Kryponite and garlic

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 4 19:12:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> There was also one of the form
> "What's purple, comes in bunches, and has four wheels?"
> "Grapes--I lied about the wheels."
> (Good introduction to the importance of mistrusting others.)

I'm sure someone has done a study of the various ways that
elephant/grape/pickle jokes flout Grice's conversational maxims...

--Ben Zimmer

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