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Erik L asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

what does it mean to have a "dry sense of humor"?

People have tried to give me the meaning of this phrase...but I still don't get it. Give me a good example of it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    To have humor that is very subtle...easy to miss, or not understood by most.

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  • Well..its a bit difficult but I'll try.

    Its when a person...has a difficult time finding humor in the most obvious of jokes. Especially ones that depict characters as being silly or dumb.

    But...will laugh at small things like a play on words.

    Bonus Joke:

    A traveling sales man is down in Alabama and decides to stop in a local tavern for a quick cold one. When he walks in...no one is in the bar except for the bartender who is eyeing him suspiciously. The salesman sits down at the bar and orders a beer. The bartender brings him the beer and casually asks him..."So?? What do you do for a living??" The salesman says...."I'm a taxidermist". "Whats that??" asks the barkeep. "Well it means I mount dead animals" responds the salesman. The bartender turns towards the back room entrance and yells...."Come on out boys!! He's one of us!!"

    Now even a person with a dry sense of humor should get a chuckle out of that one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Good question. It is hard to explain, but when you get it you will understand.

    My take. Someone with a dry sense of humor is someone who says things that are funny but you don't actually laugh.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    at robotics one day, a light was flashing on a battery, indicating that the battery was low. a girl goes "why is it blinking?" and a guy replies "because it has dry eyes"

    dry humor is sorta like a play on words mixed with sarcasm. it could b hilarious but at the same time really bad, depending on who says it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You're a dry sense of humour

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sarcastic, or you come across very serious when you are trying to make a joke.

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  • 1 decade ago

    its just the opposite of fart jokes..... like smart/sarcastic humor... usually takes a min to get or you have to really pay attention to get it.

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  • It means that when you tell a joke you're the only one laughing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It either means you're lame, you think violence is funny, or you're extremely perverse.

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  • 1 decade ago

    and its like you dont know if you should laughm or not.. they most times dont even if it is funny

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