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- n. Alternative spelling of joke book.
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I hear that NewLabour jokebook from Politicos is quite good: D.
This suggests that the volume is not one jokebook but two combined, a hunch borne out by the fact that it is attributed to two authors, Hierocles and Philagrius, although joint authorship was rare at the time.
Despite this, only a single jokebook survives from ancient times: the Philogelos, or "Laughter-Lover," a collection in Greek that was probably put together in the fourth or fifth century A.D.
Poll #601946 To Northampton, with my brother's jokebook and camera
He also vividly remembers doing an early show when he went out and did gags from The Two Ronnies jokebook.