Changing a few little letters sure can make a big difference! Sometimes you get two words that sound exactly the same, like see and sea. But you can also end up with words that sound almost the same, like lion and lying or cheetah and cheater. And these word pairs can be the inspiration for some jokes that are very a-moose-sing. Oops, I mean amusing.
Here’s an example:
Q: What kind of test did the teacher give the young wolves?
A: A pup quiz.
The great news about jokes is that you can often recycle them. For example, you could tell this same joke about young dogs, seals, coyotes, foxes, sharks, or walruses.
Here’s a joke that dates back to prehistoric times.
Q: What do you get when two dinosaurs crash?
A: A Tyrannosaurus wreck.
Maybe you’ve heard a lot of banana jokes in your time. Here’s a joke that involves a very different kind of plant. If you like nutty jokes, give this one a try:
Q: What did the nut say when it sneezed?
Now it’s your turn. Can you or the kids you know think of jokes that use these similar-sounding word pairs?
• asteroid belt/asteroid bell
• poached eggs/pooched eggs
Feel free to post your best jokes in the comments. We could all use a good laugh.
Be on the lookout for more joke-writing posts in the future. And check out the Super Silly Science Jokes I post on Friday.