Tag Archives: Idiom

Just Around the Bend

Q: Why was the metal wire so upset? A: It was getting bent out of shape over nothing! Explanation: Metal wire comes in all sorts of sizes, measured by how thick it is.  Electrical wire also comes in different thicknesses.  Metal … Continue reading

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On the Lookout

Q: What did the orange say to the banana when they were looking for the apple? A: Keep your eyes peeled! Explanation: It’s summer where I am (not -20º like the other place I call home) and it’s a great time … Continue reading

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News Flash

Q: Why did the ice cream cone become a news reporter?A: Because he wanted to get the scoop! Explanation: Do you watch the evening news?  Listen to news on the radio or a podcast? Perhaps you read a newspaper?  News reporters … Continue reading

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They Might Be Giants’ Words

Q: What is the best way to talk to a giant?A: Use big words! Explanation: When I think of giants, I think of characters like those from Roald Dahl’s The BFG, Jack and the Beanstalk, and A Monster Calls.  They are … Continue reading

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Dirtless

Q: Why did the thief wash his clothes after the robbery?A: He wanted to make a clean getaway! Explanation: A thief is a robber, someone who steals things. Washing your clothes, well, you already know, will make your clothes clean. A … Continue reading

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Zombie Out

Q: Why didn’t the zombie go to work? A: Because he felt rotten! Explanation: When you are sick, it is very important that you don’t go to work or school, especially now with COVID still making people sick.  If you feel … Continue reading

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Them’s Fighting Words!

Q: Why did the dentist and the manicurist decide not to be friends?A: Because they were always fighting tooth and nail! Explanation: A dentist is a doctor that improves the health of your teeth.  A manicurist is a specialist who … Continue reading

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A Weight Off My Shoulder

Q: Why was the pirate sad when his parrot left? A: It gave him the cold shoulder! Explanation: Yes, the last parrot joke for a while. Have you seen those pictures of a pirate with a parrot sitting on his shoulder?  … Continue reading

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Made in the Shade

Q: Why didn’t the girl trust the trees near her home?A: They seemed a little shady! Explanation: Shade is the darker, cooler area under a tree when the sun is shining on the tree.  If you want to get out of … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Q: What do you call a carrot that insults a rabbit?A: A fresh vegetable! Explanation: It is springtime in the northern hemisphere and it is time to plant the vegetable garden.  That way, you can eat fresh vegetables when they are … Continue reading

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