The Cemetery Shortcut
Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.
Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his breath, "You scared us half to death -- we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?"
"Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"
1. Just for laughs 这个俗语在不同情况下,它的意思略有不同。
Come on and get your jacket -- let's go out and have a couple of beers just for laughs.
另外,just for laughs 有时也可以指做愚蠢的事或有害的事,例如:
Just for laughs they tossed Mary in the swimming pool with all her clothes on. Then they found out she didn't know how to swim.
2. 笑话中出现了一个"Holy cow",它是什么意思呢?来看维基上的解释:"Holy cow!" is an exclamation of surprise used mostly in American and Canadian English. 原来它是一个表达惊讶的感叹词,多用于美国和加拿大。