synonym jokes

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Tue Mar 20 20:53:48 UTC 2001

For language-based cartoons, see Fromkin & Rodman (they cribbed a whole
bunch from my collection!).

At 07:52 PM 3/20/01 +0000, you wrote:
>Sorry, no jokes in this message, but a request for some.  I am looking for
>examples of humor that take advantage of two words' synonymy.  Can anyone
>think of anything off-hand?  Since it's not strictly dialect-based, you
>should probably reply directly to me, but perhaps if it's a really good
>joke others will forgive you if you post it to the list.
>M Lynne Murphy
>Lecturer in Linguistics
>School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
>University of Sussex
>Brighton BN1 9QH
>phone +44-(0)1273-678844
>fax   +44-(0)1273-671320

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
Ph.: (740) 593-4568              Fax: (740) 593-2967

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