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Learn English with 5 Stupid Jokes!


Hey, everyone. I’m Alex. Thanks for
clicking, and welcome to this lesson on improving your
English with dad jokes. “Dad jokes?” you ask.
“What are dad jokes?” Simply put, dad jokes are jokes
that dads tell their kids in an effort to make them
laugh, when in reality, they usually just make them
roll their eyes or groan. Err. But, dad jokes can
be an excellent way to improve your English, because they often
play with word meanings and word sounds. So, especially if you are an intermediate
level English learner, dad jokes can be a great way to enter the
world of English jokes. So, let’s look at some
examples now, and we’ll come back and talk about ’em. Hey, Leah, I got a good one. Why couldn’t Dracula’s
wife fall asleep? Don’t know? Because of his coffin! Get it? Because coffin is where, you know,
Dracula sleeps, and, like, it rhymes with “coughing”, [coughs], so Dracula’s wife
couldn’t fall asleep because of his coughing. It’s pretty good? No? Okay. I bet your
friend Caitlin would have laughed. It’s so good. Hey, Caitlin, I got a good one. What
kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music! Nothing? Get it? Because rap is a type of music,
and mummies are wrapped in bandages. No? Still nothing. I bet your friend Roberta
would have laughed. Come on, baby. Come on. Come on.
Ugh. A commercial. Hey, Roberta, I got a good one. What was Beethoven’s
favourite food? Ba-na-na-na! Get it? Because, like, a banana
is a food, and like, ba-na-na-na, that’s, like, the beginning
to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. No? Nothing? Kids these days. I bet your friend Maria
would have laughed. Hey, Maria, I got a good one. Why didn’t the shrimp
share his treasure? Because he was a
little shellfish! Huh, huh? You get it? Because, like, a shrimp
and a crab and a lobster are, like, shellfish, and “shellfish” kind
of rhymes with “selfish”, which means you don’t like to share. So, he didn’t
want to share his treasure. Still not funny, huh? Okay, I’m just going to get your
Pop-tart, and I really, really bet that your friend Krystal would have
laughed her head off. I always hate this.
Krystal, I got a good one. What do calendars eat? Dates! Get it? Because, like, a date is a type of food, and
like, dates are also found on a calendar. No? Nothing? What’s wrong with
kids these days? As you can see, dad jokes can
be pretty funny, or just bad; it probably depends on
your sense of humour. So, before we go, let’s review these
jokes, and then you can go and tell them to your friends, your family, and be
laughed at or watch people roll their eyes, or you can just explain it
to them, and… Whatever. So, number one: “Why couldn’t Dracula’s
wife fall asleep? Because of his coffin!” So, like the dad said in the video, a coffin
is the place where, you know, vampires sleep. “Coffin” sounds like “coughing”.
Pretty funny. Next: “What kind of music do
mummies listen to? Wrap music!” So, again, rap is a type of music, but to
wrap… Mummies are wrapped in bandages. Next: “What was Beethoven’s favourite food?
Ba-na-na-na!” Which is, you know, the beginning
of his most famous symphony. Number four: “Why didn’t the shrimp share his
treasure? Because he was a little shellfish!” So, a shrimp, a crab, lobster, these are all
shellfish. “Shellfish” sounds like “selfish”, and “selfish” means you
don’t like to share. And finally: “What do calendars eat?
Dates!” So, a date is a type of
food, a date is also something you can
find on a calendar. So, again, share them with your friends and
let me know what kind of reaction you get. And if you enjoyed this video, as
always, you can comment on it, like it, subscribe to the channel, check
me out on Facebook and Twitter. And if you want to
review the jokes, as always, you can check out
the quiz on www.engvid.com, where you can also donate, if
you want to support the site. So, until next time,
thanks for clicking.

100 thoughts on “Learn English with 5 Stupid Jokes!

  1. It definitely wasn't boring. I laughed my guts out. Well done Professor. Thanks for making me smile. Keep up the great job. xxx

  2. I'm from saudi arabia and I always watch engvid' videos
    I like this way to learn
    It's funny and useful
    Thank you so much my teacher

  3. The best part is the "dad" trying to explain his jokes…hilarious!! I didn't know thay you are a good actor, hey?

  4. good morning sir. This is Anil from India. I have a question. Is the use of 'that' in the following sentence is correct?
    My grandmother, like everybody's grandmother, was an old woman. She had been old and wrinkled for the twenty years that I had known her.

  5. I have been suffering from fever since last two days. Is it a correct sentence or should I use for instead of since?

  6. Hi Alex I love ur videos, I learned a lot. Do me a favor please can make a video about the word "up" , example: clean it up , grow up, listen up, etc and the difference clean it and clean it up , listen and listen up, and when I need add the word "up" , thanks a lot Alex .

  7. BA-NA-NA-NA!!!! jajajaja I really enjoyed your video Alex!!!! I'm happy to see you through this!! I send you a big hug!!

  8. Two translators are in a sinking boat, the first says: do you know how to swin? The second says: nope, but i know how to shout for help in nineteen languages.

  9. Hi, Mr. Alex . Please , there is something confusing me very much ! we can put ( a or an) before nouns that can be counted , but words like (cold – education -space -business …..etc) can be preceded by (a or an ) My question . we can say "a cold a space " does this mean that we can say colds or spaces ? please , reply soon thanks

  10. alex. i watch your video everyday to improve my listening skills plus add more vocabulary, thank you so much for staying here

  11. Interesting! I couldn't understand at first, but after listening to your explanation I started to realize the answers – they are all about homophones. polysemy and a good sense of humour. Thanks, Alex.

  12. I didn't know the meaning of date(food), so I googled it and found that I've eaten it before. It's also called chinese date, because probably it is grown in china. I'm not sure haha

  13. Thanks Alex for sharing these jokes, I really love them, but let me tell you that I laugh a lot more looking at people's faces after telling them these kind of jokes, that´s the best part of all.

  14. Hi Alex. This video is wonderful funny. Ba-na-na-na……😁
    " Krista would have laughed her HEAD OFF " Head off was confused me. There A lot of means in dictionaries. Which?
    Thanks…

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