Among the Hidden

Q: Can a leopard hide anywhere he wants?
A: No, he is always spotted!

Explanation:  If you have ever seen a leopard, you will know that leopards have spots. Spots are the round marks that a leopard has on its fur.

Spot can also be used as a verb.  To spot something means to find it or notice it while looking for it- I spotted a squirrel in the tree.

This joke is funny because it plays with the word spot.  A leopard is spotted (adjective) because it has spots; a leopard is spotted (verb) when you see it.

This is from Rudyard Kipling‘s Just So Stories about How the Leopard Got His Spots:

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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1 Response to Among the Hidden

  1. trevorhay625 says:

    what does this pun mean?
    bees bugs me

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