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    #1

    feel like a pack of cards

    What does it mean by " feel like a pack of cards" in the following sentence extracted from "Grammar with Laughter" book ?

    Doctor, I feel like a pack of cards.

    If you sit down, I'll deal with you in a minute.

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    #2

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    This kind of joke relies on the unlikely scenario of a patient hallucinating about feeling like an inanimate object.

    When you're playing card games you deal them out.

    'I'll deal with you' means 'I'll attend to you.

    Here's another:

    'Doctor, doctor, I feel like a pair of curtains.'

    'Pull yourself together.'

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    #3

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    The patient is describing his symptoms. The doctor (presumably a psychologist) is making a pun. See definition #3 here as well as 4a under the intransitive verb entry.

    Here are some similar doctor jokes with puns.

    (cross-posted with Rover)
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    #4

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    And my favourite (which will only make sense to some):

    Doctor, I think I've got hermes.
    Don't you mean herpes?
    No. I'm a carrier.

    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    Doctor, Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a billiard ball...

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    #6

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    Doctor, help! I think I'm a moth!

    You don't want me, you want a psychiatrist.

    Yeah, I know! I was on my way there, but I saw your light . . . .

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    Doctor, I can't get a date. What's wrong with me?

    You're ugly.

    I want a second opinion!

    Okay. You're stupid, too!
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    #7

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Doctor, Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a billiard ball...
    Uh . . .

    - I've been a little behind-the-eight-ball myself?

    - Don't rack your brains about it?

    - I guess that's my cue?

    Okay. I give up.
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    #8

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    ...Get to the back of the queue/cue!


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    #9

    Re: feel like a pack of cards

    One of my favorites.

    A guy walks into the psychiatrist's office wearing only cellophane. The doctor says "Well, I can clearly see you're nuts."
    Last edited by Skrej; 14-Mar-2017 at 21:12.
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