One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See practical joke
- ‘‘He is a laugh a minute and we are both practical jokers so we got on immediately,’ she said.’
- ‘Knowing him to be a practical joker who often pretended to be asleep and then spring on her, she braced herself for the ‘surprise.’’
- ‘Lizzie, on the other hand, born after two practical jokers, was a practical joker herself.’
- ‘Either that, or we have more than our fair share of practical jokers.’
- ‘He was a really friendly guy, a real practical joker.’
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