Bird Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on bird puns! 🐦 Happily, there are quite a few bird puns in the list below, mostly thanks to the many different species and families of birds whose names lend themselves well to wordplay. Hope you find this entry useful!

Note: Pigeon puns, seagull puns and parrot puns will get their own entry at some point, but there are a few of them in this list for completeness.

Bird 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 birds 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 bird puns:

  • Bird: There are quite a few phrases/idiom related to birds which can be used as puns in the right context: “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush” and “A bird-brain” and “Bird’s eye view” and “A little bird told me …” and “An early bird” and “Early bird gets the worm” and “Like a bird in a gilded cage” and “The birds and the bees” and “Birds of a feather flock together” and “Flip someone the bird” and “Free as a bird” and “The bird has flown” and “Sing like a bird” and “Jailbird“.
  • Woman → Bird: Depending on where you’re from, the term “bird” may be slang for “woman”.
  • Fly: There are a few phrases related to flying which can be used as bird puns in the right context: “Fly by the seat of your pants” and “Fly in the face of the evidence” and “Fly off the shelves” and “A fly on the wall” and “Fly by night” and “On the fly” and “Pigs might fly” and “Let fly” and “Watch the sparks fly” and “Fly in the ointment” and “Fly into a rage” and “Fly off the handle” and “Fly the coop” and “I’ve gotta fly” and “Fly the white flag” and “Wouldn’t hurt a fly
  • Feather: There are a few phrases related to feathers: “As light as a feather” and “In full feather” and “Feather in your cap (symbol of honour/achievement)” and “Feather one’s nest” and “Ruffle (a few/someone’s) feathers” and “You could have knocked me down with a feather
  • Father → Feather: As in “The founding feathers” and “Like feather, like son”
  • Further → Feather: As in “Without feather ado” and “Look no feather” and “Kick the can feather down the road”
  • Beak: “To wet one’s beak” and “beak” may be slang for nose in some places.
  • Peek → Beak: As in “Beak-a-boo” and “Sneak beak
  • Peak → Beak: As in “Beak performance” and “They climbed to the beak
  • Wing: “Left wing / right wing” and “Let’s just wing it” and “Take under your wing” and “Clip someone’s wings” and “Spread your wings
  • Nest: “Leave the nest” and “Empty nest syndrome” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Love nest” and “Stir up a hornet’s nest” and “A nest of vipers” and “A mare’s nest” and “Nest together”
  • Next → Nest: As in “Nest minute …” and “Better luck nest time” and “Boy/girl nest door” and “Nest generation” and “Nest in line to the throne” and “Nest to nothing” and “Take it to the nest level” and “Nest to nothing” and “The nest big thing.” and “Cleanliness is next to godliness” and “In nest to no time” and “Nest to nothing” and “One day chicken and the nest day feathers” and “Catch the nest wave” and “As ___ as the nest girl/guy”
  • Copy → Parrot: “Parroting (someone’s) words”
  • Pirate → Parrot: As in “People who parroted the film via bit-torrent were being sent fines.”
  • Foul → Fowl: As in “By fair means or fowl” and “Cry fowl” and “Fowl language” and “Fowl up” and “No harm, no fowl” and “A fowl-mouthed person” and “Fowl play”
  • Fell → Fowl: As in “In one fowl swoop” and “Little strokes fowl great oaks” and “The bottom fowl out of the market” and “She fowl asleep at the wheel” and “He fowl under her spell” and “It fowl into my lap” and “She fowl victim to the scammer”
  • Owl: “A night owl” and “As wise as an owl
  • I will → Owl: As in “Owl not give up.” and “Owl if you will” and “Owl wear my heart upon my sleeve”
  • All → Owl: As in “Free-for-owl” and “A jack of owl trades” and “A man for owl seasons” and “A rising tide lifts owl boats” and “After owl is said and done” and “A know-it-owl” and “Above owl” and “Against owl odds” and “Owl your eggs in one basket” and “Owl at once” and “I’m owl ears” and “Owl else being equal, …” and “Owl by my lonesome” and “Owl hands on deck” and “Owl hell breaks loose” and “Owl gone” and “Owl good things must come to an end” and “Owl in owl” and “Owl in a day’s work” and “It’s owl in your head” and “Owl manner of …” and “Owl of a sudden” and “Owl or nothing” and “Owl over the place” and “Owl right.” and “Owl rights reserved” and “Owl smiles” and “Owl systems are go” and “Owl that” and “Owl talk and no action” and “Owl the best” and “Owl the rage” and “Owl the same” and “Owl things considered” and “Owl things must pass” and “Owl very well” and “Owl walks of life” and “Owl-out war” and “At owl costs” and “By owl means” and “For owl I know” and “For owl practical purposes” and “Give it owl you’ve got!” and “Go owl-out” and “In owl honesty” and “In owl likelihood” and “Firing on owl cylinders” and “If owl else fails” and “In owl seriousness” and “That is owl.” and “Owls well that ends well” and “That’s owl for now.”
  • Who’d → Hoot: As in “Hoot have thought it would be so easy?”
  • *owl*: There are a few words that contain the “owl” sound which can be used as silly owl puns: b-owls (bowels), growl, t-owl (towel), scowling, scowl, fowl, howled, v-owl (vowel), prowling, cowl.
  • Budgie: “Budgie smugglers”
  • Geese: “Cackling geese (those who warn of something that’s about to happen)” and “All one’s geese are swans”
  • Goose: “Oh I’m such a silly goose!” and “A wild goose never laid a tame egg” and “Goose bumps/pimples” and “Cook someone’s goose” and “Can’t say boo to a goose” and “Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs” and “A wild-goose chase” and “Goose up (improve performance)”
  • Fastened → Pheasant: As in “My seat-belt is pheasant, and I’m ready to go.”
  • Swan: “As graceful as a swan” and “Swan song (Final accomplishment)” and “I swan! (What a surprise!)”
  • Robin: “Robin Hood” and “A round robin” and “Batman and Robin
  • Robbing → Robbin’: As in “They were  robbin’ a bank.”
  • Duck: As in “Duck and weave” and “A sitting duck” and “Water off a duck’s back” and “Duck and cover” and “Duck out” and “Ducking and diving” and “Get one’s ducks in a row” and “Golden duck” and “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and (etc.) like a duck, it probably is a duck” and “Take to like a duck to water” and “Lame duck” and “Ducked the question”
  • Cower → Quail: As in “He quailed and trembled but tried to remain still.”
  • Chicken: “A chicken and egg situation” and “Chicken out of something” and “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” and “Chicken sh*t” and “Get up with the chickens” and “You’re chicken (scared)” and “Curses, like chickens, come home to roost” and “Chicken feed (small amount of money/something)”
  • Dodo: “Go the way of the dodo” and “As dead as a dodo
  • Hawk: “Watch (someone) like a hawk” and “Have eyes like a hawk” and “I know a hawk from a handsaw” and “Hawks and doves” and “Between hawk and buzzard”
  • Eagle: “When the eagle flies (payday)” and “Eagle eye” and “Legal eagle
  • *eagle*: If a word contains the “eagle” sound or anything similar, a silly eagle pun can be made: eagle-itarian (egalitarian), illeagle (illegal), geagle (giggle), jeagle (juggle)
  • Cuckoo: “Be in cloud-cuckoo land” and “Cuckoo in the nest” and “A crazy, cuckoo (coo-coo) person.”
  • Her own → Heron: As in “She’s moved into heron place now.”
  • More → Moa: As in “All the moa reason” and “Moa trouble than it’s worth” and “Bite off moa than one can chew” and “Do moa harm than good” and “Get moa than one bargained for” and “Have had moa than your fair share” and “Have moa luck than sense” and “I couldn’t agree moa” and “Moa and moa” and “Moa bang for you buck” and “That’s moa like it” and “Moa or less” and “Moa often than not” and “Moa power to you!” and “Moa than I bargained for” and “The moa the merrier” and “Need I say moa?” and “What’s more, …” and “You are moa than welcome” and “What moa can I do?” and “Less is moa
  • Swift: Swift means fast/agile, but is also the name of a type of small bird.
  • Flight: “Flight of fancy” and “Take flight” and “Flight of imagination” and “In full flight” and “Flight attendant”
  • Twitter/Tweet: This can obviously refer to the social network, or to the sound of birds chirping. To “twitter” can also refer to talking rapidly and at length on trivial topics.
  • Swallow: A swallow is a type of bird (and obviously a thing you do when you’re eating/drinking).
  • Two can → Toucan: As in “Toucan play at that game…”
  • Stalk → Stork: As in “To stork one’s prey” and “That guy is a storker
  • When → Wren: As in “Wren push comes to shove” and “I’ll believe it wren I see it” and “Say wren…” and “Since wren?” and “Time flies wren you’re having fun” and “Wren is Rome, do as Romans do” and “Wren it comes to …” and “Wren all’s said and done” and “Wren it comes down to it” and “Wren least expected” and “Wren you back is turned” and “Wren hell freezes over” and “Wren the going gets tough, the tough get going”
  • Young woman → Chick
  • Egg: There are a few phrases/idioms that contain the word “egg”: “A bad egg” and “Egg on” and “A hard egg to track” and “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and “Egg on one’s face” and “A good egg” and “A rotten egg” and “Egg and spoon race”
  • Show-off → Peacock
  • Thrush: This can refer to a type of infection of the mouth and throat, or of the genitals, but also refers to a family of birds that exist all over the world.
  • Turn → Tern: (Terns are a family of seabirds found all over the world) As in “Tern the other cheek” and “Wren your back is terned” and “A tern of phrase” and “A tern of the screw” and “I spoke out of tern” and “Take a tern for the worse/better” and “Take terns” and “Toss and tern” and “Tern a blind eye” and “Tern a profit” and “Tern against” and “Tern around” and “Tern in one’s grave” and “Tern of events” and “Tern of the century” and “Tern of the century” and “The tides have terned” and “Tern up one’s nose” and “Whatever terns you on”
  • Flock: “To flock around/to (someone/something)” and “Flock together” and “Birds of a feather flock together”
  • Migrate: Since some bird species migrate, you might be able to make a bird pun by simply using the term “migrate” or “migration” in place of “move” or similar words, depending on the context.
  • Hen: “Don’t let the fox guard the hen-house” and “As scarce as hen’s teeth” and “A mother hen” and “Hen-pecked” and “Hen’s night/party”
  • *hen*: Words than contain “hen” can be silly chicken/hen puns: Apprehend, appre-hen-sion, comprehend, comprehension, comprehensive, hence, henceforth, repre-hen-sible, stonehenge.
  • Peck: “The pecking order” and “Peck at (eat only a bit)” and “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die”
  • Honey eater → Honeyeater: This one would require a very specific context.
  • Cheap → Cheep: As in “Dirt cheep” and “Talk is cheep” and “On the cheep” and “Cheep and nasty” and “A cheep shot” and “Cheep at twice the price” and “Cheep skate”
  • Swoop: “In one fell swoop” (suddenly; in a single action)
  • Inexperienced person → Fledgling: A “fledgling” is a bird who has only just developed flight feathers. The term is also used for an inexperienced person.
  • Crane: “Crane your neck over the fence”
  • Crow: “As the crow flies” and “Be up with the crows” and “A crow to pluck” and “Crow bait” and “As hoarse as a crow” and “Stone the crows” and “Something to crow about”
  • Canary: “Canary in the coal mine” and “Like the cat that swallowed the canary
  • Bill: As in “A dollar bill” and “Fit the bill
  • Brood: As in “Brood over/about” (See wiki article)
  • Raving → Raven: As in “Stark raven mad” and “Raving about (something)”
  • Sore → Soar: As in “I sight for soar eyes” and “Sticks out like a soar thumb” and “Soar loser”
  • Wobble → Warble: “Warblers” are a classification of bird.
  • Bastard → BustardBustards are a type of terrestrial bird.
  • Pigeon: There are a few phrases which contain “pigeon” and thus may be used as pigeon puns: “Clay pigeon (person who is easily exploited)” and “Set the cat among the pigeons” and “Stool pigeon (decoy/informer/police spy)” and “Pigeon-eyes (drunk)”
  • Lark: “Happy as a lark” and “On a lark (whim)” This term is also used as a synonym for “a prank” and also playfulness, especially of a mischievous variety.
  • Lock → Lark: As in “Grid lark” and “Lark and load” and “Lark horns with” and “Under lark and key” and “Lark them up and throw away they key” and “Lark down”
  • Cage: “Rattle (someone’s) cage” and “A gilded cage” and “Why rattled your cage?”
  • Bitten → Bittern: As in “Once bittern, twice shy” and “Bittern by the same bug”
  • Black swan: This is a phrase used to refer to an event that comes as a surprise and has a major effect.
  • Coot: This can refer to a foolish or eccentric person, especially an old man. It also refers to a type of aquatic bird.
  • Grasp → Clutch: The term “clutch” has a few meanings outside of the “grip/grasp” one. The bird-related meaning of “clutch” refers to a group of eggs, often layed at the same time and incubated by one adult.
  • *rhea*: A “rhea” is a large, flightless bird related to emus and ostriches. If a word contains the “ree-ah” sound, a silly rhea bird pun can be made: approp-rhea-teness (appropriateness),  aqua-rheas (aquarius), adversa-rhea-l (adversarial), ag-rhea-ble (agreeable), aqua-rhea-m (aquarium), bacter-rhea, a-rhea (area), cerheal (cereal), crite-rhea, curheas (curious), experheance, equilibrheam, glorheas (glorius), illustrheas, industrhealised, libertarhean, librarhean, materheal (material), invarheable, memorheal, mysterheas, precarheas, rhea-djustment, rheaffirm, rhealistically, rhealignment, rheappearance, rheasserted, serheasly (seriously), terrestrheal, victorheas, vicarheas, tutorheal, vegeta-rhea-n.
  • Crest:  We say “the crest of a hill” as well as  “the crest of a parrot”. This double meaning is a potential bird/parrot pun.
  • Regret → Egret: As in “I really egret making that pun.”
  • Full-fledged / Fully-fledged: This means “Having achieved the full status of one’s title.” It comes from “fledged” which means “Gained flight feathers”.
  • Look / glance → Gander: The term “gander” refers to a male goose. The phrase “Take a gander (at something)” simply means “To look at something.”
  • Grumble / complain → Grouse: The term “grouse” can refer to grumbling and complaining, and can also refer to a particular classification of birds that are related to chickens.
  • Grab → Grebe: A “grebe” is a type of freshwater diving bird. It it pronounced “greeb” which is probably close enough to make a silly word play on “grab”.
  • Formation: Flocking birds (especially those who travel large distances) often fly in formations to reduce air resistance and conserve energy. In the right context you might be able to simply use the word “formation” in a non-bird-related way to make a very subtle bird pun.
  • Aerial: As an adjective this means “existing, operating or happening in the air”. As an noun it is a synonym for antenna. It may be able to be used as a subtle bird pun in the right context.
  • Roost: “Come home to roost” and “Rule the roost
  • Snipe: This refers to a wading bird of marshes and wet meadows. It obviously has several other meanings: to shoot at from a long range, to make a sly and petty verbal attack.
  • Rook: This term refers to a social Eurasian crow but can also refer to taking money from someone by cheating or overcharging them.
  • Strike / hit → Shrike: A “shrike” is a type of carnivorous bird. Idioms: “Shrike a cord” and “Go on shrike” and “Shrike a balance” and “Shrike a pose” and “Lightening never shrikes the same spot twice” and “Shrike up a conversation” and “Three shrikes and you’re out” and “Shrike out” and “Shrike gold”

Bird-Related Words

There are many more bird puns to be made! Here’s a list of bird-related concepts to help you come up with your own. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

fly, beak, feather, avian, wing, nest, parrot, fowl, kingfisher, owl, hummingbird, vulture, seagull, ostrich, flamingo, budgie, sparrow, geese, goose, penguin, finch, pelican, woodpecker, pheasant, swan, starling, robin, duck, dove, quail, birdie, chicken, dodo, cassowary, hawk, eagle, nightjar, cuckoo, heron, moa, blackbird, hornbill, nightingale, emu, gull, swift, flight, twitter, tweet, swallow, toucan, stork, wren, magpie, chick, egg, peacock, plumage, buzzard, cormorant, thrush, partridge, tern, waterbird, flock, peregrin falcon, migration, waterfowl, bird watching, ornithologist, mockingbird, hen, rooster, peck, honeyeater, songbird, talon, fledgling, swoop, cheep, chirp, crane, crow, canary, bill, pip, brood, weaver, kookaburra, raven, wren, preen, soar, chitter, osprey, big-bird, warble, swordbill, bustard, pigeon, lark, flightless, albatross, plover, tern, aves, aviary, cage, bittern, black swan, blue jay, bluebird, budgerigar, coot, clutch, cockatoo, cockatiel, rhea, congregation, crest, curlew, egret, fledge, flock, gander, gizzard, grouse, grebe, ibis, incubate, kiwi, kite, kestrel, lorikeet, macaw, mallard, pintail, puffin, roadrunner, rook, roost, sandpiper, snipe, shrike, skylark, turtle dove, birdbath, aerial, float, formation

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Candy Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on candy puns! 🍬 🍭 This entry covers general candy-related topics and also specific candy types and brands. Regarding candy brand names, I’ve tried to stick to international brands that most readers would recognise, but there may be a few brands in here which are specific to certain regions. Also, in some cases there is a fine line between candy and dessert, so you may find (what you may class as) dessert puns in this entry too.

Finally, the word “candy” is a North American thing, and so this article’s title might be translated to “sweets puns” or “lolly puns” depending on where you’re from 😉

You might also like to visit the Punpedia entries on food puns and fruit puns.

Candy 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 candy that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page!

  • Candy: As in “Eye candy” and “As easy as taking candy from a baby” and “Ear candy” and “He’s such a candy-ass (coward) when it comes to standing up for what he believes in.” and “Don’t try to candy-coat it – you lied, plain and simple.” and “They’re not actually dating – he’s just arm candy to make her parents happy.”
  • Uncanny → Uncandy: As in “He had an uncandy feeling that she was being watched.” and “”
  • Ghandi → Candy: As in “Mahatma Candy was an exceptional human being.”
  • Can they → Candy: As in “How candy hear if they don’t have ears?”
  • Handy → Candy: As in “This will definitely come in candy.”
  • Scanty → S-candy: As in “They worked long hours by received only s-candy wages.”
  • Can these → Candies: As in “How candies people live like this?” and “Candies desks be shifted over there?” and “Candies drafts – they’re no good.”
  • Sugar: As in “Oh sugar!” and “What’s wrong, sugar?” and “Gimme some sugar” and “Sugar daddy”
  • Connection → Confection: As in “The police have interviewed several people in confection with the stolen sweets.” and “As soon as we met we had an instant confection.”
  • Confession → Confection: As in “I have a confection to make…” and “Confection is good for the soul.” and “The interrogators soon got a confection out of him.”
  • Conviction → Confection: As in “She had a previous confection for a similar offence.” and “She has strong political confections, and she’s not afraid to defend them.” and “She spoke powerfully and with confection.”
  • Sweet: As in “You’re so sweet!” and “Oh that’s soo sweet!” and “Revenge is sweet” and “Short and sweet” and “Lay some sweet lines on someone” and “Sweet dreams” and “Sweet Jesus!” and “You bet your sweet life!” and “That was a sweet trick, dude.” and “Sweet as, bro.” and “Whisper sweet nothings” and “Home sweet home” and “Rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and “Sweet smell/taste of success/victory” and “Sweetheart
  • Suite → Sweet: As in “She was renting a 2-bedroom sweet for the summer.”
  • Sweat → Sweet: As in “Blood, sweets and tears” and “Beads of sweet rolled down my forehead” and “Break out in a cold sweet” and “By the sweet of my brow” and “Don’t sweet it.” and “Don’t sweet the small stuff.” and “All hot and sweety
  • Sweater → Sweeter: As in “A close-knit woollen sweeter for cold days”
  • Switch → Sweet-ch: As in “Bait and sweet-ch” and “Asleep at the sweet-ch” and “Sweet-ch gears” and “You should sweet-ch out your old one with this one.”
  • Switzerland → Sweetzerland: As in “Zürich is a lovely city in Sweetzerland.”
  • Desert → Dessert: As in “The Sahara dessert.” and “Just desserts.” and “How could you dessert me at the moment I needed you the most?”
  • Dissertation → Dessertation: As in “I wrote my diploma dessertation on candy puns.”
  • Does it → Dessert: As in “It’s comfy, but dessert make my bum look big?” and “Dessert not worry you that society cares so much about appearance?”
  • Mellow → Mallow: As in “She took on a more mallow personality when she moved to the country.” and “Mallow out.” (This is a marshmallow pun in case you missed it)
  • Much → Marsh: This may not quite fit as a candy pun, but if your context is allows for subtle marshmallow puns, these might work:”Too marsh information” and “There’s not marsh to it” and “Too marsh of a good thing” and “Too marsh too soon” and “Marsh obliged” and “It doesn’t amount to marsh.” and “It’s not marsh to look at, but …” and “Thank you very marsh.” and “Without so marsh as a …” and “Nothing marsh.” and “It leaves marsh to be desired.”
  • Sugarcoat: As in “She’s very straightforward. She doesn’t sugarcoat the truth.” and “They tend to sugar-coat it to make it more appealing to the masses.”
  • Came → Cane: This could be a candy cane pun or a sugar cane pun. Examples: “There’s plenty more where that cane from.” and “His overseas trips cane into question after the costs were calculated.” and “We only just cane short of a gold medal.” and “And that’s where I cane in …” and “The whole thing cane crashing down.”
  • Can → Cane: As in “You cane do it!” and “Cane do.” and “You’re opening a cane of worms here.” and “Cane you imagine?” and “As best one cane.” and “I cane live with that.” and “Kick the cane down the road” and “No cane do!”
  • Gain → Cane: As in “We need to cane the upper hand.” and “We’ve caned entrance to the building.” and “We’re cane-ing ground against our competitors.” and “No pain, no cane.” and “One person’s loss is another person’s cane.” and “Nothing ventured, nothing caned.”
  • lol → lol-ly: As in “lol-ly that  was a good candy pun.”
  • Daffy Duck → Taffy Duck
  • Gun → Gum: As in “A smoking gum” and “Son of a gum!” and “I’m under the gum at the moment.” and “Don’t jump the gum!”
  • Game → Gum: These can be chewing gum puns, gumdrop puns or puns for whatever gum-based candy you want: “A gum of musical chairs” and “This is a losing gum” and “She’s at the top of her gum today” and “It’s all just fun and gums” and “He was beaten at his own gum” and “Two can play at this gum.” and “Now we play the waiting gum” and “That’s the name of the gum” and “It’s a zero-sum gum.” and “What’s our gum plan?” and “Gum, set, match!”
  • Gung-ho → Gum-ho: In English usage, the term “gung-ho” means “unthinkingly enthusiastic and eager” – especially in relation to fighting and warefare.
  • com* → gum*: If a word begins with “com” (or similar) it can sometimes be turned into a terrible gum pun: gumbatant (combatant), gumbustion (combustion), gumfortably (comfortably), gummemoration (commemoration), gummercialisation, gummodities, gumpany (company), gummunication, gumparative, gumparisons, gumpetition, gumprised, gumpulsive, gumpulsion, gumputer, gumbersome.
  • Gamble → Gumball: As in “He gumballed all hi money away.” and “I wouldn’t gumball on it. Its not likely to happen.”
  • Liquor is → Licorice: As in “Licorice a destructive force in many communities.” and “Like cannabis, licorice a drug that people use for entertainment.”
  • Jealous → Jelly: As in “Omg your puns are so much better than mine. I’m so jelly.”
  • Jealous … been → Jelly … bean: As in “I’m so jelly that I’ve bean saving up to buy tone you’ve got.”
  • Bar: As in “We managed to find them all, bar one.” and “They barred the door.” and “It’s a small bar that’s only open on weekends.”
  • *bar*: If a word contains the “bar” sound it may be an easy candy/chocolate bar pun: barbarian, barbecue, barbie, barcelona, bargaining, bargain, barnacles, barn, bombarded, embark, crowbar, handlebars.
  • Mint: As in “It is in mint condition.” and “We mint 3000 new coins here each day.”
  • Meant → Mint: As in “We were mint to be.” and “He mint the world to me” and “No offence mint.”
  • Minute → Mint: As in “I’ll be down in just a mint!” and “Wait a mint…” and “I’ll be with you in a mint.” and “Any mint now…” and “Come here this very mint.” and “Last-mint flights are always expensive.”
  • *ment → *mint: If a word ends with “ment” it can usually be turned into a terrible mint pun. Sometimes mints are called “peppermints” or “spearmints”. You can emphasise the “mint” part if you want – I’ve used underlines here for the first few: governmint, developmint, momint, managemint, departmint, movemint, agreemint, environmint, treatmint, statemint, investmint, employmint, argumint, parliamint, equipmint, elemint, commint, documint, paymint, assessmint, commitmint, requiremint, arrangemint, improvemint, appointmint, settlemint, experimint, establishmint, involvemint, instrumint, achievemint, judgmint, retiremint, unemploymint, implemint, judgemint, replacemint, excitemint, announcemint, punishmint, measuremint, amendmint, supplemint, entertainmint, tournamint, adjustmint, fragmint, advertisemint, disappointmint, recruitmint, pavemint, apartmint, encouragemint, assignmint, imprisonmint, engagemint, embarrassmint, regimint, enforcemint, testamint, complemint, segmint, amusemint, resentmint, enjoymint, monumint, disagreemint, garmint, placemint, attainmint, repaymint, attachmint, sedimint, basemint, sentimint, entitlemint, cemint, compartmint, complimint, acknowledgemint, harassmint, astonishmint, temperamint, endowmint, detachmint, endorsemint, deploymint, amazemint, enhancemint, ornamint, enlightenmint, reinforcemint, advancemint, abandonmint, refreshmint, infringemint, instalmint, alignmint, refinemint, shipmint, tormint, accompanimint, displacemint, impairmint, redevelopmint, indictmint, refurbishmint, bereavemint, predicamint, consignmint, embankmint, augmint, allotmint, enrolmint, procuremint, postponemint, confinemint, lamint, containmint, assortmint, detrimint, pigmint, catchmint, enlargemint, enactmint, bombardmint, tenemint, enrichmint, parchmint, sacramint, ailmint, disarmamint, clemint, armamint, adjournmint, enchantmint, resettlemint, internmint, reimbursemint, bewildermint, realignmint, disillusionmint, inducemint, pronouncemint, disablemint, embodimint, puzzlemint, understatemint, incremint, reassessmint, rearrangemint, encroachmint, commandmint, commencemint, ligamint, filamint, impedimint, fermint, contentmint, accomplishmint, nourishmint, escapemint, escarpmint, estrangemint, entanglemint, figmint, mismanagemint, divestmint, ointmint, curtailmint, incitemint, encampmint, embellishmint, empowermint, impeachmint, prefermint, pedimint, discouragemint, embezzlemint, acknowledgmint, decremint, reinstatemint, apportionmint, concealmint, casemint, restatemint, retrenchmint, redeploymint, wondermint, abatemint, readjustmint, underdevelopmint, battlemint, excremint, underachievemint, merrimint, fomint, fitmint, easemint, appeasemint, endearmint, banishmint, atonemint, replenishmint, rudimint, emplacemint, emolumint, annulmint, bettermint, adornmint, vestmint, impoverishmint, disbursemint, discernmint, pretreatmint, disengagemintdisenchantmint, vehement. If that list isn’t big enough for you, you can find more words ending in “ment” here.
  • Kooky → Cookie: As in “Stop acting all cookie, you’re scaring the kids!”
  • So close → Sucrose: As in “Sucrose yet so far.”
  • Fudge: As in “Oh fudge!” and “These figures have obviously been fudged.” and “The authorities have fudged the issue”
  • Rock: If the context in which you’re punning is right, you may be able to make rock candy puns by slipping “rock” word play into your communications: “Don’t rock the boat” and “We’ve hit rock bottom” and “Between a rock and a hard place” and “Let’s rock and roll!” and “We rock!” and “Rock your world”
  • *roc* → *rock*: Some terrible rock candy puns can be made using words containing the “rock” sound. As explained above, these will likely only pass as candy puns if your context is weighted towards rock candy. Examples: app-rocks-imate, b-rock-oli, bu-rock-racy, frock, p-rock-lamation, p-rocks-imity.
  • Sourball: As well as referring to a round, sour piece of candy, this can informally refer to a person who has a tendency to be grumpy and/or pessimistic.
  • Life saver: As in “Thanks! You’re a life saver!”
  • Sucker: In North America this is another term for “lillipop”. Examples:  “So long, suckers!” and “I always was a sucker for a good fairy tale.” and “He’s one strong sucker!”
  • Brittle: This refers to a type of candy which is brittle (hence the name) and composed of hardened sugar and nuts. Examples: “Their marriage is very brittle.” and “I fear that the relations between the countries are very brittle.” and “His speech sounded inauthentic and brittle.”
  • Waste → Waist: Since high-sugar foods like candy are a major contributor to obesity, you might be able to make a “waist” pun depending on your context: “It’s a waist of breath/energy.” and “Don’t let it go to waist.” and “You’ll waist away.” and “They laid waist to the village.” and “Waist not, want not.” and “Toxic waist” and “Haste makes waist.”
  • Give me (Gimme) → Gummy / Gummi: As in “Oh gummy a break will you!” and “Oh lordy, gummi a sign.” and “Gummy liberty or gummy death.”

The following puns are mostly based around specific brands of candy, rather than general candy-related words:

  • Smarty: As in “Well you’re a bit of a smarty pants aren’t you!” and “I’m trying to learn from all the smarties in my math class.”
  • Could bury → Cadbury: As in “I cadbury myself in my work for hours without noticing.” and “You cadbury your head in the sand but it wouldn’t solve the issue.”
  • Kinder: The Kinder Surprise is a famous chocolate egg with a surprise toy inside. Although “Kinder” is pronounced “k-ih-nder”, we still might get away with using it in place of the word “kinder” as in “more kind”. Examples: “You wont find a Kinder soul on Earth.” and “Maybe if you were Kinder to others, then others would be Kinder to you.”
  • Kind of (Kinda) → Kinder: As in “I’m still Kinder disappointed that we missed the show.” and “I’m still Kinder Surprised about that.”
  • Kindest → Kinder-st: As in “Kinderst regards, …” and “He is the Kinder-st person I’ve ever met.”
  • Sour patch: As in “I’m going through a sour patch right now, but I’m determined to get through it.”
  • Extra: (A reference to the brand of chewing gum) As in “Extra, extra, read all about it!” and “Go the extra mile.” and “I could use an extra pair of hands.”
  • Nerds: (A reference to the Wonka candy) As in “I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to tea.” and “Nerds now rule the world.”
  • Many →Good & Plenty: As in “Good & Plenty hands make light work” and “Good & Plenty a true word is spoken in jest.”
  • Snickers: As in “There were a few rude snickers from the audience as she left the stage.”
  • Laugh → Snickers: As in “I snickered all the way to the bank.” and “Snicker your head off.” and “The audience burst out snickering.” and “Rolling on the floor snickering.”
  • Pieces → Reese’s Pieces: As in “It got blown to Reese’s Pieces.” and “There were all sorts of bits and Reese’s Pieces at the garage sale.” and “After the accident they all needed some time to pick up the Reese’s Pieces.”
  • *pez*: If a word contains the “pez” sound (or similar) we can make some silly Pez puns: pezimistic, pezimism, pezant, pezantry, pezticide, pezter (pester), spezification, spezified, Budapezt, spezimen.
  • Her? She’s … → Her? Shey’s: As in “Who? Her? Shey’s been hanging around here for a while.”
  • Roll over → Rolo-ver: As in “Rolo-ver onto your belly and into pushup position.”
  • Tricks → Twix: As in “I’ve got a few twix up my sleeves.” and “I’ve had enough of your dirty twix!” and “Up to your old twix I see?” and “You can’t teach an old dog new twix.” and “Twix of the trade.” and “Bag of twix” and “How’s twix?”
  • Warheads: As in “There is increasing concern over the number of nuclear warheads in the world.” and “”
  • Tomorrow → To-moro: As in “What are you up to tomoro?” and “To-moro is another day.” and “As if there were no to-moro” and “Here today, gone tomoro” and “Tomoro never comes”
  • Bounty: As in “He has a large bounty on his head.” and “One of the bounties of nature.”
  • Crunchy → Crunchie
  • Aero: As in “The small aeroplane was incredibly agile.”
  • Flake: As in “He so unreliable – total flake.” and “She’s a bit flaky.”
  • Picnic: As in “It’s no picnic!” and “One sandwich short of a picnic” and “I nice picnic in the park.”
  • Airhead: As in “He talks a lot, but doesn’t really think much – bit of an airhead.”
  • 100 Grand: As in “That think must be worth 100 grand!”
  • Eclipse: As in “The economy has eclipsed the environment as the main issue.”
  • Wriggly → Wrigley: As in “They’re so wrigley I can barely hold them!”
  • FIshermen’s Friend → *: As in “” and “”
  • Payday: As in “I can’t afford it until payday.”
  • Zero: As in “Ground zero” and “We have a zero tolerance policy” and “It’s a zero-sum game” and “She went from zero to hero” and “We need to zero in on the cause.”
  • Mounds: As in “It’ll bring you mounds of joy.”
  • Score → Skor: As in “But who’s keeping skor?” and “Four skor and seven years ago” and “She know’s the skor” and “I’ve got a skor to settle.”
  • Race → Reese: As in “Reese you to the top?” and “It’s a reese against time” and “Off to the reese’s” and “I don’t have a horse in this reese.”

Candy-Related Words

There are many more puns to be made than could be documented in this Punpedia entry, and so we’ve compiled a list of candy-related concepts for you to use when creating your own puns. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

candy, candies, sugar, chocolate, confection, confectionery, rock candy, sweet, dessert, caramel, marshmallow, candy cane, sugarcoat, hard candy, lollipop, taffy, gumdrop, licorice, liquorice, cotton candy, candyfloss, syrup, chewing gum, bonbon, nougat, sweeten, praline, butterscotch, toffee, turkish delight, jelly bean, candy corn, candy bar, chocolate bar, milk chocolate, sweets, mint, sweetener, cookies, cookie, gummy, lolly, sugary, saccharine, sucrose, fructose, glucose, sugarcane, fudge, rock, jelly, jawbreaker, gobstopper, peppermint, fondant, jujube, lozenge, sugarplum, nonpareil, horehound, easter egg, sweet tooth, lemon drop, sourball, chewy, dark chocolate, brittle, life savers, bar, suck, sucker, sweet tooth, spearmint, candy corn, diabetes, waist, blood sugar, obesity, cavities, tooth decay

smarties, cadbury, nestle, kinder surprise, kinder, pez, gummi bears, gummy worms, reese’s pieces, reese’s sticks, hershey bar, lindt, maltesers, kit kat, hershey’s kisses, milk duds, milky way, rolo, snickers, twix, whoppers, m&m’s, jelly tots, jolly rancher, twizzlers, chupa chups, sugar daddy, warheads, sour patch kids, milky way, extra, aero, bounty, crunchie, curly wurly, flake, moro, picnic, toblerone, twirl, wonka, nerds, zero, 3 musketeers, skor, cherry ripe, skittles, 100 grand, airheads, sour punch, runts, pop rocks, sweet eye, sugar baby, dove, hot tamale, eclipse, fishermen’s friend, fox’s glacier, wrigley, excel, mentos, minties, polo, tic tac, juicy fruit, hubba bubba, trident, milk duds, spree, starburst, werther’s originals, rolo, oreos, riesens

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