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Going Out with Fruit

Q: Why did the raisin go out with the prune? A: He couldn’t get a date! Explanation:  Raisins are dried grapes.  Prunes are dried plums. Dates are just dates.  All three are fruits. In this joke “to go out with” means to date … Continue reading

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Gnomes and Elves

Q: What do Santa’s elves do after school? A: Their gnomework! Explanation:  Gnome rhymes with home.  After school most students do homework; elves do “gnomework.”  This is funny because elves and gnomes are both magical creatures and because of the rhyme. If they … Continue reading

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Drum Beat

Q: What is the best Christmas present ever? A: A broken drum- you can’t beat it! Explanation:  Merry Christmas and feliz navidad! Christmas is celebrated by Christians on December 25; it celebrates the birth of Jesus.  In order to commemorate that day many … Continue reading

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Fish Talk

Q: What is the best way to communicate with a fish? A: Drop it a line! Explanation:  When you go fishing you drop a line in the water to catch a fish.  To “drop someone a line” means to send a short letter, … Continue reading

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Funlessness

Q: What do you call a pig that is no fun to be around? A: A boar! Explanation:  A boring pig, that is.  There are several names for swine in English including pig, hog and boar.  And then when we eat pig it can … Continue reading

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Ruff Stuff

Q: What did the dog say when he rubbed sandpaper on his tail? A: Rough, rough! Explanation:  Another wonderful, classic dog joke!  Sandpaper is rough, it is used to make things smooth.  In English, when a dog barks it says, “Ruff.”  This joke … Continue reading

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Pasta Party!

Q: Where did the spaghetti and the sauce go to dance? A: The meatball! Explanation:  I love spaghetti!  Grandma used to make the best spaghetti and meatballs.  A meat ball is a ball of meat, often found on top of spaghetti.  A “ball” … Continue reading

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