Category Archives: ESL

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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Standing for Liberty

Q: Why does the Statue of Liberty stand in New York Harbor? A: Because she can’t sit down! Explanation: Happy 4th of July to readers in the United States!  Wishing you a healthy and safe Independence Day. This joke sets … Continue reading

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Bug Fest

Q: How do snails fight? A: They slug it out. Explanation: “Slug it out” is an expression that means to fight.  Slug also means hit; if you slug someone, you hit someone.  In baseball, a slugger is someone who good … Continue reading

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Get Going

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Cargo. Cargo, who? Car go, “Beep beep, vroom, vroom!” Explanation: A knock knock joke to get you moving. Cargo is the word for goods (things) carried by a ship, train, or truck from one place to … Continue reading

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Cutting Corners

Q: What stays in the corner but travels all around the world? A: A stamp! Explanation: What fun it would be to travel around the world!  A stamp is that little sticker that you put in the corner of an … Continue reading

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Tall Tails

Q: Why do cats make terrible storytellers? A: They only have one tail! Explanation: A tale is a story.  If you are a teller of tales you are a storyteller. A tail is the part of of an animal that … Continue reading

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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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Flower Power

Q: What do you call a flower that runs on electricity? A: A power plant! Explanation: A power plant is a place where electricity is made.  There are many different types of power plants. A flower is the part of a plant … 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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Dressed to the Nines

Q: What is the difference between a well-dressed bicyclist and a poorly dressed unicyclist? A: Attire! Explanation: Let’s start with some vocabulary: Well-dressed means to wear nice clothing (it is the opposite of poorly dressed); A bicyclist is a person who … Continue reading

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