Tag Archives: English

Catch Me If You Can

Q: What did the turkey say to the hunter?A: Quack, quack! Explanation: Happy Thanksgiving Day to readers who are celebrating Thanksgiving today.  I hope you are safe, and healthy.  Thank you for reading Explain the Joke!   On Thanksgiving day, many families … Continue reading

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Painted into a Corner

Q: What happened when the ship ran aground while transporting red paint and black paint?A: The crew was marooned! Explanation: A bit of transportation humor this week.  To run aground means that the ship was not floating, but the bottom of … 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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Jam-packed

Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?A: Because her parents were in a jam! Explanation: Jam is a type of food that is typically made of fruit.  Jam is usually spread on another food like bread or toast (like the way … Continue reading

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A Can of Corn

Q: What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? A: Where is pop corn? Explanation: There are many types of families.  Some families, like the one in this joke, are made of a mom, dad, and baby.  Mom can … Continue reading

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You Can Bank On It

Q: What runs but never walks, murmurs, but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, and has a mouth but never eats?A: A river! Explanation: Thanks the Instagram account of Glacier National Park for this week’s joke.  There are many … Continue reading

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As Clear as Dud

Q: When does a joke turn into a “dad” joke?A: When the answer is a parent! Explanation: There is a category of jokes called dad jokes.  These are jokes that have really bad answers that will make you groan because they … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall

Q: What is worse than raining cats and dogs?A: Hailing taxis! Explanation: Precipitation is water in any form that falls from the sky.  This includes rain, snow, sleet and hail.  Hail is frozen rain, ice, that falls; it can be very small … Continue reading

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Lullaby-me to the Moon

Q: How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying? A: You rocket! Explanation: Astronauts are scientists who explore and study space.  To get into space they blast off in a rocket.  In this case, ‘rocket’ is a noun, a … Continue reading

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