The pun is a misunderstood and often maligned form of comedy. Most of us, if you asked what we think of puns, would say we find them groan-worthy and associate them with dad jokes. But there’s so much you can do with language - it’s such a broad category of comedy that even if you think you can’t stand puns, there’s bound to be one out there for you too. Not to mention, dad jokes have actually been enjoying a surge of popularity in recent years.

Here are some posts that people shared on /r/puns as well as /r/PunPatrol, proving that wordplay is a thriving art. Some of the setups that people make just so they can take a picture of it and pun around might concern you. Others didn’t have to do anything, just find some poor sap who asked an innocent question and left themselves wide open.

Scroll down for some good and some so-bad-it's-good wordplay.

#1

Wholesome Too

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

This auto be higher.

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#2

Pun Game Strong

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xXKittensweetXx
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7 months ago

jeez my kind of ppl right here

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#3

It Shall Commence On 4/20

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

HIGH five

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#4

Stolen Antidepressants

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Batty
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7 months ago

Classic!

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#5

Knife Shirt Time

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xXKittensweetXx
Community Member
7 months ago

then you'd be looking really SHARP

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#6

Was Told This Belonged Here

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A B C
Community Member
7 months ago

That's actually a really great idea.

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#7

Sick Doggo.

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

I do knot disagree.

Arran Walker
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Did you hear about the piece of string that was turned away from a bar because their kind isn’t served? He left. Someone picked him off the ground, jumbled him up, unraveled his ends, and dropped him again. He returned to the bar, quite shaken from the experience, and when the bartender asked if he was the same piece of string who came in earlier, he exasperatedly said, “I’m a frayed knot!”

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Fluffy monster
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks a little board

Tammy Hornback
Community Member
7 months ago

No he is only pining for treats

Amy Johnson
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like he barked up the wrong tree :/

glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't like the look of his bark.

glorytherainwing
Community Member
7 months ago

oak-ay

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
7 months ago

That plank stare he gives makes me extremely worried.

Tambot
Community Member
7 months ago

I flat out agree

Jane Alexander
Community Member
7 months ago

Is he a Board er Collie?

John Louis
Community Member
7 months ago

Your dog looks board.

Aidyn06
Community Member
7 months ago

dogwood?

glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

He many not have any ticks but he might have termites.

Ian Winn
Community Member
7 months ago

Bark clearly worse than his bite.

Väinö-Oskari Astala
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Seems to be pressed for time.

Andie Brown
Community Member
7 months ago

Go ASAP!

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
7 months ago

He could just be board, play with him

James Bond
Community Member
5 months ago

He looks a little stiff

Carson Lujan
Community Member
6 months ago

Make a domed hut of sticks. Call it a twigloo.

Randy Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

He’d just be board ther.

Ann Yates
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks a bit board !!!

Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 months ago

No, he's just board.

Jackson Bowen
Community Member
2 months ago

Oml the puns in here are to good haha

Jackson Bowen
Community Member
2 months ago

Oml the puns in here are too good haha

KT Pinto
Community Member
5 months ago

There's nothing wrong; he's just a little board...

Thomas. C
Community Member
6 months ago

i hope nothings wrong with him knock on wood

Indhumani Cheedipudi
Community Member
6 months ago

Best wood ever!!!

Noah Campbell
Community Member
6 months ago

It's a dogwood

Rebecca Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks board to me..

Karen Klinck
Community Member
6 months ago

He's not acting his normal self, doc. There's no animation.

Mya Lugar
Community Member
7 months ago

Knot yet!He may just be board.

nala simba
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this Dogwood?

Darrell Perry
Community Member
7 months ago

That’s just Dogwood, no worries!

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
7 months ago

he seems flat and pale justifying from the stature

Danielle Renee
Community Member
7 months ago

he does look board

James Eden
Community Member
7 months ago

he's a quiet dog, no bark at all.

moeless
Community Member
7 months ago

Seems board.

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks a little board

Lily
Community Member
7 months ago

aww

Andy Mutch
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks a little board

Sandi Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

He just looks board to me.

Jimmy Weese
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't know, he just looks a little board :P

kallie barrett
Community Member
7 months ago

A timberdog?

Coleen
Community Member
7 months ago

Naw - he's just board.

James Camper
Community Member
7 months ago

Nah, he's just board.

Kevin Hickey
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like a board-er collie.

everybody_do_the_scarn
Community Member
7 months ago

He wood bark at me.

Fenn Ratcliffe
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7 months ago

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Madzdad the bard
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks board.

xXKittensweetXx
Community Member
7 months ago

its not woof anymore.. its wood

Benjamin Epstein
Community Member
7 months ago

He’s been barking up the wrong tree (I know its a he because of the wood)

European other
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7 months ago

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I would say no it may be a waste of money !

Bobert Robertson
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7 months ago

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So I says to Maple i says

boredpanDaman
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7 months ago

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i though the doog was stoned...

Ian Smith
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7 months ago

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The knots in the wood look like a dog. Meta!

A B C
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, you found the joke.

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#8

Hands Up In The Air

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glorytherainwing
Community Member
7 months ago

your lucky i didn't have a cheeto in my mouth

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#9

Still Up For Sale?

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A B C
Community Member
7 months ago

Perfect reply! :D

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#10

I Hate This

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glorytherainwing
Community Member
7 months ago

i've seen this and i still coughed another cheeto up

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#11

Well!

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Lilli
Community Member
7 months ago

*gasps dramatically*

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#12

Buzz

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, I'll bee!

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#13

P(●●l) Watch

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

Urine big trouble if you don't

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#14

Put Your Hands On Your Head!

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

Haha!

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#15

Found One

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

It's about time!

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#16

Hooker Furniture

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm sure he wouldn't want to purchase a dresser.

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#17

This Is Dangerous.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

heheheheh

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#18

Ryan Reynolds Everybody!

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Nea
Community Member
7 months ago

Of course, it is Ryan Reynolds

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#19

He’s Got A Pun

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xXKittensweetXx
Community Member
7 months ago

why did you even do that in the first place?

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#20

Surprise

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
7 months ago

so, there is an oshita river? oshita city? there are oshitars?? life is marvelous!

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#21

Rich People

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glorytherainwing
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7 months ago

my voice is hoarse

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#22

Where Are Our Desssssks

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Leo Fragoso
Community Member
7 months ago

Those are not Pytons. Thats probably why thay are taking an introductory course.

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#23

Nooooooo

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A B C
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh isn't he the goodest boy! Or goodest girl, I can't tell. But what a charmer!

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#24

Park Ranger Is A Soldier.

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Kesam
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, it's called a punchline...

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#25

Those Who Live In Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones, Bones In Glass Coffins, Remain Around Stone.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

oww

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#26

One Day Canada Will Take Over The World!!!

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Bobert Robertson
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7 months ago

I'm sorry my people are always seeking forgiveness

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#27

Aight Imma Head Out

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htbq
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7 months ago

i love this one lol

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#28

Wii-Zard

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night_triumphant
Community Member
7 months ago

I didn't want to laugh.....but I did.

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#29

I Loaf It 😂

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Batty
Community Member
7 months ago

Now I'm hungry

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#30

I Just Need Some Space

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

ehhh? ehh?

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#31

Batman

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xXKittensweetXx
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7 months ago

oml WHO HAD TIME TO MAKE THIS?! its so pretty :D

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#32

Funny-Puns-Wordplay

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

took me a second

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#33

Another One

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

I take umbrage at that claim. Or, brage at the least.

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#34

Sweet Caroline

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glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

Bum Bum Bum!

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#35

Ok Here We Go. Soap This Gets To The Front Page...

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

Dammit Karen

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#36

Music Puns Are An Acquired Taste

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Monika Örtenby
Community Member
7 months ago

My choir is actually called AcQuire :)

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#37

Under Arrest~!

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L McN
Community Member
7 months ago

Actually, you are legally allowed to have a single backup copy just in case the original becomes broken or destroyed, although we all know that this is not likely the reason a copy is made.

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#38

Situation Is Under Control

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xXKittensweetXx
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

oh thank god, now we can ESC this horrible nightmare and SHIFT into a better scenario

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#39

Hot Tea

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MsM
Community Member
7 months ago

tea-riffic

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#40

Chain Mail

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glorytherainwing
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7 months ago

took him long enough

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