As a teenager I worked on a farm one summer. I used to talk to an old guy after work. He was hard of hearing. When the old guy didn’t hear me , but didn’t want to acknowledge the fact, he would say, “That’s no joke,” after my remark.
But some of the time I WAS telling a joke.
Dr. Larry Day is a retired journalist turned humor columnist. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales from the Fourth Dementia is available at Amazon.com