inside joke


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inside joke

a joke that only certain people understand; a joke understood only by people who know certain facts and context. What you said must be an inside joke. It makes no sense to me.
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It could turn into an inside joke real fast, and that is pretty much what it is.
With a taste for collisions between unlikely subject matter--a head-scratching new artist's book is devoted entirely to alternating images of hockey fights and pieces of fruit, the latter set in strange, Franz West-like lumpy masses of white plaster--Hanson and Sonnenberg have developed an approach that, in its specifics, can occasionally feel like a confoundingly elusive inside joke.
NEW YORK -- Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.
For those of you who are thinking what is the do a barrel roll trick from Google, well, it is an Easter egg (hidden message or inside joke that is intentionally included in a computer program) that was introduced by Google in Nov.
It was an inside joke when we were making our band.
It's an inside joke between them, and they laugh with the intimacy of kinship and the relief of distance from the subject at hand.
Marshall is never loath to toss in an inside joke about the series (yes, there's a ``jump the shark'' line and a reference to forgotten brother Chuck) or even a ``Princess Diaries'' yuk.
It's an inside joke wrapped in a fanboy fantasy, pieced together through a haze of ironic detachment.
What you write on the inside of the card doesn't have to be a long paragraph about how deep your love is -- an inside joke between the two of you will do wonders.
When we first released Oklahoma Suks Beer in 2006, we thought it would be an inside joke for local Longhorn fans.
Basically it's an inside joke turned into a tattoo.
Harvey made the best of it, and his good-natured prodding has become an inside joke between my partner and me.
He said they posed like that because they lost a bet and it was just a joke that never should have gone public because it was an inside joke.
Producer Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard have crafted a horror film that willingly falls into its worst traps but ends up criticizing them in a loving manner that feels like an inside joke to veterans.
Even Garcia's claims -- that the governor's comments are just an inside joke and that she is ``a hot-blooded Latina'' -- are not surprising.