遠山顕の英会話楽習 2018/10/10 Why is it so funny?
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Joke 1
A: What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
B: Don’t know.
A: (1)
A:広範な語彙を持つ恐竜を何と呼ぶ?
B:さあ。

So why is it so funny?
Well, as it sounds like a dinosaur’s name, like, Brachiosaurus, or
Stegosaurus.
Tyrannosaurus.
Tyrannosaurus.
saurus. Thesaurus.
That’s right. Dinosaur was a big vocabulary, Thesaurus.

Joke 2
The teacher asks, “John, what is the past participle of the verb to sing?”
John says, “ What do you think it is, sir?”
The teacher says angrily, “I don’t think. I KNOW!
John says,”( ), sir!”

It’s kind of, make you think.
Yeah, punctuation.
Still thinking.
So the answer is -.

So what’s so funny about this?
Well, the similar answers, right. And everything is different, the way the punctuation is used.
句読点の部分があるかないか。
a period and a comma

He is clever, very clever.
Or not so clever.
Oh, Okay.
The teacher is so clever.
The John boy.

Joke 3
Timmy says, “Teacher, can I go to the bathroom?”
The teacher says, “ Timmy, MAY I go to the bathroom?”
Timmy says, ”But I asked first.”

That’s right.
So the answer is But I asked first.
So I don’t know he is really confused, or he is clever.

Joke 4
The teacher says, “Tell me a sentence that starts with an ‘I’.
The student says, “ I is the ….”
The teacher says, “ Stop! Never put ‘is’ after an ‘I’. Always put am, after an ‘I’.
The student says, “OK”
I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.

So ‘I’ has two meanings.
Yes, it’s the letter.
Me, and the letter. That’s right.

I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.
‘I’ is

Joke 5
An Australian, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a German are in San Francisco on a tour. There’s a magician in a park but there’s a big crowd and the tourists can’t see. The magician steps back and asks, ” Can you see me now?” “No!” “Non!” “!No!” “Nein-!” “they answer. So the magician gets up on a bench and asks again. “No can you see me?” This time they say: ( )

Oh, I got it.

Yeah, it’s very clever.
Yes, we see you.


Oh, that’s clever. That’s it.
Yeah.
Definitely. He is thinking outside the box.
think outside the box
既成概念[既存の枠組み]にとらわれずに物事を考える、
これまでとは全く違った観点で考える[思考する]

That one is very clever.
Yeah, it is.

Well, That’s about it for today. So until next time.
Keep listening.
Keep practicing.
And keep on smiling, laughing and telling a joke
from time to time
Bye

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1). Thesaurus   シソーラス、辞典
2). I don’t know I know, either.
3). But I asked first.
4). I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.
A2: “Yes!” “Oui!” “!Si!” “Ja!”
Yes, we see ya
Yes, we see you

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