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to point the beard #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:39 am   to point the beard
 

Hi,
The following dictum is supposed to be a jocular one, but however hard I tried I couldn’t make any sense of it.
- Don’ t point that beard at me, it might go off.
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to point the beard #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:07 am   to point the beard
 

The person probably has quite a large beard which is very noticeable. As you indicate, it's just a joke.
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to point the beard #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:24 am   to point the beard
 

Thank you, though still foxed about 'go off'.
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to point the beard #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:26 am   to point the beard
 

Hi,

'Go off' extends the joke because it can mean fire as in: Don't point that gun at me. It could go off!

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to point the beard #5 (permalink) Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 am   to point the beard
 

Thank you,Alan.
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