One would like to think that the tool used for humans to communicate should be a rather simple one, along the lines of Newspeak, where everything is simplified, and there’s no place for cumbersome nuance. However, neither people nor the languages we use are without their intricacies, so in all actuality, the tool for communication is nothing but incomplex. Starting with basics like your and you’re and ending with hidden meanings disguised in similar-sounding pronunciations, a language never ceases to amaze and baffle. But, as with all life’s entanglements, it is best to just have a laugh if something is beyond and above you. Or, on the other hand, you feel like you’re the only one who understands what’s truly happening; in that case, you can giggle devilishly to yourself at other people’s incompetencies. It is not very nice, though, but we are all guilty of that, am I right? 

Anyhoo, we are here to talk about grammar jokes and puns, so why not adhere to the topic at hand instead of exploring the depths of the human condition? So, although you’ve been learning and using languages your whole life, there’s always something to be stumped by, and there’s always something to have a laugh at. Just check out these glorious language jokes! Some of them are pretty basic, while others require a certain deeper degree of understanding of the mechanics of a language. No matter the case, though, all of these grammar puns are beyond hilarious and, at times, even enlightening! So many wordplays, so little time! And time is precious, so why don’t we skip this gabble and just go straight to the smart jokes, shall we? They are exactly where they are supposed to be - a smidgen down below. Once you are there, vote for the best language jokes and share this smart article with your friends! 

#1

A linguistics professor was lecturing in his English class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no
language in which a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up: "Yeah, right!"

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What even is this
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2 months ago

Hmm...

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#2

My wife: "You need to do more chores around the house."

Me: "Can we change the subject?"

My wife: "Ok, more chores around the house need to be done by you."

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Abigail Coty
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2 months ago

Passive voice 💕

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#3

Why do sperm cells look like commas and apostrophes?

They often interrupt periods and lead to contractions.

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leia's emotional cupcake
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2 months ago

that is some smart person who came up with that...

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#4

Grammar is the difference between: knowing your s**t and knowing you're s**t.

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SeaShell
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2 months ago

burn

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#5

“Let’s eat Grandma!”

“Let’s eat, Grandma!”

Punctuation saves lives.

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CookieCrump
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2 months ago

Best thing to ever exist on a t-shirt.

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#6

What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

One has claws at the end of the paws. The other is a pause at the end of a clause.

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What even is this
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2 months ago

Can't think of a good comment.

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#7

What do you call a snobbish criminal going down the stairs?

A condescending con descending.

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Katie Nelson
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2 months ago

If a had a dollar for every time that happened...

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#8

Double negatives are a big no-no.

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Russ Kincade
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2 months ago

Teacher: Class, there are two words I never want to see in your papers. One is knarly and the other is bogus". Student, "Ok, what are they?"

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#9

What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Short.

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What even is this
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2 months ago

How do you make the number seven an even number without using any equations? You take away the s.

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#10

Did you hear the one about the pregnant woman who went into labor and started shouting, “Couldn’t! Wouldn’t! Shouldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!”?

She was having contractions.

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GetKrilled
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2 months ago

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#11

How do you comfort a grammar snob?

“There, their, they’re.”

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SeaShell
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2 months ago

yes

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#12

When I was a kid, my teacher looked at me and said, "Name two pronouns!" I replied, "Who, me?"

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What even is this
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2 months ago

And people ask what is wrong with humanity

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#13

What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?

A teapot.

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Nitro Codes
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2 months ago

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huh, you is do be is write doe.

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#14

Is there a word that uses all the vowels including y?

Unquestionably.

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Kusotare
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2 months ago

He said, facetiously. (In alphabetical order, even!)

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#15

Synonym rolls: just like grammar used to make.

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Rebecca Flanagan
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2 months ago

I'm a stress-baking bibliophile and just found my pun soulmate.

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#16

Proper capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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SeaShell
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2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣too good

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#17

Hyphenated and Non-Hyphenated. Ah, the ironies of English!

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Katie Nelson
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2 months ago

Unhyphenated. Problem fixed

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#18

English is a difficult language. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though.

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Yep it's Ella 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

Though through though thought the tough tongue... I give up.

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#19

Why is nostalgia like grammar?

We find the present tense and the past perfect.

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Russ Kincade
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2 months ago

"The past is history, the future a mystery. But today is a gift. That's why the call it the present". Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda.

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#20

Seven days without a pun makes one weak.

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#21

I before e, except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbor.

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Rebecca Flanagan
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2 months ago

Teaching my 7yo spelling tricks like this "I before e except after c" and he calls me on THEIR.

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#22

My brother gave his teacher a thank you note that said, "Your a good teacher." I'm not so sure!

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Thomas Sweda
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2 months ago

He don be rong.

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#23

What do you get when you cross a joke and a rhetorical question?

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What even is this
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2 months ago

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#24

What do you call Santa’s little helpers?

Subordinate clauses.

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What even is this
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2 months ago

Santa clause movie flashbacks

#25

The past, the present, and the future walk into a bar...

It was tense.

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What even is this
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2 months ago

But they didn't find scrooge yet.

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#26

Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.

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What even is this
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2 months ago (edited)

Wut doo yoo mene?

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#27

When’s a door not a door?

When it’s ajar.

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Leslie Crittenden
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2 months ago

Oh my God I heard this first 60 years ago lol

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#28

There is a special tax suitable for people who destroy the English language. It is called Syntax.

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Katie Nelson
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2 months ago

That sounds like a medicine.

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#29

What dinosaur knows a lot of synonyms?

A thesaurus.

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Daniel Atkins
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2 months ago (edited)

If he is really good at it is he thesaurus rex?

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#30

John was excited because his local newspaper was hosting a pun contest. He stayed up all night carefully creating ten puns. He submitted them the next morning. When the results came back, John checked to see if he won but, alas, no pun in ten did.

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Robert Trebor
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2 months ago

Of course there was the man who, at the dentist's, refused Novacaine, saying, "I will transcend dental medication."

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