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    Default What's a joke in this sentence ?

    His face was drawn but the curtains were real.

    P.S: I found it in the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon. The narrator just says there is a joke in this sentence but I still can't get what the joke is -____-!

    Thanks for explaining !

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    Default Re: What's a joke in this sentence ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Assassin View Post
    His face was drawn but the curtains were real.

    P.S: I found it in the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon. The narrator just says there is a joke in this sentence but I still can't get what the joke is -____-!

    Thanks for explaining !
    It's a play on the word "drawn" we draw curtains when we open or close them, someone whose face is drawn looks tired or ill, also when we draw something we make a picture of it, so "His face was drawn; it was not real, it was a picture of his face, but the curtains were real."

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    Default Re: What's a joke in this sentence ?

    Quite understood.
    Thank you, anyway

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