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    DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE PACIFIC ISLAND CHIEF WHO WAS SOMEWHAT SURPRISED AND UPSET WHEN HIS THRONE, WHICH HE HAD STORED UPSTAIRS, CAME...
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    What’s so funny about this? We don’t really get to hear much about Mrs. Clause, Santa’s wife. We don’t even know her first name. As...
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    What’s so funny about this? This one is bizarre, I admit it, but so is the English language. I’ve taken three words and arranged them...
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    What’s so funny about this? My original intent was just to post the joke as is, without explanation or audioboo. But after putting it on...
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    Traffic needs balance like libras, But everyone's selfish as divas. We hope scofflaw types Will heed horses in stripes. Our...
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    I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THERE ARE SOME THINGS BETTER LEFT UNSAID. I THINK THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE LESS...
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    Seven retired Floridians were playing poker in the condo clubhouse. Suddenly Meyer loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest, and...
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    ESL ELT ELL ELD ESOL EFL TESOL ESOL English language twinglish joke ingles wordplay loveisblind eyeopener
    • Whatsofunny LOVE MAY BE BLIND BUT MARRIAGE IS A REAL EYE-OPENER What’s so funny about this? This joke combines two well-known but contradictory expressions. The first one is LOVE IS BLIND. This saying can be taken on many levels. In general though it means that when you first fall in love, or are smitten or struck by love, the emotion is so powerful that you don’t or can’t see the shortcomings of the person you’re in love with. A shortcoming is a nicer way to say “fault”. Some of these have to do with behavior, others are more about appearance. For example, your beloved might be cross-eyed, full of pimples, have bad breath and bowed or outward curling legs. He or she might be too fat or too thin. Maybe they don’t clean themselves or their home or can’t sing a note, or worse, can’t and won’t cook. All of these problems, or shortcomings, can be invisible to someone blinded by love. But then a strange thing happens when people get married. They experience the second expression, an EYE OPENER. This is the perfect opposite of blindness. When your eyes are shut, or closed, you can’t see, but when you open them suddenly everything is clear. Another related expression is you have a “rude awakening”, as if you’ve been asleep (with your eyes closed) and you are suddenly startled awake by a loud noise or someone shaking you. You wake up from your trance and open your eyes. This is what marriage does; not right away of course. You are entitled to a honeymoon, but then you both go back to work and life resumes its normal pace and you start seeing the other person more completely. All those things that you thought were so interesting or cute about your beloved might become annoying, especially if they are in conflict with you own values and interests. BUT here’s where the real test of love comes in. After you’ve discovered all the warts on your partner and vice versa, you realize that you really have more in common than not. You learn to compromise, stop trying to change the other person and begin to live in harmony. You’ve grown up and learned what true love really means. Then kids come along and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. And THAT’s what’s so funny!
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    • Whatsofunny This limerick was inspired by one of my oldest friends, Bob Wiener
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    What’s so funny about this? Let’s face it, in our capitalist universe, if you want to spend money, it’s not a problem. This joke...
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    SANE CHAW / CHAIN SAW What’s so funny about this? I realize I’m breaking my own rule against two of the same kind of jokes in a row,...
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    A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and...
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    A woman has identical twins, and gives them up for adoption. One goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Amal." The other goes to a...
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    THE INTERNATIONAL JEWEL THIEVES WERE HARD TO CATCH BECAUSE THEY HAD A GOOD RING LEADER What’s so funny about this? “Ring” is a very...
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    This joke was submitted to punoftheday.com by Toycoon from Skokie, IL ESL ELT ELL ELD ESOL EFL TESOL ESOL English language XXXXXXXXX...
    • Whatsofunny And here's Brenda Lee singing "Fool Number 1" http://youtu.be/5qY5_zJ23Qk
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    • Whatsofunny This joke came from John Pointon on Twitter.com
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    ESL ELT ELL ELD ESOL EFL TESOL ESOL English language twinglish joke ingles wordplay spoonerism lox chops
    • Whatsofunny ADDING POTATO CRISPS TO SMOKED SALMON MAKES MY MOUTH WATER. WHEN I CHIP MY LOX, I LICK MY CHOPS. What’s so funny about this? This spoonerism came about pretty quickly and easily after watching Scooter, my dog, and the hero of these What’s So Funny? audioboos. He had come into the kitchen to watch my wife and me prepare lunch, which must have smelled pretty good to him. I hadn’t seen him enter the room, but all of a sudden I heard this licking sound coming from near the entrance to the kitchen from the hallway. There was ol’ Scooter, licking his chops and looking up at us, as if to say, “Hey, what’s for lunch?” Once I had the phrase, LICKED HIS CHOPS then it was a natural to jump to CHIPPED HIS LOX. At first I thought about a lock as in “lock and key” and tried to figure out how it could get chipped if dropped. Then I thought about a lock in a canal, which is the wooden gate that closes behind and in front of a boat after which the water rises and lifts the boat to the next level of the canal. Finally, I thought of a lock of hair, and possibly of Samson, or even Bob Marley and his dreadlocks. I was stuck on how to “chip” these things, when it hit me. I realized that the word had to be plural, that is “locks”, to make an accurate spoonerism. Now it was tougher than ever because I had to chip many locks. But then I thought of the other spelling of locks which I had been spelling l-o-c-k-s. That other spelling is l-o-x, which is another name for cured, smoked salmon. The rest was easy, because in English you can turn any noun into a verb, just by dropping the article and placing the word in the right spot in a sentence. So I had the word chip, which usually means to break away small pieces of something hard. But a potato chip is American English for potato crisp in England. I turned this chip into a transitive verb by placing it before its object, namely lox. When you chip lox, you’re adding chips to lox, creating a very salty breakfast, which some people love to do. BTW, how do we know that Bob Marley hated smoked or cured salmon? He once sang, “I dread lox.” And that’s WHAT’s so funny!
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