The Dictionary Project

Word of the Day: Joke

Jul 18, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day

joke / jōk
1.      something said or done to provoke laughter
A casual remark or joke shall distinguish a person’s real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle.
Plutarch, 46-120
2.      a humorous prank or playful trick
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
H. P. Lovecraft, 1890-1937
3.      an instance of kidding around or jesting
I prefer sayings over jokes.
Robert Ballard, 1942-
4.      laughingstock or trifling matter; something not taken seriously
The people that become the biggest jokes are people who do not change.
Corey Feldman, 1971-
1.      to jest
My way of joking is to tell the truth.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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