in-joke in-joke

Definition(s):

  • (n) a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people

Usage(s):

  1. Calling the first one easy is an in-joke: it is easy in the sense that curing cancer or sending someone to Mars is easy.
  2. The story was simple and lean; there was a winking in-joke setting us up for the finale, some great acting of Torv and Noble.
  3. Robbins uses these old childhood favorites to create a kind of instant, in-joke history of ballet as it might have been written by the Monty Python crew.

News

  • Terry Bradshaw Drops The F-Word on Fox Football Daily [Video]

    Fox’s favorite NFL analyst, Terry Bradshaw, found himself at the center of some controversy, after he dropped the F-word, in all its glory, during a commercial break. The in-joke between Bradshaw and co-host Jimmy Johnson was caught on camera during one of the shows “sneak peaks,” which it gives from time to time, showing what... Read more » Terry Bradshaw Drops The F-Word on Fox Football Daily ...
    on September 15, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. Ian explained: "It was a bit of an in-joke. I had put one of my friends who also worked in the bar into the book as a doctor. So John said if he was going to be in it he would have to be his boss, so I invented Professor Gates. I think he enjoyed it...
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Ian Rankin Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  2. "Fortunately, my bandmates have a good sense of humor," Copeland says, laughing. "It's kind of an in-joke with people who visit that site that I always give myself scathing reviews. It's all in good fun. No vitriol. My buddies, they know me."
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Stewart Copeland Source: Miami Herald

  3. "When Thursday talks about her version of The Eyre Affair, it's completely different and she doesn't like it, but at the end of the book we discover that perhaps things aren't going to stay that way forever, so there's a bit of an in-joke...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Jasper Fforde Source: The Australian

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