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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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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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Fly Me to the Moon

Q: How does the moon cut his hair?A: Eclipse it! Explanation: A lunar eclipse happens during a full moon when the earth moves between the sun and the moon so that the full moon can no longer be seen.  The moon, … Continue reading

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In the Slow Lane

Q: What do you get when you combine a porcupine and a turtle?A: A slowpoke! Explanation: A porcupine is an animal that has needles which are called quills.  The quills are sharp on the end and will hurt if they touch … 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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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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Crossed with Chicken

Q: Why did the child cross the playground? A: To get to the other slide! Explanation: Back in 2013, the first joke that I explained was, perhaps, the most famous of all jokes–Why did the chicken cross the road?  This joke … Continue reading

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Run the Good Race

Q: What race is never run? A: A swimming race! Explanation: Thank you to a swimming friend who sent me this joke. This explanation will be short, maybe abut 50 meters, the length of an olympic swimming pool.  Yes, I know, … Continue reading

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Sour Milk

Q: What do you call a mean cow? A: Moo-dy! Explanation: Wow, there are a lot of jokes about cows! As you may know, cows say “moo.”  If you don’t believe me you can listen to Old McDonald, “with a moo-moo … Continue reading

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