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The phrase A ______ walks into a bar has provided the take-off point for an
uncountable number of jokes over the years. No matter what one’s
opinion is of bars, we hope that everyone can
appreciate the lessons in English grammar contained in the clever sentences
A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting
with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly.
A bar was walked into by the passive voice.
An oxymoron walked into a bar, and the silence was deafening.
Two quotation marks walk into a “bar.”
A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a
wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his
magnificent other, who takes him for granite.
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys
A question mark walks into a bar?
A non sequitur walks into a bar. In a strong wind, even turkeys can fly.
Papyrus and Comic Sans walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Get
out—we don't serve your type."
A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, seeing the handwriting on the wall but
hoping to nip it in the bud.
A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They converse. They
A synonym strolls into a tavern.
At the end of the day, a cliché walks into a bar—fresh as a
daisy, cute as a button, and sharp as a tack.
A run-on sentence walks into a bar it starts flirting. With a cute little
Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapses to the bar floor.
A figure of speech literally walks into a bar and ends up getting
An allusion walks into a bar, despite the fact that alcohol is its Achilles
The subjunctive would have walked into a bar, had it only known.
A misplaced modifier walks into a bar owned by a man with a glass eye named
The past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense.
A dyslexic walks into a bra.
A verb walks into a bar, sees a beautiful noun, and suggests they
conjugate. The noun declines.
An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the
television getting drunk and smoking cigars.
A simile walks into a bar, as parched as a desert.
A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to forget.
A hyphenated word and a non-hyphenated word walk into a bar and the
bartender nearly chokes on the irony.
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