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blue joke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue joke an indelicate joke
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Usage

In literature:

Blue-boxing was no joke to the phone companies, however.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
His quick blue eyes danced with the light of some ineffable joke.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
I'll nurse you, crack jokes, fight off the blues for you, keep your friends away.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Pete learned this, and much more, about Blue Smoke's disposition while the men ate and joked with Mrs. Bailey.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
No sign in those large blue eyes, at any rate, of ever having heard of a joke.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
No one offered to explain the joke and Blue Bonnet looked mystified.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
He was full of fun and jokes and nobody could long have the blues when Herb was about.
"The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass" by Allen Chapman
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In poetry:

And his eyes were blue and sparkling as the water in the bay,
And he spoke in a voice that was pleasant and gay;
Then he took hold of the peat-creel as he spoke,
But Belle only laughed and considered it a joke.
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall
"An' Trent 'e said it wus a bore, an' all uv us wus blue,
An' Craig, the giant, never joked the way 'e used to do.
But little Smith uv Collin'wood 'e 'ummed a little song,
An' said, 'You leave it to the 'eads. O now we sha'n't be long!'
"Sari Bair" by C J Dennis

In news:

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The elegant owner of BLUE, proudly flipping through her scrapbook, points to a young lady in a surpassingly shapely wedding gown and jokes, "I get the prettiest girls".
It may sound like a set up for a good redneck joke, blue collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy and a presidential campaign at a Mississippi trucking business.
He gave his thoughts on body hair, immortality and even cracked jokes about USA TODAY's blue ball logo - again.
(AP) — Wearing a bulky, blue contraption on her head at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital's Cancer Center on Friday, Christy Castronovo jokingly called herself a trendsetter.
Bria Goss, a 5-foot-10 shooting guard out of Indianapolis, jokes that she looks good in in the color blue which bodes well for her future.
Mildred Mooney and Margaret Misiak, dressed in red, white and blue apparel for a patriotic vocal performance, share a joke before getting in line for dinner at The Terrace, a retirement community.
I went to high school outside of Toledo, our blue-collar neighbor city that Ann Arborites like to joke and feel culturally superior about.
Nazarian and Orlin said they believe students were more sensitive to inappropriate jokes in the 2006-'07 Blue Book because it was published shortly after other publications drew fire for racism.
Blue Jays player said it was supposed to be a joke.
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