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But the king loved his practical jokes, and took pleasure in forcing Hop-Frog to drink and (as the king called it)'to be merry.'
She never ceased to laugh and chatter, to hop about and play practical jokes, until Mm.
Still his wit was never frozen, nor his sunshiny temper beclouded; and his innumerable antics and practical jokes, while they quickened the circulation of his own blood, kept his companions in high good-humor.
If it was a joke, I do not approve of the feelings which prompted you to do it, and in any case you would have done far better not to recite it at all.
He had, however, always made more or less of a joke about it, so no one had taken him seriously.
'You might make a joke on THAT,' said the little voice close to her ear: 'something about "you WOULD if you could," you know.'
'Don't tease so,' said Alice, looking about in vain to see where the voice came from; 'if you're so anxious to have a joke made, why don't you make one yourself?'
'You shouldn't make jokes,' Alice said, 'if it makes you so unhappy.'
The first notable "that's what she said" joke occurred during a scene in the 1992 film 'Wayne's World.' However, it became a running joke in the hit television show 'The Office,' leading to "dozens of internet memes, video compilations, and even fansites dedicated to cataloguing occurrences and creating new versions of the joke."
Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel won Dave's Funniest Joke At The Fringe award for a pun involving vegetables.
Duterte made the joke when he introduced the Cayetanos during the launching of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority mobile platform called 911 TESDA in Taguig on Tuesday night.
Lead author Professor Sophie Scott, from University College London, said: "I'm fascinated that not only does laughter make the joke seem funnier, but that the more spontaneous the laughter, the funnier it makes the joke."