Three little jokes in English

If English is not your first language, understanding jokes can be particularly difficult. They often use homophones (words that sound alike) or double meanings. Still, it’s good to practice, because practice makes perfect. So let’s look at three of them today, very simple ones.

Many of the jokes have a question-answer structure:

What is the longest word in the English language?
SMILES: there is a mile between the first and last letters!”

You might remember we talked about this type of jokes already.

Now let’s try a joke that has some double meanings:

Why couldn’t Cinderella be a good soccer player?
She lost her shoe, she ran away from the ball, and her coach was a pumpkin.

Remember, coach is both a horse-drawn carriage and a athletic instructor or trainer. And ball can refer to both the sport equipment and the dancing.


This one I did not know Smile It’s good to know that when casually pronouncing, the H at the beginning of a word is often silent.

Q: What do you call a hippie’s wife?
A: Mississippi.


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