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Retort

You must be Bob Hope's brother, No Hope.

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This is a sarcastic retort used when a person has had a sarcastic remark directed towards them.

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(Bob Hope [1903-2003] was a famous celebrity and humanitarian.)

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Odd First Name (Regarding No Hope).

Keyword(s): CELEBRITY ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Pop Culture ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language

Two instructors on Peabody's Campus, husband and wife (The VanEhens), have acquired a nickname because of their physical resemblance. They both have red hair and freckles and a chubby build and are called "The Campbell's Kids" from Campbell's SOup Commercials.

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Keyword(s): Campbells ; Chubby ; Commercials ; FRECKLES ; HAIR ; Language ; Nickname ; Pop Culture ; Professor ; Red ; Resemblance ; Soup

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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Verse - Wit

Jungle Bells, shotgun shells
Robin laid an egg
The batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away.

 

(sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BATMAN ; Carol ; Christmas Carol ; Comic ; holiday ; Jingle Bells ; Pop Culture ; SONG ; Spoof

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wit

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Verse - Game

ABC - LSD - Marijuana is good for me.

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Keyword(s): Acid ; ALPHABET ; DRUGS ; LSD ; Marijuana ; Pop Culture ; RHYME ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse

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Did you hear that the K.K.K. bought the movie rights to
"Roots"?
They're going to play it backwards so it will have a happy ending.

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"Roots," the novel by Alex Haley, was also a highly successful
television series. It began with slavery and moved toward
emancipation.

Where learned: DETROIT ; OFFICE

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; JOKE ; KKK ; Movie ; Offensive ; Pop Culture ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Slavery ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1990

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