Archive for the ‘Puns’ Category

John Bell

March 28, 2015

From Facebook friends, this John Bell cartoon:

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A wonderful double pun, on stroke (‘brushstroke’ or ‘cerebrovascular accident’) and brush (‘implement for painting etc.’ or ‘light and fleeting touch’).

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Keister Island

March 16, 2015

In the 3/16 New Yorker, this cartoon by Jack Ziegler:

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Giant buttocks instead of giant heads. And the outrageous pun keister on the rhyming Easter.

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Today’s artistic pun

March 13, 2015

Today’s Rhymes With Orange:

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The Thinker meets the Tinkertoy.

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Valentine moose-knuckle

February 14, 2015

(Not much about language)

From Channel 1 Releasing, an ad for a Valentine Day’s special of porn:

Puns are a standard feature of Valentine Day’s greetings: here heart-on (referring to the heart-covered briefs) and hard-on (referring to their contents), differing in stop voicing.

Groundhog consequences

February 5, 2015

On George Takei’s Facebook page, this (unattributed) composition: Phil did in fact predict six more weeks of winter this year. Takei’s comment, functioning as a caption: “He had his Phil.” The idiom one’s fill and/or a reference to the groundhog Punxsatawney Phil. Groan. (more…)

Captain Rehab

January 26, 2015

Found in the latest Funny Times, a Speed Bump cartoon from September 30th:

A distant pun (rehab – Ahab) that works only if you recognize both pieces of background: the story of Melville’s Moby-Dick and the conventions of talk therapy.

Cheeses

January 24, 2015

Passed on to me, this 2007 Phil Selby cartoon:

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A take-off on door-to-door evangelizing, by (in particular) Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, using the pun Jesuscheeses to move things to the world of mice, who are famously fond of cheese.

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Whore-igami

January 18, 2015

Briefly noted: in the short story “I Can See Right Through You” by Kelly Link in McSweeeney’s No. 48 (2014), on p. 81:

Meggie says, “She’s a nice kid. Makes Whore-igami in her spare time and sells it on eBay.”

“She makes what?” the demon lover says.

“Whore-igami. Origami porn tableaux. Custom-order stuff.”

“Of course,” the demon lover says. “Big money in that.”

(Other occurrences as a joke about paper-folding prostitutes, on various sites. As far as I can tell, there are as yet no commercial products.)

A pun on origami, or a portmanteau of whore and origami, or of course both.

rappers

January 15, 2015

Today’s One Big Happy commits a pun:

Wrapping gifts, rapping on gifts. Well, rapping on gift wrapping. Ouch.

The French pastry revolution

January 15, 2015

Yesterday it was the noirwhal; today on Rhymes With Orange, it’s the French pastry revolution:

A complex tissue of puns, portmanteaus, and cultural allusions.

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