"The question is, who's going to explain the joke
to the Horners?
They all seemed highly amused at the success of the king's 'joke
We began to laugh again, feeling sure that they were indulging in some joke
that was intended to crown our little entertainment.
is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
"It is an excellent joke
. The cream of it is too that I am in earnest; neither you nor any of those ladies whom I see out there will sit at my table again."
From this time, the uninvited guest was taken into favor; his jokes
began to be relished; his careless, free and easy air, to be considered singularly amusing; and in the end, he was pronounced by the travellers one of the merriest companions and most entertaining vagabonds they had met with in the wilderness.
"It means, my dear friend," explained the Woggle-Bug, "that our language contains many words having a double meaning; and that to pronounce a joke
that allows both meanings of a certain word, proves the joker a person of culture and refinement, who has, moreover, a thorough command of the language."
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes
at his command.
He is the type that gives rise to the jokes
in the funny papers.
The viceroy went over to Don Antonio, and asked in a low voice did he know who the Knight of the White Moon was, or was it some joke
they were playing on Don Quixote.
When I make serious observations people chuckle; when I attempt a joke
nobody sees it.
An ironical smile played on Evgenie's lips all the while the recitation was proceeding, which showed that he, too, was probably in the secret of the 'poor knight' joke
. But it had become quite a different matter with Aglaya.