Standing for Liberty

Q: Why does the Statue of Liberty stand in New York Harbor?
A: Because she can’t sit down!

Explanation: Happy 4th of July to readers in the United States!  Wishing you a healthy and safe Independence Day.

This joke sets up an expectation–you hope to hear why New York Harbor was chosen for the location of the Statue of Liberty.  It is funny because it doesn’t answer that question.  The joke tells us that the statue stands because it can’t sit down.  Of course the statue can’t sit down–it’s made of metal!

Here is some information about the Statue of Liberty:

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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