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The funny things people say
on 8 November 2009
A modern set of humourous quotes including some of the latest material from radio, stage, TV and films. Many old chestnuts are in here as well. I find it amazing that there are so many different quotes that can be quite so amusing. Some fail to hit the mark precisely, but I think all can justify being included here.
The quotes are arranged alphabetically by topic to help you find the one you are looking for, and then attributed to the speaker, and, where relevant, also to character being played or context. But often when looking for something appropriate when I don't know the most relevant topic, just part of the quote or joke, then this indexing is not so helpful.
Fortunately it is sufficiently consistently funny one could easily just sit down and start reading at the beginning, and work through the thousands of quotes and one-liners. After a week or two the end might appear, but by then with brain overloaded it is time to take a rest before returning to the beginning again.
I find the organisation of The Everyman Dictionary of Quotations and Proverbs much easier to use, but sadly that is quite old and out of date, and most of its material is anything but funny.