Posted by: Jodi | April 23, 2010

Fun Friday: That’s Punny!

Pun Comic Courtesy of Mindbluff.com

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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  1. Your Friday posts never fail to amuse me.

    Thanks, Jo!

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