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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:.

lost4life
10-15-2002, 12:58 PM
Here's your answer

http://docdeath.freeserve.co.uk/news/duck/duck.htm

AskNott
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.)

Scotticher
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?

ratatoskK
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

grimpixie
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::

Grim

Rilchiam
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.

AncientHumanoid
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

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

How does he spell terrible?

AncientHumanoid
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

Gatopescado
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.

TheLoadedDog
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."

Scotticher
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

grendel72
10-24-2002, 09:19 PM
No soap, radio?

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