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.



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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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  1. Cindi

    Ok, I’m definitely a nerd! I laughed!! 🙂

    • Brian Wasko
      Brian Wasko11-26-2011

      The first step to recovery Cindi, is facing your problem. There is hope that you can overcome your nerdiness! 🙂

      • Cindi

        Goodness, that doesn’t sound like any fun!! 😉

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