jolly ambiguity
Posted: 11 April 2017 04:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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English sentences can be ambiguous, even in context, and this is source of much humour. I’m particularly pleased when the ambiguity relies on quite different grammatical analyses of the sentence.

Someone just shared a poster with me that said:

Doctor - “Well, it seems you are suffering from depression.”
Patient - “How much longer do I have to live?”
Doctor - “Oh, you’re going to live!”
Patient - “Yes, but how much longer do I have to?”

I drew a cartoon sometime ago that I was happy with. I don’t know whether anyone else liked it.

Player 1 (reading board game instructions) - “Firstly, roll the numbered cube, or die.”
Player 2 - “Seems harsh.”

So that’s what this thread is for…

[ Edited: 11 April 2017 03:05 PM by OP Tipping ]
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Posted: 11 April 2017 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t like to pick on typos, but since it tends to spoil the joke, I’ll point out that I think you mean “...do I have to?”

Reminds me of a greeting card I saw once.
Front:Before I met you I was troubled by impure thoughts.
Inside:Now I enjoy them.

I like the “numbered cube, or die” joke.

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Posted: 11 April 2017 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for the typo tip

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