Q: What is the major difference between a bird and a fly?

Q: What is the major difference between a bird and a fly?
A: A Bird can fly but a fly cannot bird!

The humor in this joke is centered around a homophone involving the word fly. The word fly has two definitions - one is a verb and the other is a noun. The word bird has a noun definition but has no verb definition, so it would be impossible for a fly to perform the action "to bird", since such an action doesn't exist.

This is sort of like an antipun, since the punch line refers to a second definition of the word bird, which doesn't exist. The entire point of the joke is that you can't make a pun.

I don't recall at this point in time any other joke that does that, so this might be fairly unique.



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