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A Comma Splice Walks Into A Bar…

If you get these jokes, you’re a true English major.

I think my personal favorite is #6: “The bar was walked into by the passive voice.”

Grammar jokes…they get me every time. If you haven’t seen Weird Al Yankovic’s amazing parody, “Word Crimes,” then take a few minute to watch that today too.Β 

seven bar jokes involving grammar

 

Source: Dissent The Blog via McSweeneys

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  1. I like number 7

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    July 23, 2014
  2. deweydecimalsbutler #

    #6 is perfect.

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    July 23, 2014
  3. I love these and use grammar jokes in my classroom all the time. Thanks for sharing!

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    July 23, 2014
    • Ha. What do the kids think?

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      July 24, 2014
      • Well, the ones who are grammar nerds like I am laugh at the jokes. The ones who are not just laugh at me. Either way, they remember the grammatical rules! πŸ™‚

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        July 24, 2014
  4. Reblogged this on Grace Literate and commented:
    Good thing I was an English major . . . I chuckled πŸ™‚

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    July 23, 2014
  5. I got all the jokes, but I was a French major. Same rules, different language.

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    July 23, 2014
  6. Think Simon and Garfunkel had a song called “The Dangling Participle”. Anyway a colon and half a parenthesis met in a bar, had sex and a baby was born. This was him. πŸ™‚ They called him Smiley. He went on to Hollywood and did movies and tv shows with Roy Rogers. Good ol’ Smiley Barnett. Boy, could he act.

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    July 23, 2014
  7. sethstephens52 #

    Ok… I enjoyed this way more than I should have lol! Love it!

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    July 23, 2014
  8. #6 was the best. It made my day – I didn’t understand a couple, but English you know?

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    July 23, 2014
  9. A semicolon walks into a bar; it drinks and never leaves.

    A colon walks into a bar and tries to decide what to do first: order a drink, shoot pool, or kick the semicolon out on it’s curl.

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    July 23, 2014
  10. And lastly, an apostrophe walks into it’s bar.

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    July 23, 2014
  11. and kicks out the rest of the punctuation because its feeling out of sorts.

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    July 23, 2014
  12. I love these. Number 4 has to be my favorite.

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    July 23, 2014
  13. suecortese #

    Oops. I think I am a repeat comma splice offender, I will have to work on this.

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    July 24, 2014
  14. The lines get more clever (or is that cleverer?) as you go on.

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    July 24, 2014
  15. Past, present, and future walk into a bar.

    It was tense.

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    July 27, 2014

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