Q: Did you hear about the new corduroy pillow?
A: No, but I bet they’re making headlines!
Explanation: I love my pillow! I have had it for, well, too long, and I should probably get a new one. Pillows are those soft cushions that you put under your head when you sleep. Pillows can also be found on sofas. Many people use pillows to support their back when they are sitting.
Corduroy is a type of fabric that has raised lines in it; because of those lines, they say that corduroy is ribbed.
Something that “makes the headlines” is usually an important news story, like the Titanic sinking or a president getting elected. Pillows do not make headlines…unless the pillow is made of corduroy. If you sleep with your face on a corduroy pillow, you will wake up with lines on your face; the pattern on the corduroy fabric will press into your face.
This joke is funny because it plays with the word headlines, like in a newspaper, and head lines, like lines on your head.
Here is a story about a bear named Corduroy. It’s one of my favorites!