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Question #41565 posted on 12/17/2007 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish!

Is there more to that joke than meets the eye? Or is there an extended version? I remember laughing out loud the first time I heard this, but I can't remember if it was the context or the joke in context that was funny. Is that really the whole joke?

-Out of context

A: Dear Out of Context,

As I recall, the beginning of the riddle is "What's the difference between a piano and a fish?" Otherwise, yeah, that's the entire joke.

- Katya
A: Dear Context,

FYI, it's also an album by REO Speedwagon.

...it was the first thing I thought of.

-Claudio
A: Dear Jokester:

The joke relies on internal open juncture ambiguity, for what it's worth.

I once laughed uncontrollably for several minutes at a friend describing the Incredible Hulk going on a rampage in Mafia . . . yeah, I'm betting on the context.

---Portia