Repeated joke ceases to be joke

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  1. ilocas2 Senior Member

    Hello, do you have this saying in your language? Thanks

    Repeated joke ceases to be joke.

    Czech: Opakovaný vtip přestává být vtipem.
  2. apmoy70

    apmoy70 Senior Member

    In Greek:

    «Αστείο* επαναλαμβανόμενο παύει να είναι αστείο»
    [a'sti.o epanalamva'nomeno 'pavi na 'ine a'sti.o]
    lit. "A joke that's repeated ceases to be a joke"

    *Neut. noun «αστείο» [a'sti.o] --> joke, a Classical noun & adj. «ἀστεῖος, ἀστεῖα, ἀστεῖον» ă'steiŏs (masc.), ă'steiă (fem.), ă'steiŏn (neut.) --> lit. pertaining to the city: «ἄστυ» 'ăstŭ (neut.), metaph. the refined city person capable of constructing witty sayings, witticisms. In Modern Greek, the funny person (masc. & fem.), the joke/prank (neut.). PIE base *wes-, to remain, abide, dwell (cognate with Skt. वास्तु (vastu), dwelling place)
  3. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    French (lower Normandy)
  4. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    I can't think of any similar saying in Russian.

    In English I heard It was funny the first time (stress on "first"). Or a variation of the same, e.g. "It was funny the first 5 (10, 20, 100) times".
  5. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    I cannot think of any similar saying in Hungarian.
  6. Outsider Senior Member

    Portuguese (Portugal)
    Portuguese: uma graça para ter graça uma vez só basta.

    For a joke to be funny one time is enough.

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