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a real howler

1. A mistake, error, or blunder that causes great laughter at the expense of the person who commits it, i.e., one that results in "howling" laughter. Do you remember when John actually slipped on a banana peel? That was a real howler.
2. An extremely funny joke, anecdote, or remark that results in "howling" laughter. Boy, Jerry sure knows some real howlers. I thought my sides were going to split I was laughing so hard.
See also: howler, real

howler

n. a serious and obvious mistake; a funny error. Who is responsible for this howler on the Wilson account?
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Curator Matt Lewis said: "This is the first time that Dudley Zoo has bred a black howler and we are very proud of our achievement.
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In one recent propaganda howler, a state union newsletter distributed to employees said, ``Many employees expressed their concern over the new fee they were going to be required to pay.
At risk is the livelihood of the Maya who have lived in the region for centuries, as well as habitat for numerous species of rare birds and plants, including the endangered Scarlet Macaw, black howler monkey and Baird's tapir.
Two female black howler monkeys have transferred from Twycross Zoo, as part of a breeding programme for this endangered species, which originates from South America.
For if his howler that gave Celtic a half-time lead had proved the winning goal yesterday, it would have haunted him for the rest of his career.
London, Aug 15(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the club's new goalkeeper David De Gea despite his howler against West Bromwich Albion in Sunday's Premier League clash.
Jordan Owens bagged a consolation following a defensive howler from David Armstrong, but that was as good as it got for the Shore Road men.
THE Gunners may well rue Emmanuel Adebayor's last-minute howler that cost them a home victory against the Italians two weeks ago.
JAMIE YOUNG'S late howler condemned Wycombe to defeat, as he allowed Jonathan D'Laryea's shot to squeeze through his grasp.
EVERYONE is blaming Dudek for his howler, but what about Baros?
But even without this splendid monument from the Western Hemisphere's ancient world, the jungle with its howler monkeys, soaring Ceiba trees and brilliant wild turkeys is reason enough for a visit.
The reserve itself is host to Baird's tapirs, jaguars, pumas, spider and howler monkeys, ocelots, coati, and spotted cavy, and provides one of many sites for abundant nature watching.
SHOCKER Worse was to come as visiting keeper Lee Camp produced a howler.