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Funny Pun Figure of Speech with Examples

Posted on the 02 February 2017 by Lifecoachbloggers

Figure of speech is one of the vital elements of interaction skills and pun can bring lot of life and humor to the language.

Funny Pun figure of Speech Jokes, Words Examples

Funny Pun Intended Jokes, Words Examples

Pun Definition


Pun words are those that sounds similar but give different or two meaning in a context

Here is a list of Examples of Pun with explanations


1. Cannibal:- someone who is fed up with people.
Doctor, doctor, my husband smells like a fish. "Poor sole!"
Explanation: here the intended pun is, "Soul"
2. "Doctor, doctor my sister thinks she is a lift!"
"Well, tell her come in"
"I can not, she does not stop at this floor!"
Explanation: Here the intended pun is, "doctor resides in second floor"
3. Birthday greeting: forget about the past, you cannot change it. Forget about the future, you cannot predict it. Forget about the present, I did not get you one.
Explanation: the intended pun is, "'Present' as gift."
List of Pun Words are highlighted in the below jokes:
4. Arithmetic teachers really know how to make the little things count.
5. Marriage is when a man and woman become one; trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
6. All men are not homeless, but some are home less than others.
7. Which animal is the best cricket player? a Bat.
8. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?
9. Sign in a shoe store: "Come in and have a fit."
10. Sign in a maternity clothes store: "We are open on labor day."
11. Sign in a book-store: "We treat you write."
12. Sign in a butcher's window: "Let me meat your needs."
13. Pizza shop slogan: "Seven days without pizza makes one weak."
14. Question: Why do all pascal programmers ask to live in Atlantis? Answer: Because it is below C level
15. The jogger who overslept found himself running late.
16. I married my wife for her looks...but not the ones she is been giving me lately!
Figure of speech add color and succinctness to a language, an important element during everyday interaction and communication.
If you know how to use language appropriately, you will know how to persuade anyone. In fact, language plays a vital role during interaction and is one of the five I's of persuasion. Rhetorical devices and figure of speech is yet another language tool that can bring color, style and life during human conversations and speeches. Pun is one such rhetoric used during persuasion besides procatalepsis, zuegma, pun and irony.


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