In honor of Chuck Norris’ birthday, I give you some fine examples of hyperbole with an element of tall-tale.
- Chuck Norris has a vacation home on the sun.
- If you put a straitjacket on Chuck Norris, the straitjacket goes insane.
- Chuck Norris doesn’t swim, water gets out of his way.
- Every time Chuck Norris celebrates a birthday, he throws one lucky child into the sun.
- Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
- Chuck Norris can’t do “color by numbers” because his markers are filled with the blood of his victims.
- Chuck Norris’ house has no doors, only walls that he walks through.
- A Chuck Norris roundhouse kick is the preferred method of execution in 19 states.
- Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
- Chuck Norris once counted to infinity—twice.
Chuck Norris approves of the following ELA Common Core Lesson Plans.
If you’re looking to have some fun with Chuck Norris jokes/facts, justify it with the L 9-10.5 and 5a standard.
- Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
- Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.
You could also use Chuck Norris jokes/facts as examples to come up with similar facts/jokes for really awesome literary characters—Ender Wiggin, Odysseus, Lennie Smalls, Katniss Everdeen, Sanger Rainsford (you get the point). For example:
- Ender Wiggin takes showers before he destroys his enemy with a mule kick to the face.
- Lennie Smalls lets you punch him in the face several times to make the letdown of getting your hand crushed even more severe.