He intended it as a joke, but the memory it resurrected was painful.
It reminded her of an Arkansas weather joke she once heard.
He was obviously making a joke, but she would never have guessed it from the expression on his face.
Why was it so hard to joke with him without flirting?
If what I'm seeing isn't some kind of joke, I'm at the end of the yellow brick road.
Only he wouldn't tell me what we were looking for, like it was going to be a joke and it would scare me.
Perhaps the prior sheriff thought that sort of little joke is funny.
Don't joke about that.
Andre gave him a disapproving look, and Gabriel realized the joke was probably misplaced when talking to the family member of the deceased.
It was intended as a joke, but the thought was disturbing.
You joke with me.
Right now, he was too frazzled to know what else to do aside from make a joke to ease some of the tension.
She willed herself not to laugh at his joke, but it was hard.
Jackson, whatever you do; do not make a joke about that.
When she opened them, incredulous that Jackson had gotten away with his joke, he grinned innocently and shrugged.
He'd meant it as a joke only, something to make her feel better and take her mind off of the chaos around her.
If Dean himself had been bound and gagged, it would have been the joke of the squad room for weeks to come.
It started out as a joke with a water pistol until the storeowner shoved 89 dollars at them and ducked under the counter screaming his head off.
"Just an office joke," he said.
"OK, it was a poor joke," Carmen concluded as she took the rinsed dish and placed it in the dishwasher.
Don't joke about that.
There hasn't been much to joke about, has there?
After the strange exchange outside, the joke fell flat.
Whatever the inside joke was, he wasn't about to share it and she didn't ask.
I'm nothing but a joke to you, am I?
They were all making a joke out of the whole thing.
The words seemed to be meant as a joke, but there was an edge in Gerry's tone that made her think he knew Xander much better than he let on.
The joke was on him, then.
The familiar name for toasted cheese, "Welsh rabbit," is merely a joke, and the alteration to "Welsh rare-bit" is due to a failure to see the joke, such as it is.
Nor were his intimate associates men of refinement and taste; they were rather good fellows who quietly enjoyed a good bottle and a joke; he uniformly avoided encounters of wit with his equals.
An old joke is about the city slicker who finds himself lost in the country.
If any one whom she is touching laughs at a joke, she laughs, too, just as if she had heard it.
Some time passed in silence, and then the same joke was repeated.
He tried, but failed, to find some joke with which to reply to Dolokhov's words.
It's no joke!