Looking Good!

Q: What did one pencil say to the other pencil?
A: You’re looking sharp!

Explanation:  When the writing end of a pencil is pointed, we say that the pencil is sharp (the non-writing end is the eraser).

When someone is wearing nice clothes we say that the person is looking sharp; it is a phrase used most often to describe men.  “Looking sharp” can also be used for someone doing something well as in this news article about a soccer player.

This joke is funny because it plays with the double meaning of “looking sharp.”

Here is Joe Jackson singing about looking sharp:

And Gillette with Look Sharp, Be Sharp:

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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