Tag Archives: ELL

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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Uncomfortably Close

Q: What do you call a grilled cheese sandwich that gets right up in your face? A: Too close for comfort food! Explanation: Comfort food is food that makes you feel good, perhaps by reminding you of a special time, place, … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent Spin

Q: How do you make a Chinese egg roll? A: Just give it a little push! Explanation: Many families will be celebrating Easter this weekend, so an egg joke seemed appropriate. A Chinese egg roll is a type of food served … Continue reading

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That’s Blarney!

Q: What do you call a fake Irish stone? A: A shamrock! Explanation: March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. A shamrock is a bit of clover, typically with three leaves as you see … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Leap Day

Q: What do you tell a hitchhiker on leap day? A: Hop in! Explanation: Happy leap day, leap year day, February 29!  It’s not every year I can explain a joke on February 29!!  (Leap year happens once every four years.) … Continue reading

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Wild and Free

Q: What did the tiger say to her cubs before they went out to play? A: Be careful–it’s a jungle out there! Explanation: A jungle is a forest in tropical areas.  In a jungle there are many trees and plants that … Continue reading

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A Pirate Looks at Forty (+ 40)

Q: What did the ol’ pirate say on his birthday? A: Aye, matey! Explanation: Happy birthday, matey, and have some cake!  “Matey” means pal or friend. Ol’ means old; the apostrophe (‘) replaces the ‘d’ in old just like the apostrophe … Continue reading

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My Treat

Q: What did one plate say to the other? A: Dinner is on me! Explanation: When a meal such as breakfast, lunch, or dinner is served, it is typically put on a plate.  If you go to a restaurant, the server may … Continue reading

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can

Q: What does the gingerbread boy put on his bed? A: Cookie sheets! Explanation: A gingerbread boy is a type of cookie that is made out of gingerbread and cut in the shape of a person.  Many people in the … Continue reading

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Word Wizard

Q: What is a wizard’s favorite class in school? A: Spelling! Explanation: To spell a word (verb) is to say each letter in the word one by one: l – e – t – t – e – r. (Spelling … Continue reading

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