Some people believe that puns are the lowest form of comedy possible. We humbly believe that these people are wrong. In our opinion, puns are fantastic because they’re a quick way to improve someone’s mood while showing off your linguistic skills, as well as the power of your imagination.

One of our favorite puntastic joke categories is “what idiot called it X and not Y,” where a word that everyone knows is taken and a punny alternative is suggested to replace it. Simple but effective and almost guaranteed to improve your mood and crack a smile.

So scroll down, enjoy, and share with your friends and family to spread the joy. Let us know in the comments if you know of any similar jokes and remember to upvote your faves in this list.

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ZombieGirl
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8 months ago

lmao..this one is hilarious

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OffKeySinger
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8 months ago

I approve and support a change to coma toes

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PyroarRanger
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8 months ago

I snorted-

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According to Howard Richler on The Senior Times, plenty of well-known and respected individuals have had a go at puns. Like neurologist Sigmund Freud, who thinks that they’re cheap, and the former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Oliver Wendell Holmes, who thought that puns were “verbicide.” Ouch.

Plenty of English writers living in the 17th and 18th centuries (John Dryden, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison, others) thought that puns were ambiguous, created confusion and prevented the English language from finally being perfected.

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ZombieGirl
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8 months ago

lol ok this one is the best

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Alex
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8 months ago

"Im taking my car to the autocorrect!" Definitely works

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Foxxy
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8 months ago

Soooo very true.

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Though we use the term ‘puns’ quite interchangeably, the fact is, there are many different types of puns. For example, for homophonic puns: the humor lies in the fact that these jokes treat homonyms as though they are synonyms. “Why is it so wet in London? Because so many kings and queens reign there,” is a perfect example of this.

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Koala King
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8 months ago

Lmao so true

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#8

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Koala King
Community Member
8 months ago

Italy: Caesar dressing

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Calcium The Bully Terrier
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8 months ago

Don't use that (dial) tone with me!

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Besides homophonic puns, there are also homographic puns (“Did you hear about the optician who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself?”). And if you combine the two, you get homonymic puns: “She was only a rancher’s daughter, but all the horsemen knew her.”

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Baba Caine
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8 months ago

That what i call them anyway, free the boobies

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European other
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8 months ago

That's because we don't want to know about Trump's borderline erection.

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Grapeling
Community Member
8 months ago

Now this one! Is clever!

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There are also compound puns (“Where do you find giant snails? On the end of giants’ fingers”) and recursive puns, in which the second part of the joke depends on you understanding the first part. An example of this would be: “A Freudian slip is where you say one thing and mean your mother.” What's your favorite types of pun? Let us know in the comments!

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Koala King
Community Member
8 months ago

Sorry dad

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
8 months ago

Same person who knew vets treat other animals besides dogs? Let me fix this one: What idiot called it a veterinarian instead of a peterinarian?

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Quinn Alexander
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8 months ago

Actually thats where the word Lunatic comes from; Luna, meaning moon, for the believe that it was the power of the moon that made a person crazy the same way a full moon messes with cats and dogs.

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Baba Caine
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8 months ago

Ok i enjoyed this one

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#17

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Felype Rennan
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8 months ago

Ballzheimers lmao

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#18

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Koalamonster
Community Member
8 months ago

I know this isn't what this is about but Jet Ski is actually a name brand like Kleenex. It's actually called a "personal water craft"- which is... not a cool name. I learned that recently and now you're stuck with it too- I'm so sorry you read that.

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Silverfish_13
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8 months ago

I'm almost certain that Chris Pratt asked this at some point

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Jon S.
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8 months ago

That sounded so good, I wondered if there was a lawn fertiliser with this name already. There isn't but there is a bio fuel company that makes its product with grass!

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Kaisu
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8 months ago (edited)

No but it actually is called that! Ilion is a name for Troy and thus Iliad means pretty much Troy Story

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Grapeling
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8 months ago

Diafeeties makes it sound better in some weird way

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Krazy Kanuck
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8 months ago

mmm sidewalks are tasty when boiled with lemon and covered in melted butter

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Slinkman
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8 months ago

Because you do not snap them yourcellf?

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Mangoes'nRum
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8 months ago

This made me chuckle... Meal Armstrong.

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Koala King
Community Member
8 months ago

Ouchie

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#27

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Slinkman
Community Member
8 months ago

And a others checkmeout is called a 'Selfie'

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#28

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Mihran Hovnanian
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8 months ago

Bread Solarium

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Pamula Furness
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8 months ago

My favourite!

Roos Dillema
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8 months ago

Mine too!!!

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Crystal Latham
Community Member
8 months ago

What idiot called it a dick pic instead of a dickture?

Debbie
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh yes! brilliant ;-D

Kat Hoth
Community Member
8 months ago

Literally made me laugh out loud!

Christi Hopkins
Community Member
8 months ago

Ok that one made me lol and spit a little

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
8 months ago

good grief lol

Tara
Community Member
8 months ago

Ha!

John Kastelic
Community Member
8 months ago

What idiot called it a penis and not a stalk?

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Koala King
Community Member
8 months ago

ITV won’t be much help then

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