Short Jokes

Here is a page of our, clean short jokes and one-liners. As usual, we aim for a variety of tales and tall stories – something funny for every mood.

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov

Policeman: Can you give me a description of your missing bank teller?
Bank Manager: She’s about five feet tall and $250,000 short.

Five of Will’s Favourite Short Jokes

Two men from Ireland were Talking in a Pub

‘I wouldn’t go to America if you paid me,’ said Michael.
‘Why is that?’ asked Patrick.

‘Well, for one thing, they all drive on the right-hand side of the road there.’
‘And what’s wrong with that?’ inquired Patrick.

‘Well’, said Michael, ‘I tried it driving in Dublin the other day and it’s terrible.’

The Vicar is Buying a Parrot

‘Now, you’re sure it doesn’t scream, yell, or swear?’ he inquired.

‘Oh absolutely.  It’s a religious parrot,’ the storekeeper assures him.  ‘Do you see those strings on his legs? When you pull the right one, he recites the Lord’s Prayer, and when you pull on the left he recites the 23rd Psalm.’

‘Brilliant. Wonderful!’ grins the Vicar, ‘but what happens if I pull both strings?’

‘I fall off my perch, you twit!’ screeches the parrot.

Customer Bowled Over by Service

A car mechanic received a repair order that said to check for a clanking noise when going around corners so he took the car out for a test drive and made a right turn, then a left turn, each time hearing a loud clunk.

When he arrived back at the garage he returned the car to the service manager with this note: ‘Removed bowling ball from trunk.’

The T.V. is No Joke

I got in a fight with my wife last night and it was totally my fault.

She asked me what was on the TV and I said: dust.

Didn’t go too well after that.

The Latest Adventure Film

Mark, our five-year-old grandson, couldn’t wait to tell his grandfather about the film we had watched on television, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

The scenes with the submarine and the giant octopus had kept him wide-eyed. In the middle of the telling, my husband interrupted Mark, ‘What caused the submarine to sink?’

With a look of incredulity Mark replied, ‘Grandpa, it was the 20,000 leaks!’

Short Jokes – Milkman’s Notes

Sadly the milkman like the coalman and travelling butcher is dying out, so Will and Guy are pleased to have preserved these notes left for milkmen.

  1. No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14 either as he is dead until further notice.
  2. Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbor told me.
  3. Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it.
  4. From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don’t want any milk.
  5. Please don’t leave any more milk. All they do is drink it.
  6. Please leave no milk today. When I say today, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday.
  7. Milkman, please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops of the milk.
  8. Milkman, please could I have a loaf but not bread today?
  9. My back door is open. Please put milk in ‘the fridge, get money out of the cup in the drawer and leave change on the kitchen table in pence, because I playing bingo at one of those bingo sites.
  10. So sorry about yesterday’s note. I didn’t mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way around.

Five of Guy’s Favourite Tall Tales


‘You should be ashamed,’ the father told his son, Andy, ‘When Abraham Lincoln was your age, he used to walk ten miles every day to get to school.’

‘Really?’ Andy responded. ‘Well, when he was your age, he was president.’

Near Death Experience

A boss asked one of his employees, ‘Do you believe in life after death?’

‘Yes, sir,’ replied the new employee.

‘I thought you would,’ said the boss. ‘Yesterday after you left to go to your brother’s funeral, he stopped by to see you.’

Homework Task:

Draw a Picture of Mummy at Work

When i grow up cartoon

Here is a copy of Mummy’s note, the next day, for the teacher:

Dear Miss Greenwood,

That is not a dance pole on a stage in a dancing club. I work at Wal Mart and that’s me selling a shovel.

Yours faithfully, Sarah Fogarty.

Phone a Friend?

Sally, a teenager, had been talking on the phone for almost ½ an hour and then she hung up.

‘Crikey!’ responded her father, ‘That was short, darling, you usually talk for 2 hours or more. What happened?’

‘Oh,’ smiled Sally, ‘It was the wrong number.’

Youth is Wasted on The Young?

Elsie, a grandmother was telling her little granddaughter, Hannah, what her own childhood was like, ‘We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods,’ opined Elsie.

Hannah was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last, she said, ‘I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner, Grandma!’

Funny Short Jokes – School Excuse Notes

  • Dear School: Please excuse John for being absent on Jan. 28, 29,30, 31, 32, and also 33.
  • My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.
  • Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.
  • Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
  • Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre) (dyrea) (direathe) the runs.
  • Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
  • Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father’s fault.
  • Sally won’t be in school for a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.
  • Please excuse little Jimmy for not being in school yesterday. His father is gone and I could not get him ready because I was in bed with the doctor.

A Dozen Short Jokes – Schoolboy Howlers

  1. Here are Will and Guy’s favorite schoolboy howlers.  These are funny answers to exam questions, which were culled by
    teachers reading through 1,000s of answers.  Here are their moments of fun amid tedious schoolboy writing.
  2. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of The Sarah is such
    that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
  3. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career
    suffered a dramatic decline.
  4. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.
  5. The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot.
  6. The climate of The Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
  7. The Pyramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain.
  8. In medieval times most people were illiterate. The greatest writer of the futile ages was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verses and also wrote literature.
  9. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ids of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out: ‘Tee hee, Brutus.’
  10. Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread which is bread made without any ingredients.  Moses then went up to Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada.
  11. Gravity was invented by Isaac Walton.  It is chiefly noticeable in the autumn.
  12. Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the Organ of the Species. Madman Curie discovered the radio. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx brothers.

Funny Short Jokes-of-the-day Sent by Readers

Wise Head on Young Shoulders

I didn’t know if my granddaughter, Rachael, had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. Rachael would tell me, and always she was correct. But it was fun for
me, so I continued.

At last, she headed for the door, saying sagely, ‘Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!’

Relative Values

The prospective son-in-law was asked by his girlfriend’s father, ‘Son, are you able to support a family?’

‘Well, no, sir,’ he replied. ‘I was just planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to fend for yourselves.’

Those Wanting To Be Married

Father Henry was planning a wedding at the close of the morning service. After the benediction, Father Henry had planned to call the couple down to be married for a brief ceremony before the congregation.  For the life of him, he couldn’t think of the names of those who were to be married.

‘Will those wanting to get married please come to the front?’  Father Henry requested.

Immediately; nine single ladies, three widows, four widowers, and six single men stepped to the front.

Funny One-liners

  1. I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart.
  2. A fool is a 27-story window-washer who steps back to admire his work.
  3. If all is not lost, where is it?
  4. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
  5. The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.
  6. It was all so different before everything changed.
  7. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
  8. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you’re in the bathroom.
  9. Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself).
  10. An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.
  11. A closed mouth gathers no feet.
  12. It’s not hard to meet expenses…they’re everywhere.
  13. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  14. Old people shouldn’t eat healthy foods. They need all the preservatives they can get
  15. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
  16. ‘stewardesses’ is the longest word typed with only the left hand and ‘lollipop’ with your right.
  17. A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  18. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  19. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  20. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
  21. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  22. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
  23. The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet.
  24. The words ‘racecar’, ‘kayak’, and ‘level’ are palindromes. They read the same whether you read them left to right or right to left.
  25. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  26. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’

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