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What has a mouth and a fork but never eats?
A river.
什麼東西有張嘴還有叉子,但是從來不吃東西?(河流)[河流有河口及分叉處]


What has a hand but can't scratch itself?
A clock.
什麼東西有手,但是卻沒辦法抓癢?(時鐘)


What has no skin or bones, yet has four fingers and a thumb?
A glove.
什麼東西沒有皮膚及骨頭,但是卻有四隻手指跟一隻大姆指?(手套)


Mrs. Bigger has a baby. Now who is bigger?
The baby, because it is a little Bigger.
『比較大』先生有個嬰兒,請問究竟誰比較大?(嬰兒,因為嬰兒是"a little bigger")
[此處借用英文的比較級之副詞修飾語"a little"來比喻。通常外國人說某人的小嬰兒都會說a little+對方之姓名,比如a little Johnny指的就是Johnny先生的寶貝嬰兒。]


What part of a watch was used before by someone else?
The second hand.
手錶的哪個部份在別人用之前已經被用過了?(二手貨-秒針)[此處的second指的是時鐘的秒針,英文中的秒針與二手貨正巧是同一個字。]


Why is an empty purse always the same?
Because there is never any CHANGE in it.
為什麼空的皮夾總是一樣的?(因為空的皮夾中絕對不會有零錢/改變。)[英文中的『零錢』與『改變』是同一個字"change"。]


Where can you always find money when you look for it?
In the dictionary.
當你想找『錢』時,哪邊總是能找得到?(字典)[因為字典一定找得到『錢』這個字。]


What is something that never asks any questions but demands a great many answers?
A doorbell.
什麼東西從不問問題,但是得到很多回應?(門鈴)


What belongs to you, but is used more by other people?
Your name.
什麼東西是屬於你的,但是別人使用的次數比你多?(你的名字)


Why was the dog mad at the tree?
Because the tree had its BARK.
為什麼狗總是會對樹發狂?(因為樹有『樹皮』。)
[英文的Bark有二個意思,一個是樹皮,一個是狗叫。]


How are trees, cars, and elephants alike?
They both have a trunk!
樹木、車子、大象相同的地方在哪裡?(因為他們都有"trunks")[因為trunk有樹幹、後車廂、象鼻的意思]


How do you catch a monkey?
Act like a banana.
你要如何才能抓住猴子?(裝瘋賣傻)[在英文中,go banana有裝瘋賣傻的意思,這個謎語是用猴子愛吃的香蕉影射抓猴子的方法。]


What's the best way to catch a squirrel?
Climb a tree and act like a nut.
要抓住松鼠最好的辦法是?(爬到樹上,裝成笨蛋的樣子。)[英文中的nut有堅果及笨蛋的意思,答案的意思是假扮成堅果就可以吸引松鼠。]

What did the dog say when he sat on the sand paper?
Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!
當狗坐在砂紙上時,牠會說什麼?[ruff是狗叫的聲音,正好跟英文中的 rough(粗糙的)發音相同,砂紙給人的感覺就是粗粗的,所以狗坐在上面發出ruff的聲音就好像在說好粗糙。]


What vegetable do you get when an elephant walks through your garden?
Squash
當大象行過你的花園時,你會得到什麼蔬菜?(南瓜)[因為在英文中,squash有南瓜及壓碎的意思。大象走過你的花園,物品都會被壓碎,故取此同義]

What do you get when you put three ducks in a box?
A box of quackers (crackers).
當你把3隻鴨子放在箱子中時,你會得到什麼?(一箱餅乾)[鴨子的叫聲為quack,字尾加上er,表示發出quack聲音者,這邊quacker的發音近似於英文中的餅乾cracker。]


What do you call a wicked witch who lives by the sea?
A sand-witch(sandwich).
你怎麼稱呼住在海邊的女巫?(三明治)[因為海邊有沙sand,女巫是witch,住在海邊的女巫就是sand-witch,音近於三明治sandwich]


What's a skeleton's favorite road?
A dead end.
骷髏最愛的路是什麼路?(死路)[骷髏是死者,自然要走死路。英文中的dead end也正好是困頓、死路之意]


How do you make a skeleton laugh?
You have to tickle its funny bone.
你要如何讓骷髏笑?(搔他的腋下)[英文的funny bone指的就是腋下部份的骨頭,要讓骷髏笑,搔那邊就對了]

What is a witch's favorite subject in school?
Spelling.
女巫最喜歡的課是什麼?(拼字課) [spelling有下咒跟拼字的意思。]

Why did jack throw butter out of a window?
Because he wants to see "butterfly".
杰克為什麼把奶油丟出窗戶?(因為他想看蝴蝶。)[答案是因為他想看到奶油(butter)飛(fly),英文中的butterfly正好是蝴蝶之意]

What keeps your teeth together?
Toothpaste.
什麼讓你的牙齒能黏在一起?(牙膏)[tooth是牙齒,paste是漿糊]

When you hit a ball, you run back to your home, and get points. What do you do?
Homerun.
當你打中球,跑回家,並得到分數。請問你在做什麼?(打全壘打。)[棒球中的本壘在英文是home的意思。]

I fall in water. Please guess one word.
Waiter.
我掉入水中,請猜一字。(服務生。)[wa+I+ter=英文的服務生]

How do we make seven even?
Take the "s" away.
怎麼讓seven變成even?(拿掉s就可以了)[這個問題有雙關語的用法:如何讓七變成雙數?]

How do we make witch itch?
Take the "w" away.
怎麼抓女巫的癢?(拿掉w就可以了)[這個問題有雙關語用法:怎麼讓witch(女巫)變成itch(癢),當然拿掉w就好]

What is worse than finding a worm in an apple?
Finding only half a worm.
什麼事是比在蘋果中發現一隻蟲還可怕的?(當你發現半隻蟲時。)

Which is the strongest day of the week?
Sunday, because all the rest are weak (week) days.
哪一天是一週中最強的一天?(週日)


Where does Thursday come before Wednesday?
In the dictionary.
哪裡的星期四是比星期三還早的?(英文字典)[因為英文字典的字是依字母順序排列的]

Which travels faster, heat or cold?
Heat, because you can easily catch a cold.
Heat跟cold,那個字跑得比較快?(heat)[英文中的catch a cold 指的是感冒,抓此雙關語]


What makes a road broad?
The letter B.
什麼東西可以讓路變成板子?(字母B)[因為路(road)加上字母b,就會變成板子(broad)的意思]

What is it that comes to see you every day and tells you everything but never opens its mouth?
The newspaper.
什麼東西每天都會出現在你面前,並且告訴你所有的事,卻不曾開口?(報紙)

There is a family with ten brothers in it. Each brother has a sister. How many children are there in the family?
Eleven.
這個家庭有10個兄弟。每個兄弟都有一個妹妹,請問這個家庭到底有多少小孩子?(11個)[因為大家的妹妹都是同一個]

Why is nine afraid of seven?
Because seven ate (eight) nine.
為何九會怕七?(因為七會吃九)[我們數英文數字時,是seven, eight, nine,發音上有點像seven ate(吃的過去式,音同eight) nine。]

What word is always pronounced wrong?
Wrong.
什麼字總是會念錯?(『錯』這個字)

Where does a ghost go swimming ?
Dead sea.
死人都去那邊游泳?(死海)[暗指地理上的死海]

What do you call a 100-year-old ant?
"antique"
你怎麼叫100歲的螞蟻?(古董)[-ique的字根是指:英文『百』的字根利用複合字的趣味取其答案]

"What is the longest word in the dictionary? "
The longest word in the dictionary is "smiles"
英文字典中最長的字是什麼字?(smiles)[mile在英文是公哩之意]


I am the beginning of sorrow,
and the end of sickness.
You cannot express happiness without me,
yet I am in the midst of crosses.
I am always in risk,
yet never in danger.
You may find me in the sun,
but I am never out of darkness.
S

I can run but never walk?
I have a mouth but never talk?
I have a bed but never sleep?
I have a head but never weep?
River
我會動但是不能走路。
我有張嘴但是不能說話。
我有床但是不能睡。
我有頭但不能哭。
(河流)


Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet,
All day I will follow
No matter how fast you run,
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.
Shadow
每天早上我就會出現
會在你足邊
整天我都會跟隨
不管你跑得多快
但中午太陽出現時
我就會消失。
影子

I have a hundred legs, but cannot stand.
I have a long neck, but no head.
I cannot see, but I'm neat and tidy as can be.
Mop
我有百隻腳,但是無法站
我有長脖子,但是沒有頭
我不能視,但我卻非常清潔。
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