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    What’s so funny about this? We haven’t had a limerick in quite a while and this one’s a doozy. It follows the rules of limerick...
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    What’s so funny about this? I’ve been doing these jokes now for 3 ½ years, and I believe that this is the first “knock-knock” joke that...
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    I'M NOT A COMPLETE IDIOT -- SOME PARTS ARE MISSING. What’s so funny about this? Does it matter if an idiot is complete or not? Well...
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    • Whatsofunny This joke came from @PalindromeTweet on Twitter
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    What’s so funny about this? I love the way Steven Wright plays with images and stereotypes. The eagle is the national bird and emblem of...
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    AN OLD GUY WOKE UP IN A HOSPITAL AFTER A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. .. What’s so funny about this? On face value, there is nothing funny about...
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    CAPTION ON THE CNN WEBSITE ON JULY 31ST: What’s so funny about this? Headlines, captions and titles are very tricky things to write....
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    “Have you ever done anything of particular merit?” St. Peter asked a cowboy at the Pearly Gates. “Well, I can think of one thing,” the...
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    What’s so funny about this? Word usage and selection are important in writing and speaking English. The electronic newsletter article in...
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    What’s so funny about this? This joke is actually an APHORISM, a clever thought or idea, spoken or written, which has a general truth in...
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    This joke came from Lizzie Skurnick’s weekly column in the Sunday New York Times Magazine of April 29, 2012.
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    THE NUDIST WAS ACQUITTED OF INDECENT EXPOSURE BECAUSE NOBODY COULD PIN THE WRAP ON HER What’s so funny about this? I particularly like...
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    What’s so funny about this? Jogging has been around for a long time, as have I. When I was about 15 or 16, John Kennedy was elected...
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    THE FATTEST KNIGHT AT KING ARTHUR'S ROUND TABLE WAS SIR CUMFERENCE. HE ACQUIRED HIS SIZE FROM TOO MUCH PI. What’s so funny about this?...
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    • Whatsofunny “SO THEN I WENT INTO THE DRESS DEPARTMENT. I TOLD THE [SALES]LADY I WAS A MEDIUM. WELL, SHE ASKED ME TO CONTACT HER DEAD UNCLE, FRED” – PHYLLIS DILLER What’s so funny about this? This is a one liner from the late comedian, Phyllis Diller who just passed this year. I don’t do a lot of material from stand-up comics, dead or alive, but I can’t resist one-liners based on wordplay and puns. Phyllis Diller was a pioneer in many ways. In fact she was one of the very first female stand-up comics. She had a very sharp wit and a very sharp tongue. She was great with insults, and she was often the brunt or the theme of her own put-down jokes. The fancy term for this is “self-deprecating.” Rodney Dangerfield is the male comedian best known for this kind of self-put-down; Woody Allen was good at it too. Phyllis Diller did it 20 years earlier. She wasn’t bad-looking but she was self-conscious about her appearance. In this joke, she’s doing a routine about going to a department store. She’d had a hard time in every department. Here she’s looking at dresses and tells the salesperson that she’s a medium, referring to her dress size. She was no doubt hoping that the lady would show her a few dresses that were pretty and the right size for her. However, the word “medium” can have an altogether different meaning. It’s short for “spiritual medium” meaning a conduit or passage connecting two or more things. In this case it’s the world of the living and the world of the dead. Mediums are usually older, strange-looking women who hold séances, meetings of several people all of whom are hoping to contact other people from their lives who have died, passed on to the “other side”, but seem to still be hanging on. That’s why Phyllis Diller tells us that the saleswoman wanted her to contact her dead uncle, Fred, instead of showing her a size medium dress. I guess Phyllis looked more like an old gypsy fortune-teller than a typical customer. Here’s another one-liner of hers worth repeating: “I found a money-back guarantee on a beauty cream. Rushed down to the store, they took one look at me – paid me an advance!” And THAT’s what’s so funny! - Thanks Phyllis
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    Sign in a Mom and Pop Shoppe window: GOING OUT OF BUSINESS [because you never call or drop by, I hope you’re happy now] SALE What’s...
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    What’s so funny about this? I had to do a lot of editing before I could use this joke. The original version was much longer and talked...
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    My Florida buddy, Patchy Groundfog, has spent his life visiting some strange places. I’ll let him tell you about them: I have been in...
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    What’s so funny about this? I guess you could call this an educational joke or pun. The field of education is known for its many...