The knock-out punch is an Ann and Abby trademark. A selection of some of their bestand briefestreplies:
Dear Abby: What is the cure for a man who has been married for 33 years and still can't stay away from other women? His Wife
Dear Wife: Rigor mortis.
Dear Ann Landers: I'm a mail carrier and my job starts at 8 a.m. This is time enough for women to get a dress on and run a comb through their hair. Most housewives look so terrible it's enough to spoil a man's day. The Mailman
Dear Mailman: You ain't never been a woman at 8 o'clock in...