Category Archives: ELL

As Clear as Dud

Q: When does a joke turn into a “dad” joke?A: When the answer is a parent! Explanation: There is a category of jokes called dad jokes.  These are jokes that have really bad answers that will make you groan because they … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall

Q: What is worse than raining cats and dogs?A: Hailing taxis! Explanation: Precipitation is water in any form that falls from the sky.  This includes rain, snow, sleet and hail.  Hail is frozen rain, ice, that falls; it can be very small … Continue reading

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Lullaby-me to the Moon

Q: How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying? A: You rocket! Explanation: Astronauts are scientists who explore and study space.  To get into space they blast off in a rocket.  In this case, ‘rocket’ is a noun, a … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot

Q: What did the Dalmatian say after eating lunch? A: Wow, that really hit the spot! Explanation: If you have seen the movie 101 Dalmatians, you know that Dalmatians are a breed of dog known for their spots.  While I like … Continue reading

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Crossed with Chicken

Q: Why did the child cross the playground? A: To get to the other slide! Explanation: Back in 2013, the first joke that I explained was, perhaps, the most famous of all jokes–Why did the chicken cross the road?  This joke … Continue reading

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Finally Found

Q: Why do you always find something in the last place you look? A: Because when you find it, you stop looking! Explanation: Perhaps this is more of a logic puzzle than a joke–but it is true!  Often times we search … Continue reading

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Whether Balloon?

Q: What music frightens balloons? A: Pop music! Explanation: When balloons explode, we say they pop.  If you stick a pin in a balloon, it pops.  If balloons had feelings, I am pretty sure that they would be scared of things … Continue reading

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Run the Good Race

Q: What race is never run? A: A swimming race! Explanation: Thank you to a swimming friend who sent me this joke. This explanation will be short, maybe abut 50 meters, the length of an olympic swimming pool.  Yes, I know, … Continue reading

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Sour Milk

Q: What do you call a mean cow? A: Moo-dy! Explanation: Wow, there are a lot of jokes about cows! As you may know, cows say “moo.”  If you don’t believe me you can listen to Old McDonald, “with a moo-moo … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

Q: What did one toilet say to the other toilet? A: You look flushed. Explanation: After using a toilet, you need to move the lever that sends swirling water down into the sewer.  Moving that lever is called flushing.  To … Continue reading

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