Just for the pun of it

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pun (n.)  A clever play on words that brings about a double meaning or a comedic effect. “I do it for the pun of it.”

I confess. I’m a punster (much to my family’s dismay). I don’t do it on purpose, really. As a matter of fact, if you put me on the spot, I’m hard pressed to think of one! But when I come across a great pun or other word twist, I love to share it. Guess it’s just a part of my love of words.

Lucky for you, a friend with a wacky sense of humor (thanks, Susan!) sent me a whole list. Not all are true puns; some are just amusing word plays. But they’re all good for a chuckle, and I hope they brighten your day!

Fun with Puns

  • If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • If I put a leafy green vegetable on the barbecue, will it be chard?
  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?
  • Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
  • Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE
  • Why is it that if you send something by road it is called a shipment, but when you send it by sea it is called cargo?

Got a clean pun you’d like to share? Add it in a comment!

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#1 Amy on 03.01.10 at 4:57 am

Okay! So I had volunteered my son to help cook for our church Valentine’s Day Brunch at the metroparks. He was at the table setting out the toasted English Muffins, keeping an eye on the Hollandaise Sauce, the pans of steaming sliced ham, sausage and eggs… right? And he waves for me to come over, steps out from behind the table and asks if they are keeping the Park Rangers out of the room?
Are you ready?
Because he’s not sure they will be happy with him for Poaching Eggs in a State Park!
Ahhhhhh!!

#2 Kim on 03.01.10 at 10:13 am

What a great pun indeed. I’m glad you posted it!

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