Tag Archives: idioms

One-Trick Pony

Q: Why couldn’t the pony talk?A: He was a little horse! Explanation: For most people, a pony is a small horse.  There is actually a difference between a horse and a pony. In common conversation, though, most people do not make … Continue reading

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Shaggy Dog Story

Q: Why aren’t dogs good dancers? A: They have two left feet! Explanation: Dogs have four feet called paws: two front feet and two back feet.  You could also say that they have two right feet and two left feet.  Sounds … 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 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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X Marks the Spot

Q: What did the Dalmatian say after eating lunch? A: Wow, that really hit the spot! Explanation: If you have seen the movie 101 Dalmatians, you know that Dalmatians are a breed of dog known for their spots.  While I like … 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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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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Can you ear me now?

Q: What has many ears but cannot hear? A: A field of corn! Explanation: “Ear” has two meanings (when used as a noun, a thing): 1) Most people (and most animals) have an ear on each side of their head that allow them … Continue reading

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