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English is Fun: 5 Funny Short Stories to Tell Your Friends

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Funny short English stories can be a great way to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary skills while also providing entertainment and enjoyment. These stories often use humor and wit to present relatable characters and situations, making them a great way to engage readers of all ages. They can also be used to teach important life lessons in an enjoyable and memorable way. Additionally, reading funny short stories can help to improve overall language proficiency by exposing readers to a variety of sentence structures, vocabulary words, and idiomatic expressions. Furthermore, it can also be used as a tool for language learners to improve their listening and speaking skills.

Funny Stories

Who Are You Please?

  • Hello, are you there?
  • Yes, who are you please?
  • I’m Watt.
  • What’s your name?
  • Watt’s my name.
  • Yes, what’s your name?
  • My names is John Watt.
  • John what?
  • Yes, are you Jones?
  • No, I’m Knott.
  • Will you tell me your name then?
  • Will Knott.
  • Why not?
  • My name is Knott.
  • Not what?
  • Not Watt, Knott.
  • What?

Funny Story: Who Are You Please?

Wife vs. Wifi

Wife vs. Wifi

The Power of Punctuation

The Power of Punctuation

English is Difficult …

English is Difficult ...

English is Fun

English is Fun

Famous Funny Short Stories

If you’re a fan of funny short stories, you’re in luck! There are plenty of classic and modern examples out there that are sure to make you laugh. Here are a few of the most famous ones:

Modern Examples

  • “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss – This classic children’s book is full of silly rhymes and whimsical illustrations that are sure to tickle your funny bone. It tells the story of two siblings who are stuck inside on a rainy day, but are visited by a mischievous cat who turns their boring day into a wild adventure.
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams – This hilarious science fiction novel follows the adventures of an unwitting human and his alien friend as they travel through space and encounter all sorts of bizarre creatures and situations. It’s full of witty one-liners and absurd scenarios that will keep you laughing from start to finish.

Classic Examples

  • “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain – This short story is a classic example of Twain’s signature humor. It tells the story of a man who bets on a frog jumping contest, only to find out that the frog he’s betting on has been weighed down with lead shot. The twist ending is sure to leave you chuckling.
  • “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry – This story follows two kidnappers who attempt to hold a young boy for ransom, only to find out that he’s more trouble than he’s worth. The boy is so mischievous and energetic that the kidnappers end up paying his father to take him back. It’s a hilarious tale of a kidnapping gone wrong.

Whether you prefer classic or modern humor, these famous funny short stories are sure to brighten up your day. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a good laugh!

Sarah Gaius

Sunday 17th of September 2023

Hahaha I can't stop laughing


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

no funny

Misa Nguyen

Thursday 10th of November 2022



Monday 21st of June 2021

hey y'all


Monday 29th of March 2021

Hhhhhh! He so funny