253426518-Idiom-Jokes.doc - Joking Around with English Idioms Definition of idioms – a phrase that is particular to a language and cannot be

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Joking Around with English Idioms Definition of idioms – a phrase that is particular to a language and cannot be understood simply based on its parts 1. Explain jokes that use idioms why idioms work for jokes. They provide an image. The image combined with the accepted meaning of the idiom provides the double meanings that jokes thrive on. 2. Share a joke each day or week that teaches an English idiom. 3. Have the students create their own jokes using some of the idioms listed after the jokes. Jokes that teach idioms:
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When does a boat show affection? When it hugs the shore. What goes ha ha ha, plop? Someone laughing their head off. What did the tie say to the hat? You go ahead, I’ll just hang around. Why don’t robots panic? Because they have nerves of steel. What did the cherry tree say to the farmer? Quit picking on me. Why did the weasel cross the road twice? He was a double crosser. Why did the atoms cross the road?
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