Category Archives: Education

Hat Trick

Q: What did one hat say to the other? A: You stay here.  I’m going on ahead! Explanation: “To go on ahead” or “to go ahead” means to move forward to do something while leaving the other person behind. That is … Continue reading

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April Showers

Q: Why would you want a chicken-proof umbrella? A: To use when the weather is fowl! Explanation: Spring started back on March 19 in the northern hemisphere, while fall began for me here in the southern hemisphere.  As the seasons change, … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Close

Q: What do you call a grilled cheese sandwich that gets right up in your face? A: Too close for comfort food! Explanation: Comfort food is food that makes you feel good, perhaps by reminding you of a special time, place, … Continue reading

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Paper Cut

Q: What did the Daddy Scissors say to his children when they acted up? A: Cut it out! Explanation: Of course, the scissors would say, “Cut it out!” “To act up” means to behave badly, like students who sometimes act up … Continue reading

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That’s Blarney!

Q: What do you call a fake Irish stone? A: A shamrock! Explanation: March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. A shamrock is a bit of clover, typically with three leaves as you see … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Leap Day

Q: What do you tell a hitchhiker on leap day? A: Hop in! Explanation: Happy leap day, leap year day, February 29!  It’s not every year I can explain a joke on February 29!!  (Leap year happens once every four years.) … Continue reading

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Wild and Free

Q: What did the tiger say to her cubs before they went out to play? A: Be careful–it’s a jungle out there! Explanation: A jungle is a forest in tropical areas.  In a jungle there are many trees and plants that … Continue reading

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A Pirate Looks at Forty (+ 40)

Q: What did the ol’ pirate say on his birthday? A: Aye, matey! Explanation: Happy birthday, matey, and have some cake!  “Matey” means pal or friend. Ol’ means old; the apostrophe (‘) replaces the ‘d’ in old just like the apostrophe … Continue reading

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Brilliance

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses during class? A: Because her students were so bright! Explanation: Have you ever seen a teacher wear sunglasses while teaching in a classroom?  I haven’t.  Most people only wear sunglasses when they are outside in the … Continue reading

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Gives You Goosebumps

Q: What do ghosts read? A: Booooks! Explanation: Ghosts say, “Boo!” when they come out to scare you.  Of course books are for reading.  This joke is funny because it combines the word ‘boo’ with the word ‘books.’  Ok, it’s only … Continue reading

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