How to write a joke that’s so good, it’s bad

A couple of years ago the intrepid Dan Epstein of StyleWriter fame set us a joke writing challenge:

How to write a joke that's so good, it's bad

The joke we were to write about centred on a woman who was very fond of peas.

Our challenge was “…to write a joke that’s as HARD to understand as possible. So, you need to use anything that’s NOT Plain English. This includes long sentences, complex words, and the passive voice. This time, we’ll only use StyleWriter 4′s “Bog” Readability Index to rate your writing. And, once again – the worse your score – the better!”

Here’s what happened… [Read more…]