Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine

Jokes are an essential part of any language and culture and are a great way of understanding the target language through the play on words and a culture’s sense of humour.

 

The English Language is filled with witty, clever jokes that illustrate the play on words such as homophones, double entendre and puns like this:

 

 

 

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

 

Every evening I share a joke on my Facebook Page under the title of Evening Fun. In today’s post, I’d like to share 10 jokes that I think shows the humour and clever play on words in the English Language.

 

Evening fun_reduce the wine

“I’m not sure that’s what they mean by now reduce the wine”

1. The English Language has lots of  jokes on wine and cooking.
A woman after my own heart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. I totally understand you!

Source: English is Fun

Source: English is Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A play on sounds. Evening Fun_ knife, spoon, fork_English is Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Today’s date: “What’s wrong? You’ve hardly touched your phone.”

Source: The Spectator

Source: The Spectator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. A great example of homophones.

Evening Fun_bean soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. We all have one of those in our families, don’t we?

Evening Fun_ Mental Illness_English is Fun

 

7. Classic!

Source: Dawn French Fan Page

Source: Dawn French Fan Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Another play on words, this time with pronunciation.

Source: English is Fun

Source: English is Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. What do you call…..

Source: Woodward English

Source: Woodward English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. And finally my all time favourite

Source: English is Fun

Source: English is Fun

 

For more jokes, do take a look at the English Club. And if you have any jokes you particularly like, please share them here with me. After all, laughter is the best medicine.

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Have a great weekend, folks.

Ciao for now

Shanthi

 

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