English humour is notoriously difficult for non-native speakers to understand.
This is because it often depends on word play, pronunciation, or multiple meanings of words.
This lesson, and the others in the series, will show you how such humour works and explain why each of the jokes is funny, at least for the English.
What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?
A hippo’s very heavy, but a Zippo’s a little lighter.
I’ve been reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s been impossible to put down.
Today, at the ban, an old lady asked me to help check her balance, so I pushed her over.
My friend says to me: “What rhymes with orange?”
I said: “No, it doesn’t!”
Did you hear about the Italian chef that died?
He passed away.
Why did the scarecrow win an award?
Because he was outstanding in his field.
I went to a zoo today. It only had one animal – a dog. It was a Shih Tzu.
Do you find these jokes funny?
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