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.
See also: inside, joke
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Basically we just write and sing about whatever we are into--BMX, skateboarding, inside jokes, our friends, and whatever we happen to be going through in our lives.
Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the "Star Trek'' TV shows and movies, as an inside joke.
In the best inside joke in the film, her character, editrix Miranda Priestly, comments on the ink her divorces have gotten on Page Six: "Rupert Murdoch should cut me a check for all the papers I sell for him.
Then they both giggled like teenagers as Clooney apologized, ``Sorry, sorry, it's an inside joke.
It could turn into an inside joke real fast, and that is pretty much what it is.
And it has an inside joke about Nick Pileggi's famous film "Goodfellas," which makes it worth the price of admission.
In the luminous Portrait of Charles Henri Ford in Poppy Field, 1933, Tchelitchew depicted his youthful lover with a golden halo formed by stacks of hay--an inside joke, according to Tyler, based on the Russian artist's misinterpreting Ford's written reference to "wet dreams" as "wheat dreams.
Sometimes, I feel like I am part of an inside joke.
Clubs seem more official with cool names, and a secret namesake is a great inside joke for all the members.
The thing you want to avoid is having your personal interests or an inside joke be the first thing a prospective employer learns about you.
Hatch plays a political prisoner who leads a rebellion against the fleet, which is doubtless a small inside joke.
Originally conceived as an inside joke amongst venture capitalists, The VC is considered by some to be required reading in Silicon Valley, and its popularity has since spread across the country.
Title's reference comes off as an opaquely inside joke.
Pat included the logo as an inside joke among older skaters to underscore that the current generation of skateboarding has passed him by.