lame joke

lame joke

A joke that is deemed (often by the listener) to be corny or otherwise not amusing. A: "Come on, isn't that funny?" B: "It's kind of a lame joke, mom." My date clearly thinks he's hilarious, but all I heard was a bunch of lame jokes.
See also: joke, lame
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I am now Andres Manuelovich," he says with a chuckle before adding a rather lame joke about a parrot he owns.
A lame joke, I venture, should not be found within the pages of such a grave criminal compendium, yet, thanks to last week's Sunday Mercury, we now know it does.
Joe Starrs, Bonnybridge, and Rab Picken, Essex, phoned in with the same lame joke.
He told me: "Racing needs its superstars to appear at the track as often as possible", and I made a lame joke about popping down most weeks.
Ryan decides to leave, breaking his ma's heart; while Owen's scam sounds like a lame joke about car insurance: stealing Phelan's Wheels.
The nation was waiting for one of his trademark howlers and the best he can do is a lame joke about Annabel Goldie's tartan pants.
But he hit a particularly creepy low when he decided to distort a lame joke lamely delivered by Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.
While I was trying to decide whether even to give a fake smile at this lame joke, I was reminded that community colleges are often seen as an easy route through college courses.
Making a lame joke about Rita Moreno pulling a hamstring only shows their ignorance.
He told me: "Racing needs its superstars to appear at the track as often as possible", and made a lame joke about popping down most weeks.
Wearing a hat won't stop me from feeling hungry or thirsty, I said, making a lame joke, as the doctor showed me the door politely.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was so perplexed by the concept recently he made a lame joke about it.
Bush told a lame joke that elicited more groans than smiles from the audience, but he made his point -- that a smile is all-important to a child with a facial deformity.
PADRAIG'S LAME JOKE OVER CROCKED CADDIE hole but Harrington laughed: "It was more entertainment than anything else for me going home.
RAY: This reminds me of the old lame joke about the guy who was almost out of gas, so he drove home fast, hoping to get there before he ran out.