My fave joke format is:
"Who called it [technically correct phrase that nobody really uses] and not [extremely strained pun with similar meaning to the previous phrase]?"
@bgcarlisle oh, those are good! My favorite joke is "what's the difference between x and y?" where x is known for a certain thing. Then you subvert expectations to humorous effect, saying, "one is <thing x is known for> and the other is x!"
See, it's funny because you subvert expectations. Extra funny if it makes no sense.
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