One-Trick Pony

Q: Why couldn’t the pony talk?
A: He was a little horse!

Explanation: For most people, a pony is a small horse.  There is actually a difference between a horse and a pony. In common conversation, though, most people do not make the distinction.  A baby horse is called a foal, colt, or filly depending on age and gender.

If you are hoarse, your voice sounds scratchy.  This can happen when you get a sore throat from being sick or from shouting a lot.  If you go to a soccer game and cheer loudly for your team, you might be hoarse later on.

This joke is funny because it plays with the words horse and hoarse which sound exactly the same but have very different meanings.

To find out more about horses and ponies, take a look here:

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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