Category Archives: ELL

Worse Than Its Bite

Q: Why is a tree like a noisy dog? A: Because each has a lot of bark! Explanation:  Dogs bark; barking is the noise they frequently make (some dogs bark less then others).  In this case, ‘bark’ is a verb, an action. … Continue reading

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A Purrfect Joke

Q: What color is a happy cat? A: Purr-ple! Explanation: Cats make two common sounds- they meow and they purr (they can also howl and screech but those sounds are not as common).  Purring is that low, rumble that you can feel on … 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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Lost Sleep

Q: Why did the boy run around his bed? A: Because he was trying to catch up on his sleep! Explanation: To catch up on something (such as sleep) is to do something you have not had time to do.  You catch up on … Continue reading

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On Your Marks…

Q: How do you keep an elephant from charging? A: Take away its credit cards! Explanation: When an elephant runs towards you or something else, we say the elephant is charging, much like a bull might charge (run) at the cape of a … Continue reading

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Hamburger, No Helper

Q: What do you call a cow with no legs? A: Ground Beef! Explanation: Beef is a type of meat that comes from cows, cattle. When this meat is put through a grinder it is called ground beef.  Ground beef is … Continue reading

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Make Me a Drink

Frankenstein: Hey witch, can you make me a glass of lemonade? Witch: Poof!  You’re a glass of lemonade! Explanation: The word ‘poof‘ in this joke is the sound of a witch casting a spell.  (I could have used the word zap … Continue reading

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