Good Boy Little Robert asked his mother for two cents. "What did you do with the money I gave you yesterday?" "I gave it to a poor old woman," he answered. "You're a good boy," said the mother proudly. "Here are two cents more. But why are you so interested in the old woman?" "She is the one who sells the candy." 好孩子 小罗伯特向妈妈要两分钱。 “昨天给你的钱干什么了?” “我给了一个可怜的老太婆,”他回答说。 “你真是个好孩子,”妈妈骄傲地 说。“再给你两分钱。可你为什么对那位老太太那么感兴趣呢?” “她是个卖糖果的。” Nest and Hair My sister, a primary school teacher, was informed by one of her pupils that a bird had built its nest in the tree outside the classroom. "What kind of bird?" my sister asked. "I didn't see the bird, ma' am, only the nest," replied the child. "Then, can you give us a description of the nest?" my sister encouraged her . "Well, ma'am, it just resembles your hair. " Notes: (
  1) inform v.告诉 (
  2) nest n.窝;巢 (
  3) description n.描述 (
  4) encourage v.鼓励 (
  5) resemble v. 相似;类似
  18.鸟窝与头发 我姐姐是一位小学老师。一次一个学生告诉她说一只鸟儿在教室外 的树上垒了 个窝。 “是什么鸟呢?”我姐姐问她。 “我没看到鸟儿,老师,只看到鸟窝。”那孩子回答说。 “那么,你能给我们描述一下这个鸟巢吗?”我姐姐鼓励她道。 “哦,老师,就像你的头发一样。”
I've Just Bitten My Tongue "Are we poisonous?" the young snake asked his mother.
"Yes, dear," she replied - "Why do you ask?" "Cause I've just bitten my tongue! " Notes: (
  1) poisonous adj.有毒的 (
  2) Cause I've just bitten my tongue 因为我刚咬了自己的舌头。 句中 Cause 是 Because 的缩略形式。 我刚咬破自己的舌头 “我们有毒吗?”一个年幼的蛇问它的母亲。 “是的,亲爱的,”她回答说,“你问这个干什么?” “因为我刚刚咬破自己的舌头。”
A Woman Who Fell It was rush hour and I was dashing to a train in New York City's Grand Central Terminal - As I neared the gate, a plump, middle-aged woman sprinted up from behind, lost her footing on the smooth marble floor and slid onto her back. Her momentum carried her close to my shoes. Before I could help her, however, she had scrambled up. Gaining her composure, she winked at me and said, "Do you always have beautiful women failing at your feet?" 摔倒的女人 上下班高峰期,我匆匆奔向纽约豪华中心站去赶一趟火车。接近门口,一位肥胖 的中年妇女从后面冲过来,没想到在平滑的大理石地面上失了脚,仰面滑倒了。 她的惯性使她接近了我的脚。 我正准备扶她, 她却自己爬了起来。 她镇定了一下, 对我挤了一下眉,说道:“总是有漂亮女人拜倒在你脚下吗?”
英语笑话(一) Q: What's the difference between a monkey and a flea? A: A monkey can have fleas, but a flea can't have monkeys. 猴子会和跳蚤有什么不同呢?你可能会直接的想到它们俩是一大一小。 但除此之 外呢,那就是猴子身上可以长跳蚤,而跳蚤身上却不能有猴子。这个答案很有意 思吧? Q: How can you most irritate a farmer? A: By treading on his corn?
如果你踩了农夫的玉米或是谷物,他肯定会生气的;而如果你踩了农夫脚底的鸡 眼,他会更生气。Corn 既可以表示“玉米/谷物”,也有“鸡眼”的意思。 Q: Which is the strongest creature in the world? A: The snail. It carries its house on its back. 因为 snail(蜗牛)的后背上总是背着一所房子,所以说蜗牛是世界上最强壮的 生物是不足为奇的。你说呢? Q: What do people do in a clock factory? A: They make faces all day. 一看到 make faces 这个短语,你可千万别以为是在钟表厂工作的人整天都做鬼 脸呀!因为除了这个意思以外,它还可以从字面上解释为制造钟面。 Q: How do you stop a sleepwalker from walking in his sleep? A: Keep him awake. 怎样才能不让梦游者(sleepwalker)梦游(walk in his sleep)呢?最简单的 方法就是不让他睡觉。虽然这不是治疗方法,但如果让梦游者醒着呢,他的确就 不会去梦游了。 英语笑话(二) He is really somebody -- My uncle has 1000 men under him. -- He is really somebody. What does he do? -- A maintenance man in a cemetery. 他真是一个大人物 -- 我叔叔下面有 1000 个人。 -- 他真是一个大人物。干什么的? -- 墓地守墓人。 英语笑话(三)
Not long after an old Chinese woman came back to China from her visit to her daughter in the States, she went to a city bank to deposit the US dollars her daughter gave her. At the bank counter, the clerk checked each note carefully to see if the money was real. It made the old lady out of patience. At last she could not hold any more, uttering. "Trust me, Sir, and trust the money. They are real US dollars. They are directly from America." 它们是从美国直接带来的 一位中国老妇人在美国看望女儿回来不久,到一家市银行存女儿送给她的美元。 在银行柜台,银行职员认真检查了每一张钞票,看是否有假。 这种做法让老妇人很不耐烦,最后实在忍耐不住说:“相信我,先生,也请你相 信这些钞票。这都是真正的美元,它们是从美国直接带来的。” 英语笑话(四)my little dog can't read Mrs. Brown: Oh, my dear, I have lost my precious little dog! Mrs. Smith: But you must put an advertisement in the papers! Mrs. Brown: It's no use, my little dog can't read. 我的狗不识字 布朗夫人:哦, 亲爱的,我把珍爱的小狗给丢了! 史密斯夫人:可是你该在报纸上登广告啊! 布朗夫人:没有用的,我的小狗不认识字。” 英语笑话(五)Bring me the winner -- Waiter, this lobster has only one claw. -- I'm sorry, sir. It must have been in a fight. -- Well, bring me the winner then.
给我那个打赢的吧 -- 服务员, 这个龙虾只有一只爪。 -- 对不起,先生,这只肯定打过架了。 -- 哦, 那给我那个打赢的吧。 英语笑话(六)The mean man's party. The notorious cheap skate finally decided to have a party. Explaining to a friend how to find his apartment, he said, "Come up to 5M and ring the doorbell with your elbow. When the door open, push with your foot." "Why use my elbow and foot?" "Well, gosh," was the reply, "You're not coming empty-handed, are you?" 吝啬鬼请客 一个出了名的吝啬鬼终于决定要请一次客了。 他在向一个朋友解释怎么找到他家 时说:“你上到五楼,找中间那个门,然后用你的胳膊肘按门铃。门开了之后, 再用你的脚把门推开。” “为什么要用我的肘和脚呢?” “你的双手得拿礼物啊。天哪,你总不会空着手来吧?”吝啬鬼回答。 英语笑话(七)Advice for "Kid" A bit of advice for those about to retire. If you are only 65, never move to a retirement community. Everybody else is n their 70s, 80s, or 90s. So when something has to be moved, lifted or loaded, they yell,"Get the kid." 忠告“年轻者” 这里想对将要退休者提一点忠告。如果你只有 65 岁的话, 千万别进退休社区。因为那里人人都七八十岁或者八九十岁了。每当要搬东西, 抬东西或者装东西时,他们就叫喊,“让小的干吧。”
英语笑话(八)Which woman? One evening I drove my husband's car to the shopping mall. On my return, I noticed that how dusty the outside of his car was and cleaned it up a bit.When I finally entered the house, I called out."The woman who loves you the most in the world just cleaned your headlights and windshield." My husband looked up and said, "Mom's here?" 哪一位女人? 一天晚上我开着丈夫的车去购物,回来后发现车身沾满灰尘,于是擦洗了一阵。 当我终于走进屋里时大声喊: “世界上最爱你的女人刚擦洗了你的车灯和挡风玻 璃。” 我丈夫抬头看了看,说:“妈妈来了?” 英语笑话(九)The doctor lives downstairs "Doctor," she said loudly, bouncing into the room, "I want you to say frankly what's wrong with me." He surveyed her from head to foot. "Madam," he said at length, "I've just three things to tell you. First, your weight wants reducing by nearly fifty pounds. Second, your beauty could be improved if you used about one tenth as much rouge and lipstick. And third, I'm an artistthe doctor lives downstairs." 医生住在楼下 “医生”她冲进屋后大声说道。 “我想让你坦率地说我到底得了什么病。” 他从头到脚打量打量她,然后大声说:“太太,我有三件事要对你说。第一,您 的体重需要减少大约 50 磅;第二,如果您要用上十分之一的胭脂和口红,您的 美貌将会改变。第三,我是一位画家??医生住在楼下。” 英语笑话(十)One Engine Left A 747 was halfway across the Atlantic when the captain got on the loud speaker, "Attention, passengers. We have lost one of our engines, but we
can certainly reach London with the three we have left. Unfortunately, we will arrive an hour late as a r esult." Shortly thereafter, the passengers heard the captain's voice again, "Guess what, folks. We just lost our third engine, but please be assured we can fly with only one. We will now arrive in London three hours late." At this point, one passenger became furious. "For Pete's sake," he shouted, "If we lose another engine, we'll be up here all night!" 只剩一个引擎 一架 747 客机正在跨越大西洋时,喇叭里传来了机长的声音:“旅客们请注意, 我们的四个引擎中有一个丢失了。但剩下的三个引擎会把我们带到伦敦的。只是 我们要因此晚到一小时 。” 过了一会儿,旅客们又听到机长的声音:“各位, 你们猜怎么啦?我们刚又掉了第三个引擎。但请你们相信好了。只有一个引擎我 们也能飞,但要晚三个小时了。” 正在这时,一位乘客非常气愤地说:“看在 上帝的份上,如果我们再掉一个引擎,我们就要整夜都要呆在天上了。”
Logic Reasoning 逻辑推理 A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson on logic. "Here is the situation," she said. "a man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yellin g for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows that he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?" A girl raised her hand and asked, "to draw out all of his savings?" 逻辑推理 小学四年级的教师正在给学生们上一堂逻辑课。她举了这么一个例子:“有这样 一种情况,一个男人在河中心的船上钓鱼,突然失去重心掉进了水里。于是他开 始挣扎并喊救命。他的妻子听到了他的喊声,知道他并不会游泳,所以她就急忙 跑向河岸。谁能告诉我这是为什么?” 一个女生举手答道,“是不是去取他的 存款?” [注]bank 在英语中除了我们平时很熟悉的“银行”之外,还有“河岸”的意思。 Have You Ceased Beating Your Wife?你停止打你老婆了吗?
This story is told of a browbeating counsel,who habitually endeavored to terrorize his opponent‘s witnesses. One witness rather tended to preface his replies with lengthy explanations. “I want‘yes’or‘no,’”thundered counsel.“There is no need for you to argue the point!” “But there are some questions which cannot be answered by‘yes’or‘no,’”mildly responded the witness. “There are not!” snapped the lawyer. “Oh,” said the witness,“answer this then:“Have you ceased beating your wife?” 这个故事讲的是一个咄咄逼人的辩护律师,他惯于尽量去恐吓对方的证人。 有一个证人有点倾向于在回答问题之前做冗长的解释。 “我要你回答‘是’或者‘不是’,”辩护律师怒喝道: “你没有必要就这个 问题进行争论。” “可是有些问题无法用‘是’或者‘不是’来回答。”这位证人温和地回敬他。 “不存在这样的问题!”律师厉声打断他。 “噢,”证人说:“那么请你回答这个问题:“你停止打你老婆了吗?” Two Birds
Teacher: Here are two birds, one is a swallow, the other is sparrow. Now who can tell us which is which? Student: I cannot point out but I know the answer. Teacher: Please tell us. Student: The swallow is beside the sparrow and the sparrow is beside the swallow. 两只鸟 老师: 这儿有两只鸟,一只是麻雀。谁能指出哪只是燕子,哪只是麻雀吗? 学生:我指不出,但我知道答案。 老师:请说说看。 学生:燕子旁边的就是麻雀,麻雀旁边的就是燕子。
"Can you tell me what fish net is made, Ann?" "A lot of little holes tied together with strings." replied the little girl. 鱼网 "你能告诉我鱼网是什么做的吗,安?" 老师发问道。 "把许多小孔用绳子栓在一起就成了鱼网了。" 小女孩回答道。
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