A pun is a joke that makes a play on words. A pun, also called paronomasia, uses words that have several meanings or words that sound similar but have different meanings.
- A vulture boards a plane, carrying two dead possums. The attendant looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carry on allowed per passenger."
- Santa’s helpers are known as subordinate Clauses.
- She had a photographic memory but never developed it.
- The two pianists had a good marriage. They always were in a chord.
- I was struggling to figure out how lightning works then it struck me.
- I really wanted a camouflage shirt, but I couldn't find one.
- The grammarian was very logical. He had a lot of comma sense.
- A chicken farmer's favorite car is a coupe.
- What do you call a person rabid with wordplay? An energizer punny.
- I've been to the dentist many times so I know the drill.
- What did one plant say to another? What's stomata?
- The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester.
- A chicken crossing the road is truly poultry in motion.
- The politician is not one for Indian food. But he's good at currying favors.
- How do construction workers party? They raise the roof.
- A boiled egg every morning is hard to beat.
- When a woman returns new clothing, that's post traumatic dress syndrome.
- After hours of waiting for the bowling alley to open, we finally got the ball rolling.
- Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was brilliant!
- Always trust a glue salesman. They tend to stick to their word.
- Where do you find giant snails? On the ends of giants’ fingers.
- Guerrilla warfare is more than just throwing a banana.
- The cartoon animator felt imprisoned by his job. He could not free himself from his cel.
- I thought Santa was going to be late, but he arrived in the Nick of time.
- With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress
- Every calendar's days are numbered.
- A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two-tired.
- No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.
- A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
- If you don't pay your exorcist, you will get repossessed.
- Being struck by lightning is really a shocking experience!
- A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative.
- Dockyard: A physician's garden.
- I went to a seafood disco last week... and pulled a mussel.
- Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a-salted.
- Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
- The lights were too bright at the Chinese restaurant so the manager decided to dim sum.
Puns in Quotes
- "You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass." - Douglas Adams
- "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx
- "Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted." - Fred Allen
- “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” - Mark Twain
- "Atheism is a non-prophet institution" - George Carlin
- "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!" - Stewart Francis
Puns in Headlines and Advertising
- New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
- Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
- Juvenile Court Tried Shooting Defendant
- Farmer Bill Dies in House
- Eye Drops Off Shelf
- Hospitals are Sued by Seven Foot Doctors
- Residents Warned to Protect Fish and Hens to Avoid Otter Devastation
- Big Rig Carrying Fruit Crashes on 210 Freeway - Creates Jam
- The Greatest Flow on Earth - About Golden Corrals’ caramel, chocolate and white chocolate fountains
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