In Like a Lion

Q: Why did the lion spit out the clown after trying to eat him?
A: It tasted funny!

Explanation: OK, another joke from a circus.

Did you ever taste something that wasn’t quite right?  Maybe it tasted bad because it turned sour, like spoiled milk, or rotten like a bad apple.  If you taste something that has a bad taste, we say that it tasted funny.  To taste funny means that it tastes bad, and you shouldn’t eat it.  Most people will spit out bad food; hopefully they do it carefully into a napkin, or perhaps into the trash.

Clowns are characters that are supposed to be funny and make us laugh, although many people are scared of clowns.  At a circus, clowns come in to make people laugh, often between other performances that need time to set up or take down.

This joke is funny because it plays with the idea of funny clowns tasting funny.  A person who tells jokes cannot taste funny. And of course it is not funny at all if you are the clown getting eaten by a lion.

Speaking of lions, have you heard the phrase “in like a lion and out like a lamb?”   Here is a bit of March weather history for you…

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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1 Response to In Like a Lion

  1. trevorhay625 says:

    what have lot of holes but can hold water?
    a sponge

    pls explain

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