Category Archives: ESL

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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A Pirate’s Life

Q: What is a pirate’s favorite letter? A:  You might think it’d be R but ’tis the C they love! Explanation: Pirates are known for saying “Arrrr.” But it is really the Sea (C) they love. Of course they love the … Continue reading

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Toothless

Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth? A: A gummy bear! Explanation: The soft, red part that your teeth seem to come out of is called your gums.  When you lose a tooth your gums will probably bleed a … Continue reading

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Sad Fruit

Q: What fruit do you eat when you are sad? A: Blueberries. Explanation: In English some colors are associated with feelings.  Blue is associated with sadness.  When you “feel blue” it means that you are feeling sad. If the berries are blue … Continue reading

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Musical Teeth

Q: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom? A: A tuba toothpaste. Explanation: A ‘tuba‘ is a large musical instrument, a brass instrument, that plays very low notes when you blow into it. A tube of toothpaste is, well, toothpaste … Continue reading

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