Posted by Bob on February 15, 2004
In Reply to: Practical Joke posted by Bernard Tanner on February 15, 2004
: Where did the phrase 'Practical Joke' come from.
: It's not'really a practical thing to do?
Practical joke, a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of which consists in something done, in distinction from something said; esp., a trick played upon a person.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.