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Pint-Sized Punch Lines

October 14, 1998

* Why don't dogs get on the scale? Because they hate dog pounds. (Stephanie Mathews, 10, Fontana, South Tamarind Elementary School)

* Why did the turtle cross the road, fall into the pit and cross the road again? Because he was a dirty double-crosser. (Lancer Naghdechi, 8, Beverly Hills, Horace Mann Elementary)

* Where do you visit a sick pony? At the horsepital. (Sammy Shmeckel, 7, Los Angeles, Baitsem Day School)

* What do you call a cat that drinks lemonade? A sourpuss. (Spencer Lane Gordon, 6, Los Angeles, Center for Early Education)

* Where do ghosts hide? In the boo-shes. (Carissa Friedman, 7, Seal Beach, Hopkinson Elementary)

* What are the two sides of a circle? The inside and the outside. (Jelene deGuia Chiong, 10, Diamond Bar, Walnut Elementary School)

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