A phrase which is said after a joke by an individual who hears it.
The element within the joke that makes it funny, one that someone normally figures out for his/herself, is made obvious by being verbally described by the individual.
Saying this phrase leads to mixed results. Some may be annoyed by it and feel that it ruins the joke. Others may find it humorous because the element is somewhat funny in itself.
John: The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Fred: It's funny because... the mousetrap kills the first one.
Friends: <sighing, shaking heads>
Dave: A guy goes to his doctor for a checkup and the doctor tells him that he needs to stop masturbating.
"Why's that, doctor?" the guy asks."
"Because I've gotta finish this exam."
Craig: It's funny because... he's masturbating in front of the doctor.
The most self-incriminating thing a suspect can say to a law enforcement official.
A suspect who has a substantial amount of evidence linking him/her to a crime will act completely oblivious to the matter.
Saying such a phrase will destroy a suspect's credibility since he/she is being non-cooperative and is obviously lying.
Officer: We've got your DNA on the dead body, your fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, and we have three credible eye-witnesses saying they saw you pull the trigger!
Suspect: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Officer: Thanks, that's all I needed to hear.