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1. when somebody takes too long to tell a joke
2. when somebody leaves out a pivotal part of the joke, therefore makes no sense
3. when somebody tries to crack a joke, but fails to give a smooth delivery
joke teller: "(insert beginning of joke here)... and then, and then, shoot, lemme think about this for a second...."
friend: (shakes head in disappointment) "joke dead"

friend 1: "ew, stephanie pratt is such a s u next tuesday."
friend2 : "don't you mean C u next tuesday?"
friend 3: "yup, joke dead."

joke teller: "why did the chicken cross the ro... ro... (SNEEZE)"
joke receiver: "ew, joke dead."
by hotspot0309 January 09, 2010
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