View Full Version : Independent's duck joke--am I just dim?

Judith Prietht
10-15-2002, 12:01 PM
Someone sent me this joke from the Saturday Independent, and maybe it's still early for me or it could be the glimmerings of a cold, but I don't get it:

Q: What is the difference between a duck?
A: One of its legs is both the same.

I have the feeling I'm going to be very embarrassed when someone replies. Maybe I'll just post a preemptive :smack:.

10-15-2002, 12:58 PM
Here's your answer


10-15-2002, 06:42 PM
Either it's surrealism (M follows A for no discernable reason except humor,) or it's existentialism (everything depends on individual action, therefore, existentialism means whatever you say it means.)

10-16-2002, 11:13 PM
DID NOT read it there first!!!!

It was the first sig line I had when I signed up on the SDMB in May of 2000....well, mine was actually "The thing about a duck is, one of it's legs are both the same", but close enough

I WAS ROBBED!!!!! :D Do you suppose I could get them to pay me royalties?

10-17-2002, 06:27 AM
My friend says she heard it this way in high school:

Why is a rat when it swims?
Because one of its ears is both the same.

Judith Prietht
10-17-2002, 11:09 AM
I got a chance to do some Googling, and I see it's been around for a long, long time. Thanks, all.

Scotticher: Take the bastards for all they've got! :D

10-18-2002, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by ratatoskK
My friend says she heard it this way in high school:

Why is a rat when it swims?
Because one of its ears is both the same.

My high-school surrealist joke was:

Q: How much is a battleship?
A: A banana this colour... ::hold hands a foot or so apart::


10-21-2002, 05:25 AM
How many pancakes does it take to shingle a doghouse?

Blue, because ice cream has no bones.

Shah Jehan
10-21-2002, 07:36 AM
Ours was:

Q: What's thew difference between an orange?
A: A horse, because a vest has no sleeves.

10-22-2002, 12:14 AM
From Doctor Who:

"If the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the square of the sum of the other two sides.... Why is a mouse when it spins?"

First words of Tom Baker, Doctor # 4

10-22-2002, 12:24 AM
My dog's got no dictionary.

How does he spell terrible?

10-22-2002, 12:31 AM
TheLoadedDog, reminds me of Hitler's favorite joke (as done by those Python boys) :

Man: "My dog has no nose!"
Other Man: "How does he smell?!"
Man: "Bad!"

I've posted this before, somewhere else, but I just couldn't resist

10-22-2002, 12:46 AM
Its a jab at the poor duck, who has no penis.

Poor duck.

We had a duck once. The rooster used to rape it, even if it was a male. To this day, I'm not sure if the rooster was gay, or the structured life in the barnyard made him think he was incarcerated.

What was the question?

The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

10-22-2002, 10:21 PM
NoClueBoy ( :D ), it's meant to.

Johnny L.A.
10-23-2002, 08:21 AM
My dad told me the duck joke when I was about five. "It's back-left leg is both the same."

10-24-2002, 09:07 PM
Sheesh...and I thought I was being SO original!

I saw that quote, the one I made my sig line, on a restroom wall in a kind of "funky" restaurant zillions of years ago...and it tickled me. I repeated it to my friends, and they had never heard it before and thought it was hilarious!!!

So, when I signed up here, I just thought..."Heh, now I can actually USE that unique and funny/weird quote"....just goes to show what a sheltered life I lead! :D

10-24-2002, 09:19 PM
No soap, radio?

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