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    What is 'baboom'?

    It's hard to understand joke in English. I read a joke.

    "The jokes will have you in stitches! What do you call an exploding monkey? A baboom! "

    I know "boom" is the sound of explosion. What is "baboom"? Why is it involved with exploding monkey?

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    Re: What is 'baboom'?

    This is a clever mixture of two words,
    Baboon(meaning a monkey) + Boom(the sound of explosion)

    The sentence also clearly says,"what do you call an exploding monkey?" a baboom.
    Thus it is more an invented word.


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