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AMY: "Alex, I really wish you would keep your dog out of my

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AMY: "Alex, I really wish you would keep your dog out of my garden shed. It's got fleas!"
ALEX: (to his dog) "Rex, you hear that? Keep out of Amy's garden shed. It's got fleas!"

This short conversation relies for its humour on

a deliberate refusal on Alex's part to comply with Amy's wishes.
a contradiction.
a word with a double meaning.
a word with an ambiguous referrent.
a failure on Alex's part to understand what Amy wants him to do.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2004, 10:13
Are you sure this question appered in CR section :lol:

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2004, 10:43
I will go with
a word with an ambiguous referrent
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2004, 12:59
Agree with concensus.
"It's got fleas!" Amy wants it to refer to Rex but Alex takes it to be the shed which has fleas
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