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    Jack: Who is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012?
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Come on. Tell me!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Why not? Tell me, please!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: F**k you!
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    The Nobel Foundation announced today:
    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012


    Mo Yan, the name in Chinese Pinyin refers to "Can't Say" in meaning.

    Please improve the joke grammatically and rhetorically if you think necessary.
    Last edited by NewHopeR; 11-Oct-2012 at 15:54. Reason: incomplete

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Jack: Who is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012?
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Come on. Tell me!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Why not? Tell me, please!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Fuck you!
    -----------------------------------
    The Nobel Foundation announced today:
    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012

    Please improve the joke grammatically and rhetorically if you think necessary.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    By this point in your education you should be aware that you should not publish the last term used by Jack. If you have a serious question pertaining to the word, spell it the way - f***k.

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    You forgot to include the joke.

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    It's so contrived as to be not funny. It can only be improved by not telling it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    The final line has been missed out... What you saw was an incomplete version. Now it has been edited.

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    Default Re: joke and joe

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Jack: Who is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012?
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Come on. Tell me!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: Why not? Tell me, please!
    John: Can't Say.
    Jack: F**k you!
    -----------------------------------
    The Nobel Foundation announced today:
    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012


    Mo Yan, the name in Chinese Pinyin refers to "Can't Say" in meaning.

    Please improve the joke grammatically and rhetorically if you think necessary.
    I'm not sure what you meant about it being incomplete. The version above is the one I was originally commenting on. Which one is the "last line that has been added" (the punchline)? If it's the explanation about "Mo Yan means Can't Say when translated" then it really still isn't funny. It would have been funny if the winner of the Nobel prize had been called "Kant Zay" or something similar but for the pun to only be a pun in a foreign language is pointless.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Oct-2012 at 16:50. Reason: typo
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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