Pun Dictionary

This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time: documenting every pun in the English language. Ambitious? Definitely. Misguided? Oh, yes. 8-) Will I ever be able to get them all? I doubt it, but it will be fun to try. I'm starting with my own very large collection drawn from all of my humour files, and I'll see what everyone else sends me. Or what I can come up with myself. First launched April 1, 2007.

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I decided to create this to make it easier for people to see the new jokes. 8-) Updates occur irregularly and without warning. 8-)

September 27, 2019:
A Where the Monks Find Honey: Abbey Hive
B A combination of hair salon and fireworks store could be called "More Bangs for Your Buck".
C Free party snacks are provided for those who canapé.
D "Did you know that you can get as drunk on water as you can on land?" - W.C. Fields
D Do golf club restaurants have drive-through windows?
J A person who makes footwear from sailcloth could be from Djibouti.
L Can a woman on a boat in Scotland drop locks of her hair in the locks between lochs, while eating bagels with lox and picking the locks on her door?
O During a personnel crisis at the hospital, a surgeon found herself at the telephone switchboard because she was an operator.
O I refuse to have anything to do with the letter O when I'm at the ocean.
PQ "What's the status of the mail?" "I'll keep you posted."
PQ A green at an ultra-posh golf resort was so fancy that it got dubbed "The Ritz". The Management was Not Impressed when the patrons began singing and dancing "Putting on the Ritz."
PQ I had to submit my article "Docks: An Annotated History" to a journal for pier review.
PQ My career as a switchboard operator was put on hold.
R "Women's chests are enhanced by sculling", leered Tom robustly.
S People who snore are sound sleepers.
S The elephant was so depressed that his huge sighs were picked up on seismographs.
TU I made a playlist featuring musing from The Cranberries, Peanuts, and Eminem. I call it my Trail Mix.
TU What kind of road makes a good shield during a medieval re-enactment battle? A turnpike.
TU When a bowler is in a hurry, it's because s/he doesn't have time to spare.
VZ Golf pranksters deliver sand wedgies.
VZ Who else but the vise squad would clamp down on crime?

August 10, 2019:
B "I think that those floppy hats are stupid!" Tom berated.
B All these pig jokes are getting boaring.
B I got arrested for stealing hay, but got out of jail after posting bale.
B I named my plane "Enola Hay", but when I got into trouble, I had to bale out."
B If beer had bubbles of nitrous oxide, it would be noisy in a funny way because it would be a brewhaha.
C They're called cannibals because they can nibble on us.
D I watched a documentary about beavers yesterday. It was the best dam show ever!
D I'm thinking of opening Harold's Funeral Home for Plants, where you can say goodbye to the dearly depotted.
F The only thing flat-earthers fear is sphere itself.
M Why couldn't the chicken find her eggs? Because she mislaid them.
N People who are overly chauvinistic about their hot drinks say that tea is good and not tea is bad.
PQ If a female deer were frisking and frolicking, would we call her Play Doe?
R Death playing the drums is an example of reapercussions.
R Never challenge Death to a pillow fight unless you're prepared for the reaper cushions.
S Where in Papua New Guinea does one go for campfire snacks? Port Smoresby, of course.
TU I know your dog ran away. Don't terrier self up about it.
VZ The egotistical cat thought that he was so purrfect that when he saw a pretty girl he could whisker away.
VZ We called our dog Rolex because she's a watchdog.

July 20, 2019:
A If a mountain slope is totally covered in pine trees, is it described as alpine?
A The person who wastes away the most will win atrophy.
B Are hair salons part of the Barbary States?
B Does a company that manufactures scales have to maintain a balance sheet?
B What do you call a cow with a bad twitch? Beef jerky.
C How did Pavlov keep his hair so nice? He conditioned it.
C I wonder if farmers crop their photographs?
C Someone asked me the most convenient time for them to contact me, and I said "7:11".
F An amazing French ant is un fourmidable.
H Bouncing on a trampoline when you have laryngitis is hoarse jumping.
H Why did the French executioner in the Wild West set up his guillotine in the mountains? So he could head them off at the pass.
J Speaking of making preserves, I tried making door jamb once, but it wasn't very good. People kept slamming it.
L If you boil a funny bone it becomes a laughing stock.
N Silly Santa: Knut Nick Klaus
PQ Police have reported a man going into local craft stores and dipping his testicles in glitter. It's pretty nuts.
R In what does an artillery officer like to sit when in the garden? A rocket lawn chair.
S Where did Captain Hook buy his hook? From the second hand store.
S Where does a clock maker buy spare parts? From the second hand store.
S Would a lawn care company succeed in Soddy Arabia?
TU A discussion about ticks could be the sound of a grandfather clock because it is tick talk.
TU We of the Church of the Holy Raptor, let osprey.

June 15, 2019:
B A bull works out at the gym to become a buff fellow.
B A fancy little shop specializing in marine supplies is a boatique.
B Ghosts like to do their shopping in bootiques.
B New info on the Monarch of the Donkeys is bray king news.
B The location of a plastic bag recycling station can be marked by a character from The Jungle Books: Bagheera.
C The favourite ships of barbers and hairstylists are clippers.
C When negotiators go to the fair, do they avoid the concession stands?
C When the shocked IRS agent was convicted of tax evasion, he had to take time to collect himself.
D Kate named her clone Dupli Kate.
E If Brutus had dressed up as a ballerina, Julius Caesar might have said "Et tutu, Brute?"
E Is a lion's mistake an erroar?
G A good place to shop for fancy footwear is a bootique.
H The American city of colours is Hueston.
H When the wind kept blowing off his toupée, the ornithologist said "I can't keep my heron!"
J "I Cleaned Up This Town!": Janet Orr
S Can David cause mischief with Japanese throwing knives? Shuriken.
S Can I make more bad Jungle Books jokes? I Shere Khan!
TU Ballerinas are very quiet because they're always tiptoeing around.
TU Bono and The Edge walk into a bar. The barkeep says "Not you two again!"
TU How do you stop a dog from eating your books? Take the words out of his mouth.
TU I accidentally glued myself to my autobiography. No one believes me, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

May 30, 2019:
A Androginous: when all hard liquors look the same.
A Bird watching is oriole great outdoors activity.
A The colour of rage is angreen.
B Birders dislike golfers because of their desires to get birdies and eagles.
B I've started investing in stocks: beef, chicken, and vegetable. Someday I hope to be a bouillonaire.
B The Birdwatcher's Convention was all decked out with paper streamers and bunting.
B When airplane manufacturers are on pogo sticks, they say "Boeing, Boeing, Boeing!"
C Baseball umpires are also social reformers because they keep calling people out for stuff they do.
C People who work for passenger bus and train companies should be great at sports. Look at all the coaches they have to work with!
C What vegetable helps you to play snooker? A pool cucumber.
D Do artists who sketch store their supplies in drawers?
D If Emma found herself in a pickle, would that be a form of dilemma for her?
E Some people get upset at high optometrist fees. Others get irate.
H Are hair salon chains run by head honchos in head offices and recruit staff using headhunters?
H Novice sailors make bad singers because they can't hit the high seas.
PQ Would you go to a hair salon if it offered a 10% off sale?
S A conversation in Valhalla: "I am Thor!" "Here, have thome athpirin."
S What were you doing in the kitchen? I never sausage a mess!
TU Breaking news: A man claims to have learned how to do origami backwards. More on this story as it unfolds.
TU Is Peter Tork the Monkee who kept wanting to play "The Twist"?
VZ A North American First Nations entrepreneur went to Guam and set up a hairpiece emporium in a large tent. He called it The Wig Guam.

April 20, 2019:
A Angry Commuters: Adelaide Train
A When is a street like a meeting place? When it's a venue.
C If I were to die and come back as a flower, would I be a reincarnation?
C That Night in the Ritzy Hotel: Costas Plenty
D Clean Clothes Repel Men: Dieter Gents
D When a bunch of golfers go out on the town, do they have a designated driver?
F Some might call a balding guy's disagreement with his hair an argument, but it was more like a falling-out.
G A Grand Slam is a big win or score in a sport, not closing a piano lid too hard.
L Do high jumpers perform better in leap years?
L When the heroes and villains are having dinner in their hideouts, do they have lair cake for dessert?
S It's never a good idea to give a shamrock to a geologist, even on St. Patrick's Day.
S The vacuum cleaner you loaned me is like an aloe vera: a succulent.
S Would a no-no committed during a bridge tournament result in a bridge suspension, or a suspension (from) bridge?
TU Fire hydrants are tiny totem poles. People park next to them, cops totem away.
VZ The motto of the Gravedigger's Union Life Insurance Co. should be "We've got you covered."

February 23, 2019:
D A reality TV contest between two cartoonists ended in a draw.
D What happens when you spin around while playing Scrabble? You get dizzy spells.
F I thought a forecast is what you get when you break a leg on the golf course.
G Some people think that puns are juvenile, but I prefer to think of them as full-groan.
J Many Roman poets were mature, but one was Juvenal.
L What do you get when you cross alphabet soup with a laxative? Letter Rip.
R The Northern Lights sound like lions because they're auroras.
R Which celebrity is always ready for cereal? Reese, with her spoon.
S Somebody threw a bottle of Omega3 pills at me. Fortunately, the injury was only super fish oil.
TU Scattered Small Carpets: Jethro Rugg

January 26, 2019:
A A bunch of apples on the floor is like a horse: Appaloosa.
B "When I threw that pie away, it came right back and hit me!" "That's because it's a boomeringue."
B It's no longer called "boxed wine". It's Cardboardeaux.
B Once there was a rock group that wore brassieres outside their clothes. They called themselves Fast Internet because they were the bra'ed band.
B What colour was the wind? Blew.
C When a pet loses a lot of hair, it becomes a cheese: cheddar.
D I hear it's easy to convince ladies to not eat Tide pods, but it's hard to deter gents.
D I said to my doctor "I have a problem with one of my ears." He asked "Are you sure?" I replied "Yes, I'm definite."
D Oddly-Behaving Waterfowl: Daphne Duck
F "Waiter, this coffee tastes like mud!" "Yes, it's fresh ground."
G With what to cheesemakers hear? Their Gruy-ears.
L The least truthful musical instrument is the lyre.
N "Dr. Watson, what is the brand of this enema?" "No Shit Sherlock" "Ah, it's alimentary, my dear Watson."
PQ I wonder if the favourite colour of Polish cat lovers is pur-Pole?
PQ If I dip a Ritz cracker into chocolate pudding, should I sing "Puddin' on the Ritz"?
R Ruminant: when your father's sister comes to say for a while.
R Steak puns are a rare medium well done.
S Footwear made from banana peels could be called slippers.
S Would a combined marijuana and cattle farm be a high steaks enterprise?
TU The pastry that sports teams prefer to avoid is the turnover.

December 23, 2018:
A My font joke was Arial stinker.
A The next show for Little Spicerack Productions will be Little Orphan Anise.
B Do cobblers have to go to boot camp after enlisting in the armed forces?
C A person who leads the singing is like a running horse because he's the cantor.
C A running horse is infallible because it can't err.
D Lions put their clothes in dresser droars.
E Which of Santa's Helpers rocked the most? Elfis Presley.
H How do angels greet each other? They say "Halo there!"
H If Satan had a hairpiece, would he call it Hell Toupée?
H If we all dressed up as angels on October 31, we could call it Haloween.
H Is the ghosts' favourite brand of car a Haunta?
H Would a Scot in Egypt sing "I'll take the Cairo, you'll take the low road…"?
I For hockey players, their favourite part of a cake is the icing.
L If I made a hotdog out of pasta, should it be called a ling-weenie?
M I've always wondered, when Christmas rolls around, if we got frankincensed enough, would he commit myrrh-der?
O Do Greek ghosts like to drink Bouzo?
PQ Your friend the crowbar is an ape because it's a pry mate.
R One night, a Viking named Rudolph the Red looked out the window and said "It is going to rain." His wife asked "How do you know?" He replied "Because Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."
S Sansa Stark ran her boat aground on a font: the Sansa Reef.
TU I had clocks tattooed on my palms so I could say that I had time on my hands.
TU I tripped over a Kleenex box and hurt my leg. My doctor said it was just tissue damage.
TU The baseball team's pitcher became known as the Trash Collector because she kept throwing people out.
TU What happens when a detective who plays basketball gets a tip-off?
TU When the Math Department has a meeting about subtraction, are there any take-aways?
VZ Egg farmers practice yolka for exercise and relaxation.
VZ To keep your hairpiece from freezing, put it in a teepee. That's a great way to keep a wigwam.

October 2, 2018:
A When can a dog be used to move stuff around? When its tail is a-waggin'.
B The baseball player got the nickname "The Janitor" because he was always batting cleanup.
B Western France was known for its singing pikemen, the Brittany Spears.
B What do you think would happen if a baseball player batted his/her eyelashes at the pitcher?
C Guidance Counselor: What classes are you struggling with? Student: Bourgeoisie 101. I can't get decent Marx in it.
C I have a Polish friend who's a sound engineer. I have a Czech one too.
C The local hairdresser got robbed. The police are combing the area.
D Are Uber and Lyft driving taxis out of business?
F The tenth Fast and Furious movie should be called Fast Ten: Your Seatbelt.
G French for garlic is l'ail. So it's true that garlic is good for what l'ails you.
J How to Introduce Yourself in French: Gemma Pelle
L What do lawyers wear to court? Lawsuits.
L What do you call a flock of sheep tumbling down a hill? A lambslide.
M Electricians have to strip to make ends meet.
M I got a pet newt and named him Tiny, because he's my newt.
R The History of Joining Metal is not just fascinating, it's riveting.
R What do you call 100 rabbits walking backwards? A receding hare line.
S It would be cruelly ironic if the Saar River had cut a really deep gorge in its path. Said gorge would be the Saar chasm.
TU I asked the librarian if there were any authors who wrote dinosaur novels. She said "Try Sarah Topps."
TU I tried to do some knitting while listening to "Bolero". Unfortunately, it snagged on something and unRaveled.


Many thanks to the following people who have contributed to the dictionary!

Sonny Scott, Linda Lew, Owen Kaminoff, Jacob Adler.

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