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  1. A fine line

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... you have just met and really like b. a greeting to the audience of a stage show 5 a punch line a. the most important line in an essay b. the final line of a joke- the line that gets the laugh ... of that last joke was very weak. What are they saying? What are these people telling you? 1 I'm in line for promotion. a. I am being considered for promotion. b. I am applying for promotion. 2 My ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    The joke is on the auditors when it comes to true figures

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam shirley.yam@scmp.com The joke is on the auditors when it comes to true figures It's been such a depressing week. Let's share some jokes. And the best jokes are the financial figures of many mainland private enterprises, and the fact that some investors actually believe them. Talk to any auditor or forensic accountant and he or she will tell you why. Here ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senator Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes made at lunch in Las Vegas

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologised for jokes he made about Asians during a lunch for business leaders in Las Vegas last week. The senator was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience: "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, ...

  4. News - China - COURTS

    Businessman avoids jail after drowning of woman he dragged into reservoir for 'joke'

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:43pm by Kathy Gao

    ... in her twenties and jumped into a reservoir as a "joke", but the woman could not swim and subsequently drowned, according to reports.  A court in Guangdong gave the man, who owns two ... of the Foshan People’s Political Consultative Conference, turned himself in to police, the newspaper said. During the trial, He said the incident was meant as a joke. He apologised to the victim’s ...

  5. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand MP Winston Peters accused of racism over Wong ‘joke’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington A high-profile New Zealand lawmaker was accused of racism on Monday after making what he called a “joke” at the expense of Asians as he railed against ... ownership, telling the audience: “As they say in Beijing, two Wongs don’t make a white.” Mr Peters may think it is funny to tell weak racist jokes but it is not funny to New Zealand’s Chinese ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Killing 'em with gun jokes

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Jesse Appell

    ... to Chinese comedians, gun jokes have come up again and again, and I have come to realize that there are few areas where there is such a stark cultural difference between Chinese and American culture ... it is another easy joke about Americans, along with Americans being fat, loud, and having diabetes. On the surface, these are all fair points, though this surface treatment is itself an issue. I am ...

  7. News - China

    Zhou is butt of online jokes and games

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:01am

    ... a professor of political science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The risk is that budding online humorists may crack jokes publicly about China’s current leaders, who remain off limits. So do retired ones – earlier this month, web users circulated jokes that a giant inflatable yellow toad at a Beijing park bore an uncanny resemblance to former president Jiang Zemin, ...

  8. News - World

    Passenger joked about downed plane might have been on aboard

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague A young Dutchman apparently posted a picture of the downed Malaysian airliner on Facebook minutes before he boarded it, writing: "If it should disappear, this is what it looks like." Cor Pan, who appeared to be going on a beach holiday to Malaysia, posted the photo as a joking reference to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKICPA's disciplinary arrangements are a joke

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am by Howard Winn

    ... and at most a week. It is clear that nobody is taking this issue seriously and that the institute's disciplinary proceedings are a joke. There is no question after this farce that it should lose ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ALBUM (1980)

    Rewind album: Killing Joke by Killing Joke

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Killing Joke Killing Joke E.G. Killing Joke's fierce, doomy, sometimes perversely funky brand of hard rock-influenced post-punk has won them only a medium-sized following ... to Marilyn Manson to Metallica, who covered their song The Wait in 1987. Nirvana were such fans that Killing Joke considered suing them over the similarities between the former's Come as You ...




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