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Waiter, waiter, what's wrong with these eggs?

I don't know, sir. I only laid the table.

This joke is a pun on the verb "to lay", which has more than one meaning (and is regular and irregular).

lay, laid, laid (irregular verb): prepare knives, forks etc on a dining table

lay, layed, layed (regular verb): (of a bird, chicken etc) produce an egg

The past tense forms "laid" and "layed" have exactly the same pronunciation.

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