1. A bicycle can’t stand alone because it is two-tired. 2. What’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead giveaway). 3. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. 4. A backward poet writes inverse. 5. In democracy it’s your vote that counts; In feudalism it’s your count that votes. 6. She had a boyfriend with a wooden leg, but broke it off. 7. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. 8. If you don’t pay your exorcist you get repossessed. 9. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress. 10. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-flat minor. 11. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. 12. The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered. 13. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. 14. You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it. 15. Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under. 16. He often broke into song because he couldn’t find the key. 17. Every calendar’s days are numbered. 18. A lot of money is tainted. ‘Taint yours and ‘taint mine. 19. A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. 20. He had a photographic memory which was never developed. 21. A plateau is a high form of flattery. 22. The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large. 23. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. 24. When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall. 25. Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine. 26. When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she’d dye. 27. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis. 28. Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses. 29. Acupuncture is a jab well done. 30. Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer the agony of defeat.
- The finals of the National Youth Poetry Contest last year came down to two finalists. One was a student going to one of the finest private schools in the nation. From an upper-crust family, he was well-bred, well-connected and all that goes with it. The other finalist was a redneck who was going into the 5th grade for the 8th time. Go figure. The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word “Timbuktu.” The private school student went first. About thirty seconds after the clock started he jumped up and recited the following poem: “Slowly across the desert sand Trekked the dusty caravan. Men on camels, two by two Destination — Timbuktu.” The audience went wild! How, they wondered, could the redneck could top that?! The clock started again and the redneck sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he jumped and recited: “Tim and me, a-huntin’ went. Met three girls in a pop-up tent. They was three, we was two, So I bucked one and Timbuktu”
- My friend got Valentine’s cards and marriage proposals from two women. One makes incredible pancakes, the other writes beautiful poetry…Should he marry for batter or for verse?
- They told me I’d never be good at poetry because I’m dyslexic.But so far I’ve made 3 jugs and a vase and they’re really lovely.
- They said i couldn’t be good at poetry because i’m dyslexic.But so far I’ve made 3 jugs and a vase and they are lovely.