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Expressions used when telling jokes - thesaurus

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(all) joking aside/apart

used before you say something serious after you have been saying something that was intended to be funny

boo

interjection

you shoutboosuddenly when you want to frighten someone as a joke

have you heard (the one) about?/did you hear about?

used when you are starting to tell a joke

nudge, nudge, wink, wink

used as a way of saying indirectly that something involves sex

only/just joking

used for saying that what you have just said is not really true

(there’s) many a true word spoken in jest

used for saying that what someone says as a joke may in fact be correct or accurate

this

adverb

spoken used in a story or a joke when you mention a person or thing without giving a name

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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