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Book ’em, Danno

Q: How do you keep a bagel from getting away? A: Put lox on it! Explanation: Bagels are a type of bread that look like a donut.  They are round and have a hole in the middle, but they are not … Continue reading

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Dear Bare

Q: What do you call a bear with no ears?A: B! Explanation: Get it?  If you take the word bears and cross off the word ears (bears) you are left with just the letter ‘b.’  Silly, I know.  So here is … Continue reading

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Making Things Alright

Q: Where does satisfaction come from?A: A satisfactory! Explanation: Satisfaction is that feeling you get when things work out.  I think of it as a feeling of calm joy because life is good, if only for a moment.  There are other … Continue reading

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An English Christmas

Q: What do you call Santa’s helpers?A: Subordinate Clauses! Explanation: Merry Christmas! In the telling of the story of Santa Claus, the people who help Santa make the toys are typically called elves (one elf, two elves).  They are the helpers; … Continue reading

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Can you smell me now?

Q: Where did the skunk sit when it went to church? A: In its own pew! Explanation: Skunks are those small, squirrel-like animals that are colored mostly black with a white stripe down the back.  Perhaps you remember that famous cartoon … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now?

Q: Did you hear about the two antennas who got married?A: The wedding was awful but the reception was great! Explanation: Antennas are used to receive and send electromagnetic waves so we can communicate (like with radios and TVs).  Some antennas … Continue reading

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Great Oaks from Little Acorns

Q: How do you get a squirrel to like you?A: Act like a nut! Explanation: In English, the word nut can refer to foods such as pistachios, cashews, and walnuts. Squirrels love to eat nuts, especially acorns if there are oak … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Sang, “I’ve Got You…”

Q: Why do skeletons stay so calm?A: Because nothing gets under their skin! Explanation: Happy Halloween! To get under one’s skin is an idiom meaning that something bothers you.  If something gets under your skin, it nags at you, it … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon

Q: How does the moon cut his hair?A: Eclipse it! Explanation: A lunar eclipse happens during a full moon when the earth moves between the sun and the moon so that the full moon can no longer be seen.  The moon, … Continue reading

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In the Slow Lane

Q: What do you get when you combine a porcupine and a turtle?A: A slowpoke! Explanation: A porcupine is an animal that has needles which are called quills.  The quills are sharp on the end and will hurt if they touch … Continue reading

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