A "Third Joke
" is when someone says something funny, someone else
feels the need to follow it with something that
may or may not also be funny, and then
a third person, trying to keep
up, follows up with a third quip, which by this point is most definitely
no longer funny.
It is important for others at this point to call
" out loud to point out the third individual
's social error, to embarass them for killing the funny.
A truly unskilled individual
can Third Joke
on the second quip.