Jokes, Riddles & Word Play

Tall Ted's Turtles

Tall Ted Thompson parked his traveling turtle tank on Tenth Street in front of Tonawanda Town Hall. Tall Ted's traveling Turtle Aquarium was a big attraction in Tonawanda. Timmie Torlish and his twin sister Trish ran to push their noses against the tanks windows to take a look at the turtles as Tall Ted walked up Tenth Street to talk to the mayor.



Jokes, Riddles & Word Play



Allison's Alligator

Alex alligator arrived at Allison Arthur's apple farm in April, when the apple trees were covered with blossoms. "Whatever am I to do with an alligator?" Allison asked...

Bakery Bear

Brenda was busy baking a batch of blueberry muffins in the kitchen of Butler's Bakery when the bell rang. "Be with you in a bit," Brenda called, brushing her blond braid over her shoulder.

Chestnuts

Chestnuts are very old jokes that everyone seems to know. Here are a couple of jokes told by he Greek sage Hierocles of the fifth century A.D.

Funny Tongue Twisters

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Hard Tongue Twisters

A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly.

Harry's Hair

Harry Horse loved to watch television. He loved the cartoons and the sitcoms. He watched the movies and listened intently to the talk shows as the sounds drifted through the open window in the kitchen...

Jump on the Bandwagon

The phrase “jump on the band wagon” means to join oneself to a successful venture – often uninvited – to gain some sort of self-benefit.

Mrs. Chory's Chickens

"Chick, chick, chick," called Carol Chory as she chucked corn onto the ground. Chickens popped out of the hen house and scurried into the yard. Charlie Chicken strutted to Carol Chory's side.

Mrs. Peter's Pens

"Oh pooh," said Mrs. Polly Peters to her pet parrot Petey. "Where did I put that pen?" "Petey's pens," said Petey Peters, bobbing his green head up and down inside his cage...

Spooky Tongue Twisters

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, But if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

Spoonerisms

Ever get your words mixed up? Called “pea soup” “sea poup” or a "butterfly" a "flutterby"? You’re not alone. Verbal mix-ups of this kind are officially called metaphasis – literally the translations of sounds.

Tall Ted's Turtles

Tall Ted Thompson parked his traveling turtle tank on Tenth Street in front of Tonawanda Town Hall. Tall Ted's traveling Turtle Aquarium was a big attraction in Tonawanda. Timmie Torlish and his twin sister Trish ran to push their noses against the tanks windows to take a look at the turtles as Tall Ted walked up Tenth Street to talk to the mayor.

To Egg On

Ever wonder where the phrase "to egg on" came from? The phrase means to encourage someone to do something -- usually something risky or foolish.

Yankee Doodle Donkey

Dolly Dittlemore put her harmonica into her pocket and said: "I am going to march in the Fourth of July parade. Don't get into any trouble, Yankee Doodle."
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