Tag Archives: vocabulary

Painted into a Corner

Q: What happened when the ship ran aground while transporting red paint and black paint?A: The crew was marooned! Explanation: A bit of transportation humor this week.  To run aground means that the ship was not floating, but the bottom of … Continue reading

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Jam-packed

Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?A: Because her parents were in a jam! Explanation: Jam is a type of food that is typically made of fruit.  Jam is usually spread on another food like bread or toast (like the way … Continue reading

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A Can of Corn

Q: What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? A: Where is pop corn? Explanation: There are many types of families.  Some families, like the one in this joke, are made of a mom, dad, and baby.  Mom can … Continue reading

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You Can Bank On It

Q: What runs but never walks, murmurs, but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, and has a mouth but never eats?A: A river! Explanation: Thanks the Instagram account of Glacier National Park for this week’s joke.  There are many … Continue reading

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Flower Power

Q: What do you call a flower that runs on electricity? A: A power plant! Explanation: A power plant is a place where electricity is made.  There are many different types of power plants. A flower is the part of a plant … Continue reading

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April Showers

Q: Why would you want a chicken-proof umbrella? A: To use when the weather is fowl! Explanation: Spring started back on March 19 in the northern hemisphere, while fall began for me here in the southern hemisphere.  As the seasons change, … Continue reading

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Dressed to the Nines

Q: What is the difference between a well-dressed bicyclist and a poorly dressed unicyclist? A: Attire! Explanation: Let’s start with some vocabulary: Well-dressed means to wear nice clothing (it is the opposite of poorly dressed); A bicyclist is a person who … Continue reading

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Bonsai?

Q: What kind of tree fits in your hand? A: A palm tree! Explanation: The palm of your hand is the part that faces things you grab.  It is easier to see in the picture.  The palm of your hand is rather … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

Q: Why did the banana put on sunscreen? A: He didn’t want to peel! Explanation: The outside of a banana, the yellow part that you do not eat, is called the peel.  (The outside of an lemon is called a rind … Continue reading

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Stealth

Q: What kind of shoes does a ninja wear? A: Sneakers! Explanation:  A very long time ago in Japan, ninjas worked as secret agents for the government; they were spies who were trained in the martial art of ninjutsu.  They were known … Continue reading

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