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Really dumb question about a classic joke

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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:21 AM
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side.

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So have I been completely dense and is the joke just an anti-joke or is it a joke saying the chicken will get killed by a car and cross over to "the other side"?

I legit don't know. I've missed some REALLY obvious stuff in my day.




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To prove to the possum it could be done.


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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:06 AM
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

I always thought it was an exercise in stating the obvious?

Why do you cross the road?

A: you cross the road to get to the other side.

#ed if I know really, I'm now thinking of peri peri chicken wings.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

This is a starter joke for humans in america.

The idea is to come up with your own punchline in order to teach yourself the Subtlety of humor.

Notice how most of the posters so far are doing exactly that. Making this joke their own. It's ment to be that way.


Why did the chicken cross the road.
Because chickens can't fly of course.
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

It's your turn.

Tell us domo1, why did the chicken cross the road?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Domo1

It's your turn.

Tell us domo1, why did the chicken cross the road?


I've already indicated I DON'T KNOW WHY!!!!!



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because he knew if he did, it would drive domo1 insane!



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
the chicken will get killed by a car and cross over to "the other side"?



You have forever changed this joke for me.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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Ahhhhh....it's a joke!

Here I was pondering the chicken's motives for the last 10 years. I didn't get any further than assuming the chicken wanted to return to her place of birth to lay her own eggs. Leaving me with the deeper question...which crossed the road first, the chicken or the egg...

But I guess it works as well as a joke...

Peace



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:15 AM
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Why did the Penguin cross the road? It was nailed to the chicken.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:18 AM
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a reply to: Domo1
Another version used to be popular;
A; "To see Gregory Peck."

The point of the main joke is that it substitutes the immediate and obvious motive for the expected revelation about the long-term motive (the reason for wanting to get to the other side).
Giving the listener something other than what he expected is an established mechanism for humour.

Similarly;
"My dog has no nose."
"How does he smell?"
"Terrible!"
This produces an unexpected answer, by changing the meaning of the question.
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:20 AM
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It isn't as good as "I bought a rocket for the wife"....."shes over the moon"....
I will get my coat.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:42 AM
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What did Tarzan say when he saw a herd of elephants coming over the mountain?
There's a herd of elephants coming over the mountain.
What did he say when he saw a herd of elephants coming over the mountain with sunglasses?
Nothing. He didn't recognize them.
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 03:44 AM
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"I know a man with a wooden leg called Gordon."
"What's the other leg called?"



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:08 AM
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It was hoping to find a better world where its intentions were not questioned.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Another joke that is similar for the same reason:

What's big, red, and eats rocks?

A big red rock eater.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:33 AM
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It is an existential crisis conundrum.

Why are we?

For what reason do we exist?

I've crossed many roads, some without reason. Are we the chicken, in question?

Why do we do what we do. we all die anyway. be it before we cross the road, on the road, or once we reach the other side of it...

Why did the chicken cross the road. Why does anyone's existence have meaning...?

We all die. we're all dead, already. meandering that slow road...



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:42 AM
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Why did the chicken cross the road?


It had solved π



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:49 AM
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a reply to: badw0lf




we're all dead, already





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