Seven Bar Jokes Involving Grammar and Punctuation
I found this today via the Behler Blog, who found it in McSweeney’s. They are more clever than hilarious. If you find them laugh-out-loud funny, it is definitive proof that you are a nerd. Safe for underage readers.
SEVEN BAR JOKES INVOLVING GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
BY ERIC K. AULD
1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
2. A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.
3. A question mark walks into a bar?
4. Two quotation marks “walk into” a bar.
5. A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.
6. The bar was walked into by the passive voice.
7. Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.
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