Tag Archives: Idiom

Banner’s Begonias

Q: Why was the Incredible Hulk so good at gardening? A: Because he had a green thumb! Explanation: Dr. David/Robert Bruce Banner becomes the superhero known as the Hulk, or the Incredible Hulk, when he becomes angry.  In that process of … Continue reading

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A Kiss from the Count

Q: What’s it like being kissed by a vampire? A: It’s a pain in the neck! Explanation: Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate!  Many countries around the world celebrate Halloween, or another somewhat-related holiday around this time of year.  … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Worry

Q: Why was the jelly so stressed out? A: Because it was spread too thin! Explanation: Jelly is a food made by boiling fruit juice with sugar until it becomes thick and sort of transparent.  Jelly is similar to jam, marmalade, … Continue reading

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Oceans Apart

Q: Why didn’t the girl trust the ocean? A: Because there was something fishy about it! Explanation: While there are five named oceans, Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern, there is really only one world ocean.  I would recommend having much … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind

Q: Why did the kids fire their squirt guns into the air on that windy day? A: They were just shooting the breeze! Explanation: A squirt gun shoots a stream of water, much like a spray bottle, but in the form … Continue reading

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Edgy Endurance

Q: What lies on the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A: A nervous wreck! Explanation: Did you hear that Shakleton’s ship, Endurance, was found back in March? It sank to the bottom of the Antarctic ocean in 1915, and has … Continue reading

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Prove Your Chops

Q: What did the angry lumberjack say to the tree? A: I have an axe to grind with you! Explanation: Lumberjacks are people who work cutting down trees so that people can use wood to make things.  Many years ago, lumberjacks … Continue reading

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My Main Squeeze

Q: How did the orange get into the crowded restaurant? A: He squeezed his way in! Explanation: As COVID cases wane, more and more people are heading out to restaurants.  In the case of this joke, even the orange goes into … Continue reading

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“Brave, yes, but not stupid.”

Q: What is the smartest animal? A: A snake, because no one can pull its leg! Explanation: There are a lot of smart animals!  (My cat was not one of them, but I loved him anyway.) Snakes are not generally included … Continue reading

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A String of Good Luck

Q: Why was the rope so stressed out? A: It was getting itself all tied up in knots! Explanation: Last week an upset wire, this week a stressed out rope! Such is the pandemic life. When you tie the ends of … Continue reading

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