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rib-tickler

A particularly funny joke. My dad loves corny jokes, so I bought him a book of rib-ticklers. You should try to slip a few rib-ticklers into your speech to help keep your audience engaged.

rib-tickler

n. a joke; something very funny. That was a real rib-tickler. I’ll remember that joke.
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As well as men with hands like hammers to lead the applause, there were chatouilleurs, rib-ticklers whose business was to get the audience giggling, and women who were paid to burst into tears and even fall down in faints at the heart-stopping moments in melodrama.
although we can't guarantee these rib-ticklers will make you feel better
Basil Fawlty, Reggie Perrin, Rigsby, Blackadder, and more recent rib-ticklers such as veterans of The Office, Little Britain, Absolutely Fabulous and Miranda work their magic.
The brothers, of Priory Road, Wolston, have handwritten 38 of their favourite rib-ticklers to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Here are his favourite Irish and Scottish rib-ticklers.
KEN Dodd and Ricky Tomlinson joined 30 other Liverpool comedians to swop rib-ticklers at a lunch with the city's LordMayor.
Rib-ticklers like these have earned Birmingham chemistry teacher Jim Judges the distinction of putting the crack back into Asda's Christmas crackers after he won a national competition.
Judges made up of the UK's leading comedy critics are searching for the best rib-ticklers, one-liners and put downs and a trophy and cash prize are up for grabs.
Employees in the claims department at Hill House Hammond have reported a few rib-ticklers when processing claims.
Ravenous is marinaded in gore, but garnished with some surprising rib-ticklers too.
Pays her off " - beat thousands of other rib-ticklers in a public poll.
Paul Graham and Stuart Murphy are the resident rib-ticklers and improvisation is their weapon of choice.
Pays her off." - beat thousands of other rib-ticklers in a public poll.
It may not be up there with the pair's vintage rib-ticklers such as The Big Lebowski or Raising Arizona, but it's a heck of a lot better than their recent wouldbe larks Intolerable Cruelty or that Ladykillers remake.