Amusing Monday: The word play is the thing

Are you a person who likes puns? Personally, I’ve found that some people are far more punny than others.

I’m kind of in the middle. Some of my friends have laughed hysterically at certain kinds of word play, as I sit there wondering why I’m not amused.

I do enjoy some of the structured stories in which the punch line is a familiar phrase turned backward. According to Wikipedia, these punny stories are called feghoots. Here’s one:

Fishermen on the lake: Two fishermen were out on the lake when one of them dropped his wallet. As they watched the wallet float down to the depths of the lake, a carp came along and snatched up the wallet. Soon came another carp who stole it away and then a third joined in. Remarked one of the fisherman, “That’s the first time I’ve ever seen carp-to-carp walleting.”

I know there are better ones. I encourage you to share your favorites.

One kind of pun uses drawings or photographs to create the play. The Internet has become a great way to share these image-based ideas. I’ve borrowed a few of these from

One amusing feature of the site is that each entry contains comments from people struggling to use puns to contribute to the discussion.

Finding water on Mars

Here are some more image-based puns from the site

Mug shots

Ask Nietzsche

Fruit cocktail



I shot the serif

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