Monthly Archives: November 2012

Birds of a Feather: Collective Nouns

“I’m so hungry I could eat a rafter of turkeys!” Ever hear someone say that? Well, I haven’t either BUT I did feel the urge to find out the collective noun for a group of turkeys. According to the a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Jokes: Real Turkeys!

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children? If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy! What sound does a space turkey make? Hubble, … Continue reading

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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

According to Reba McEntire, “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. We agree. Here’s some zingers to help you through Thanksgiving Dinner: Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of … Continue reading

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Clever Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Here’s a letter we received last week: Dear Mirth in a Box, I did not study as much as I should have this past fall. Final grades will be coming out soon. What can I do to insure that my … Continue reading

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Dietary Advice From an Ogre

Via Alex Berg: Excuse me, friend- Since I’m an ogre, I don’t normally bother strangers in public, but I couldn’t help but notice that you have ordered an entire side of ribs. I’ve watched you for some time now, and … Continue reading

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Pseudonyms: Guess Who?

A pseudonym is a fictious name, or nom de plume, often adopted by an author, musician, actor and, no surprise, porn stars. Occasionally people have asked me if my name, Gay Gasser, was a pseudonym. Heck no! My parents thought … Continue reading

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What? Mother in Law Jokes?

While I was pulling together some jokes on families I found way too many mother-in-law jokes. Good grief! I got off lucky! Hey! Wait a minute! I do have a son-in-law. I’m sure he would never make fun of me. … Continue reading

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The Great American Smoke Out Gala Party List

Can you say Intervention? The American Cancer Society(ACS) has designated Thursday November 15th as the Great American Smokeout Day. This day is to encourage smokers to kick the habit. What if the ACS decided to have a big party to … Continue reading

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Synedoche: Please Lend Us Your Ears!

Someone recently sent me a great word: synecdoche. Wow! I had fun looking up this word and finding examples of common synedoches. What’s not to love? Synedoche noun [si NEK duh kee]- a figure of speech in which a part … Continue reading

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Synedoche: Please Lend Us Your Ears!

Someone recently sent me a great word: synecdoche. Wow! I had fun looking up this word and finding examples of common synedoches. What’s not to love? Synedoche noun [si NEK duh kee]- a figure of speech in which a part … Continue reading

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