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Last night I laughed harder than I had in years. You know when someone cracks a joke that sets some people off, and the laughter from others builds a momentum and you just can’t stop? That’s what happened.

I don’t know how long I or the others laughed for, but I laughed so hard my jaw hurt. There’s something in one of the papers today about how laughter is good for you… I might have had an overdose though.

The killer jape in question? Ahhh… you probably had to be there. Keep reading if you’re that interested.

The discussion concerned a lecturer in some topic to do with Africa, who was so well-versed in African native languages that he could do perfectly the clicking sounds found in some of them. This led us to ponder if he was being accurate, or just pretentious.

Which led to the killer line:

“Pretentious, [Click] ?”

See? You had to be there.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “Laughing”

I: ‘Could be worse…’
F: ‘How…?’
I: ‘It could be raining…’

A: ‘I met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.’
B: ‘What was the name of his other leg?’

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