It’s all good pun

28th January 2017

It’s all good Pun

Last year I wrote this post wrote about puns and their capacity to confuse to great comic effect. So this latest blog is by way of a share of some super puns that a friend sent to me. They made me smile and I hope they make you smile too.

The pun is defined by Wikipedia thus: ‘The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetoricaleffect.[1][2] These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonichomographicmetonymic, or figurative language. A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism is an incorrect variation on a correct expression, while a pun involves expressions with multiple correct interpretations. Puns may be regarded as in-jokes or idiomatic constructions, as their usage and meaning are specific to a particular language and its culture …’


A man’s home is his castle, in a Manor of speaking.

Dijon vu – the same mustard as before.

Practice safe eating – always use condiments.

Shotgun wedding – A case of wife or death.

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Dancing cheek-t-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.

A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two tyred.

What’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead give away.)

In democracy your vote counts, in feudalism your Count votes.

A chicken  crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don’t pay your exorcist,  you get repossessed

With her marriage, she got a new name and a  dress.

The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.

You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia – the LAN down under.

Every calendar’s days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted -Taint yours and taint mine.

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.

Once you’ve seen one shopping centre, you’ve seen a mall.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.

Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture is a jab well done

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So if you’ve been thinking about doing some content marketing or regular blogging for your business then – as the sign in the picture below exhorts – seas the day.

seas the day - a pun on sign

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