Tag Archives: ESL

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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Typecasting

Q: What did the mouse say to the keyboard?A: You are really my type! Explanation: Computer humor! A mouse can be a small animal or a device that helps you work with a computer.  In this joke, I am talking … Continue reading

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A Bigger, Better Year

Q: If Mr. and Mrs. Bigger had a baby, who would be the biggest of all three of them?A: The baby because the baby is a little Bigger! Explanation: Happy New Year! A baby joke for the new year seemed appropriate. … 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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Elephant Feathers

Q: How do you get down from an elephant? A: You don’t get down from an elephant, you get down from a duck! Explanation: Yes–another duck joke! In some places in the world, people ride on elephants, sort of like riding on horses.  … Continue reading

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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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