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Pun/Joke way of saying “Happy Belated Birthday”

My friend's birthday was yesterday. Is there any interesting way to say "Happy Belated Birthday" such as 御誕生昨日, 御誕生先日, 御誕生前日 Will it translate or will it just seem strange? Note: I am not trying to ...
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Meaning of 足に来る in sexual joke

Context: a boxer is giving "advice" to another boxer and his girlfriend. He says: 戦う前にイチャつくとぜって〜モチベに影響するからな―― 彼女[と]【・】は足に来るからそれも要注意な 風俗体験記 After this, the boxer laughs and the girl blushes. I ...
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Sexual joke/pun with メスブタ and オスブタ

Context: a boxer has a lot of female fans that worship him because of his handsomeness. They call him 王子. His trainer is a pervert who likes to receive anal sex from women with sex toys. In an extra ...
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“This is a pen.” and “I am a boy.” — What are the equivalent sentences for Jp learners?

http://ameblo.jp/uncle-joke-joke/entry-11613818795.html <-- This is a page making fun of "This is a pen." and "I am a boy." These sentences have achieved legendary status. For example, see : ...
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「彼氏と彼女の 三三九度に 坊やおなかで 高砂や」?

Saw this 都都逸 "彼氏と彼女の 三三九度に 坊やおなかで 高砂や" on the TV show 笑点: http://www.ntv.co.jp/sho-ten/02_week/090329/week_01.html My dictionary says 三三九度 = "perform the ceremony of the three-times-three exchange ...
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How to say “You are lying!”

How do I say "You are lying!" in a joking way? Can I say: 嘘だよ or is there a friendlier way to say it?
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Why is this funny?

A forum says that most Japanese will find this funny but I don't get it. Can anyone explain? (source) おもさを たいせきで わるんだなあ みつど
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What does "僕はもう君以外何もいらない君だけが欲しいんだ。金はもうあるし” mean?

This picture was sent to a friend 😉 by a woman he was talking to We think we get what the literal meaning is but have no idea about the nuance of what it actually means. For example, it could mean ...
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Translation of ハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン

I ran across this phrase アンハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン spoken by a manga character. Basically I see this reads as "A Happy New Year", but I'm not sure what the addition of ン's mean after ア and ハッピーニューイヤー. At the ...
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Can 牛 be an insult?

In a manga, while a guy was sleeping, someone used a marker to write on him. He wrote 牛 on his forehead and 空回り人生 on his chest. Considering it was a joke, can 牛 be offensive or funny in some way? I ...
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Meaning of 冗談は顔だけにして下さいよ

What's the meaning of the phrase 冗談は顔だけにして下さいよ in English? According to Google translator, it means "Joke should only be in your face" which makes no sense to me.
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Help with a Japanese joke: the link between メダカ and 小学生

I was playing my Japanese version of animal crossing new leaf and when I caught a Killifish the dialog said: メダカを 釣{つ}り上{あ}げた! まだ小学生{しょうがくせい}だな I get the gist of what it says but I think it's ...
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What is the meaning of 「日本新」in this comedy premise?

This is a description of a comedy premise where a track athlete con-artist uses a stopwatch to time some kind of track record and says, "You're 「日本新」". Calling someone「日本新」is described as a method for ...
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Is there a Japanese equivalent of knock-knock jokes?

For those (non-natives, etc.) who maybe aren't familiar, knock-knock jokes are one of the lowest, most basic forms of American "comedy". They follow this format: A: Knock, knock B: Who's ...
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What's the joke in this 4コマ comic?

In this 4コマ漫画{まんが}, a four panel comic, a young attractive woman walks through a station ticket gate, but there's something wrong with her ticket. The station attendant calls after her, first by ...
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How can I frame this ダジャレ to sound funny?

As Jerry Seinfeld says: "Jokes that require an explanation are never funny." So, I want to do a wordplay on the pronunciation of 紐 = 日も. I've delivered it as such: typical set-up: ...
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What does it mean to describe a joke as ジェネギャ?

ジェネギャなジョーク Need help with translating the phrase above to English. I know it is some kind of joke and Google Translate is not helping much.
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Japanese joke explanation, brushing teeth in a narrow home

So I found a joke that goes like this: 私の家はそりゃもう狭かったのよ。どれくらい狭かったかって? 横に歯磨きができないのよ。 Now, if translated correctly, it should be saying: My house is like already very narrow. How narrow? From ...