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How To Be Funny Without Telling Jokes

Updated on January 15, 2017
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Hubpages writer StricktlyDating is an Australian writer creating pages of original funny quotes and status updates.


How to be funny without telling jokes:

  • Sing a silly song at a random moment - A Nursery Rhyme or Folk Song should do. Otherwise just sing "I'm too sexy for myself, too sexy for myself..."
  • Hum your favourite song at a low volume but add wild hand signals, like you're the Drummer or guitarist in the band - great for when you're waiting in a queue.
  • When fuelling up your car next time, wiggle your hips and shake your butt.
  • Walk to the corner shop wearing a Mud Mask on your face. Smile at everyone you meet along the way.
  • Next time you're going shopping draw a big Smiley on your shoulder.
  • When you're at a fast food counter and they ask you what you'd like - tell them to "Guess!".
  • Arrange the food you're serving into a Smiley Face.
  • Eat with two forks instead of a knife and fork.
  • Ask for Chopsticks at McDonald's.
  • Iron your underwear, and complain about how long it takes you each week.
  • Ask a friend if it's OK to wear the same underwear for 4 days?
  • Next time you buy a soft drink ask the shop assistant for a cup of hot water, so you can "put your drink in to warm it up".
  • Ask a random stranger if they can read your shopping list. Show them your list (which you've written in a fake language). Remember to thank them for trying...
  • Create a new voice mail message and pretend to speak in a foreign language. Add in some random words which callers will understand. For example, trying to fake French, say "We We, Croissant, Yoplait!"
  • Ask someone if they know "The exact time (In a suburb nearby)?".
  • Approach a random stranger and ask "Excuse me, but does my bum look big in this?" whatever they say, just say "Ok thanks, I'm just feeling a little bit tight today"
  • Pretend the shop window is a mirror. Fix your hair in this mirror and give yourself a smile and a wink as you turn away from it.
  • Put a huge pink bow on your dogs collar next time you take it for a walk, sing cute songs as you walk along (Happy Birthday will do).
  • Wear your shower cap to work. Take it off when you arrive as your taking off your coat. If anyone says anything just say you were concerned that you might get windswept! And carry on.
  • Wear a clip-on earring on your nose. Just say you're doing it to help you decide if a nose piercing will suit you. Ask everyone for their opinion.
  • Pretend you're on the phone and fake a weird conversation - For example "No you can't have my diet pills, I have a hot and sexy pair of jeans I have to fit into by next week and I cannot do without them at this point in time" - or - "No! I will NOT write you a Love Letter, the only Love Letter I'm going to write is a Love Letter to myself! And it will be a good letter too believe me!".
  • Put your hair in a bun or ponytail. Then take every clip and hair pin you have in the house and decorate your swept back hair, you know, just so you can have that Hollywood fancy up do look (Not!).
  • Do your gardening in high-heels.
  • Go to work with eye-makeup on one eye only - If anyone says anything just say you were running behind thismorning and didn't have time to do the other one yet.
  • Put a fake spider on someone's desk (Just leave half the legs visible from under the papers)...
  • Create some funny meme's using photos of your own pets, and post them regularly to your Facebook timeline.
  • Play a Prank on someone you know: CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO PUNK YOUR HOUSE GUESTS

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  • Dress up in your favourite shirt, but only wear your underwear... Say to your housemates your bum won't look big in your jeans if you don't wear any jeans!
  • Laugh hard at something minor, so that you end up rolling around on the floor... A sure way to make your friends laugh too.
  • Sharpen your fingernails into points and if anyone asks about them, just say you want to feel more "Feline".
  • Wear your bra on the outside.
  • Wear bright odd socks, with flip-flops.
  • Wear formal wear around the house.
  • Wear green lipstick to the shops.

© 2010 StricktlyDating


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      8 years ago

      yes in french is spelled 'oui'. just so ya know

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks LeslieAdrienne!

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      Leslie A. Shields 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Like your practical jokes....

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      That would be so awesome to see! Yeah!!!

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      William Thomas 

      8 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      Great suggestions, sticklydating! I have one that would work for a television talk show host (or television presenter, as some call them?). Suppose there was a huge singer/songwriter like, say, Sting.

      They come on said talk show (and this part should, perhaps, be arranged ahead of time) and when Sting finishes his song, you (x television host) should rush on to the stage and warmly greet the back up drummer -- as though he or she is the main attraction. You conduct the interview with he or she, back up drummer alone, and leave Sting, the "star," the main attraction standing there, scratching his head, wondering what on Earth is going on.

      Can you visualize that? I think turning things upside down like that would be hilarious!

      Once again, awesome hub, strictlydating! Voted up

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Haha! Yes! I never thought of that being a win/win. I live on a busy road, and was out the front weeding and I didn't even realise I had my high-heels on until after hearing a few cars tooting their horn as they drove past. That's where this idea came from! Thanks for your comment.

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      8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      "Do your gardening in high-heels."

      Aerate the soil and pick weeds. 2 for 1, win/win!

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks so much for your feedback! Best wishes.

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      8 years ago from doha, qatar

      hahaha i really enjoyed this hub, it's interesting, funny & a unique hub. Thank you for writing this hub. voted up

    • tnvrstar profile image


      8 years ago from doha, qatar

      hahaha it was a great interesting unique funny hub, thank you for sharing

    • DrRobotnik profile image


      9 years ago from Unkited Kingdom

      This is really unique. Aces! A lot of what is meant to be funny relies to heavily on spoken word. I like this a lot, well done!

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      9 years ago

      Lol very funny. Good idea to laugh without jokes.

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Hi kosmicbluej, Yes I have tried it - actually I did it at the counter at McDonalds. The person serving me actually played along. Each time they tried to guess I said "Wrong!" until they got it right ;)

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      9 years ago

      A ha! Have you ever tried that trick to someone in a fast food restaurant, the 'Guess' answer to them asking what you'd like? Seriously, in the UK it would be tumbleweed time! You'd simply end up looking at a gormless face who would simply repeat the same question over and over again with no hint of irony of even the simple spark of life!! I was once warned that I'd be asked to leave when I just asked for a 'choco-doobie milkshake'. I was 12. :-) Loved the hub though!!


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      women health fitness 

      9 years ago

      Interesting hub about jokes but i use to make others laugh by saying some short jokes

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Inspired to write, what a lovely compliment ;)

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      Dale J Ovenstone 

      9 years ago from South Wales UK

      stricktlydating I love your personal energy radiating from within because of your outlook on life & towards folk & I bet you bring a surprise & a smile to all those around you both strangers as well as folk you associate with because your style of humour will certainly attract as like what you are.

      Thanks for the read I really enjoyed.

      Regards Dale

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Yes Cheeky Girl, I'm sure you could get away with that one just because of your name ;)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I was smiling reading this, Strictly! Some great jokes here. I laughed at many of these! Especially this one:

      ...Approach a random stranger and ask "Excuse me, but does my bum look big in this?" whatever they say, just say "Ok thanks, I'm just feeling a little bit tight today".

      OMG, that is so daring. I'd be arrested for trying that. But then I am a Cheeky girl! Geddit? Cheeky? Aw, never mind! LOL!

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      9 years ago from USA

      My son is sooo funny. I tell him all the time he would be a good stand up. The things he comes out with, right off the top of his head

    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for your comments Hmrjmr1 and JohnBarret... Acetnna, I've actually done it by mistake - forgot to take off my green Face Mask before ducking out to the shop. I did't realise until I came home and saw myself in the mirror, it had cracked and gone flakey... I just thought everyone was being friendly when they smiled at me! Laughed my head off when I realised what I'd done!

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      9 years ago from Guildford

      This is a great hub. I've always had a terrible urge to walk to the shops wearing my face pack - maybe I should give it a go! I'll let you know the reaction!

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      9 years ago

      I've practically done two of the jokes, one the time one; I had watch in my hand and asked the time. And, spider one; I did it to my friend's elder sister whose yelling still echoes in my ears.......

      :) :)

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      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      I knew there was a reason I like you!! Great Hub!


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