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What is the butt of the joke?



 
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What is the butt of the joke? #1 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 22:37 pm   What is the butt of the joke?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", question 2

No one likes being the ......... of the joke.

(a) clown
(b) end
(c) laughter
(d) butt

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", answer 2

No one likes being the butt of the joke.

Correct answer: (d) butt
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What is the butt of the joke? #2 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 23:05 pm   What is the butt of the joke?
 

The butt of a joke is the subject, target, or victim of a joke. It can be a person, an object, an animal, a place or even an idea or a view.
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