Why are teeth like verbs?—Because they are regular, irregular, and defective.
What ships hardly ever sail out of sight?—Hardships. When is an artist a dangerous person?—When his designs are bad.
Why are tortoiseshell-combs like citadels?—They are for-tresses.
Why is the Isthmus of Suez like the first "u" in cucumber?—Because it is between two "c's" (seas).
What motive led to the invention of railroads?—The locomotive.
Why are deaf people like Dutch cheeses?—Because you can't make them here.
When is the best time to get a fresh egg at sea?—When the ship lays to.
Who was the first whistler?—The wind. What tune did he whistle?—Over the hills and far away.
Why need a traveler never starve in the desert?—Because of the sand which is (sandwiches) there.
Why is sympathy like blindman's buff?—Because it is a fellow feeling for a fellow creature.
If a Frenchman were to fall into a tub of tallow, in what word would he express his situation?—In-de-fat-i-gabble. (Indefatigable.)
Why is a diner on board a steam-boat like Easter Day?—Because it is a movable feast.