Q: How did the light dress up for the costume party?
A: The light dressed up for the costume party as a feather (a joke that plays on the idiom light as a feather).
Many jokes rely on puns and idioms and other forms of word play to get their point across. When you laugh at a joke, it shows that you understand the joke. That’s why some people will laugh even if they don’t get or understand the joke.
Read this Gallery Languages' post to learn how you can use jokes in making the language learning experience even more enjoyable.
Tip! The Guardian shares tips on how to tell jokes like a pro.