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    it's just a joke

    Hi, I'm not sure that this is the well-chosen forum for my question. I'm learn English language since 1 year by myself. I'm just read a joke in web.

    Where do baby apes sleep??? In apricots


    and i don't understood nothing!
    May be somewhere can explain me? Actually i speak fluent Russia and German language and for me is usual if i know the word then i see the sense of phrase.

    Please need your help!

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    #2

    Wink Re: it's just a joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Zajchelli View Post
    Hi, I'm not sure that this is the well-chosen forum for my question. I'm learn English language since 1 year by myself. I'm just read a joke in web.

    Where do baby apes sleep??? In apricots


    and i don't understood nothing!
    May be somewhere can explain me? Actually i speak fluent Russia and German language and for me is usual if i know the word then i see the sense of phrase.

    Please need your help!
    It's about the way you pronounce ape [eip] and apricot ['eiprikot]; a cot is a kind of bed which you put babies in. It's sort of a pun, a play on words - an aprocot as a single word is a fruit, whereas in the joke it is a bed for baby apes.


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    Re: it's just a joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Zajchelli View Post
    Hi, I'm not sure that this is the well-chosen forum for my question. I'm learn English language since 1 year by myself. I'm just read a joke in web.

    Where do baby apes sleep??? In apricots


    and i don't understood nothing!
    May be somewhere can explain me? Actually i speak fluent Russia and German language and for me is usual if i know the word then i see the sense of phrase.

    Please need your help!
    A cot is a small bed

    Apricot, a fruit, can be pronounced ape-ri-cot

    This type of joke is a play on words...actually I would can this type of joke a "groaner" because instead of laughing you moan "ohhhhnnnnnn"


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    many thanks, i got it!!!!!!!!!

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