That’s Blarney!

Q: What do you call a fake Irish stone?
A: A shamrock!


Explanation: March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland.

A shamrock is a bit of clover, typically with three leaves as you see in the picture.  It is sometimes used as symbol of Ireland.  People say that St. Patrick, a Catholic missionary priest, used it to teach about the Christian Holy Trinity.

If something is a sham, it is fake, not what it is supposed to be.  In the case of this joke, a sham-rock would be a rock (rock and stone are synonyms) that is not really a rock.

This joke is funny because it plays with the word sham and the word shamrock.

The music and dancing below is not a sham, it is Riverdance:

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 That’s Blarney!

  1. trevorhay625 says:

    what do you call a bee in may? a may bee
    please explain

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