Muckety Muck

Q: What did the dirt say to the rain?
A: If you keep this up, my name is going to be mud!

Explanation: Today is the equinox: The autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere, and the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere.  The equinox marks a change in the seasons when the sun’s direct rays cross the equator.

Now, back to the joke!  Dirt is another name for soil.  Dirt can be dry and dusty (if it has not received any water), moist (if it has received some water), or muddy (if it has received a lot of water).  This can happen in houseplants or outside.  If you don’t water your houseplants, the soil will dry out and the plant will die; if you water them too much, the soil will become muddy and the plant will die.  Mud is dirt mixed with water.

My name is mud is an idiom that means you have a bad reputation.  If your name is mud, your reputation is bad, and you are known for something negative.  The original saying comes from the name of Dr. Samuel Mudd; he was the doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth after Booth killed Abraham Lincoln.

This joke is funny because dirt is actually called mud when it gets wet, so it’s name will be mud, not dirt.

Names are important.  Here are some thoughts about remembering people’s names-

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 Muckety Muck

  1. trevorhay625 says:

    what does a hog write with?

    a pig pen

    explain joke please

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