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35 Times the Queen Was Not Amused

ELLE Logo By Sally Holmes of ELLE | Slide 1 of 36: "Okay, I'll bite. Why did the chicken cross the road?"

The line "We are not amused" is famously attributed to Queen Victoria, who, as legend has it, uttered the phrase after seeing a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore...or, as other legends have it, dropped the quip after hearing the unfunny punch line of a guest's joke. And whether she said it or not, the line has become ingrained in our culture, and, at times, our faces―including the visage of Victoria's great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II.

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