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Rigil Kent
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« on: July 10, 2013, 18:15:02 PM »

Hate asking ... but can anyone explain this joke:

- Do you have a job?
- I'm an accountant.
- Chartered?
- Turf.                                       Penny Warrender and Vince Pinner, Just Good Friends
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 18:31:43 PM »

In the UK, a “turf accountant” is a bookie.  Bookies are often viewed as shady characters.  The UK also distinguishes between “certified” and “chartered” accountants.  The latter enjoy the highest status and are viewed as honourable individuals because of their vows of probity to the Crown and membership of a discerning organisation.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 20:56:26 PM »

OoooooooKAY .... thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 03:56:30 AM »

I am still looking forward to the day when someone can explain this one to me:



I can deal with not understanding math or the universe. But for some reason, few things frustrate me as much as when I don't get a joke.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 06:24:47 AM »

few things frustrate me as much as when I don't get a joke.
Me too. But really ... I trust that's not your reason for being up at four ay em!  Shocked

What was the source of that cartoon again? Maybe the context will help.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 08:51:39 AM »

few things frustrate me as much as when I don't get a joke.
Me too. But really ... I trust that's not your reason for being up at four ay em!  Shocked

Make that 3 am this morning. I'm something of an insomniac.

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What was the source of that cartoon again? Maybe the context will help.

I found it on a message board in a very old thread. Everyone thought it was hilarious, but it was an old thread so none of the people who knew why it is so funny were there anymore to explain it. There was no other context in the thread that could explain it either.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 09:19:36 AM »

I found it on a message board in a very old thread. Everyone thought it was hilarious, but it was an old thread so none of the people who knew why it is so funny were there anymore to explain it. There was no other context in the thread that could explain it either.
Then I suspect it to be an in-joke of sorts. Unfortunately the best jokes often are!

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 09:54:19 AM »

Make that 3 am this morning. I'm something of an insomniac.

Solidarity brother. Previous night my mind was whirring until about 5am. Last night though, sweet dreaming.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 11:14:45 AM »

I am still looking forward to the day when someone can explain this one to me:
You may be looking for a secondary level of humour that is absent.  Some people, especially children, could find the mere fact that the guy on the ladder is explaining to the pig why it should not bump against the ladder funny.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 11:19:33 AM »

I found it on a message board in a very old thread. Everyone thought it was hilarious, but it was an old thread so none of the people who knew why it is so funny were there anymore to explain it. There was no other context in the thread that could explain it either.
Then I suspect it to be an in-joke of sorts. Unfortunately the best jokes often are!

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Yes, but presumably the joke is also funny in itself. Unless perhaps the folks on the message board deliberately changed the caption in the speech bubble in order to fit in with the in-joke. Perhaps there was something else there originally.
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 11:34:29 AM »

I am still looking forward to the day when someone can explain this one to me:
It could be a kind of meta-joke.  The game “Mornington Crescent” is like that and confuses the bejabbers out of the uninitiated.

“Mornington Crescent”
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In this case, the cartoon isn’t really funny and was never intended to be.  The actual joke is that those who are in the know pretend that it is unspeakably hilarious only to confuse the uninitiated but perhaps more to try and catch out those who aren’t in on it and who say it’s funny.

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 11:48:25 AM »

I guess it's got something to do with posting pictures on a forum, but I don't get the joke either.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 13:26:29 PM »

Using Google's reverse image search, I found that the picture originally didn't have a speech bubble. That was added, thus it probably is some sort of in-joke.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 07:32:03 AM »

In a thread of pictures as we find here and there on various fora, where one picture leads to an off topic rant, usually a "thats not funny" whine, someone may post that to get all the pigs on topic again...


(our own lol'ed thread bears witness to such threads)
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 10:39:44 AM »

We're going on honeymoon to India next month and I wanted to know what the weather was going to be like, so I phoned my bank. - Shappi Khorsandi
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