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    Question Just a few sentences

    Hi again..

    "a joke that depends on Jewish stereotypes for its punch is usually permissible..."

    Can someone say what this punch is?

    "It's at that point that' heads spin, we head for cover."

    "Mr Cheney is said to always have the president's ear, which he apparently keeps in an undisclosed location."

    Can you also clarify these sentences ?


    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Just a few sentences

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorenya View Post
    "a joke that depends on Jewish stereotypes for its punch is usually permissible..."

    Can someone say what this punch is?!
    The punch is either:
    (1) the effectiveness to impress or amuse people,
    or
    (2) the punch line, which is the final part of the joke that makes it funny

    Man: God, can I ask you something?
    God: Of course. What is it?
    Man: What is for you a second?
    God: A million years.
    Man: And what is, for you, a million dollars.
    God: a cent.
    Man: God, can you give me a cent?
    God: Wait a second.

    The punch line is underlined. The punch is that the supposedly all-loving, all-giving God is as tricky as some Jews, self-mockingly, present themselves.


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    Re: Just a few sentences

    Thank you very much. Can you also help for the other sentences?

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