Bad Dog Joke

What if your dog chases neighborhood children on a bike?

What's So Funny?

The way the joke is introduced, we assume the dog is chasing children who are riding their own bikes. The punchline surprises us when we realize it is the owner's dog who is riding a bike while chasing the children of the neighborhood.

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.