ethnic joke

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Noun1.ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
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A serious actor, a political activist, and a fierce critic of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, he spent his entire career lamenting having become the embodiment of an ethnic joke.
Owning what might otherwise be negative portrayals is a key to making an ethnic joke more benign, or even a jab back at racist attitudes.
The pair also raised hell when an ethnic joke was slashed from their CBS terrestrial radio program originating in New York.
Wong is an ethnic joke right on the cusp of bad taste, but perhaps only Murphy could get away with a line where Wong declares he dislikes blacks and Jews, and yet they both love Chinese food - go figure.
It has all the makings of a stupid ethnic joke, but it's really a poignant social query.
Under the "mental harm" definition, terminating employment, failing to hire or promote, telling an ethnic joke, uttering a racial slur, or executing a sentence of capital punishment can suddenly be transformed into genocide.
In a succinct ethnic joke, Milphio has augmented his role as a proud trickster by adopting the guise of a Punic language-smith who distorts the meaning and intent of words, but he has also presented himself as a contrast to the real Punic character whose opening bilingual speech was noble.
WARSAW: Broadcasting mogul Mr Ted Turner has apologised to Poland for insulting Poles with an ethnic joke.
This is an ethnic joke but it depicts the business acumen of the Chinese.
It is not supposed to be descriptive--much less analytical--just discriminatory, like a racial or sexual slur on an ethnic joke.
She's currently famous for 1), telling an ethnic joke on ``Late Night With Conan O'Brien,'' which became controversial when an Asian spokesman, Guy Aoki, attacked her; and 2) her scene-stealing appearance in the ribald documentary ``The Aristocrats,'' in which she transformed the film's theme - a joke about a scabrous show-biz family - into a hilarious anecdote about her messy encounter with a cheesy New York cable-TV host named Joe Franklin.
It sounds like the setup to an ethnic joke you wish you'd never heard: An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are being held prisoner by these Lebanese terrorists, see, and they're trying to figure out which of them's going to be executed first.

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