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Offline Mince

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I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« on: June 10, 2017, 09:31:03 PM »
Man that runs behind bus will get exhausted.

Man that run in front of bus will get tired.

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 06:44:33 AM »
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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 08:43:28 AM »
I'm glad there's some people on this board with brains.  ;D

Offline Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 12:07:29 AM »
Name and shame!

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 10:11:14 AM »
You're shameless, Sandy.  8)

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 08:49:59 PM »
Man that runs behind bus will get exhausted.

Man that run in front of bus will get tired.
I laughed when I suddenly understood how long it took you to get this. Good grief, man, this is an ancient gag. Mind you, that's probably why I got it so quickly...
Talking about old jokes, I saw a lovely crossword clue in the Sunday Times recently.
"Old comic, sold as new comic." (3,6).
I thought it was clever.

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 09:02:33 PM »
I have found that to do cryptic crossword clues, always assume it's an anagram.

As for the joke I posted, I grew up reading books on synonyms, which explained the subtle differences between the meanings of similar words, and my brain, when reading the bus joke, was in that mode, wondering whether there was such a difference between exhausted and tired, and also remembering something my friend told me, that being first and at the front in a race is more tiring than being second.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 10:12:16 PM »
I'm not sure that your theory about cryptic crosswords is correct but, in this case, it is. It's an anagram.

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 08:51:48 AM »
I got it within a few seconds, Roger, but we had the Mother-in-Law round for tea, so that helped...

Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier, especially as Mincey seems to have interpreted lack of response as brainlessness. I was too busy rolling my eyes.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 11:06:31 PM »
Les Dawson

Phew, that took a while.

Offline The Peepmaster

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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 11:32:48 PM »
Les Dawson

Phew, that took a while.

That is clever. The clue, not you.
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Re: I laughed when I suddenly understood this.
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2020, 08:22:07 PM »
Coo! Time travel.
I apologise, in advance.