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Help me understand a joke Hello. There is a joke I don't understand. It's from a book called "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes (Louis Sachar)". It gose Why'd Mrs. Snitzberry tiptoe past the medicine cabinet? - She didn't want to embarrass the "Bare" Aspirin. I think "Bare" sounds like "Bayer". Is it the point? Thank you.
Jan 26, 2017 1:24 AM
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I think you are right that it is supposed to sound like Bayer. It is supposed to be funny because "bare" can also mean naked. I hope the other jokes in the book are funnier than this one. :)
January 26, 2017
Yes, it's a pun on "bare" and "Bayer."
January 26, 2017
It might even be meant to sound like "bare ass"pirin.
January 26, 2017
I think that you are correct. I think your lack of certainty may have stemmed from your not thinking that it is funny. It isn't funny. In fact, it is a super corny joke. That may have been the point. By the way, the Louis Sachar book Holes is very good. I would recommend it to an English language learner.
January 26, 2017
English is my native language and I've never heard this joke. It makes no sense to me. Richard
January 26, 2017
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