Customer: Hey, barman! Please call me a taxi.
Barman: Yes, sir. You are a taxi.
Why is it funny?
When the customer asked the barman to call him a taxi he meant for him to telephone a taxi company and order him a taxi to take him home. Instead, the barman took it literally and called (said) the man was a taxi.
Literally = exactly as the words are meant, without any colloquial or inner meaning.
Did you know that another way to say Taxi is Cab?
Cab is used more in United States.
How often do you use a taxi?