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20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634224] Thu, 05 March 2015 23:53 Go to next message
rleishman
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I was ashamed to find myself laughing at some of these (safe for work - although #5 is grade-school naughty)
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Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634233 is a reply to message #634224] Fri, 06 March 2015 02:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had heard 17 before, an Australian (of course) actually tried it on the Dalai Lama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlIrI80og8c
Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634234 is a reply to message #634233] Fri, 06 March 2015 03:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Some of them are very hard to understand for not native English speaker. Wink
11 is a total mystery for me.

Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634237 is a reply to message #634234] Fri, 06 March 2015 03:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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11 - to a plumber unionized is union-ized.
to a chemist it's un-ionized.
Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634238 is a reply to message #634237] Fri, 06 March 2015 03:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah. I'm afraid I'm un-intellectual-ized. To me, some of them are good (12, 15, 19), some are questionable (3, 8), and some are WTF? (1; they do? (take things literally))

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Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634244 is a reply to message #634238] Fri, 06 March 2015 06:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is nothing so un-funny as an explained joke. But.....

I don't understand 3 either (which is embarrassing because I did study logic, long ago) but 8 is nice. The kid is either a boy or a girl, so the answer has to be "yes". It would only be "no" if the kid were, for example, a potato.

update: and, by the way, I think 4 is my favourite.

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Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634247 is a reply to message #634244] Fri, 06 March 2015 07:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Q. Why are DBAs bad at starting their car on a hill?

A. They rollback;
Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634253 is a reply to message #634244] Fri, 06 March 2015 10:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
I don't understand 3 either


The first logician knows if he will drink or not but he does not know if the others will.
So if he won't the answer would be "No". The answer was "I don't know" so the 2 other logicians know he will drink.
Same thing for the second logician.
So the third one knows the first 2 will drink and the answer only depends on his choice.


Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634254 is a reply to message #634238] Fri, 06 March 2015 10:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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some are questionable (3, 8


Not for logician. Smile
(3, see above)
8. The question is, from a logician point of view, "is the proposition 'is is a boy or is it a girl?' is true?". The answer is indeed, I think, "Yes". Smile OK I admit it is a little bit far-fetched.

Edit: John already explained it, I should read all the posts before answer... /forum/fa/1606/0/

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Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634255 is a reply to message #634237] Fri, 06 March 2015 10:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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cookiemonster wrote on Fri, 06 March 2015 10:39
11 - to a plumber unionized is union-ized.
to a chemist it's un-ionized.


Thanks, the first one was the lack in my vocabulary.

Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634259 is a reply to message #634255] Fri, 06 March 2015 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634265 is a reply to message #634238] Fri, 06 March 2015 15:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Littlefoot wrote on Fri, 06 March 2015 20:49
Ah. I'm afraid I'm un-intellectual-ized. To me, some of them are good (12, 15, 19), some are questionable (3, 8), and some are WTF? (1; they do? (take things literally))


Not sure whether you didn't understand it or just didn't like it.

Kleptomaniacs take (steal) things.
Appreciation of puns require you to understand both meanings, which you can't do if you 'take things literally', an English expression meaning you only ever see the one obvious and literal meaning of a statement.


Yep, John was right. There really is nothing so un-funny as an explained joke.
Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634321 is a reply to message #634265] Sat, 07 March 2015 10:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you, Ross. I didn't understand it. I do now.
Re: 20 Jokes that only Intellectuals will understand [message #634379 is a reply to message #634321] Mon, 09 March 2015 03:21 Go to previous message
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Meanwhile,

Wife : Shouts from the kitchen, "I cannot open the jar".
Husband : Download and install Java.


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