Category Archives: ELL

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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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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Drawing an American Doodle

Q: What do you call an American drawing? A: Yankee doodle! Explanation: There is a famous American song titled Yankee Doodle Dandy and a well known poem with a similar name. A doodle is a drawing, like you might make in … Continue reading

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