Funny and Punny – Fun with Homophones

Puns rely on the humorous use of a word (or phrase) so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications.

Here, are puns based on homophones: words that are alike (or nearly alike) in sound but different in spelling and meaning.

  • A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired.
  • With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
  • Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I’ll show you A-flat minor.
  • When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
  • You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
  • Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.
  • Once you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.
  • Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer the agony of defeat.
  • Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
  • A backwards poet writes in verse.
  • When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.
  • Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  • The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.
  • When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
  • When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.
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7 Responses to “Funny and Punny – Fun with Homophones”

  1. marinasupdates Says:

    That is really good, thanks so much.

  2. KM Kartik More Says:

    Really need Homophone for my .ppt presentation .. Thnks ..

  3. Mehak Says:

    Ha so puny and funny

    • Linda Says:

      Hi Mehak,
      Thanks for your comment. I bet you meant “punny” and not “puny”…
      Hope I will post more funny things soon. Nothing like stuff like this to keep you smiling.
      L

  4. SarwatS8 Says:

    LINDA,
    THIS IS THE BEST HOMOPHONES EVER! My son, who is 8, loved it and told his teachers,. thnks for this. 🙂

  5. riley Says:

    no phun intended (tøp where ya at)


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