A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be interpreted literally. It usually takes the form of a story, often with dialogue, and ends in a punch line, whereby the humorous element of the story is revealed; this can be done using a pun or other type of word play, irony or sarcasm, logical incompatibility, hyperbole, or other means. Linguist Robert Hetzron offers the definition:

A joke is a short humorous piece of oral literature in which the funniness culminates in the final sentence, called the punchline… In fact, the main condition is that the tension should reach its highest level at the very end. No continuation relieving the tension should be added. As for its being "oral," it is true that jokes may appear printed, but when further transferred, there is no obligation to reproduce the text verbatim, as in the case of poetry.
It is generally held that jokes benefit from brevity, containing no more detail than is needed to set the scene for the punchline at the end. In the case of riddle jokes or one-liners, the setting is implicitly understood, leaving only the dialogue and punchline to be verbalised. However, subverting these and other common guidelines can also be a source of humour—the shaggy dog story is an example of an anti-joke; although presented as a joke, it contains a long drawn-out narrative of time, place and character, rambles through many pointless inclusions and finally fails to deliver a punchline. Jokes are a form of humour, but not all humour is a joke. Some humorous forms which are not verbal jokes are: involuntary humour, situational humour, practical jokes, slapstick and anecdotes.
Identified as one of the simple forms of oral literature by the Dutch linguist André Jolles, jokes are passed along anonymously. They are told in both private and public settings; a single person tells a joke to his friend in the natural flow of conversation, or a set of jokes is told to a group as part of scripted entertainment. Jokes are also passed along in written form or, more recently, through the internet.
Stand-up comics, comedians and slapstick work with comic timing and rhythm in their performance, and may rely on actions as well as on the verbal punchline to evoke laughter. This distinction has been formulated in the popular saying "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny".

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    Closed Nauto si koya

    Naisahan si KOYA! hahaha :):)
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    Closed Saang lugar?

    Saang lugar sa pilipinas ang mababait ang guard? Saan? Eh di sa "Camiguin". Bakit? Thank you Ma'am Thank you Sir. "Camiguin" get's ? kung di mo get's bahala ka hahaha :):)
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    Closed Gayahin mo sila (hayaan mo sila parody)

    Lupet talaga ni michael V. https://www.YøùTùbé.com/watch?v=VnGVPOZw1GU
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    Closed Relate much

    Sino mga nakaka relate jan ... :) taas kamay hehe ..:)
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    Closed Killer clown

    Laught Trip ung lalake nauna pa tumakbo.. iniwan yung shota nya bwahahaha...
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    Closed It's joke time

    Knock! knock! Who's there? River boat.. River boat who? RIVER BOAT young when i first so you, i close my eyes and the flashback start I'm standing there. Knock! knock! Who's there? Honda.. Honda who? HONDA first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me. Waley ba? Eto pambawi hehe.. HONDA wings...
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    Closed Grabe yung dalawang manong

    Parehas magnanakaw .. Panoorin nyo ..
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    Closed Dahilan kung bakit lamang...

    Ang Pilipinas sa China. hahaha :):):)
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    Closed Joke joke joke

    Joke Naman tayo.. hahaha :):):)
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    Closed Walang kwenang jokes

    Dalawang b0bo.. Nag exam.. B0bo 1: Kamusta exam mo? B0bo 2 : Wala akong nasagutan, blanko yung papel ko, ikaw? B0bo 1: Naku, blanko din papel ko, baka sabihin ni titser, nagkopyahan tayo..
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    Closed Yung tipong isang beses mo palang siyang nakita

    Na FALL ka na agad.. haha :)
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    Closed Di na tuloy umalis..

    Takot sya kay GF hehe :)
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    Closed Sinu pinakamataas?

    Anak: Sinong celebrity ang matangkad. Tatay: Eh, sino? Anak: Si Rico Puno. Tatay: Naku, may kilala akong mas mataas. Anak: Sige nga sino? Tatay: Joel Torre Anak: Haha, may 1 pang mas matangkad sa kanya. Tatay: Sino? Anak: Si Jimmy Bondoc. Tatay: Wala yang Bondoc na yan sa kilala ko, mas mataas...
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    Closed Ang prutas ng buhay.

    Sampung prutas: May 3 hunters na nahuli ng mga cannibals sa gubat. Dinala sila sa harap ng tribal chief pugutan sila ng ulo. Nagmakaawa yung mga hunters at naawa naman yung chief. Chief: Sige hindi ko kayo papatayin, sa isang kondisyon. kailangan isa-isa kayong magdala ng 10 pirasong prutas...
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    Closed My biggest secret (for stablished only)

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    Closed Kornink

    Ano ang nasabi ni Daddy Shark kay Mama Shark nang malaman nyang hindi pala sya ang ama ni Baby Shark? --"PATING INA MO!
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    Closed Free internet no load no app needed. pasok !

    prenda mo cellphone mo sa kapitbahay na may malakas na internet, one week later kunin muna .. ayan bes may free internet kana.
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    Closed Wifi hâckïng, pampagoodvibes

    tips para mahäçk ang wifi password ng kapitbahay,pampagoodvibes lang mga kapatid masyado na tayo seryoso..good day sa lahat. procedure..follow the steps below.feedback kung working
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    Makasagot my free net!!!

    Anong prutas ang kinakain ang balat tinatapon ang laman? :p:D
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    Closed NgoNgo

    TEACHER: give me colors dat begin w/ letter M. PUPIL: maroon! Teacher:anybody else? NGONGO: Mlue, Mlawn,Mlack,Mink,Maiolet. Teacher: melly ngud.. malakmakan! :hilarious:
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    Closed Life of an Engineering College Student

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    Closed What is your Batman Name ?

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    Closed The legend of why men lie.

    Ito nga ba ang alamat kung bakit nagsi-sinungaling ang mga lalaki? Karpintero itong si Joel at isang araw ay gumagawa siya ng isang bahay sa tabing ilog. Sa lakas ng pagma-martilyo niya ay nalaglag ang martilyo niya sa ilog. Umiyak siya at lumitaw yung guardian angel niya at sinabi...