Geology Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on geology puns! 🌋🏔💎🔨 This entry has a lot in common with the rock puns entry, so head over there if you don’t find the perfect pun here.

Geology Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about geology that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of geology puns:

  • Plate: “I’ve got a lot on my (tectonic) plate right now” and “Step up to the plate
  • Greater → Crater: As in “Crater than the sum of its parts” and “Crater than or equal to” and “For the crater good”
  • Dated: “I’ve dated a few interesting specimens over the years.”
  • Date: “A blind date” and “A date with destiny” and “Up to date” and “To date” and “Out of date” and “Double date
  • Seek → Cirque: A cirque is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion – “Cirque and you will find.”
  • Suffer → Sulphur: As in “You will sulphur the consequences” and “She doesn’t sulphur fools gladly”
  • Undermine: As in “It undermines our democracy”
  • Pick: As in “Geologists never pick their friends” and “I’ve got a bone to pick” and “Pick apart” and “Pick someone’s brain” and “Pick up the pieces”
  • Anticlimactic → Anticline-actic: As in “Well… that was anticline-actic
  • Earth: As in “What on earth are you talking about?” and “Down to earth” and “The scum of the earth
  • Soil: As in “I think I’ve soiled my pants”
  • Cave: As in “I caved in and bought it”
  • Gold: As in “All that glistens is not gold” and “Good as gold” and “A heart of gold” and “Sitting on a gold mine” and “Strike gold” and “The gold standard” and “Worth its weight in gold
  • Fault: “That’s not my fault!” and “Though no fault of my own” and “Generous to a fault” and “Find fault with (someone/something)” and “We all have our faults” and “Sorry, my fault.”
  • Fold: In geology, a fold is a bent/curved stack of strata due to deformation via high temperature and pressure. Obviously the word “fold” has a bunch of other non-geology definitions which can be used for puns – you can fold washing, “fold” (give up the round) in poker, worry about your business “folding” (bankruptcy), as a few examples.
  • Start a → Strata: As in “Strata fight” and “Strata family”
  • Underground: “Geologists are such hipsters – they’re only into underground stuff.”
  • Eruption: This word can be used outside of the volcanic context for a sneaky pun: “The geologists erupted into laughter at the silly pun.”
  • Interrupt →Interupt
  • Seduction → Subduction: “Subduction leads to orogeny
  • Seductive → Subductive
  • Monorail → Mineral
  • Origin → Erosion
  • Original → Erosional
  • Cliche → Caliche: The term “caliche” is pronounced like “ka-lee-chee”, so it’s not very close to the pronunciation of “cliche”, but that just makes this pun all the more terrible/great (and better used as a written pun than a spoken one).
  • Mixture → Conglomerate: In geology, a conglomerate is a a sedimentary rock composed of rounded fragments of smaller rocks cemented together within the sediment. In general usage, the term “conglomerate” just refers to a mixture or cluster. Some large corporations are also “conglomerates” because they’re really a cluster of smaller corporations.
  • More rain → Moraine: The term “moraine” refers to an accumulation of earth and rocks carried and finally deposited by a glacier.
  • Convergence: This word has a geology meaning (referring to tectonic plates coming together) and also, of course, the usual meaning – referring to anything coming together or intersecting.
  • Divergence: Similar to above.
  • Condiment → Continent
  • Continental breakfast
  • Size → Seis: A silly pun playing on “seismic”, “seismology”, etc.
  • Intrusion: In geology, this refers to the action/process of igneous rock being forced between/through existing formations without reaching the surface – “Oh, sorry, I didn’t mean to intrude!” and “This is an intrusion into my private life.” and “The intruder was caught by police”
  • Love → Lava: As in “I lava you.”
  • Love a → Lava: As in “I lava bit of mint with my green tea.”
  • Love at → Lava-t: As in “Lava-t first sight”
  • Lover → Lava: As in “Star-crossed lavas
  • Mental → Mantle: As in “Take a mantle note” and “He’ll go mantle
  • Mantle-piece: “Put your birthday cards up on the mantle-piece.”
  • All night → Allanite: “Minerologists party allanite long.”
  • Mountain: As in “Make a mountain out of a mole hill”
  • Dig: As in “I’ll dig something up” and “Dig up some dirt on someone”
  • Appetite → Apatite: As in “Whet your apatite” and “I’ve lost my apatite
  • Load → Lode: A lode is a vein of metal ore in the earth – “That’s a lode of schist” and “Get a lode of that!” and “Take a lode off” and “Thanks a lode” and “A few bricks shy of a lode
  • Alcoholic → Alkalic: “He drinks way too much – he’s probably an alkalic.”
  • Affable → Amphibole: To be “affable” is to be friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to. To be “amphibole” is to be a rock-forming silicate or aluminosilicate mineral.
  • Solicit → Silicic: A “silicic” rock is one that’s rich in silica. To “solicit” is to request, beg, seek or apply for.
  • Ratify → Stratify: As in “Both countries were due to stratify the treaty by the end of the month.”
  • Deposition: This term has a few non-geology meanings. First, it can refer to overthrowing someone (especially a monarch) – “The king’s deposition happened on the third day of protesting”. Second, it can refer to the giving of sworn evidence – “The deposition of 3 expert witnesses”. Finally, it can simply refer to depositing something. Deposition, in the geological sense, is the process in which sediments, soil and rocks are added to a landform or land mass.
  • Horse → Horst: “Hung like a horst” and “A dark horst” and “A horst of a different color” and “On your high horst” and “Hold your horstes” and “Straight from the horstes mouth” and “A trojan horst” and “A one horst race” (See the horst wiki page for info)
  • Sentiment → Sediment: As in “My sediments exactly.”
  • Crop out → Outcrop: “You totally outcropped my face from that picture!”
  • Boring: As in “Geology is great fun, but sometimes the field work is boring
  • Crust: “She’s got a lot of crust—coming in here like that.” and “We’ve all got to earn a crust somehow” and “James is from the upper crust, but he is penniless”
  • Tore → Tor: The term “tor” refers to a hill or rocky peak.
  • Lift → Rift: As in “Bro, do you even rift?” and “Need a rift?” and “Face rift” and “Rift the veil” and “We have rift off!”
  • This entry is a work in progress! Stay tuned for more geology puns 🙂

Geology-Related Words

Here’s a list of geology-related concepts to help you come up with your own geology puns:

subduct, crater, cirque, moraine, anticline, fault, conglomerate, magma, sial, sima, caliche, stratigraphy, intrusion, extrusive, lava, mantle, crust, alkalic, amphibole, silicic, eruption, volcano, volcanic, subvolcanic, stratigraphy, mineralogy, sedimentary, plate tectonics, fault, rock, mineral, metamorphic, lava, geochemistry, petrology, earth science, clastic, paleontology, convergence, divergence, continental drift, geoscience, seismology, crystallography, strata, stratify, deposition, lithification, crust, glaciology, subduction, hydrothermal vent, geologist, sediment, erosion, convection, eruption, intrusive, weathering, earthquake, volcanic, volcano, salination, anticlinial, anaclinial, interstratify, synclinial, plasticity, accretion, deflation, thrust, bedded, heave, cleavage, fracture, geophysics, craton, continent, precambrian, cambrian, subsurface, shale, geodesy, geographical, geo, overthrust, seismic, outer core, core, aquifer, regolith, volcanology, seismology, meteorite, carbon, carbon dating, dating, radiocarbon, potassium-argon dating, carbon isotope, isotope, stratum, mining, earth, mineral, underground, fold, outcrop, lineation, foliation, absolute dating, accretion, aftershock, agglomeration, allochthonous, alluvial fan, alluvium, amber, amphibole, amphibolite, amydaloidal, antexis, andalusite, andesite, anorthite, aphanitic, aquifer, argonite, archean eon, arenaceous, arenite, arenitic, arkose, argillaceous, ash, asphalt, asthenosphere, augite, aureole, autochthonous, basalt, basement rock, basin, batholith, bedrock, bioerosion, biostratigraphy, biotite, bioturbation, blueschist, breccia, boudin, buckling, calcareous, calcite, calcrete, caldera, cambrian, casting, cenozoic era, chert, chalk, clast, clastic, cleavage, coccolith, compactions, compression, conchoidal, concretion, conglomerate, metamorphism, continental crust, continental margin, continental shelf, convergent boundary, copal, coprolites, cordierite, core, craton, cross-bedding, dacite, delta, degradation, dendrites, deposition, detachment fault, diagenesis, diamictite, diapir, diatomite, diopside, diorite, dike, dip slope, disconformity, divergent plate boundary, drumlin, duricrust, eclogite, eon, epicenter, epidiorite, epirogenetic, epoch, erosion, erratic, escarpment, esker, estuary, eugeosyncline, euhedral, eustatic movements, exfoliation, extrusive, facies, fault zone, fels, felsic, ferricrete, fission track dating, foliation, fossiliferous, gabbro, gastroliths, gondwanaland, granitoid, granoblastic, graywacke, grus, half-life, hinge, holocrystalline, hornblende, hornfels, hydrothermal, hypersaline, ichnology, island arc, interbedded, jurassic, kame, kaolinite, karst, joint, kyanite, laval lamprophyres, leucocratic, liquefaction, limestone, loess, lowland, Ma, mafic, magma, magnetite, mantle, marble, marl, mesozoic, mica, migmatite, mineralization, molasse, muscovite, moraine, mullion, neogene,  oligoclase, olivine, ordovician, orogeny, orogenesis, orthoclase, orthorhombic, peridotite, phyllite, pliocene, plutonic, protolith, pumice, pyroxene, precipitate, porphyry, porphyroblast, pneumatolysis, pyroxenite, quartzite, quaternary, reticulite, retrograde metamorphism, rhyolite, rift, rudaceous, rudite, saccharoidal, sanidine, sediment trap, sericite, shale, shear zone, silcrete, silt, slate, slaty cleavage, slickenside, slump, soil liquefaction, sphene, staurolite, surficial, syenite, syncline, talus, techtonics, tundra, triclinic, travertine, tachyte, topography, till, tillite, tephra, turbidite, ultramafic, vacuoles, variscan, varve, vein, vermiculite, vergence, thrusting, vug, xenotime, xenolith, xyoid coal, ypresian, zeolite, zircon, meteoric

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Rock Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on rock puns! 💎🏔 This entry has a lot in common with the geology puns entry, so head over there if you don’t find the perfect pun here.

Rock Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about rocks that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of rock puns:

  • Rock: There are a few rock-based phrases/idioms that could be used as rock puns: “I’ve hit rock bottom” and “Between a rock and a hard place” and “(Someone) has rocks in his head” and “Rock the boat” and “Rock candy” and “Let’s rock and roll!” and “On the rocks” and “These puns rock!”
  • Stone: “Stepping stones” and”Leave no stone unturned” and “A heart of stone” and “Etched in stone” and “Rosetta Stone” and “Stone-cold sober” and “A stone’s throw away” and “Squeeze blood from a stone” and “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” and “Cast in stone
  • Nice → Gneiss: As in “Gneiss meeting you” and “Gneiss going!” and “No more Mr. Gneiss Guy”
  • Niece → Gneiss
  • Bolder → Boulder: As in “You need to be boulder during your presentations”
  • Solid: This can be slang for “good”, “excellent”, “cool” or similar – as in “Thanks, you did a solid job today.”
  • Crystallise: As in “The idea began to crystallise in my mind”
  • Crystal: “Crystal clear”
  • Gem: As in “There are a few gems amongst all these terrible rock puns.”
  • Concrete: As in “I haven’t got any concrete proof” and “What are the concrete goals of our mission?”
  • Granted → Granite: As in “You took me for granite
  • Pirate → Pyrite: As in “Downloading pyrited movies” and “Pyrites of the Caribbean”
  • Elementary → Sedimentary: As in “Sedimentary, my dear Watson.”
  • Slate: As in “Start with a clean slate
  • Sale → Shale: As in “They’re on shale – 50% off!” and “”
  • Shall → Shale: As in “Seek and ye shale find” and “Shale we dance?” and “Never the twain shale meet”
  • *rox* → *-rocks-*: Words that contain the “rox” sound can be turned into silly rock puns: app-rocks-imate (approximate), app-rocks-imation, p-rocks-imal, p-rocks-imity, hyd-rocks-ide (hydroxide), p-rocks-y (proxy).
  • *roc* → *-rock-*: Words that contain the “roc” sound (or something vaguely similar) can be turned into silly rock puns: brockoli, crockery, bu-rock-racy (bureaucracy), c-rock-odile, c-rock-odilian, Irock (Iraq), skyrocket, shamrock.
  • Sway → Rock: As in “They rocked back and forth slowly.”
  • Or → Ore: As in “All ore nothing” and “Am I right ore am I right?” and “Be there ore be square” and “Believe it ore not” and “Beg, borrow ore steal” and “Fay ore night” and “Come rain ore shine” and “Friend ore foe” and “Give ore take” and “Hit ore miss” and “Heads ore tails” and “Do ore die” and “Now ore never” and “Like it ore not” and “No ifs ore buts” and “More ore less” and “Ore what?” and “Rain ore shine” and “Trick ore treat” and “Thing ore two”
  • Hard: “Fall on hard times” and “A hard pill to swallow” and “Hard pressed” and “Feel hard done-by” and “Cold, hard cash” and “Hard luck” and “No hard feelings” and “The hard way” and “Play hard to get” and “Have a hard time” and “Old habits die hard” and “Take a long hard look at”
  • Pressure: As in “No pressure” and “Peer pressure” and “Under pressure
  • Sh*t → Schist: As in “You are completely full of schist” and “That’s bullschist” and “Eat schist and die”
  • Gist → Schist: As in “I think I get the schist of it”
  • Aggravate → Aggregate: As in “He was charged with aggregated assault”
  • Too far → Tufa: Tufa is a variety of limestone – “Mate, that was tufa. You should apologise.”
  • Two for → Tufa: “A tufa one deal”
  • Shirt → Chert: Chert is a type of hard, dark, opaque rock composed of silica. Some phrase examples: “Been there, done that, got the T-chert” and “You’ll have to eat your chert if your prediction is wrong” and “Keep your chert on!” and “A hair chert” and “Lose one’s chert
  • Cool → Coal: As in “I liked carbon before it was coal” and “Keep your coal” and “Coal bananas” and “Coal as a cucumber”
  • Cold → Coal: As in “Blood runs coal” and “In coal blood” and “Get coal feet” and “Coal reading” and “Left me out in the coal” and “Knocked out coal” and “Gave me the coal shoulder” and “Catch a coal
  • Ignores → Igneous: As in “He just igneous me whenever I try talking to him.”
  • Worry → Quarry: As in “I was quarried sick” and “Not to quarry
  • People → Pebble: As in “Power to the pebble” and “A pebble person” and “Draw pebble together” and “Of all pebble
  • Talk → Talc: As in “Talc is cheap” and “A pep talc” and “I don’t want to talc about it” and “Look who’s talcing!” and “Small talc” and “You’re all talc” and “Straight talc” and “Talc about a …” and “Talced my head off” and “Talc to the hand” and “Talc your ear off” and “Talc to hear your own voice” and “Talc some sense into” and “Talc down to” and “Pillow talc
  • Grain: “There is a grain of truth to what they’re saying” and “Going against the grain” and “Ain’t got a grain of sense” and “Take it with a grain of salt (or basalt)”
  • Again → A grain: “I tell him a grain and a grain, but he never listens.”
  • Polite → Pelite: Pelite is a very fine-grained sediment or sedimentary rock composed of clay or mud particles – “Pelite society”
  • Marble: “They’ve lost their marbles
  • Cobble: “I’m sure I could cobble something together”
  • Couple → Cobble: As in “How long have you two been a cobble?” and “They’re an odd cobble” and “A cobble of people have asked”
  • Petrify: “I was petrified
  • My car → Mica: The term “mica” refers to a group of sheet silicate minerals.
  • Tough → Tuff: The word tuff refers to a hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash – “Tuff schist” and “A tuff act to follow” and “One tuff cookie” and “A tuff nut” and “Tuff luck” and “Do it tuff” and “Studying volcanoes can be tuff
  • Wack → Wacke: The term “wacke” refers to a type of sandstone.
  • Bed rock → Bedrock: As in “” and “”
  • Eroded: As in “It slowly eroded what was once a good relationship” and “”
  • God → Geode: As in “Holy mother of geode” and “Geode willing” and “An act of geode” and “Geode forbid!” and “Geode almighty!” and “Honest to geode” and “Thank geode” and “Ye geodes!” and “For geode’s sake”
  • Classic → Clastic: As in “That was a clastic rock pun.”
  • Platonic → Plutonic: As in “It’s just a plutonic relationship”
  • Chip: As in “Why not chip in and help?”
  • Metaphoric → Metamorphic: As in “Metamorphically speaking”
  • Jaded: The word “jaded” means “bored or lacking enthusiasm”, and “jade” is a hard green gem stone.
  • Courts → Quartz: As in “The quartz will probably find him guilty”
  • Course/Coarse → Quartz: As in “Of quartz it is!”
  • Salt → Basalt: As in “No need to rub basalt in my wounds” and “Worth one’s basalt
  • The salt → Basalt: “Pass basalt
  • Assault → Basalt: As in “It is was a basault on my senses”
  • Die alright → Diorite: “Dad, stop worrying. It’s just a geology expedition – I’m not going to diorite?”
  • Chalk: As in “Chalk it up to experience”
  • Talk → Chalk: As in “Chalk is cheap” and “A pep chalk” and “I don’t want to chalk about it” and “Look who’s chalking!” and “Small chalk
  • Cummingtonite: This is a type of rock. There’s an obvious adult-themed pun here that need not be made more explicit.
  • Bed rock → Bedrock
  • Evaporate →Evaporite: The term “evaporite” refers to a type of rock that’s formed when water evaporates away and leaves crystallised minerals.
  • Flinch → Flint-ch: “I didn’t even flintch
  • Fill it → Phyllite
  • A mile a night → A mylonite
  • Flew right → Fluorite: “Some of your jokes fluorite over my head”
  • I’ll bite → Albite: “Careful – albite!”
  • Conundrum → Corundum:  Corundum is an extremely hard aluminium oxide that’s often used as an abrasive. Ruby and sapphire are varieties of corundum. A conundrum is a confusing and difficult problem or question.
  • Grovel → Gravel: As in “They are gravelling at my feet”

Rock-Related Words

Here’s a list of rock-related concepts to help you come up with your own rock puns:

gneiss, stone, boulder, metamorphic, igneous, tufa, petrification, petrify, petrified, limestone, pebble, chert, basalt, whinstone, claystone, grain, mica, quartz, granite, granitic, chondrite, bedrock, achondrite, xenolith, tor, pumice, quartzite, sedimentary, snadstone, stonemason, soapstone, diorite, andesite, lodestone, menhir, ashlar, lithic, plutonic, monolith, flint, marble, crystal, crystallization, conglomerate, dolomite, gravel, milestone, epilithic, cobblestone, pyroclastic, rupestral, stonehenge, shingles, stony, granolith, pegmatite, mineral, sandstone, sedimentary, limestone, gemstone, cornerstone, quartzite, brick, stoneware, erosion, outcrop, lithosphere, jewellery, stonemason, phosphorite, rosetta stone, granular, gabbro, hard, solid, crack, fragment, coal, rhyolite, feldspar, andesite, batholith, gabbro, olivine, diorite, plagioclase, porphyritic, quartzite, diabase, dolerite, hornfels, pyroxine, evaporite, phyllite, peridotite, aphanitic, aphanite, tufa, ashlar, flint, argonite, cummingtonite, corundum

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Snow Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on snow puns! ❄☃🌨 Whether you’re in search of the perfect silly instagram caption, a name for your snowboarding crew, or whatever else, we hope this entry is useful to you 🙂 Most of the puns in this list could also be used as winter puns, and general cold-related puns. Enjoy!

Snow Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about snow that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of snow puns:

  • So → Snow: As in “And snow on and snow forth” and “As it snow happens” and “Every snow often” and “Go snow far as to” and “I told you snow” and “I suppose snow” and “Say it ain’t snow” and “Snow much for that” and  “Snow what?” and “Is that snow?” and “Without snow much as a” and “Snow long, friend”
  • Rude of → Rudolf: As in “How Rudolf you to say that.”
  • Help → Alp: As in “Can I Alp you?” and “Alp yourself” and “A cry for Alp
  • Ice: “Skating/walking on thin ice” and “Breaking the ice” and “Cut no ice with” and “Ice, ice, baby”
  • Power → Powder: As in “With great powder comes great responsibility” and  “Absolute powder corrupts absolutely” and “Gun powder” and “Girl powder” and “Powder to the people” and “Powder nap” and “Powder ups” and “Powder and glory”
  • Cold: “Cold shoulder” and “Cold calling” and “In cold blood” and “Leave (someone) out in the cold” and “Revenge is a dish best served cold” and “Stone cold sober” and “Take a cold hard look (at yourself)” and “The Cold War”
  • Know → Snow: As in “It takes one to snow one” and “For all I snow …” and “In the snow” and “I snow full well that …” and “Snow thy enemy” and “You snow the drill”
  • First → Frost: As in “At frost glance” and “Cast the frost stone” and “Frost come, frost served” and “Frost and foremost” and “Frost impressions” and “Frost port of call” and “Frost things frost” and “Don’t know the frost thing about …” and “Frost in, best dressed”
  • Sled → Led: As in “It sled us to the wrong conclusion” and “He’s easily sled
  • Slay → Sleigh: As in “The knight who sleighed the dragon”
  • Slash → Slush: As in “Prices have been slushed
  • Phrase → Freeze: As in “Coin a freeze” and “Turn of freeze
  • It’s leet → Sleet: The term “sleet” refers to partially melted snow (or snow mixed with rain). The term “leet” (or l33t) is short for “elite” in internet slang.
  • Weather: As in “I’ve been under the weather” and “Weather out the storm”
  • Whether → Weather: As in “I don’t know weather …”
  • Hail: As in “All hail the glorious leader”
  • Slope: As in “That’s a slippery slope
  • Why’d → White: As in “White you do that?”
  • Wide → White: As in “Eyes white open” and “Whole white world” and “I searched far and white
  • Rhyme → Rime: As in “Neither rime nor reason”
  • Snowflake: This is used as a slang insult to suggest that someone is physically or mentally frail.
  • Pissed → Piste: As in “He can’t drive – he’s piste” and “I’m just really piste off right now”. A piste is a ski run of compacted snow.
  • I’ll pine → Alpine: As in “Alpine for you while you’re gone” – to “pine” means to “miss and long for the return of”.
  • Have (a) lunch → Avalanche: As in “We’re going to avalanche at the new restaurant.”
  • Have a launch → Avalanche: As in “Are you going to avalanche party?”
  • *s no → *s snow: As in “There’s snow easy way to say it” and “It’s snow problem at all.”
  • So bored → Snow board
  • Edward Snowden or Edward Snowed In
  • I see → Icy: As in “Icey what you did there.” and “Icey dead people.”
  • I see → I ski: See above.
  • What are → Water: As in “Water you doing out so late tonight?” and “Water you doing tomorrow?”
  • What are we → Watery: As in “Watery going to do?” and “Watery doing today, friends?”
  • Do you → Dew: As in “Dew want to grab a coffee some time?” and “How dew do?”
  • *hale → *hail: As in “Inhail deeply, then exhail slowly.”
  • Flake: As in “He’s very flakey – he probably won’t show up.” and “Cornflakes aren’t all that healthy.”
  • I s* → Ice s*: Any phrase which has the word “I” and word after it which begins with “s” can be made into an ice pun. Here are a couple of examples: “Ice see dead people.” and “And ice stood there for a moment, completely stunned.” and “Ice simply have no idea.”
  • Whiteout: This refers to a blizzard, especially in polar regions, that reduces visibility to near zero. It also refers to the special liquid used to correct errors that are written in pen. This double meaning might be used for a snow pun in the right context.
  • Saw → Thaw: As in “I came, I thaw, I conquered”
  • Very slow → Glacial: As in “The official described progress in the talks as glacial

Snow-Related Words

Here’s a list of snow-related concepts to help you come up with your own snow puns:

snowy, ice, precipitation, snowfall, snowflake, water, wind, blizzard, hail, flake, snowy, cloud, sleet, avalanche, snow man, whiteout, snow flurry, graupel, rain, weather, snowmobile, winter, fog, melting, snowshoes, snowball, glacier, meltwater, snowscape, snowfield, slopes, snowcap, snowplow, slush, slushy, crystal, atmosphere, flurry, snow storm, thaw, igloo, ski, white, sled, toboggan, sleigh, snowboard, powder, snowed in, tire chain, sledging, snow angel, shovel, frost, snow bank, black ice, icicle, rime, froze, frozen, freeze, freezing, hailstorm, permafrost, Jack Frost, glacial, floe, white christmas, icy, pack ice, snow mobile

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Ocean Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on ocean puns! 🌊 Whether you’re after some puns for your beach party invites, instagram captions, or you just like puns about the sea, I hope this entry serves you well. There’s word play around all sorts of ocean-related concepts including wave puns, seashell puns, sand puns and lots more. This entry has a lot in common with the beach punswater puns and fish puns entries, so check them out if you don’t find what you’re looking for here 🙂

Ocean Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about the ocean that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of ocean puns:

  • Specific → Pacific: As in “You need to be more pacific.” and “Are you sure you have the pacifications for this?” and “Pacifically, there are two apples and three nectarines”.
  • *ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves (always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
  • Surf: “Surf the net”
  • Serve → Surf: As in “First come, first surfed” and “If memory surfs” and “Revenge is a dish best surfed cold” and “Surfs you right”
  • Wave: “Wave goodbye” and “Mexican wave” and “Heat wave” and “Wave the white flag” and “Brain waves
  • Title → Tidal: As in “I like it, but I’m not sure on the tidal” and “Use ‘Ms.’ as her tidal” and “The championship tidal match is tomorrow morning.”
  • Tied → Tide: As in “I’m tide up at the moment, can someone else help?” and “Yep, they tide the knot!”
  • Passivist → Pascificist: As in “I’m a pascificst. Violence is never the answer.”
  • Atlantic: There is a well-known newspaper called “The Atlantic”, which might be used to make an Atlantic ocean pun somehow.
  • Deep: “Deep and meaningful” and “Deep, dark secret” and “Go off the deep end” and “In deep water” and “Skin deep” and “Thrown into the deep end”
  • Total → Turtle: As in “A turtle stranger”
  • Tidy → Tidey: As in “After the party we need to tidey the beach.”
  • Send → Sand: As in “It sands shivers down my spine!” and “Sand him over here.”
  • San* → Sand*: Replacing “san” with “sand” when it is at the start of a word give some nice corny puns: sanditary (sanitary), sandctioned (sanctioned), sandctuary (sanctuary), sandguine (sanguine), sandctions (sanctions).
  • Not → Naut: As in “I’m naut going to keep arguing with you”.
  • Naughty → Nauty: As in “There’s that nauty sailor again”.
  • Gullible → Seagullible: As in “Kyani is so seagullible!”
  • Crazy → Cray-sea: As in “He is so craysea!” and “Enough of this crayseaness!”. Hyphen is, of course, optional.
  • Wish → Fish: As in “I just fish we had more time!” and “If you rub the lamp you get three fishes“.
  • About/Abode → Aboat: As in “What aboat the captain?” and “Welcome to my aboat!”
  • Sooner → Schooner: As in “Schooner or later.” and “I’ll call her schoon“. A “schooner” is a sailing ship with two or more masts.  See the boat puns entry for more.
  • Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
  • Bae → Bay: As in “Bay! Please stop with the ocean puns, you’re embarrassing me.”
  • Bitch → Beach: As in “Those beaches don’t know me!” and “He says you were being a bit beachy“.
  • Combine → Combrine: As in “With our power combrined we should be able to defeat them.” and “It’s what you get when you combrine salt and water”. Similar puns can be made for most words ending in “bine”: turbrine (turbine), concubrine (concubine), columbrine (columbine).
  • Sure → Shore: As in “Are you shore?” and “She shore is strong!” and “I shore will.”
  • Whatever → Waterever: As in “Waterever, I don’t care.” and “Do waterever you want”.
  • What her → Water: As in “I know water problem is.” and “Do you know water mother thinks about this?”.
  • What do → Water: As in “Water you think about this?”
  • What about → Water boat: As in “Water boat we have tofu curry for dinner tonight?” and “Water boat Ching? Does she want to come to the beach too?”
  • What are → Water: “Water you doing out so late tonight?” and “Water you doing tomorrow?”
  • What are we → Watery: As in “Watery going to do?” and “Watery doing today, friends?”
  • Salt: “Take it with a pinch/grain of salt” and “Rub salt in the wound” and “Worth one’s salt
  • Salty: “You’re just salty because I beat you at chess earlier.”
  • Boy → Buoy: As in “It’s a buoy!” and “His buoyfriend is a nice person”.
  • Sea*: Most words starting with “sea” are easy sea puns: season, seasonal, seated, searingly, sealants, seamseatbelt.
  • See* → Sea*: If a word starts with “see” it can often be replaced with “sea” to create a simple sea pun: seaminly, seads, seaker, seathe, seap, seak, sean, sea (see).
  • Sealant / Sealing / Seal: Easy seal puns can be made with words starting with “seal” (e.g. sealant, seal) or “ceil” (e.g. sealing).
  • Se* → Sea*: Some words that start with just “se” also have a “sea”-ish sound, and the ones that don’t can usually be made into terrible puns anyway: seacret, searious, seargeant, seacretion, seacure, seacurity, seacondary, seacretariat, seaconds, seacrete, searum, searenity, searvitude, seanile, seadation, seaclusion, seacretive, seaze, seaquential, sealection, seacretly, seaquences, seanior, seaniority, seagregate, seaping, seacession, seariousness, seaminars, seaveral, seaxual, seaparation, seantimental, seansational, seaquential, seacluded, seacularist, seathing, seaquin, seasame, seaclusion.
  • Se*cy/Ce*cy → Sea*sea: Most words that start with “se” or “ce” and end with “cy” can be double sea puns: seacresea (secrecy), sealibasea (celibacy).
  • *cy → *sea: If a word ends in “cy” it’s an easy “sea” pun: polisea, agensea, democrasea, currensea, emergensea, efficiensea, tendensea, frequensea, fansea, constituensea, pregnansea, accurasea, redundansea, bureaucrasea, presidensea, legasea, conspirasea, mersea, privasea, bankruptsea, consistensea, literasea, urgensea, deficiensea, dependency, consultansea, tenacity, isea (icy), secrecy, intimasea.
  • Seizure → Seazure: As in “If I read one more ocean pun I’m going to have a seazure.”
  • Confiscate → Conch-fish-scate: As in “I’m going to have to conchfishcate your pun licence for that one.”
  • *fici* → *fishi*: If a word contains “fici” it can often be replaced with “fishi”. Here are some examples: affishionado, artifishial, benefishial, coeffishient, defishiency, defishit, ineffishient, suffishient, ofishial, profishient, superfishial.
  • Issue → Fishue: As in “That’s not the fishue here though.” and “I was fishued a sign for parking without a ticket”.
  • Net: “net” has two senses: “net weight” and “net income” is one sense, and “fish net” is the other sense.
  • Bereft → Bereeft: “bereft of” means “deprived of” of “lacking”. So an example sentence might be: “The old, stark beach house of bereefed of colour”.
  • Enemy → Anemone: As in “They’re my worst anemones” and “Let’s not make anemones of each other!”.
  • Simmer → Swimmer: As in “I left the pot swimmering and now my vegetable curry is burnt!” and “Hey swimmer down, there’s no need to turn this into a fight”.
  • *sip* → *ship*: If a word contains “sip” it can usually be replaced with “ship”. For example: gosship (gossip), dishipate (dissipate), shipping (sipping), inshipid (insipid). See the boat puns entry for more.
  • *sib* → *ship*: If a word contains “sib” it can usually be replaced with “ship” to create a terrible pun. For example: posshiply (possibly), accesshipility (accessibility), incomprehenshiple, feashipble, irresponshipble, invishipble, ostenshipbly, revershipble, vishipble. An example sentence might be: “I am responshiple for my puns.”  See the boat puns entry for more.
  • Kill → Keel: As in “We can be healthy with plants, keeling animals is not necessary.”
  • Seal: “I sealed the deal” and “Seal of approval” and “Seal your fate”
  • I land → Island: As in “Islanded a job at that new tech company.”
  • Aligned → Island: As in and “Our incentives are well-island.”
  • Choppy: This term is an adjective that describes something that has many abrupt transitions – e.g. “Choppy prose”, but it is also commonly used to describe the ocean when it has many small waves.
  • Coast: “The coast is clear” and “I’m just coasting
  • Pawn/Pwn → Prawn: This pun can be used in the gamer-culture sense: “I got prawned by a pro last night”, in the chess sense “He moved his prawn to C4″, and in the pawnbroker sense: “I had to prawn all my stuff to pay for college.”
  • Kid* → Squid*: The prefix “kid” can be replaced with “squid” as follows: squidding (kidding), squidnapped (kidnapped), squidney (kidney), squid (kid).
  • ?id* → Squid*: If a word begins with “?id” where ‘?’ represents any letter, then this prefix can sometimes be replaced with “squid”. For example: squiddle (middle), squidlife crisis (midlife crisis), squidget (midget), squiddle (riddle), squidiculous (ridiculous), squideotape (videotape), squiddish (yiddish), squidth (width), squidow (widow), squidget (widget).
  • Well/Welcome → Whale/Whalecome: As in “Whalecome to our home!” and “Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?”.  Whale puns can be made with many more words like welfare (whalefare), welsh (whalesh) and wellness (whaleness). Check out the entry on whale puns for more.
  • Wail → Whale: As in “Poor thing, he’s been whaling over his grandmother who recently passed.” and “A good whale can help one overcome grief”.
  • While → Whale: As in “Whale we agreed on most points, we did have some disagreements.” and “All the whale …” and “Whistle whale you work”
  • Help → Kelp: As in “Can you please kelp me build a sand castle?” and “Katie, kelp your brother lift that please”.
  • Purpose → Porpoise: As in “I didn’t do it on porpoise!” and “Clarity of porpoise” and “What is the porpoise of this?” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
  • What is → Waters: As in “Waters going on here?” and “Waters the porpoise of this?”
  • Defin* → Dolphin: As in “We dolphinitely need more time to finish the mission.” and “What is the dolphinition of this word?” and “Please dolphine this word.” and “It’s the dolphinitive source of Nordic history.” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
  • Endorphines → Endolphins: As in “I love that rush of endolphins you get after a good hard swimming session.”
  • Humanity → Humanatee: As in “If only we could have some humanatee in our treatment of sea animals” and “Have some humanatee“. Note that terrible puns can also be made of insanity (insmanatee) and profanity (profmanatee).
  • In* → Fin*: A lovely and shameful pun can be made from any word starting with “in”. Simply replace “in” with “fin”: finformation, finfluence, finvolve, finternational, finvolved, fintroduce, findeed, finvestment, finto, finclude, finteresting, fintellectual, finjury, fintend, finterview, finsurance, finstrument, … Thousand more can be made with the help of a list like this. You can also check out the entry on dolphin puns for more puns of this nature.
  • Imp* → Shrimp*: If a word starts with “imp”, you can usually replace it with “shrimp”, for example: shrimportant (important), shrimpossible (impossible), shrimply (imply), shrimpose (you get the idea), shrimpose, shrimportshrimpudent, shrimpact, shrimperfect, shrimpaled, shrimpartial, shrimpart. Shrimp puns probably deserve their own entry, but until then you can use this list to help you.
  • Symb* → Shrimpb*: Replacing the suffix “symb” with “shrimpb” gives some pleasantly jarring shrimp pins: shrimpbolic (symbolic), shrimpbolises (symbolises), shrimpbiosis (symbiosis).
  • Should* → Shoald*: A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. We can use “shoal” be used to make puns like: shoald (should), shoalder (shoulder), shoaldering.
  • Show l* → Shoal: This is a subtle one because it involves a word break. Whenever you use the word “show”, and the following word starts with an “L”, then you can replace “show” with “shoal” (a shoal is a large school of fish). For example: “That’s cool! You should shoal Liam.” and “She laughs when we shoal little blue flowers to her.”.
  • *tual* → *shoal*: As mentioned above, A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. If a word contains “tual” it can often be replaced with “shoal” for a cute little pun: actshoal (actual), actshoality (actuality), intellectshoal (intellectual), ritshoal (ritual), spiritshoal, mutshoally, eventshoal, eventshoally, conceptshoal, conceptshoalise, virtshoal, contractshoal, factshoal, factshoally, perpetshoal, textshoal, contextshoal, perceptshoal, punctshoal, instinctshoal, actshoally, habitshoally.
  • *sole → *shoal: As in “The shoal of my shoe is worn down.” and “Your new gaming conshoal is cool.” and “Yeah, he’s a bit of an asshoal.”
  • More → Moray: As in “Mum, we need moray sunscreen!”.
  • Mor* → Moor*: Words that begin with the “more” sound can be turned into a pun on the boat-related word, moor (meaning “to tie a boat to the shore or an anchor”): moore, moorning, moortgage, mooral, moortality, moorale, moortar, moorphine, moorgue, moorphologically.
  • *pear → *peir: As in “Then all of a sudden she dissapeired!” and “After appeiring to check his watch, he quickly ran away.” and “That is a sharp speir you’ve got there”.
  • Brilliant → Krilliant: As in “Isn’t the weather just krilliant today?” Krill are small shrimplike plankton.
  • Brilliant → Brill-iant: “Brill” are a type of European flatfish.
  • Angrily→ Ankrilly: As in “The monster roared ankrilly“.
  • Hungrily→ Hunkrilly: As in “She hunkrilly ate the sweet potato slices”.
  • Serf → Surf: A serf was a sort of slave in medieval times who worked for a feudal lord. It’s sometimes used as an insult.
  • *cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
  • Shall→ Shell: As in “Shell i compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “He who lives by the sword shell die by the sword.”
  • Selfish → Shellfish: As in “Stop being so shellfish.” See the next item for a generalisation of this pun.
  • Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless).

Ocean-Related Words

Here’s a list of ocean-related concepts to help you come up with your own ocean puns:

wave, surf, beach, water, sea, Arctic, Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Antarctic, deep, shallow, deep blue, deep sea, ship, dolphin, shark, turtle, whale, fish, starfish, crab, seal, penguin, island, choppy, swell, hydrosphere, mariana trench, coastal, coast, coral, shore, seawater, saltwater, salty, salt, underwater, bay, archipelago, pelagic zone, sea bed, oceanic, marine, kelp, seaward, waters, cape, planktonic, shorline, seashore, lobster, reef, benthic, demersal, aphotic, photic, epipelagic, mesopelagic, liquid, seashell, oceanview, continental shelf, sail, sailing, boat, depths, littoral, bermuda, submerged, driftwood, seaspray, swim, estuary, floating, high seas, tide, sea gull, gull, penguin, shrimp, harbour, high tide, manta ray, transatlantic, oceanic, brine, oceanography, transpacific, canal, seascape, nemo, dory, albatross, barnacle, offshore

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Flower Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on flower puns! 🌼🌸💐 This entry has rose puns, tulip puns, petal pun and wordplay on all sorts of flower-related concepts. But please note, this entry is a work-in-progress! Please help us out by suggesting puns that we don’t have in the comment 🙂

You might also like to check out the entries on bee puns, leaf puns and tree puns.

Flower Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about flowers that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of flower puns:

  • Pulling → Pollen: As in “I’m just pollen your leg.” and “It’s like pollen teeth” and “We don’t have enough pollen power.”
  • Pedal → Petal: As in “Put the petal to the metal” and “Backpetal” and “Soft-petal (downplay)”
  • Peddle → Petal: As in “She went from house to house petaling her wares.”
  • Flower: “Flower power” and “The flower of one’s youth”
  • Boom! → Bloom!
  • Bud: This is short of “buddy”, and can also refer to a flower bud. This dual meaning could be used for a pun: “Hey bud, how’s it growing?”
  • Buddy: See above.
  • Bed → Bud: As in “Budtime” and “Bud and breakfast” and “Bud of nails”
  • Bad → Bud: As in “Do you want the good news or the bud news?” and “A bud omen” and “A bud apple” and “A bud time” and “Don’t give a dog a bud name” and “It went from bud to worse” and “In bud faith” and “Bud news travels fast” and “Not too bud” and “Make the best of a bud situation” and “In bud taste” and “It ended on bud terms” and “A bud hair day”
  • But → Bud: As in “Gone, bud not forgotten” and “Last bud not least” and “All bud one” and “Anything bud” and “Bud hey, at least …” and “Silent, bud deadly” and “Bud seriously” and “Thanks, bud no thanks” and “No ifs or buds
  • Anybody → Anybudy: “Somebudy? Anybudy?”
  • Morbid → Morbud
  • Ombudsman: An ombudsman is a government employee who investigates complaints by non-government people against the government.
  • Butt → Bud: As in “A kick in the bud” and “At the bud of the joke” and “Let’s kick some bud” and “Bustin’ my bud” and “A pain in the bud” and “Bud naked”
  • Blossom: We use this word to describe something that is growing or developing quickly as in “Her business has blossomed and she’s doing well.”
  • For all → Floral: As in “Once and floral” and “Floral intents and purposes.”
  • Floor I’ll → Floral: As in “If you mop the flor, al wipe the benches – deal?”
  • Floor is → Florist: As in “Did you clean the kitchen? The florist still dirty.”
  • Flourished → Florist: As in “She has florist into an intelligent, strong young woman.”
  • Okay → Bouquet: As in “Are you feeling bouquet?”
  • Dizzy → Daisy: As in “I’m feeling a bit light-headed and daisy.”
  • Days is → Daisies: As in “Three daisies enough time to complete the task.”
  • Fruit: Flowers give rise to fruit which bare the fertilised seeds of the plant, thus, a fruit pun could be a viable flower pun: “This has been a fruitful discussion.” and “The fruits of our labour”
  • Rose: Some simple rose puns can be made with the past tense of rise: “She rose to the occasion” and “I rose above it”
  • Dandy lion → Dandelion: The term “dandy” can refer to someone who dresses fancy all the time, or it can just be a synonym for “excellent”. Good luck finding a context where this pun will come in useful! 😛
  • Awkward → Orchid: As in “You’ve put me in an orchid position.”
  • Or kid → Orchid: As in “Adults orchids – it doesn’t matter.”
  • Lovin’ the → Lavender: As in “I’m lavender tunes that this DJ is playing!”
  • Garden variety: This is a term meaning “standard, unexceptional” – e.g. “He’s just your garden variety politician – nothing special there.”
  • Guarding → Garden: As in “Fox garden the hen house.”
  • Oh very → Ovary: In the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower.
  • Floor it → Floret: The phrase “floor it” refers to pushing the car accerlerator until it hits the floor – i.e. it means “go fast”. A “floret” is one of many small flowers which make up a larger “composite” flower.
  • Flowery: The term “flowery” means “full of elaborate or literary words and phrases”. It’s a synonym to “fancy”, “flamboyant” and “high-sounding”. The phrase “Flowery prose” is common.
  • Stamina → Stamena: The stamen is the pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower. The term “stamina” refers to the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.
  • Two lips → Tulips: As in “Everyone has two lips.”
  • I lack → Lilac: As in “Lilac the ability to finish things that I start.”
  • Leave → Leaf: “Take it or leaf it” and “Absent without leaf” and “You should leaf now.” and  “Leaf an impression” and “Leafed for dead” and “Leaf it at that” and “Leaf me alone!” and “Leaf of absence” and “Leaf out in the cold” and “Take leaf” and “Leafing so soon?” See the entry on leaf puns for more.
  • Pistol → Pistil: A pistil is a part of a flower.
  • Car pull → Carpel: Carpels are parts of the pistils of flowers.
  • Saw → Seed: Fertilised flowers result in a fruit (not all are edible) that contains one or more seeds. An imaginary past tense of “see” could make for a silly flower pun.
  • Iggy Azalea

Flower-Related Words

Here’s a list of flower-related concepts to help you come up with your own flower puns:

blossom, pollen, pollinate, petal, bud, floral, florist, bouquet, fruit, daisy, rose, lily, chrysanthemum, daffodil, dandelion, lavender, bloom, blooming, sunflower, angiosperm, garden, spring, wallflower, flowering, stamen, nectar, ovary, poppy, orchid, hibiscus, floret, lilac, hibiscus, jasmine, saffron, tulip, petunia, flora, sunflower, snapdragon, rhododendron, flowery, fragrant, fragrance, pollination, sandwort, inflorescence, carpel, seed, leaf, marigold, gazania, corydalis, lotus, amaranth, calyx, posy, pistil, dahlia, aster, azalea, begonia, bellflower, bitterroot, black-eyed Susan, bluebells, bluebonnet, bougainvillea, calendula, camellia, carnation, chicory, cosmo, corocus, delphinium, dianthus, forget-me-not, foxglove, freesia, gardenia, gillyflower, gladiolus, hawthorn, hollyhock, honeysuckle, hydrangea, iris, oleander, pansy, primrose, sepal, snapdragon, thistle, tiger lily, trillium, wolfsbane, yucca, mayflower

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Bear Puns

Here’s a Punpedia entry all about bear puns, and as it turns out there are a lot of them! Our list of bear puns is composed of 3 main categories. Firstly, there are a tonne of bear puns based purely around the word “bear” (bearings, barbearian, bearly, …). Then there are those based around species of bears like the polar bear and grizzly bear, and also around pseudo-bears like the koala bear. And finally, there are a few puns based around bear-related topics like paws, hibernation and claws.

If you’re looking for bear puns in images (memes, visual puns, jokes), then you’ll want to scroll towards the bottom of the page – there’s a section for those. There’s also a section for bear-related words to help you come up with your own bear puns.

As usual, if you have a bear pun that we don’t, we’d love for you to share it with us! There’s a comments section at the bottom of the page.

Bear Puns List

Here’s our ever-growing list of bear puns! Note that each item may represent either either a simple word-swap (e.g. Bare → Bear) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters. If you’ve got a bear pun that we don’t, please share it with us in the comments! Without further ado, here’s the list of bear puns:

  • Bear: The term “bear” itself has many different meanings other than the one which refers to the animal. These can all be used for puns: “Bear with me.” and “I can’t bear this anymore.” and “I will bear the responsibility for this.” and “Child-bearing.” and “Will you bear this luggage across the river for me?” and “Does this tree bear fruit?”
  • Bearings: “Just let me get my bearings.”
  • Bearer: “I hate to be the bearer of bad news.”
  • Barbarian → Barbearian: “He thinks he’s Conan the Barbearian.”
  • Barbaric → Barbearic: “Their behaviour is barbearic.”
  • Bare → Bear: “The landscape is bear.”
  • Barefoot → Bearfoot: “We’ll have to walk bearfoot.”
  • Barefaced → Bearfaced: “A bearfaced lie.”
  • Barely → Bearly: “I can bearly stand another of your puns.”
  • Baritone → Bearitone: “We’ll need another bearitone for the chorus.”
  • Barium → Bearium: “Bearium is a chemical element.”
  • Baron → Bearon: “The bearon will see you now.”
  • Baroness → Bearoness: “The bearoness controls most of this territory.”
  • Barricade → Bearicade: “We’ll need to bearicade these doors.”
  • Barrier → Bearier: “This industry has a high bearier-to-entry.”
  • Barrister → Bearister: “They’ve hired very good bearisters.”
  • Bearable: “The music is the only thing that makes this party bearable.”
  • Bearings: “The axle needs new bearings.”
  • Burial → Bearial: “This is an ancient bearial site.”
  • Buried → Bearied: “We bearied the chest on the beach,”
  • Bury → Beary: “She was bearied in thought.”
  • Cadbury → Cadbeary: “Cadbeary should bring out a dairy-free line.”
  • Childbearing: “This grizzly is of childbearing age.”
  • Embarrass → Embearass: “Oh, I’m so embearassed!”
  • Embarrassment → Embearassment: “This evening has been a complete embearassment.”
  • Embarrassing → Embearassing: “Oh, how embearassing!”
  • Forbearance: “He’s very annoying. It will require patient forbearance.”
  • Forebears: “Generations of our forebears have lived in this forest.”
  • Gooseberry → Goosebeary: “Ripe yellow goosebearies.” Also works for mulbeary, rasbeary, strawbeary, cranbeary, blackbeary, etc.
  • Berries → Bearies: “Mmm, these bearies are so sweet!”
  • Threadbare → Threadbear: “She was wearing a tattered, threadbear overcoat.”
  • Unbearable: “These puns are almost unbearable.”
  • Unbearably: “He was unbearably patronising.”
  • Wheelbarrow → Wheelbearow: “A wheelbearow would make this job a lot easier.”
  • Grizzly: “Oh, don’t get all grizzly with me!” and “Things are about to get grizzly.”
  • Quality → Koalaty: “I need some koalaty time with my family.”
  • Qualifications → Koalafications: “Are you sure you have the koalafications?”
  • Qualify → Koalafy: “I’ve got through the koalafying rounds.”
  • Qualitative → Koalatative: “My thesis mainly involves koalatative research.”
  • Qualia → Koalia: “Koalia is still a controversial issue in philosophy.”
  • Disqualification → Diskoalafication: “Cheating will result in diskoalafication.”
  • Disqualified → Diskoalafied: “I was diskoalafied in the third round.”
  • Equality → Ekoalaty: “Gender ekoalaty is an important issue in the world.”
  • Overqualified → Overkoalafied: “I’m overkoalafied for this job.”
  • Underqualified → Underkoalafied: “Before getting my degree I was underkoalafied for my chosen career.”
  • Squalid → Skoalad: “A skoalad, overcrowded prison.”
  • Brewin’ → Bruin: “I’m bruin some tea, do you want some?”
  • Ruin → Bruin: “Well, Christmas is bruined.”
  • Polar: “Yeah, we’re polar opposites but we get along so well.”
  • Hibernation: “The whole town basically hibernates over winter.”
  • Honey: “Honey, your puns are tearing this relationship apart.”
  • Solitary: “I live a fairly solitary existence.”
  • Kid/Child → Cub: “Oh c’mon you’re acting like a cub.”
  • Very → Beary: “I saw it with my beary own eyes.”
  • For → Fur: “Fur the love of god!”
  • Pander → Panda: “The newspapers are pandaing to people’s baser instincts.”
  • Pandemonium → Pandamonium: “The small argument ended in utter pandamonium.”
  • Pandemic → Panda-emic: “This unassuming disease has caused a panda-emic.”
  • Expendable → Ex-panda-ble: “It just feels like you think I’m ex-panda-ble.”
  • Poor → Paw: “Oh you paw thing.”
  • Positively → Pawsitively: “Processed and red meats have been pawsitively linked to several common cancers.”
  • Position → Pawsition: “I’m not in a pawsition to comment on that.”
  • Possible → Pawssible: “That’s simply not pawssible!”
  • Possibility → Pawsibility: “Is there a slight pawsibility?”
  • Possession → Pawsession: “Charged for pawsession of narcotics.”
  • Pose → Paws: “Strike a paws!”
  • Posture → Pawsture: “I need to pay more attention to my pawsture.”
  • Posh → Pawsh: “This party is too pawsh for me.”
  • Postulate → Pawstulate: “We can only pawstulate that he escaped via the window.”
  • Posterity → Pawsterity: “The names were recorded for pawsterity.”
  • Posthumously → Pawsthumously: “He was granted the nobel prize pawsthumously.”
  • Be* → Bear*: If a word begins with “be” it can usually be turned into a very corny bear pun: before (bear-fore), become (bear-come), between (bear-tween), because (bear-cause), believe (bear-lieve), begin (bear-gin), best (bear-st), bed (bear-d), benefit (bear-nefit), behaviour (bear-haviour), behind (bear-hind), began (bear-gan), became (bear-came), beginning (bear-ginning), belief (bear-lief), bedroom (bear-droom), belong (bear-long), believed (bear-lieved), benefits (bear-nefits), becomes (bear-comes), becoming (bear-coming), beside (bear-side), berlin (bear-lin), beneath (bear-neath), belt (bear-lt), begun (bear-gun), benjamin (bear-njamin), begins (bear-gins), behalf (bear-half), besides (bear-sides), beliefs (bear-liefs), beaten (bearten), belly (bear-lly), bedrooms (bear-drooms), belonged (bear-longed), believing (bear-lieving), belonging (bear-longing), beneficial (bear-neficial), beneficiary (bear-neficiary), bedside (bear-dside), belongs (bear-longs), betray (bear-tray), beginner (bear-ginner), betrayal (bear-trayal), believer (bear-liever), beloved (bear-loved), behaved (bear-haved), benefited (bear-nefited), bereavement (bear-reavement), beforehand (bear-forehand), beginnings (bear-ginnings), behaving (bear-having), behaviours (bear-haviours), bellow (bear-llow), belts (bear-lts), benchmark (bear-nchmark), benefactor (bear-nefactor), beneficiaries (bear-neficiaries), benign (bear-nign), bestow (bear-stow), bewildered (bear-wildered).
  • Bipolar: “He’s receiving great treatment for his bipolar disorder.” Note that this word can be used as a polar bear pun, if you missed it.
  • Beard → Bear-d: “A very bushy bear-d
  • Maul: This term can be used without animal connotations and so it can be used as a bear pun with the right context. “Yeah, I got absolutely mauled in rugby today.”
  • Mall → Maul: “I bought it down at the maul.”
  • Awesome → Ursine/Ursome: “OMG, that’s ursome!”
  • Because → Bear-claws: “I’m yawning bear-claws I’m tired.”
  • Pause → Paws: “Let’s paws and reflect.”
  • Burn → Bearn: “Feel the bearn.”
  • Tedious → Teddy-ous: “A teddy-ous conversation can be improved with a sprinkle of bear puns.”

Bear-Related Words

No doubt there are many more puns to be made, so we’ve gathered together a list of bear-related words to help you come up with your own bear puns. If you come up with any good ones, please share them in the comments and we’ll add them to our list!

cub, grizzly, bruin, bearish, teddy, teddy bear, ursine, polar bear, polar, black bear, brown bear, kodiak bear, koala, hibernation, honey, Winnie-the-Pooh, Paddington Bear, Baloo, panda, bile bear, sun bear, red panda, mammal, shaggy, paws, paw, solitary

Bear Pun Images

We’ve collected all the visual bear puns and meme-type puns that we could find and put them all in one place for you. If you’ve found or made another one, please share a link to it in the comments!

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Leaf Puns

Welcome! This entry is all about leaf puns and word play based around leaf-related topics. We’ve also got a broader entry on tree puns which you may want to check out. Most of the puns that we’ve got so far are simply a play on the word “leaf” itself, but there are a few others too.

This entry needs some help to get up to Punpedia standards, so if you’ve got any leaf puns for us, please post them in the comments section at the end of the page!

Leaf Puns List

Here’s our ever-growing list of dreadful leaf puns! Note that each item may represent either either a simple word-swap (e.g. Leave → Leaf) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters. If you’ve got a leaf pun that we don’t, please share it with us in the comments!

  • Leave → Leaf: “Take it or leaf it” and “Absent without leaf” and “You should leaf now.” and  “Leaf an impression” and “Leafed for dead” and “Leaf it at that” and “Leaf me alone!” and “Leaf of absence” and “Leaf out in the cold” and “Take leaf” and “Leafing so soon?”
  • Leaves: “It leaves a lot to be desired” and “It leaves a bad taste in your mouth”
  • Belief → Beleaf: “Beleaf in magic spiritual beings is outdated.”
  • Disbelief → Disbeleaf: “I had to suspend my disbeleaf.”
  • Gleeful → Gleaful: “His gleaful expression was the cutest.”
  • Gleefully → Gleafully: “They gleafully accepted the gifts.”
  • *ly F* → *-leaf f*: Thousands or perhaps millions of leaf puns can be made with this simple rule: If a word ends in the “ly” sound and if followed by a word starting with “f”, then a leaf pun can be made. Here are some examples of pairs of words that work – note that there are multiple ways of presenting “leaf” in the pun, and some random examples are shown: heartily for (hearti-leaf-or or hearty leaf for), closely from (close-leaf-rom or close-leaf from), nearly five (near-leaf-ive or near-leaf five), practically finished (practica-leaf-inished or practical-leaf finished), truly formidable (tru-leaf-ormidable or true leaf formidable), perfectly familiar (perfect-leaf-amiliar or perfect leaf familiar), nearly fifteen (near-leaf-ifteen or near leaf fifteen), possibly find (possib-leaf find), ghastly face (ghast-leaf-ace or ghast-leaf face), continually from (continua-leaf-rom), carefully fastened (carefu-leaf-astened), slowly from (slow-leaf from), rapidly formed (rapid-leaf-ormed), principally for (principal leaf for), plainly furnished (plain-leaf-urnished), hardly found (hard-leaf-ound), entirely free (entire leaf fresh), perfectly fresh, fiercely forward, nearly fallen, expressly for, terribly frightened, loudly for, swiftly forward. There’s obviously a huuuge number of different pairs of word for which this works. You could also use leaf puns as one or more of those words to create more densely leaf-punned phrases: “She gleaful-leaf frolicked through the meadow.”
  • Jellyfish → Jel-leaf-ish: “The je-leaf fish glided gently upwards.”
  • Relief → Releaf: “What a releaf!”
  • Cauliflower → Cau-leaf-lower: “Cau-leaf flower is a great source of vitamins.”
  • Amplification → Amp-leaf-ication: “We’ll need more ampleafication to reach the back seats.”
  • California → Caleafornia: “I’m from Caleafornia.”
  • Cliff → Cleaf: “It’s an extremely flat cleaf-face.”
  • Elephant → Eleafant: “Eleafants are herbivores.”
  • Exemplify → Exampleafy: “This exempleafies a terrible leaf pun.”
  • Facelift → Faceleaft: “Face-leafts are becoming cheaper by the day.”
  • Left → Leaf-t: “Turn leaft at Khalin St.”
  • Lift → Leaf-t: “Take the leaft to the 45th floor.”
  • Oversimplification → Oversimp-leaf-ication: “Your oversimpleafication of the issue is not helpful.”
  • Shoplifting → Shopleafting: “Shopleafting is still a major problem in many countries.”
  • Telephone → Teleafone: “You used to call me on the teleafphone.”
  • Qualification → Qua-leaf-ication: “Do you have the qua-leaf-ications for that?”
  • Proliferate → Pro-leaf-erate: “Critical thinking skills are proleaferating in many societies.”
  • Friends → Fronds: “Me and my best fronds.”
  • Friendly → Frondly: “He has such a frondly air about him.”
  • Can of pee → Canopy: “That thing’s worth less than a can-o’-py.” (See tree puns)
  • Phlegm → Phloem: “I’ve got a cold and a phloemy throat.” The term “phloem” refers to the plant tissue tubes that conduct nutrients to and from the leaves.
  • Branch: “We need to branch out into other sectors.” and “We’re opening another branch in this town.” (See tree puns)
  • Lifeless → Leafless: “A seemingly leafless figure lay on the beach.”
  • Life → Leaf: “Well, that’s just leaf I guess.”
  • Plant: “She planted her feet firmly on the ground, ready to fight.”
  • Decision → Deciduous: This one is very corny! “Finally, we’ve arrived at a deciduous!”
  • Shoot: “Shooting animals for sport is cowardly.” Note that a “shoot” in the leafy context refers to a young branch or leaf springing from a stem.
  • Cover → Clover: “You can’t judge a book by its clover.”
  • Cute → Cuticle: “Awww, that’s so cuticle!” A leaf’s cuticle is the waxy layer around it that protects it from damage.

Leaf-Related Words

There are likely many more leaf puns to be made, and so we’ve compiled a list of leaf-related words that might help inspire you to come up with puns of your own. Thought of a good one? Please share it with us in the comments at the bottom of this page!

leaves, leaf, photosynthesis, foliage, chloroplast, stomata, plant, frond, deciduous, evergreen, petiole, cataphyll, cotyledon, dicotyledon, monocotyledon, leafage, chlorophyll, green, transpiration, greenery, cuticle, xylem, phloem, blade, shoot, leafy, leafless, clover, pinna, pine needle, lily pad

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Tree Puns

Here’s a Punpedia entry all about tree puns, and as it turns out there are a lot of them! Our list of tree puns is composed of 3 main categories. Firstly, any word which has the “tree” sound in it (like pastry, forestry, Austria) is an automatic entry-level pun. Then there are a bunch of different tree species (like acacia, fir, pine) which offer many opportunities for wordplay, and finally there are a bunch of tree-related characteristics and concepts (like leaf, bough, lumber, stump) which add some nice variety.

There’s also a section for tree-related phrases, cliches and idioms after the puns list – these can be used for punning too. And if you’re looking for tree puns in images (memes, visual puns, jokes), then you’ll want to scroll towards the bottom of the page – there’s a section for those. You may also want to check out our leaf puns entry.

As usual, if you have a tree pun that we don’t, we’d love for you to share it with us! There’s a comments section at the bottom of the page.

Tree Puns List

Here’s our ever-growing list of dreadful tree puns! Note that each item may represent either either a simple word-swap (e.g. Three → Tree) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters. If you’ve got a tree pun that we don’t, please share it with us in the comments!

  • Treason → Tree-son: “The dictator punished treeson severely.”
  • Treatment → Tree-tment: “It’s a water treetment plant.”
  • Treaty → Tree-ty: “Both countries signed the treety.”
  • Treat → Tree-t: “What a treet!”
  • Mainstream → Mains-tree-m: “Sorry if my puns are a bit mains-tree-m
  • Illustrious → Illus-tree-ous: “His illustreeous father.”
  • Industrial → Indus-tree-al: “Be careful, that stuff’ industreeal strength.”
  • Intriguing → In-tree-guing: “The organism’s behaviour was in-tree-guing.”
  • Montreal → Mon-tree-al: “I’m from Mon-tree-al too!”
  • Patriarchy → Pa-tree-archy: “Most human societies have pa-tree-archal structures.”
  • Pedestrian → Pedes-tree-an: “The pedes-tree-ans rushed.”
  • Retreat → Re-tree-t: “A wilderness retreet.”
  • Retrieve → Re-tree-ve: “Can you retreeve the lost amulet?”
  • Streak → S-tree-k: “I’m on a winning streek!” and “The streeker was caught and arrested.”
  • Terrestrial → Teres-tree-al: “The tree is a teres-tree-al organism.”
  • Trio → Tree-o: “The tree-o set off on another adventure.”
  • Street: “It bounced happily down the street.”
  • Tremendous → Tree-mendous: “I put in a tree-mendous amount of time on that project.”
  • *t re* → *-tree-*: Many tree puns can be created with this rule: If a word ends in “t” and the following word begrins with the “ree” sound, then a tree pun can be made. Here are some examples of pairs of words that work – note that there are multiple ways of presenting “tree” in the pun, and some random examples are shown: might rely (might tree lie or might-tree-ly), best resource (best treesources or best tree sources), just read (just treed), cannot recall (cannotreecal or cannot tree call), it reads (it tree-ds), most refreshingly (most treefreshingly or most tree freshingly), brilliant reasoning (brilliant treesoning), must really (must treeally), not remain (not tree main), just return (just tree turn), can’t refuse (can tree fuse), but really (but treeally), most remarkable (mos-tree markable), not retaining (no tree-taining). There are obviously a very large number of these sort of tree puns to be made – far too many to list here.
  • Treachery → Tree-chery: “The tree-chery of the man has no bounds.”
  • Dream → Tree-m: “I had the weirdest tree-m last night”
  • Triangle → Tree-angle: “Tree-angles have 3 sides.”
  • Triumph → Tree-umph: “The allied countries were tree-umphant.”
  • Trillion → Tree-llion: “Humans kill more than 1 tree-llion sea animals each year.”
  • Trilogy → Tree-logy: “It’s the third book in the tree-logy.”
  • Triathalon → Tree-athalon : “She trained hard for the tree-athalon.”
  • Tribulations → Tree-bulations: “She went through many trials and treebulations when starting her business.”
  • Traditional → Tree-ditional: “Treeditional family values are outdated.”
  • Transformation → Tree-nsformation: “They underwent a radical treensformation.”
  • Transparency → Tree-nsparency: “An open and treensparent government is very important.”
  • Transexual → Tree-nsexual: “Yep, I’m a male to female treensexual.”
  • Be → Tree: “I’m trying to tree more compassionate.”
  • Free → Tree: “Buy one, get one tree.”
  • Thee → Tree: “Shall I compare tree to a summer’s day?”
  • Three → Tree: “Good things come in trees.”
  • T-shirt → Tree-shirt: “What size is your tree-shirt?”
  • Absentee → Absen-tree: “Only one absentree today.”
  • Amputee → Ampu-tree: “The amputree was lucky to have survived.”
  • Devotee → Devo-tree: “A devotree of the temple”
  • Manatee → Mana-tree: “Manatrees are mostly marine animals.”
  • Guarantee → Guaran-tree: “It comes with a lifetime guarantree.”
  • Deportee → Depor-tree: “The deportrees were being taken to another country.”
  • Repartee → Repar-tree: “All this word play and repartree is making me tired.”
  • Country → Coun-tree: “The countree is openly going against UN conventions”
  • Countries → Coun-trees: “The countrees of formed a strong relationship.”
  • Industry → Indus-tree: “We need a stronger manufacturing industree.”
  • Industries → Indus-trees: “All 3 primary industrees are booming.”
  • Entries → En-trees: “We’ve have over seven thousand entrees.”
  • Ministry → Minis-tree: “The ministree of international relations.”
  • Ministries → Minis-trees: “All of the ministrees are happy with the decision.”
  • Tapestry → Tapes-tree: “A beautifullly embroidered tapestree.”
  • Pleasantry → Pleasan-tree: “A pleasantree is a polite part of a normal conversation.”
  • Pleasantries → Pleasan-trees: “We don’t have time to exchange pleasantrees.”
  • Toiletries → Toile-trees: “We packed the toiletrees in the other suitcase.”
  • Pastry → Pas-tree: “Most pastrees are quite unhealthy.”
  • Sentry → Sen-tree: “Put another sentree on that building, corporal.”
  • Poetry → Poe-tree: “Reading poetree helps me relax.”
  • Chemistry → Chemis-tree: “Chemsistree is my second major.”
  • Infantry → Infan-tree: “Their heavy infantree are retreating.”
  • Symmetry → Symme-tree: “A square has 4 lines of symmetree.”
  • Registry → Regis-tree: “The registree is processing more licenses than ever.”
  • Geometry → Geome-tree: “It has a strange, curvy geometree.”
  • Forestry → Fores-tree: “The forestree department is finally getting more funding.”
  • Poultry → Poul-tree: “The poultree industry is a cruel one.”
  • Ancestry → Ances-tree: “My ancestree is primarily Aboriginal.”
  • Sultry → Sul-tree: “The sultree glances were unmistakable.” and “I’m hoping this sultree weather won’t last long”
  • Gallantry → Galan-tree: “The captain’s gallantree won her team the title.” and “His humble gallantry has made him famous in the town.”
  • Carpentry → Carpe-tree: “The carpentree profession has changed over the years.”
  • Bigotry → Bigo-tree: “The bigotree of a racist past still exists in the corners fo society.”
  • Circuitry → Circui-tree: “The circuitree is too hot.”
  • Pantry → Pan-tree: “This pantree is larger than my room!”
  • Dentistry → Dentis-tree: “She’s been studying densitree for 6 years now.”
  • Extremism → Ex-tree-mism: “Relgious extreemism is an inherent problem of religion itself.”
  • Austria → Aus-tree-a: “Aus-tree-a is a lovely country.”
  • Bloodstream → Bloods-tree-m: “The bloodstreem carries oxygen and nutrients to cells.”
  • Compatriot → Compa-tree-ot: “The two compa-tree-ots were competing for gold.”
  • Countryside → Coun-tree-side: “A walk in the coun-tree-side is what I need.”
  • Equestrian → Eques-tree-an: “The eques-tree-ian sports industry can be quite cruel.”
  • History → His-tree: “His-tree was made this day.”
  • Victory → Vic-tree: “Vic-tree is ours!”
  • Factory → Fac-tree: “The fac-tree produces all sorts of plastic goods.”
  • Territory → Terri-tree: “The agressor country lost terri-tree after the war.”
  • Laboratory → Labora-tree: “The labora-tree of”
  • Statutory → Statu-tree: “A Statu-tree declaration.”
  • Directory → Direc-tree: “A direc-tree of phone numbers.”
  • Satisfactory → Satisfac-tree: “Your behaviour has been satisfac-tree.”
  • Lavatory → Lava-tree: “Please, may I use your lava-tree?”
  • Inventory → Inven-tree: “While taking an inven-tree of our goods I noticed a deficit.”
  • Regulatory → Regula-tree: “TPlease consult the regula-tree body responsible for this.”
  • Mandatory → Manda-tree: “Wearing socks in manda-tree.”
  • Inflammatory → Inflamma-tree: “Those are inflama-tree comments.”
  • Contradictory → Contradic-tree: “Your statements are contradic-tree.”
  • Repository → Reposi-tree: “A vast reposi-tree of data.”
  • Obligatory → Obliga-tree: “Thid event is obligi-tree for new members.”
  • Discriminatory → Discrimina-tree: “The new rules were a bit discrimina-tree.”
  • Perfunctory → Perfunc-tree: “I had a perfunctree look over the manuscript.”
  • Derogatory → Deroga-tree: “The minister’s comments were undeniably derogatree.”
  • Mystery → Mys-tree: “Where my pride went is a bit f a mys-tree.”
  • Battery → Batree: “The new batree powered candles.”
  • Pottery → Pot-tree: “I practice pottery for relaxation.”
  • Cemetery → Ceme-tree: “This cemetree contains the body of my great grandmother.”
  • Lottery → Lotree: “The lottree often preys on the minorities.”
  • Monastery → Monas-tree: “Not far from here is the ruins of an old monas-tree.”
  • Adultery → Adultree: “In some conservative countries adul-tree is still illegal.”
  • Flattery → Flattree: “Oh enough with he flat-tree!”
  • Military → Mili-tree: “The ents have a powerful mili-tree.”
  • Parliamentary → Parliamen-tree: “The parlimen-tree proceedings were slow.”
  • Voluntary → Volun-tree: “A volun-tree worker.”
  • Monetary → Monet-tree: “This old vase has a high monet-tree value.”
  • Commentary → Commen-tree: “We don’t need your commen-tree.”
  • Documentary → Documen-tree: “A documen-tree about polynesian rainforests.”
  • Solitary → Soli-tree: “I prefer a soli-tree existence.”
  • Complementary → Complemen-tree: “It comes with a complemen-tree gift card.”
  • Dietary → Diet-tree: “Diet-tree experts recommend a mostly plant-based diet.”
  • Elementary → Elemen-tree: “We had to bow to teachers in my elemen-tree school.”
  • Proprietary → Propriet-tree: “This software isn’t open-source, it’s propriet-tree.”
  • Hereditary → Heredit-tree: “I think my corny puns are heredit-tree.”
  • Sanitary → Sani-tree: “The hospital was sani-tree by necessity.”
  • Planetary → Planet-tree: “These planet-tree bodies have unusual orbits.”
  • Sedentary → Sedentree: “I’m too sedentree – I want to get a stand-up desk.”
  • Momentary → Momentree: “A momentree lapse of concentration was all it took.”
  • Century → Centree: “It’s been more than a centree since the war.”
  • Belief → Beleaf: “Beleaf in magic spiritual beings is outdated.”
  • Disbelief → Disbeleaf: “I had to suspend my disbeleaf.”
  • Gleeful → Gleaful: “His gleaful expression was the cutest.”
  • Gleefully → Gleafully: “They gleafully accepted the gifts.”
  • *ly F* → *-leaf f*: Thousands or perhaps millions of leaf puns can be made with this simple rule: If a word ends in the “ly” sound and if followed by a word starting with “f”, then a leaf pun can be made. Here are some examples of pairs of words that work – note that there are multiple ways of presenting “leaf” in the pun, and some random examples are shown: heartily for (hearti-leaf-or or hearty leaf for), closely from (close-leaf-rom or close-leaf from), nearly five (near-leaf-ive or near-leaf five), practically finished (practica-leaf-inished or practical-leaf finished), truly formidable (tru-leaf-ormidable or true leaf formidable), perfectly familiar (perfect-leaf-amiliar or perfect leaf familiar), nearly fifteen (near-leaf-ifteen or near leaf fifteen), possibly find (possib-leaf find), ghastly face (ghast-leaf-ace or ghast-leaf face), continually from (continua-leaf-rom), carefully fastened (carefu-leaf-astened), slowly from (slow-leaf from), rapidly formed (rapid-leaf-ormed), principally for (principal leaf for), plainly furnished (plain-leaf-urnished), hardly found (hard-leaf-ound), entirely free (entire leaf fresh), perfectly fresh, fiercely forward, nearly fallen, expressly for, terribly frightened, loudly for, swiftly forward. There’s obviously a huuuge number of different pairs of word for which this works. You could also use leaf puns as one or more of those words to create more densely leaf-punned phrases: “She gleaful-leaf frolicked through the meadow.”
  • Jellyfish → Jel-leaf-ish: “The je-leaf fish glided gently upwards.”
  • Relief → Releaf: “What a releaf!”
  • Cauliflower → Cau-leaf-lower: “Cau-leaf flower is a great source of vitamins.”
  • Amplification → Amp-leaf-ication: “We’ll need more ampleafication to reach the back seats.”
  • California → Caleafornia: “I’m from Caleafornia.”
  • Cliff → Cleaf: “It’s an extremely flat cleaf-face.”
  • Elephant → Eleafant: “Eleafants are herbivores.”
  • Exemplify → Exampleafy: “This exempleafies a terrible leaf pun.”
  • Facelift → Faceleaft: “Face-leafts are becoming cheaper by the day.”
  • Left → Leaf-t: “Turn leaft at Khalin St.”
  • Lift → Leaf-t: “Take the leaft to the 45th floor.”
  • Oversimplification → Oversimpleafication: “Your oversimpleafication of the issue is not helpful.”
  • Shoplifting → Shopleafting: “Shopleafting is still a major problem in many countries.”
  • Telephone → Teleafone: “You used to call me on the teleafphone.”
  • Qualification → Qua-leaf-ication: “Do you have the qua-leaf-ications for that?”
  • Proliferate → Pro-leaf-erate: “Critical thinking skills are proleaferating in many societies.”
  • Root: “We need to get to the root of this problem.”
  • Rooting: “I’m rooting for you!”
  • Route → Root: “We’ll take the short root.”
  • Are boring→ Arboring: “Your tree puns arboring.” The term “arbor” refers to an area surrounded and shaded by trees and vines, especially where they are trained over a framework for the purpose of creating such an area. The term can also refer to someone who trims, fells, or cares for trees as a profession.
  • Facepalm: “His complete ignorance and overconfidence made me want to face-palm, but I remained polite.”
  • A corny → Acorny: “That was acorny tree pun.”
  • May pull → Maple: “I maple an all-nighter to get it done.”
  • Pine: “I’ve been pine-ing for you all week.” Here we’re using the “miss and long for the return of” definition of “pine”.
  • Opine → O-pine: “She often opined at our meetings.” To “opine” is to “speak up” and declare one’s opinion openly.
  • Will not → Walnut: “I walnut stand for this!”
  • Leaves: “She leaves here on Tuesday.”
  • Leaf: “You should leaf now.”
  • Stumped: “I’m completely stumped.”
  • Stomp → Stump: “He was stumping the ground in anger.”
  • Beach→ Beech: “A lovely summer day at the beech.” A “beech” tree is a type of large deciduous tree.
  • Okay → Oak-ay: “Oakay, you’re right.”
  • *oak*: If a word contains “oak” or the “oak” sound, then we can make a simple partial pun of the word: awoak (awoke), bloak (bloke), buroakratic (bureaucratic), choak (choke), coakaine (cocaine), coakonut (coconut), croak, evoak (evoke), foak (folk), hoaks (hoax), joakingly (jokingly), loakated (located), Oaklahoma (Oklahoma), outspoaken (outspoken), poaker (poker), poak (poke), proaklaim (proclaim), revoak (revoke), smoaker (smoker), soak, voakal (vocal).
  • Sap: “He fell for it! What a sap!” The term “sap” can be slang for “a foolish and gullible person.”
  • Zap → Sap: “I got a small sap from the electrical switch.”
  • Slap → Sap: “He sapped me gently on my right cheek.”
  • Ent*: The “Ents” are a fictional race of large anthropomorphic trees in the Lord of the Rings series. Words starting with “ent” can thus be corny tree puns. Here are a few examples: enter, entry, enterprise, entirely, entrance, entered, entitled, entertainment, entity, enterprise, entailed, entertainer, entwine.
  • Bitch → Birch: “Yeah, people are a bit birchy at my work.”
  • Asked → Axed: “Axe, and you shall receive.”
  • Will owe → Willow: “After this I willow you even more money.”
  • Saw → Seed: “I seed it with my own eyes!”
  • Knot: “Can you help me tie this knot?”
  • Not → Knot: “I will knot put up with this anymore.”
  • For → Fir: “Fir only a second.” A “fir” tree is an evergreen coniferous tree with needle-shaped leaves, commonly used for timber and resin.
  • You → Yew: “Yew and me.” A “yew” tree is a coniferous tree that has red berrylike fruits. It can live to a very old age, is poisonous, and is often used for cabinet making.
  • Popular → Poplar: “Yes, vegan restaurants are becoming very poplar.” A poplar is a species of tall, fast-growing tree.
  • See the → Cedar: “Cedar forest for the trees.” A “cedar” is any of a number of conifer species which yield fragrant and durable timber.
  • Wouldn’t → Wooden: “Wooden you think?”
  • Would → Wood: “Wood you help me out for a while?”
  • Shady: “There’s some shady character following me.”
  • Drunk → Trunk: “A bunch of trunk idiots.”
  • Cops → Copse: “We should call the copse.” A “copse” is a small group of trees (a “thicket” or “grove”).
  • Chop: “We’ve been chopping and changing trying to make a decision.”
  • Shrunk → Shtrunk: “My shirt shtrunk in the wash.”
  • Bark: “All bark and no bite.”
  • Saw: “After she explained it, I saw her point”
  • Saw dust → Sawdust: “These puns are so old I sawdust on them.”
  • Palm: “You’ll have to grease their palms.”
  • Ask → Ashk: “I’ll ashk if it’s okay.”
  • Friends → Fronds: “Me and my best fronds.”
  • Friendly → Frondly: “He has such a frondly air about him.”
  • A case of → Acacia: “I’ve come down with acacia winter flu.”
  • Stick: “Stick with me, you’ll be all right.”
  • Sticking: “We’re at a bit of a sticking point.”
  • Sticky: “Eww, it’s all sticky.”
  • Schtick → Stick: “Okay, you’ve worn out the tree puns schtick now, it’s not funny anymore.”
  • Can offer → Conifer: “I conifer you a 30% discount if you buy now.”
  • Carnivorous → Coniferous: “Cats are coniferous animals.”
  • Spruce: “We need to spruce you up a bit.” A spruce is the type of conifer that’s often used for Christmas.
  • Sick of mor* → Sycamore-*: Words beginning with the “more” sound can be made into sycamore puns when preceded by “sick of”, for example: “I’m sycamorning TV shows” (I’m sick of morning TV shows), “I getting sycamore tree puns.” (I’m getting sick of more tree puns).
  • Alternate → Alder-nate: “It alder-nates between black and white.” An “alder” is a tree of the birch family.
  • Tapped: “I tapped him on the shoulder.” Some trees (like rubber trees) are “tapped”, meaning they have their sap extracted via a hole in the trunk.
  • Log: “Make sure to log your hours on the time sheet.”
  • Limb: “I’m going to go out on a limb here.” and “My limbs feel so heavy.”
  • Bow → Bough: “Boughing to visitors is polite in my culture.” A “bough” is any of the larger branches of a tree.
  • Bowl → Bole: “I’ll need a bigger bole.” The “bole” is another term for the trunk of a tree.
  • Burly: “I saw a burly figure come out of the shadows.” A “burl” or “bur” is deformation or “knot” in the growth of a tree.
  • Fell: “I fell victim to an online scam.” The term “fell” is a word for “to cut down” when referring to a tree, as in “She felled the tree with her axe.”
  • I’m → Elm: “Elm not sure if it’s the right thing to do.”
  • Confer → Conifer: “I need to conifer with my advisers before making a decision.”
  • Lumber: “He clumsily lumbered over to greet me.” The term “lumber” can refer to slow, heavy, awkward movement.
  • Can of pee → Canopy: “That thing’s worth less than a can-o’-py.”
  • Grave → Grove: “You must leave – you are in grove danger.”
  • Gum: “Stop flapping your gums and get back to work.” and “Chewing gum isn’t allowed here.” The term “gum” can refer to a viscous secretion of some trees that hardens on drying. It may also refer to a tree which has secretes this substance.
  • Phlegm → Phloem: “I’ve got a cold and a phloemy throat.” The term “phloem” refers to the plant tissue tubes that conduct nutrients around the plant.
  • Gall: Refers to an abnormal growth on plants and trees, especially in response to the presence of insects or mites. It also mean “bold and impudent behaviour”: “He had the gall to make more tree puns even after I shouted at him to stop.”
  • Branch: “We need to branch out into other sectors.” and “We’re opening another branch in this town.”
  • Lifeless → Leafless: “A seemingly leafless figure lay on the beach.”
  • Life → Leaf: “Well, that’s just leaf I guess.”
  • Plant: “She planted her feet firmly on the ground, ready to fight.”
  • Decision → Deciduous: This one is very corny! “Finally, we’ve arrived at a deciduous!”
  • Shoot: “Shooting animals for sport is cowardly.” Note that a “shoot” in the leafy context refers to a young branch or leaf springing from a stem.

Tree-Related Words

No doubt there are many more puns to be made, so we’ve gathered together a list of tree-related words to help you come up with your own tree puns. If you come up with any good ones, please share them in the comments and we’ll add them to our list!

limb, bough, bole, burl, arbor, sumac, teak, fell, elm, twig, alder, azalea, log, heath, spruce, conifer, stick, saw, sawdust, acacia, tree house, frond, palm, palm tree, chop, copse, cecar, poplar, yew, yew tree, fir, fir tree, ash, knot, seed, willow, axe, birch, bush, bark, trunk, stump, ent, sap, oak, leaf, leaves, leave, walnut, pine, maple, acorn, root, tree, forest, wood, wooden, shrub, eucalyptus, beech, deciduous, evergreen, bamboo, grove, banyan, hornbeam, baobab, bonsai, canopy, rainforest, casuarina, unga, puka, yukka, linden, souari, lumber, poon, bayberry, gum tree, chestnut, mangrove, photosynthesis, fern, cypress, sapwood, heartwood, botanist, xylem, phloem, sapling, cycad, perennial, hazel, fig tree, pear tree, orchard, ginkgo, tannin, botany, banana tree, sequoia, aboreal, hickory, silva, ironwood, aspen, lumberjack, hardwood, pollard, hemlock, taproot, graft, grafting, flowering, sandalwood, foliage, underbrush, tea tree, vegetation, redwood, growth rings, softwood, lignin, mahogany, timber, rosewood, beechwood, thicket, cellulose, sawmill, plywood, forestry, kauri, plank, oaken, wooded, mulch, branch, barky, cinnamon, gum, greenery, larch, juniper, girdle, knar, filbert, gall, treetops, tree huggers, elderberry, pine cone, cone, haw, olive tree, rubber tree, sassafras, yellowwood

Tree-Related Phrases

Cliches, idioms and common phrases can often be used to make some subtle puns about the subject of your wordplay. Tree puns are no exception, and so we’ve included a list of all the tree-related phrases that we could find. If you know any more, please share them in the comments!

  • Bark is worse than it’s bite
  • Barking up the wrong tree
  • See the forest for the trees
  • The root of the problem
  • Grease one’s palm
  • Go out on a limb
  • Branch out
  • Grass roots movement
  • Log off / log on
  • Don’t take any wooden nickels
  • Little strokes fell great oaks
  • Must have learned to whisper in a sawmill
  • Knock on wood
  • Touch wood
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • Make like a tree and leave
  • Mighty oaks from little acorns grow
  • Put on the wooden overcoat
  • Shiver me timbers
  • An apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • Bust in the chops
  • By your leave
  • Don’t be a stick in the mud
  • Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself
  • Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
  • Dumb as a stump
  • Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes
  • Had me stumped
  • Have an axe to grind
  • How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?
  • In limbo
  • In the sticks
  • Let’s tie the knot
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees
  • More cliches than you can shake a stick at
  • Old chestnut
  • Sleep like a log
  • Take a leaf out of your book
  • Turn over a new leaf
  • Take it or leave it
  • The short end of the stick
  • This neck of the woods
  • Beat the bushes
  • Beat around the bush
  • Walk the plank

Tree Pun Images

We’ve collected all the visual tree puns and meme-type puns that we could find and put them all in one place for you. If you’ve found or made another one, please share a link to it in the comments!

Tree Pun Conversations

Pun battles and pun-filled conversations are a common occurrence on the internet, and particularly so for tree puns for some reason. Here we’ve collected some of those iMessage/Messenger/chatroom pun battles for you to do with as you would:

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Frog Puns

This entry is all about frog puns! Topics related to frogs like tadpoles and toads are also included. Interestingly, the term “toad” is just a “folk taxonomy” which is based mostly on the visual appearance of the animal. Some “toad” species are more closely related to frogs than to other toads. If there’s enough demand, toads may eventually get their own entry.

You might also like to check out the Punpedia entries on on otter punsfish punsturtle puns, beach puns and squid puns for some more water-themed word play.

As with all entries on Punpedia, if you’ve got a great frog pun, you can post it in the comments and one of our curators will add it to this entry.

Frog Puns List

Each item in this list of frog puns is either a simple word-swap (e.g. froggy → foggy) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters.

  • Riveting → Ribbeting: “This documentary is ribbeting!”
  • Rivet → Ribbet: “We need more ribbets to connect the steel beams.”
  • Forgot → Frogot: “Sorry, I completely frogot!”
  • Forgotten → Frogotten: “I’ve frogotten all the lyrics!”
  • Forgetfulness → Frogetfulness: “My frogetfulness is the reason I was fired.”
  • Forgiveness → Frogiveness: “I’m sorry. Can I have your frogiveness?”
  • Forgave → Frogave: “Oh, I frograve you for that a long time ago!”
  • Forgo → Frogo: “We need to frogo some of our privileges so that we can help others in need.”
  • Unforgettable → Unfrogettable: “That holiday was completely unfrogettable.”
  • Fragment → Frogment: “I’ve still got a frogment of hope left.”
  • Fragrance → Frogrance: “Oh, that frogrance has a lovely smell.”
  • Friggin’ → Froggin’: “This is froggin’ awesome!”
  • Frugal → Frogal: “I’m only buying necessities – I’m trying to be frogal.” (Terrible! :P)
  • Towed → Toad: “If you park here, your car will be toad.”
  • Told → Toad: “I toad you kids to get off my lawn!”
  • Toed → Toad: “I prefer open-toad shoes.”
  • Today → Toaday: “Toaday is the big day!”
  • Toddler → Toaddler: “Toaddlers are so cute! Always toaddling about and falling over.”
  • Totalitarianism → Toadalitarianism: “The toadalitarian regime lasted for 14 years.”
  • Totally → Toadally: “Frog puns are toadally awesome.”
  • Total → Toadal: “We have thirty two dollars and ten cents in toadal.”
  • Fib → Am-fib-ian: (Corniness level: maximum) “Are you telling am-fib-ians?”
  • Girls → Gills: Frogs don’t have gills, but tadpoles do – you might have to use this one with care.
  • Depend → depond: “Can I depond on you or not?”
  • Appendix → Appondix: “The graph is in the appondices.”
  • Compendium → Compondium : “A well organised compondium of useful information.”
  • Dependence → Depondence : “I’ve developed a depondence on frog puns over the years.”
  • Perpendicular → Perpondicular : “Perpondicular lines are at 90 degree angles to one another.”
  • Suspended → Susponded : “I was susponded for excessive frog pun usage.”
  • Hop: “I’m just going to hop over to the shops, do you want anything?”
  • Hopping: “He’s hopping mad!”
  • Hop → Hope: “I hop to one day start a charity.”
  • Hoping → Hopping: “I’m hopping this frog pun isn’t too shameful.”
  • Come here to → Kermit: If “come here to” is pronounced in a very slurred accent (“kerm ere’ ta”), then it sounds a little like “kermit”. Use carefully!
  • Commit → Kermit: “We’re in a kermitted relationship.” and “Happily, the number of people kermitting suicide is falling.”
  • Hermit → Kermit: “Yeah, an old kermit lives in that house.”
  • Bug: “Will you please stop bugging me?”
  • Paddling: “We used to receive a paddling for acting up in class.”
  • Cloak → Croak: “I need a water-proof croak for winter.”
  • Froggy: This term is an adjective for anything with has some froglike characteristics: “The old seargent’s gruff, froggy voice.”
  • Foggy → Froggy: “It’s really froggy on the roads tonight, drive carefully.”

That’s all the frog puns we have so far! There’s lots more to be made and we need your help! The list of frog-related words below is just to get you started. Please submit any and all frog puns in the comments to help improve this Punpedia entry.

  • ? → Webbed
  • ? → Webbed feet
  • ? → Protruding eyes
  • ? → Rainforest
  • ? → Tongue
  • ? → Frogger
  • ? → Pepe
  • ? → Croak
  • ? → Croaker
  • ? → Croaking
  • ? → Frogspawn
  • ? → Batrachian
  • ? → Frog-eyed
  • ? → Insectivore
  • ? → Poison dart
  • ? → Tadpole
  • ? → Tree-frog
  • ? → Bullfrog
  • ? → Metamorphosis
  • ? → Pollywog

If you’re after more aquatic-ish animal word play, check out our entries on otter punsfrog puns and crab puns. We’ve also got a more general water puns entry too!

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Turtle Puns

This entry is all about turtle puns! There are also a sprinkle of tortoise puns too, so be careful if you’re looking for specifically turtle-based puns (tortoise are completely land-based, turtles mostly live in or around water). As you’ll see, there are a lot of “shell”-based puns to be made, and also a few puns using the names of different turtle species/families.

You might also like to check out the Punpedia entries on on otter punsfrog punsfish punsshark puns, beach puns and squid puns for some more water-based word play.

As with all entries on Punpedia, if you’ve got a great turtle pun, you can post it in the comments and one of our curators will add it to this entry.

Turtle Puns List

Each item in this list of turtle puns is either a simple word-swap (e.g. total → turtle) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters.

  • Total→ Turtle: “I am in turtle awe of her skills.”
  • Totally→ Turtley: “Turtley!” and “This is turtley amazing!”
  • Totalitarian→ Turtleitarian: “It’s a cruel turtle-itarian regime.”
  • Celebration→ Shellebration: As in “After finishing we should have a shellebration.”
  • Startle → Sturtle: “Oh! You sturtled me!” and “That was sturtling news.”
  • Turtle-neck: A “turtle-neck” is a high, close-fitting neck on a shirt. Can be used as a turtle pun with the right context.
  • Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless), shellfish (selfish).
  • *sel → *shell: Words ending in “sel” can often be punned upon with “shell”: vesshell (vessel), tasshell (tassel), weashell (weasel), musshell (mussel), etc.
  • *sel* → *shell*: Words containing “sel” can yeild nice puns on “shell”: Hershellf, himshellf, themshellves, itshellf, myshellf, yourshelf, yourshelves, convershelly, counshelling, preshellected, overshelling, undershelling, ushellessely, weashelling.
  • Shall→ Shell: As in “Shell I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “He who lives by the sword shell die by the sword.”
  • *cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
  • Sell → Shell: “How many do we have left to shell?”
  • Hell → Shell: “The party last night was a shell of a time.”
  • Flip her → Flipper: As in “Don’t you dare flip her off! That’s rude!” and “We’re going to need to flip her on her belly before the surgery.”
  • Flip out → Flipper-t: “Woah! No need to flipper-t about my bad turtle puns.”
  • Taught us → Tortoise: “Our parents tortoise to be kind to animals.”
  • Tore this → Tortoise: “Turtle puns tortoise family apart.”
  • Bleak → Beak: Many turtles have beak-like mouths – “The outlook is beak.”
  • Riddle → Ridley: Refers to a type of small turtle that lives in tropical seas – “Ridley me this!” and “She speaks in ridleys.”
  • A → Loggerhead: Refers to a species of large marine turtle. Also used as an insult for someone who speaks or behaves unintelligently: “That news anchor is a bit of a loggerhead.”
  • Snapping: A “snapping turtle” is a type of turtle known for its aggression and powerful jaw. The term “snapping” is also used for quick and irritable speech: “The teacher was intermittently snapping at her.”
  • Snap in → Snapping: Refers to a type of turtle. “To snap in quarters.”
  • Napping → Snapping: “Did I wake you up? Na, I was jus’ snapping.”
  • A → Leatherback: Refers to a very large black turtle with a thick leathery shell.
  • Stinkpot: Refers to a species of turtle which can defensively produce a foul smell. Can also refer to a contemptible or foul smelling person or thing: “Jason, you stinkpot! Stop making turtle puns.”
  • Plaster on → Plastron: Refers to the underside part of a turtle’s (or tortoise’s, or snake’s) shell: “You may need to put some plastron after I beat you in this pun battle.”
  • S’cute → Scute: A “scute” refers to large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle: “Aww, scute how he walks all wobbly like that.”
  • Slow: Although many turtles are quite fast (The pacific leatherback turtle can swim as fast as 34 km/h), the “turtles are slow” stereotype may allow you to use the word “slow” as a turtle pun in the right context.
  • Mutant: The series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be well-known enough for the word “mutant” to constitute a turtle pun in the right context.
  • Mossback: A “mossback” can refer to a very old turtle that, because of its age, has grown moss on its back. It can also refer to a very conservative person; one with old-fashioned views.
  • Hair → Hare: Because of the fame of the Tortoise and the Hare story, one might be able to make a subtle turtle/tortoise pun (with the right context) by switching “hair” for “hare“.

As you can see our turtle puns list is still short! Below is a list of turtle-related words that we still need puns for. If you’d like to help us out, please post suggestions in the comments! Also, this source of turtle-related words may be handy (as might this source).

  • ? → Hawksbill: Refers to a small, endangered tropical sea turtle.
  • ? → Reptile: All turtles and tortoises are reptiles.
  • ? → Carapace: Refers to the hard upper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid.
  • ? → Raphael: A fictional turtle from TMNT.
  • ? → Michaelangelo: A fictional turtle from TMNT.
  • ? → Donatello: A fictional turtle from TMNT.
  • ? → Leonardo: A fictional turtle from TMNT.
  • ? → Genbu: Refers to a mythical turtle in Japanese Mythology.
  • ? → Kurma: Means “turtle” in Sanskrit and refers to the Hindu Turtle God.
  • ? → Great A’Tuin: Refers to the “World Turtle” that helps carry the world in the Discworld series of novels by Terry Pratchet.
  • ? → Mock turtle: Refers to a fictional turtle in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll (wiki).
  • ? → Galapagos: Galapagos tortoises are a species of giant tortoise found on the Galapagos islands.
  • ? → Anapsid: Refers to “a primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles”
  • ? → Sea turtle
  • ? → Tortoiseshell

If you’re after more aquatic-ish animal word play, check out our entries on otter punsfrog puns and crab puns. And we’ve got a more general water puns entry too!

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