Now for a Bit of Fun

I know by now you know words are important to me. Selecting just the right word, or wrong word, when writing or speaking can make a world of difference. Even the order of words or using a comma or a conversation pause can quickly turn things around.

Here are a few examples to bring a smile.

  1. Can February March? No, but April May!
  2. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  3. I ordered an egg and a chicken on Amazon. I’ll let you know.
  4. The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

And now for the importance of the comma.

  1. What’s the difference between a literalist and a kleptomaniac? A literalist takes things literally. A kleptomaniac takes things, literally.
  2. I was walking past a farm, and a sign read: “Duck, eggs!” I thought that was an unnecessary comma. Then it hit me.

And now a few puns.

  1. Why did Shakespeare only write using pens? Pencils confused him. 2B or not 2B.
  2. Why did the introvert become an astronomer? She needed her space.
  3. What do you call a can opener that doesn’t work? A can’t opener

We just couldn’t escape without some dad jokes. But first, I was curious about what can get classified as a bad joke. Some of my jokes get labelled as being bad. I’d like to step up to the Dad level.

Wiki states it this way:

A dad joke is a joke, typically a pun, often presented as a one-liner or a question and answer, but less often a narrative. Generally inoffensive, dad jokes are stereotypically told with sincere humorous intent or to intentionally provoke a negative “groaning” reaction to their overly simplistic humor. 

  1. When does a dad joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent.
  2. My dad always said I loved alphabet soup growing up. But really it was just him putting words in my mouth.
  3. It’s not a dad bod—it’s a father figure!

Please give this a bit of a think. What’s one of your favourite jokes that strangers will politely enjoy while old friends give it a groan? Also, consider if you are ready to slide out of your comfort zone and tell the joke in the comments below.

I’m curious about your thoughts. Please share your bit of a think in the comment section below. It will come to me for approval before posting.

My thanks to the folks at Grammarly for having fun playing with words.

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