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Police Community Support Officer Mr Jarrett, aged 40, soon found out that there was more to this shaggy dog story.
Since this is a shaggy dog story it's expected that not everything makes sense, and there's a bit of a mystery that isn't resolved at the end, when we're not permitted to hear a conversation between Ben and the president.
Sidney's shaggy dog story had to come to an end; Sidney the sheep finally got sheared
But I suppose if someone told us to invest pounds 10 and earn millions in return we would think it was a shaggy dog story.
Nothing is likely to sway us more than a callous response to a shaggy dog story.
A SHAGGY DOG story with outstanding pedigree, ``Because of Winn-Dixie'' won't disappoint any elementary school kid or the moms and dads who treasure their dog-eared copies of Kate DiCamillo's Newbery-honored children's novel.
According to the equation, if a joke is long in the style of a shaggy dog story, the punchline does not have to be as funny as a shorter wisecrack.
Last year, for example, the shaggy dog story Beethoven was a moderate success at the box office, earning about $40 million.
This elaborately executed sci-fi shaggy dog story is played for laughs - director Joe Dante is a dab hand at that.
Penned by Mark Gatiss, this is a real shaggy dog story but it allows Benedict Cumberbatch to pose moodily atop a large rock on the moors in his big flapping coat and give Sherlock the chance to exercise his super power of Noticing Stuff.
A shaggy dog story involving a case of mistaken identity
NO SHAGGY DOG STORY Left, Ann Marie Burns who owns Top Trimz dog grooming salon in Leadgate, and below, with Carla, a Bichon Frise
Marmaduke is a shaggy dog story that contrasts the eponymous canine's journey of self-discovery with workaholic Phil's realisation that he is putting his work with Don Twombly (Macy) ahead of his loved ones.
Curley's shaggy dog story BARNEY CURLEY'S movements tend to be swathed in mystery with the fewest number of people knowing his business the better, although he is finding it quite hard to go under the radar at the moment.
And Broadsides' jolly, musical instrument-wielding ensemble In the midst of the mayhem is Andy Cryer's Chaucer, watching and writing - until the show's final jest where the famous writer 8/10 shaggy dog story