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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13
    Sorry my misspelling. Read please as "Why didn't the shark swallow the clownfish?
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 11,639 mod
    Maybe the shark wants rather looking at such a beautiful fish.
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    Are you sure that shark's aesthetic feelings are stronger than hunger?
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 11,639 mod
    Have you never heard that beauty can overcome hunger!
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13
    I'm sure the perfect dish just improve appetite.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,929 mod
    homanmih said:

    Why didn’t the shark swallow the cloun fish?

    Because it tasted funny.

    Am I right?

    And I think Paulette is correct - it is a clown fish!
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14
    Why didn’t the shark swallow the clown fish? - Because clown fish is funny. Because fish tasted funny.
    (Funny can also means strange, not normal; food can taste funny. This doesn’t taste right. This tastes weird).
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 11,639 mod
    Maybe the shark isn't hungry at all!
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,929 mod
    homanmih said:

    Why didn’t the shark swallow the clown fish? - Because clown fish is funny. Because fish tasted funny.
    (Funny can also means strange, not normal; food can taste funny. This doesn’t taste right. This tastes weird).

    That's a nice explanation. It is a fine example of how English can be used to make jokes or riddles because the same words can sometimes have such different meanings.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,599 mod
    @homanmih was it because he was laughing too much?
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    It seems like the spring is coming soon. So I'd like to suggest you a spring riddle.
    If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?
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