Archive for the ‘Puns’ Category

Three for today

April 18, 2014

Three cartoons for today: a Dilbert, a Bizarro, and a Mother Goose and Grimm:





Silly pun

April 16, 2014

In the most recent New Yorker (of April 21st), this droll cartoon by P. S.Mueller:


fairy / ferret.


Two cartoon puns

April 9, 2014

In my mail recently, a Dilbert (with a pun, unusual for this strip) and a Rhymes With Orange (which specializes in puns):


Time flies when you’re having fun / funds.


Basic cable / fable.


Zippy on figures of speech

April 7, 2014

Today’s Zippy:



Zippy runs through an inventory of figures of speech. Then there’s the language play: oxymoron / moron, and (in the title) idiomatic pressing ‘urgent’ of the literal senses of pressing (Zippy is ironing clothes).

Cheap pun

April 6, 2014

Just in: a Mother Goose and Grimm with a cheap (but enjoyable) pun:


Justin Bieber / Beaver. The pun is straightforward, but this is another case where you need a lot of sociocultural knowledge, in particular about Justin Bieber.

Another Pearls elaborate pun

April 6, 2014

Today’s Pearls Before Swine:


Pig sets up an elaborate pun (on “Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light?”) and Rat confronts the cartoonist.

Surreal Zippy

April 5, 2014

Zippy is routinely surreal, but today’s alludes more directly to surrealistic art than most of the strips:


This has the feel of a Magritte (and includes a recurrent Zippy theme, bowling and bowling balls). Plus, you get the pun in the title, “Saxual identity”.


Monday quartet

March 31, 2014

Four cartoons today: a Dilbert, a Bizarro, a Mother Goose and Grimm, and a Scenes from the Multiverse:


Triple play

March 30, 2014

Three varied cartoons fot the day: Rhymes With Orange, Pearls Before Swine, Dilbert.


Pun time

March 29, 2014

Passed on by Rod Williams on Facebook, this image from Radio Nova 100


A pair of interlocked puns: Fleetwod Macchiato, a POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau) combining Fleetwood Mac and macchiato, plus the allusion to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” (from the Rumours album) in the form Foam your own way. Impressive: easy if you have the sociocultural knowledge, but impenetrable otherwise. (Another piece of cleverness I doubt my 10-year-old grand-daughter would get.)



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