SILLY PUNS (01)

See if You Can Work These Out

 

- What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

- Frostbite.

to cross = eşleştirmek, çiftleştirmek... frost = don (soğuk)... bite = ısırık... frostbite = soğuk çarpması

 

- What do prisoners use to call each other?

- Cell phones.

cell = hapishane hücresi... cell phone = cep telefonu

 

- What do you get from a pampered cow?

- Spoiled milk.

pampared = pohpohlanmış... spoiled = 1) şımarık, 2) bozulmuş

 

- What dog keeps the best time?

- A watch dog.

keep time = zaman tutmak (hakem, vb), burada zamanı göstermek... watch dog = bekçi köpeği

 

- Why did the tomato turn red?

- It saw the salad dressing!

see somebody dressing = soyunup giyinirken görmek... salad dressing = salata sosu

 

- Where do bees go to the bathroom?

- At the BP station!

BP = (okunuşu) bee pee, yani "arı çişi"...

 

- What did the judge say when the skunk walked in the court room?

- Odor in the court!

skunk = kokarca... Order in the court! = (Hakim uyarısı) Susun, oturun, mahkemede düzen istiyorum... order = düzen... odor (ABD) = odour (UK) = koku...

 

- Why don't skeletons fight each other?

- They don't have the guts.

guts = (Konuşma dilinde, hatta argo) 1. bağırsaklar, karın bölgesi... 2. cesaret, korkusuzluk... to have the guts + mastar = cesaret etmek, korkmamak... It would take a lot of guts to ask my boss for a raise...

 

- Why is the letter "G" scary?

- It turns a host into a ghost.

scary = frightening, frightened... to scare = to frighten... scare = fear, fright... anthrax scare = sarbon salgını patlak vereceğine ilişkin yaygın korku... a host into a ghost = "evsahibi" ni bir "hayalet" e dönüştürüyor...

 

- Why was 6 afraid of 7?

- Because 789!

789: Okuyun bakalım: seven eight nine, yani seven ate nine = "yedi dokuzu yedi"

 

- What do you call a pony with a sore throat?

- A little horse!

pony = midilli atı... sore throat = boğaz olmus, kızarık ve şiş... hoarse = boğuk sesli, hastalık veya öfke vb.dan dolayı kısık ve boğuk (okunuşu: tıpkı "horse" = at gibi)

 

- What season is it when you are on a trampoline?

- Spring time.

spring = 1) ilkbahar; 2) sıçramak, zıplamak; 3) yay...

 

- Why was the guy looking for the food on his friend?

- Because his friend said it's on me.

It (this) is on me = bunu ben ısmarlıyorum...

 

- Why should you take a pencil with you when you go to bed?

- To draw the curtains!

to draw = 1. çizmek, resim çizmek; 2. çekmek... to draw the curtains = perdeleri çekip kapatmak... drawer = çekmece... a carriage drawn by horses = at arabası...

 

- Why did the man with one hand cross the road?

- To get to the second hand shop.

man with one hand = tek eli olan adam... second hand shop = ikinci el dükkanı...

 

- Why did the picture go to jail?

- Because it was framed.

framed = 1. çerçevelenmiş; 2. (USA) oyuna getirilmis, kumpasa düşürülmüş...

 

- Why was the soccer player carrying some string?

- So that he could tie the score.

string = ip... to tie = bağlamak... to tie the score = skoru eşitlemek... The game ended in a tie, 2-2... It was a tie... The two teams tied.

 

- What do you do with a blue whale?

- Try to cheer him up!

blue whale = mavi balina... blue = hüzünlü... blues = 1. hüzün; 2. hüzünlü zenci şarkılarından evrimleşmiş olan caz tarzı... Cheer up! = Hadi bırak şu üzgünlüğünü/keyifsizliğini/sıkkınlığını; neşelen biraz...

 

- How do you communicate with a fish?

- Drop him a line

drop a line = 1. birkaç satır yazmak; not veya mektup yazmak; 2. olta sarkıtmak...

 

- Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?

- She couldn't control her pupils!

eyes crossed = cross-eyed = şaşı... pupils = 1. öğrenciler; 2. gözbebekleri, pupilla'lar...

people (pi:-pil); pupil (pyu-pil)

 

- What sort of star is dangerous?

- A shooting star!

to shoot (şu:t) (shoot-shot-shot) = ateşli silahlarla ateş etmek... (fakat, ayrıca, to shoot an arrow from a bow, to shoot a pebble from a sling... bow and arrow = yay ve ok... pebble = çakıltaşı... sling = sapan)

"I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy" -- sung by ex-singer Cat Stevens...

shooting star = kayan "yıldız"... göktaşı... (meteor düşmesi)...

 

- What kind of lights did Noah use on the Ark?

- Flood-lights!

Noah's Ark = Nuh'un Gemisi... flood (flad) = sel... flooding = sel basması... flood-lights (çoğul kullanılır) projektör ışığı... to floodlight = projektör ile aydınlatma...

 

- Which month do soldiers hate most?

- The month of March!

March = Mart ayı... march = yürüyüş, özelliklede grup halinde ve ayak uydurarak düzgün tempoda...

 

- What did the painter say to the wall?

- One more crack like that and I'll plaster you!

crack (kræk) = 1. çatlak; 2. ukalaca şaka... plaster = 1. yapıştırmak; 2. sıvamak, alçılamak; 3. (argo) pataklamak, evire çevire dövmek...

 

- Where do polar bears vote?

- The North Poll

polar bear = kutup ayısı... to vote = oy vermek, oy kullanmak... the North Pole (okunuşu: poul) = Kuzey kutbu... poll (okunuşu: poul) = (çeşitli anlamlarından birisi) oy verilen yer, seçim sandığı...

 

 SILLY ANSWERS TO SILLY QUESTIONS

1. Your aunt has a brother, but this is not your uncle. Who is he?

2. What is the longest word in the English language?

3. Who said: "Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes" ?

4. Is it possible for a flea to jump higher than the Galata Tower?

5. What word becomes shorter when you add a syllable to it?

6. Temel has five sons and each son has a sister. How many children does Temel have?

7. Do you stir your tea with your right or left hand? 

8. Two fathers and two sons ask for a cup of tea each. The waiter brings only three cups. Why?

9. What word is always spelled wrong?

10. What is THE capital of Turkey.

 

1. Well, He is your father, of course, you silly!

2. Smiles ! There is a whole mile between the beginning and the ending letter...

3. Why, Captain Kirk, of course, you silly! (beam down = aşağı ışınla)

4. Naturally... The Galata Tower is altogether incapable of doing any jumping...

5. I gave you the answer in the question: shorter !

6. 6 (six, SIX) VI

7. None; I just stir my tea with a spoon.

8. Grandpa + Papa + Son

9. I gave you the answer in the question: "wrong" is always spelled "wrong" -- unless it is misspelled, of course !

10. The Letter "T"

 

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