Cracking jokes I

An excellent way to improve your foreign language skills is by means of jokes.

A joke is a short story or ironic depiction of a situation communicated with the intent of being humorous. They often introduce new vocabulary and force you to think in English (or whatever other language) in order for you to understand them, and you can also have a good laugh.

To crack a joke” means to tell a joke, and it's commonly used in the informal language. If something (or someone) makes you laugh a lot, then it (or the person) “cracks you up.”

I'll share today a joke that introduces vocabulary mainly related to physical appearance:

«A woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: "Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's wrong with me, Doctor!?"

The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says: "Well, I can tell you that there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight."»

Comments

English Learner said…
Nice joke! hahahaha. Here's one:

"Mommy, I don't want to go to Hawaii"

"Shut up and keep swimming!"
Maggie said…
Oh..My god!

Both of the jokes of the article and the comment I don't understand so far. Probably,my english is not good enough to see it. However, I still love continuing anything here. Here is really a heaven of English.

Maggie from Taiwan

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