Maybe a Snack Later On

Q: Why did the two 4s decide to skip dinner?
A: Because they already 8.

Explanation: Told to me by a 6th grader, this one made me laugh!  It is rather absurd and it really makes no sense…so let me try to explain it.

If someone invites you to eat, you might say, “No, thank you,” if you have just eaten.  Or you might say, “I’ll go with you, but I am not hungry.  I already ate.”  I already ate sounds just like I already eight.

Of course if there are two 4s together, you can add them up and they total eight (4 + 4 = 8).

This joke is funny because it plays with the words ate and eight, which sound the same…and because it really doesn’t make sense.

Here are some folks who did not skip dinner.  They just had to use their imaginations!  And some of them are probably eight (years old).

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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