As we’ve discussed on previous shows, one difficult aspect of learning a second language is adapting to humor that involves plays on words. They are also called puns. The appropriate way to receive a pun when it is told is to pretend you didn’t think it was funny. You may stare at the pun-teller or even let out a groan (unnnhh!). We don’t want to give punsters credit for clever wordplay, but usually we end up smiling or even laughing. Here is a clever wordplay that most Americans would chuckle over. The question: is it funny to you?
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The wedding ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.
What's So Funny?
This joke involves one word having two different meanings.
This is funny because the word "reception" can refer to a celebration party held after a wedding and can also refer to the process of receiving information through an antenna to a television.