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It’s About Time

Q: Where can you go to practice math on New Year’s Eve? A: Times Square! Explanation: Happy New Year!  It’s 2023 which means that Explain the Joke is celebrating 10 years of explaining jokes in English. To get better at math, … 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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Not This Week Either

Explanation: While I truly believe that learning can always continue, I also believe that reflection is vital in the learning process.  This week I am reflecting on ideas of war and peace, and praying for an end to all aggression, … Continue reading

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A Parrot and a Shtick

Q: What is bright orange and sounds like a parrot?A: A carrot! Explanation: Yes! A second parrot joke! As you can hear when you read the joke aloud, parrot rhymes with carrot. This joke is funny because the question has a … Continue reading

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Swing, Batter!

Q: Why was Cinderella so lousy at baseball?A: Because she ran away from the ball and had a pumpkin for a coach! Explanation: In the United States, baseball spring training has started in Florida and Arizona so how about a baseball … Continue reading

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A Tiger (fish) in your Tank

Q: While in their tank, what did one fish say to the other fish?A: Do you know how to drive this thing?! Explanation: If you have a fish at home, it is in a tank: a fish tank (also called an … Continue reading

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Oh Brother!

Q: Why can’t a woman ask her brother for help? A: Because he can’t be a brother and assist her too! Explanation: Of course a woman can ask her brother for help!  Just not in this joke. The words in this … Continue reading

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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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