Puns-erama: can you laugh like a lexophile?

puns,lexophile,laugh,funny jokes,humor,hilarious,writing,Suzan St Maur, How To Write Better“Lexophile” is a word used to describe those who love using words in rather unusual (potentially pun-ridden?) ways, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.”

A competition to see who can come up with the best one is held every year.

(This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end.)

With many thanks to my good friend Eleanor S. for sharing these lovely one-liners with us…

 When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

 A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

 When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

 The batteries were given out free of charge.

 A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

 A will is a dead giveaway.

 With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

 A boiled egg is hard to beat.

 When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.

 Police were called to a day care center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

 Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

 A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.

 When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

 The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

 He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

 When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.

 Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it.

And the cream of the wretched crop:

Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.

Just a thought here … could “lexophiles” also be “punsters?” I have a feeling they could be.

If that’s the case you may also like to take a glance at the following posts here on HTWB…

Love puns? Become a Punthusiast

More posh puns for educated minds

Fun puns for Englisher Relishers

Puns for intellectuals

Posh puns: joke with some “je ne sais quoi…”

Puns for fun, part one

Puns for fun, part two

Welcome to pun zone: stand by for some doozers

Welcome to posh pun central

…not that we here on HTWB encourage laughing at puns, of course …. !! (Enjoy them.) 

What are your favorite puns? Please share!

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  1. He crossed an Anjou with a Bosc. They made a nice pear.