Confession: I’m a sucker for puns and wordplay. A colleague sent me one of those lists that periodically makes the rounds on the Internet…jokes that are so bad they’re good.
My wife and I visited our son at college this weekend and he had one:
How can you tell the train has been through here?
You can see its tracks.
Clearly the fruit didn’t fall far from the tree. Enjoy the list:
Writing with a broken pencil is . . . pointless.
A thief who stole a calendar . . . got twelve months.
A dentist and a manicurist got married. .. . . They fought tooth and nail.
A will is a . . . dead giveaway.
If you don’t pay your exorcist . . . you can get repossessed.
You are stuck with your debt if . . . you can’t budge it.
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 where a 3-year-old was . . . resisting a rest.
When a clock is hungry . . . it goes back four seconds.
When she saw her first strands of gray hair, . . . she thought she’d dye.
I couldn’t find the source of this list when I tried to research it, but I did find that on Twitter, the hashtag “#punny” will turn up more of the same.
Example: If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?