the one about

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: the joke about
Have you heard the one about the priest and the rabbi?

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Recent Examples on the Web Most likely, the Paris Olympics won’t create a yarn as good as the one about Olga Fikotova and Harold Connolly. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 Among the unreasonable conversations that did not happen, at least onstage, was the one about a contracting entertainment industry where fewer TV series are being greenlit. Alison Brower, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Many of the bits center on race and/or stereotypes, like the one about two enslaved men who are insecure when nobody wants to bid on them at an auction, or the iconic substitute teacher sketch, or the skit that asks an age-old question: Is this country song racist? Kevin Jacobsen and Hope Lasater, EW.com, 21 Mar. 2024 But gossip carried on anyway across social media, with some speculation taking absurd spins (like the one about her getting lost at the Willy Wonka fair in Glasgow). Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 11 Mar. 2024 The stories flowed — the one about O'Neal arriving in the city known for Walt Disney World wearing Mickey Mouse ears seemed to delight the crowd — and O'Neal savored them all. Tim Reynolds, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 Cohen objected to the last two questions; only the one about drugs got sustained. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 27 Oct. 2023 Didn’t America come up with the best of all jingles—the one about the pursuit of happiness? Michelle Orange, Harper's Magazine, 12 Dec. 2023 Her writing is lucid and her tone is warm; in her telling, certain myths, such as the one about Demeter and Persephone, are powerfully moving. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2023

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