To repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
Something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act
A narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent words
A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in "cruel kindness" or "to make haste slowly.".
A question or statement so framed as to exercise one's ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum.
A truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true.
Very informal usage in vocabulary and idiom that is characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid, and ephemeral than ordinary language