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    "tell it to you" or "tell you it"

    I was surprised to see the punchline of this joke. I thought it wasn't the natural way to say that. Wouldn't "I'll tell it to you slowly" be better?

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    Re: "tell it to you" or "tell you it"

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I was surprised to see the punchline of this joke. I thought it wasn't the natural way to say that. Wouldn't "I'll tell it to you slowly" be better?
    Much.

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    Re: "tell it to you" or "tell you it"

    And if I were politically correct (which I am not) I would rebuke you for providing a link to a joke that suggests that Poles might not be too quick on the uptake.

    And if I were a Roman Catholic (which ...) I would rebuke you for providing a link to a joke that suggests that the Pope might not be too quick on the uptake.

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    Re: "tell it to you" or "tell you it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    And if I were politically correct (which I am not) I would rebuke you for providing a link to a joke that suggests that Poles might not be too quick on the uptake.

    And if I were a Roman Catholic (which ...) I would rebuke you for providing a link to a joke that suggests that the Pope might not be too quick on the uptake.
    And if I were mischievous, I would point out of the flaw in telling the Pope about the two Polish priests, when the whole world already knows about it.

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    Re: "tell it to you" or "tell you it"

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I was surprised to see the punchline of this joke. I thought it wasn't the natural way to say that. Wouldn't "I'll tell it to you slowly" be better?
    Sorry, Birdeen's Call. I got carried away with my own (lack of) wit, The answer to your original question is: yes. As Raymott already wrote, "much (better)"

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