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    joke's ability to produce laughter

    What do you say when the joke you have told :

    1. did produce laughter,
    2. did not produce laughter.

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    1. It was (a) funny (joke).
    2. It wasn't (a) funny (joke).

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    Or that it failed to amuse.

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    What do you say when the joke you have told :

    1. did produce laughter,
    2. did not produce laughter.
    2. It was a flop.
    It went over like a lead balloon.
    I've had attacks of herpes that were funnier than that joke.

    If you are asking what you should say literally after you've told a bad joke, I would advise saying "Sorry", then keeping your mouth shut for a while.

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    Id say it was a stupid joke! Hehehe!

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    2. It was a flop.
    It went over like a lead balloon.
    That's what I love about idions, their many variations. On this side of the ditch we tend to say, "that went down like a lead balloon."

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    Re: joke's ability to produce laughter

    A joke can fall flat if no one laughs.

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