On the Lookout

Q: What did the orange say to the banana when they were looking for the apple?
A: Keep your eyes peeled!

Explanation: It’s summer where I am (not -20º like the other place I call home) and it’s a great time to eat some ice cream.  Have you ever tried a banana split?  When I was younger, I liked to split a banana split with a friend because that dessert was (and is) too big for me to eat alone; I don’t eat them much anymore.

Whenever you eat a banana you have to peel it, that it, take off the yellow skin.  There are many ways to peel a banana.  To keep your eyes peeled means to keep your eyes open and watch carefully for something.  I always keep my eyes peeled for new jokes that need explaining.

This joke is funny because it plays with the word peel and the idiom keep your eyes peeled.  I also think it is funny to think about a banana with eyes. (Potatoes have eyes, but banana do not.)

If you would like to skip the banana split and go straight to the banana ice cream, try this:

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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