Thursday, August 05, 2010

Is cuddly chemical an oxytocin?

‎"Is cuddly chemical an oxytocin?"

[room full of blank looks at work]

"It's a joke..."
"Uh huh"

"Quite a clever one, actually"
"What was it again?"

"Is cuddly chemical an oxytocin?"


"I dunno, is it?"

"You see, chemicals are rarely cuddly, so the phrase is an oxymoron. Oxytocin is the hormone generated by cuddling and oxytocin sounds like oxymoron, so it works on two levels... Funny, eh?"
"Now that you put it like that... no"

"Just thought it up. Right now. Googled it to see if it's original and everything"
"Yes Simon"

"You didn't get it, did you?"
"What? Oh... Yes. One of your best, I felt. Right up there with, um, the last one. Whatever that was, I forget..."

[long pause]