Better ask harry Potter

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Better ask harry Potter

Post by Bobinwales » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:59 am

Is it true that J K Rowling's maiden name is Elemenopie?
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Post by tony h » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:51 pm

Bobinwales wrote:Is it true that J K Rowling's maiden name is Elememopie?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:38 am

Tony,

I'm not surprised you're confused, because I think Bob has somehow managed to mangle the crucial word in the joke. He should have written something like 'Elemenopee', not 'Elememopie'.

That doesn't make obvious sense to the eye, but when you read it aloud it translates to L - M - N - O - P.

The joke thus hinges on the question of whether J K Rowling's maiden name was J - K - L - M - N - O - P.

(It's the way Bob tells 'em... :)
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Post by tony h » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Thank you.

But surely it would have been more complete if Bob had gone for Elememopeacue then it would have been JKLMNOPQR

I must go for the bandages to repair my split sides.
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Re: Better ask harry Potter

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:14 pm

Obviously not as good as Hermione with spells.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:35 pm

A bad joke cannot stand explanation, but when you hit the wrong bloody key you have got no chance!

Sorry Wizards, sorry.

By the way, I chose Opie, because it is a genuine name.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:48 am

.. it's that bloody Welsh accent getting in the road .. again ..

WoZ who should talk
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