The Ladybug: Hey dad, wanna hear a joke I made up?
LB: What did the man say when his wife went on vacation?
Me: I don’t know. What did the man say when his wife went on vacation?
LB: Bon voyage!
Me: … I don’t get it.
LB: “Bon voyage?” That’s so funny sounding.
Me: It’s French for “Have a good trip.”
Me: If you want to make a joke out of that, you’ll have to make a play on the words… Something that sounds like “bon voyage,” but has a second meaning that references the characters in the joke.
Me: Let me give you an example. What did the stick of dynamite say when his wife went on vacation?
Me: Bomb voyage.
LB: Ohhh… it’s a joke because dynamite is used for making bombs.
Me: Correct. Or: what did the chocolate candy say when his wife went on vacation?
… Bon-bon voyage.
LB: Good one. Or how about: what did Flynn say went Quorra went on vacation?
… Tron voyage!
Me: Now you’re getting it. How about: what did the stoner day when his girlfriend went on vacation?
… Bong voyage!
LB: What’s a stoner?
Me: Right. Comedy lesson over.