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Ms_Cellany

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"That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« on: November 12, 2009, 05:42:05 PM »
Another thread has sparked a few lines that people use to disapprove of a rude statement. I've found that combining words that imply laughter, combined with a tone of voice that's blank / deadpan / disapproving works wonders.

Mine is, as above, "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."

Someone else mentioned "Pull the other one. It hath bells on."

Others?
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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 04:56:48 PM »
"Well, THAT was just HI-larious..."

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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 05:25:34 PM »
Mine is a total dead pan 'wow' and turning aside to someone else

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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 09:32:16 PM »
DF has a similar deadpan one:

"That was really remarkable. Here, I'll make a remark about it: Wow."
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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 09:34:31 PM »
I pretty much dare them to say it again.  I sweetly feign deafness until they get it: "I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood you.  Could you speak up?  What was that again?"  Works quite well.

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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 11:33:20 AM »
Sorry, but none of these are bean dip.  Bean dip is a diversion -- introducing a new topic without responding to the old one.  What I've read here are direct responses to what is said without redirection.
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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 11:52:40 AM »
Good point. Is there a better folder for this?
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Re: "That's a good joke. Tell another joke."
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 05:11:29 PM »
Sometimes I use "Good one!" Said very dryly.

Or, if I can get away with it, I try to feign ignorance and take their outrageous statement literally. Then you can say something like, "How unusual! You mean every immigrant you know has actually gotten one of your friends fired and taken their job? What very different circles we must run in! I've never heard of such a thing," etc. etc. until they have to retract their "joke".