Jokes for all occasions: sarcasm

The noted story-teller at a dinner party related an anecdote, and was at first gratified by the hearty laughter of an old lady among the guests, and later a little suspicious, as her mirth continued. As he stared at her, puzzled, she spoke in explanation:

“Oh, that story is such a favorite of mine: the first time I heard it I laughed so hard that I kicked the foot-board off my crib.”

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The ponderous judge interrupted the eloquent lawyer harshly:

“All you say goes in at one ear and out at the other.”

“What is to prevent it?” was the retort.