The five ... Best animal howlers

29th May 2009 at 01:00

1. Q: What is an armadillo?

A: An armadillo is an ornamental shrub.

2. Q: How do you prevent milk turning sour?

A: Keep it in the cow.

3. Q: What is a marsupial?

A: A marsupial is a poached animal.

4. Q: What is an octogenarian?

A: An octogenarian is an animal that has eight young at birth.

5. Q: Why do whales live in the sea?

A. Because there is nowhere else to put them.

Based on excerpts from Must Try Harder, published by Constable: www.constablerobinson.com. Email meabh.ritchie@tes.co.uk with suggestions for this column.

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