I can't think of any remark quite like yours, though we sometimes say, "Sorry - I couldn't resist (it)".

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    Re: telling jokes and having fun

    Thanks a lot and sorry about the careless mistake.

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