Fun Friday: That’s Punny!

Pun Comic Courtesy of

A pun, or paronomasia, is “a form of word play that deliberately exploits an ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect  … By definition, puns must be deliberate; an involuntary substitution of similar words is called a malapropism.” [from the Wikipedia entry “Pun”]

Now that the Latin lesson is done, let’s get punny!  I present to you my hand-picked, best of the web collection of puns:

  • I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  • A scientist doing a large experiment with liquid chemicals was trying to solve a problem when he fell in and became part of the solution.
  • A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was a nurse said ‘No change yet’.
  • The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
  • Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  • A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
  • I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got over it.
  • What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing – but it let out a little whine.
  • To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
  • When they bought a water bed, the couple started to drift apart.
  • A criminal’s best asset is his lie ability.
  • If you don’t pay your exorcist you get repossessed.
  • Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
  • Old lawyers never die they just lose their appeal.
  • Gravity is studied a lot because it’s a very attractive field.

Feel free to add your favorites in the comment section!

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About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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2 Responses to Fun Friday: That’s Punny!

  1. nrhatch says:

    Your Friday posts never fail to amuse me.

    Thanks, Jo!

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