April 29, 2003

THE PHRASE "all jokes aside"

THE PHRASE "all jokes aside" usefully functions to indicate that the preceding wasn't a joke (or at least wasn't a funny joke) and that the speaker is probably incapable of making or even recognising a joke. Humourless (yet strangely self-amused) media scold David Marr proves my point.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 29, 2003 12:21 PM