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"She who laughs last,
"Laughter is the
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking
a bone or two and you fall alone!"
Medium Joke Four
"A Big Entrance"
This is a short joke, but it has a lot of good, descriptive words that students should learn. It is about a
woman who has just died. As with Medium Joke Two,
this joke ends with "understatement" - just a simple sentence that makes us think about the woman.
The (1) graveside (2) service (3) just barely finished,
when there was a tremendous
(4) bolt of lightning,
followed by (5) massive (6) clap of (7) thunder,
(8) accompanied by
even more thunder (9) rumbling in the
The little old man looked at (10) the pastor and calmly said, 'Well, (11) she's there.'
(1) next to where the woman was being put into the ground
(2) a ceremony (usually called "a funeral")
(3) very closely, only a few seconds ago
(4) one big stroke of light from the sky during a storm
(5) very, very big
(6) a very loud noise
(7) the noise that comes after lightning, during a storm
(8) together with
(9) a loud noise that continues
(10) a priest who is leading the ceremony
(11) she has arrived
Explanation: When we read about this kind of ceremony, we think of peace. The woman who passed away is
finally "resting in peace" (RIP). At the end, we read about a little old man and imagine the woman was probably a little
old woman. But then we are surprised when the little old man connects the lightning and thunder with his
wife. From that one sentence, we can guess that she must have been a very tough woman - tough
enough even to cause a storm in heaven!
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