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    Default The humor of the joke

    It might be caused by my culture. I'd like to know why the joke below is funny:

    A man walked in to a bar after a long day at work. As he began to drink his beer, he heard a voice say seductively "You've got great hair!" The man looked around but couldn't see where the voice was coming from, so he went back to his beer.
    A minute later, he heard the same soft voice say "You're a handsome man!" The man looked around, but still couldn't see where the voice was coming from.

    When he went back to his beer, the voice said again "What a stud you are!" The man was so baffled by this that he asked the bartender what was going on.

    The bartender said "Oh, it's the nuts--they're complimentary."
    By the way, what does "stud" mean?

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    In bars you are sometimes given some nuts, peanuts or pistachios etc. when you order a drink.
    Complimentary can mean free and making compliments
    A stud is a horse used for reproduction; by extension, it's a great lover, or "performer"; well, you get the idea

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    So, both "nuts" and 'complimentary" are puns. :D

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    Free complimentary nuts?

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