Spelling jokes

THE teacher announced that to practice…

THE teacher announced that to practice spelling, each member of the class would say what their fathers did for a living and then spell the occupation. Mary went first. " My Dad is a baker, b- a- k- e- r, and if he were here, he would give everyone a cookie. " Next came Tommy. " My dad is a banker, b- a- n- k- e- r, and if he were here, he'd give each of us a quarter. " Third came Jimmy. " My dad is an electrician. ''But after struggling through a number of attempts to spell the word, the teacher asked him to sit and think about it for a moment while she called on someone else. She then turned to Johnny. " My dad's a bookie, b- o- o- k- i- e, " Johnny said. " And if he were here, he'd lay you 8 to 5 that Jimmy ain't never gonnaspell electrician. "

Little Johnny wasn't very good at…

Little Johnny wasn't very good at spelling. During an oral spelling exam, the teacher wrote the word " new" on the blackboard. " Now, " she asked Johnny, " what word would we have if we placed a " K" in the front? " After a moment's reflection, Johnny said, " Canoe? "

Early Texas governors were not very…

Early Texas governors were not very well educated. There was once a chief executive who thought " grammar" was his father's mother. On one occasion this governor went hunting and forgot his gun. He phoned his secretary and asked him to send the gun. " The phone connection's bad, " said the secretary. " I couldn't catch that last word. Spell it. " The governor replied, " 'G'like in Jesus; 'U'like in onion; 'N'like in pneumonia GUN, you damn fool! "

A Hoosier, a Kentuckian and a…

A Hoosier, a Kentuckian and a West Virginian were on a Hollywood TV quiz show. The host asked them to complete the sentence: " Old MacDonald had a…" The Indianan said, " Old MacDonald had a carburetor. " " Sorry, " said the MC. " That's incorrect. " " Old MacDonald had a flat tire, " said the Kentuckian. " Wrong, " said the host. " Old MacDonald had a farm, " said the West Virginian. " That's correct! " shouted the MC. " Now for $ 200, 000, spell farm. " The West Virginian thought hard and then spelled carefully: " E- I- E- I- O. "

"Mah son's real smart!" crowed the…

" Mah son's real smart! " crowed the redneck mother to an acquaintance. " He's only six but he can already spell his name backwards and forwards! " " What's his name? " asked the friend. " Bob. "

Two men were walking home after…

Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap- tap- tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones. " Holy cow, Mister, " one of them said after catching his breath, " You scared us half to death – – we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night? " " Those fools! " the old man grumbled. " They misspelled my name! "

A group of Texas A&M Aggies…

A group of Texas A& M Aggies and a group of Harvard students had been deadlocked in a spelling bee for an entire week. At the end of the contest the score was tied and the judges had a dilemma. They told the contestants that each group was to quickly come up with a poem using the word 'Timbuktu. 'Well the Aggiess started laughing the minute the word was uttered but Harvard just smiled and prepared their short rhyme. One Harvard student stood up and for his group recited 'Through the desert all night we ride on camels walking two by two, Destination Timbuktu. 'Well the crowd politely applauded – they knew the Aggies couldnt beat that and the Aggies just continued laughing throughout the whole process. One Aggie stopped giggling long enough to stand and read the team's effort. He said, 'Tim and I, a hunting went, we came upon three women in a tent. Since they were three and we were two, I buk one and Timbuktu! '

Luke had it first, Paul had…

Luke had it first, Paul had it lost; boys never had it; girls have it but once; Miss Polly had it twice in the same place, but when she married Peter Jones she never had it again. What is it? The letter L.