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sick joke

An anecdote intended to be humorous but actually in very bad taste, as in His stories turn out to be sick jokes about people who are handicapped in some way. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: joke, sick
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FRANKIE BOYLE, 39, disgusted glamour model Katie Price, 33, when he made a sick joke on his Tramadol nights Channel 4 show about her nine-year-old son Harvey who has physical and mental conditions.
Then again, many might suggest that telling the world "Gripper Stebson was one of my role models in life" is a very sick joke.
The latest sick joke of a sentence for the serial child abuser Craig Sweeney is the latest in a long line of scandalously soft sentences.
A once proud service which was synonymous with efficiency and reliability has turned into a sick joke.
I still think this is a sick joke, that he'll come back in and everything will be the same.
Perhaps we should lock up the fat-cat administrators in Hut 9, Island Farm POW camp, until they understand why the current idea of a Welsh Rugby Union Centre of Excellence seems like a sick joke.
While the concept of our legal system is noble, implementation of ``law'' has been bastardized to the point of being a sick joke.
This nonsense sounds like the type of sick joke that could come from the mouth of a tasteless comedian.
THE grief-stricken parents of a girl killed by a speeding driver branded his eight-month sentence a sick joke.
SCOTS comic Billy Connolly - rapped for his sick joke about beheaded British hostage Ken Bigley - will slice off a fellow zombie's head with a shovel in his next movie.
But Tobi Aftab's astonishment was short-lived when he tried to bank the cheque, discovering the donation was a sick joke.
I thought Graeme was winding me up at first but I guess it would have been a pretty sick joke,'' he said.
BBC radio's On The Ball bosses were forced to apologise on air last night after a caller told a sick joke live on the phone-in.
Giving him an honorary degree for his contribution to business is a sick joke.
He added: "When I heard it first I thought that this is almost like a sick joke, to be truthful.