A boy, frustrated with all the rules he had to follow, asked his father, “Dad, how soon will I be old enough to do whatever I want?”
The father answered immediately, “I don’t know. Nobody has lived that long yet.”
Two men are hiking through the woods when one of them cries out, “Snake! Run!”
His companion laughs at him. “Oh, relax. It’s only a baby,” he says. “Don’t you hear the rattle?”
TEACHER: Jean, what does trickle mean?
JEAN: To run slowly.
TEACHER: good. Annie, what does anecdote mean?
ANNIE: It’s a short, funny tale.
TEACHER: Well done. Now, Rita, give me a sentence with both of these words in it.
RITA: Our dog trickled down the street wagging her anecdote.
Deciding to eat healthier breakfasts, my brother-in-law declared that oatmeal would now be his cereal of choice.
But after eating his first bowl, he told my sister, “I hope I develop a taste for the stuff. It goes down real rough.”
“Well,” she asked, “how long did you cook it?”
“You’re supposed to cook it?” he said.