Little Jokes


New Member
Hello everybody,

First, I want to say that I have benefited from this website so far (before I registered) and found all the answer to my question. Thank you for your help!

I would like to ask a question. It was written "Hot English Magazine, Week 139, page 7"

I don't understand what people talked about. The dialouges is:

A: Doctor, doctor, the baby has swallowed my pen. What should I do?
B: Use a pencil till I get there.

If anyone illimunates me, it would be great!
  • waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    The joke is that the mother is of course concerned with the health of her child (swallowing a pen would be very dangerous), while the doctor responds as if the problem is that she now has nothing to write with.