funny story

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Noun1.funny story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)funny story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"
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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Shifting the barrow from my hand to his, he told me a funny story about the first wheelbarrow he had ever seen.
I remember one funny story about himself that made grandmother, who was working her bread on the bread-board, laugh until she wiped her eyes with her bare arm, her hands being floury.
In the evening I went down to the countess and told a funny story about B., and only remembered that I ought not to have done so when everybody laughed loudly at it.
But there would be sundry gentlemen there with large gold fob chains and black cigars; and somebody would tell a funny story, and then Dempsey would go back and work half an hour with the sixpound dumbbells.
The baggage man set out to tell me a funny story, and that's a new experience for me in this country."
Now it was an optimistic opinion on the panic, a funny story, a serious business talk, or a straight take-it-or-leave-it blow from the shoulder.
"He told a funny story about blowing up one of the professors.
One funny story was when she was asked what hard water was, she replied 'Ice.'.
Someone had taken this wildly funny story for children and turned it into a dark, redundant, preachy film for parents, telling them the correct way to live.
This is a fantastic and funny story that I hope is the first in a series!
It's always more fun to try new skills with friends, so ask pals to join you in doing a few favorite jokes or telling a funny story or two.
It was a light-hearted, funny story that would have made everyone smile."