To write with a broken pencil is… pointless
When fish are in schools, they sometimes… take debate
A thief who stole a calendar… got 12 months
The professor discovered his theory of earthquakes… was on shaky ground
The batteries were given out… free of charge
A dentist and a manicurist married… they fought tooth and nail
A will is… a dead giveaway
If you don’t pay your exorcist… you can get repossessed
With her marriage, she got a new name… and a dress
Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft… and I’ll show you a flat miner
You are stuck with your debt… if you can’t budge it
A boiled egg is… hard to beat
Police were called to a daycare centre where a three-year-old was… resisting a rest
Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off?… He’s all right now
When a clock is hungry… it goes back four seconds
He had a photographic memory… which was never developed
Those who get too big for their britches… will be exposed in the end
Acupuncture… a jab well done
Source: Catena (as sent to me by my mum)
*Lovers of words
James Coakes · April 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Some of those are very clever. Is there a name for the technique or style? They lend themselves very well to the Twitter format, although you’d not want to do too many or you’d have one of those feeds like the ones filled with quotes which seem a bit pointless.
jackiebarrie · April 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm
Oh dear, I don’t know what they’re called and feel as though I ought to.
It’s a good idea to include them on Twitter from time to time – thank you.
Nick Gendler · April 28, 2012 at 8:58 am
Dear oh dear Jackie, sinking to these depths is unwordy of you.
jackiebarrie · April 28, 2012 at 9:52 am
In the words of the Jolly Green Giant, “ho ho ho!”
Nick Gendler · April 29, 2012 at 9:45 am
I thought it was Santa who said that.
janeyhevenbreak · April 28, 2012 at 11:35 am
I like these – humour relies on an unexpected ending, and I’d not seen some of these before. I always intend to remember them to amuse people with, but like my memory for the punchline of jokes, it never happens.
jackiebarrie · April 28, 2012 at 11:37 am
I seem to remember some research that showed men are better at telling jokes with punchlines, while women are better at telling funny stories, especially self-deprecating ones.
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