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Prove you're the smartest person in the room by laughing at these jokes.

We've all heard it, the 'Shakespearean tittering', the moment in a theatre when roughly 200 middle class people all pretend to find a topical joke, written 400 years ago, much funnier than it actually is.

This is all part of proving how much of an intellectual you one is. It's a blessing but also a curse. Those suffering under this burden will be glad to know there is a safe space for these jokes, and it's called reddit.

Here are fourteen jokes you'll only understand if you're a lover of the fine arts, or if you slip into French all the time 'par erreur'.

OR if you just learn basic joke construction, you can learn to laugh and nod knowingly at exactly the right moment.

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