Hockey Joke

Alan asks why hockey players don't have any frosting on their birthday cakes. Can you guess why?

What's So Funny?

There is a double meaning here. Another name for the frosting on top of a cake is icing.  In ice hockey, there is a penalty for shooting the puck the entire length of the ice rink; that illegal action is also called icing.

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.