Dinosaur Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on dinosaur puns! 🐲 This entry is a work-in-progress, so please help us out by submitting new puns at the bottom of the page. There’s currently a few puns based around “saurus”, a couple of t-rex puns and a smattering of puns on other dinosaur species and related concepts. Enjoy! 🙂

Dinosaur 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 dinosaurs 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 dinosaur puns:

  • Saw us → Saurus: Many dinosaur names end in “saurus” (meaning “lizard”). If you can find some way to slip “saw us” into your sentence, but replace it with “saurus”, you’ve got yourself a corny little dinosaur pun: “Do you think he saurus?”
  • Saw → Saur: Groups of related dinosaurs often have collective names ending in “saur”, for example the pterasaurs were a group of flying dinosaurs, a member of which was the pterodactyl. An example: “I came, I saur, I conquered.”
  • Sore → Saur: See the above explanation. Idioms: “You’re a saur loser” and “A sight for saur eyes” and “Sticks out like a saur thumb”
  • Soar → Saur: See the explanation above.
  • Thesaurus: Simply mentioning thesaurus (with a slight emphasis on “saurus” if needed) is a staple dinosaur pun in the right context.
  • They saw us → Thesaurus: This one’s a bit of a stretch (more of a thesaurus pun), but still viable if you’re punning in writing/text: “We tried to run and hide from them, but thesaurus.”
  • Dynamite → Dinomite: As in “Napoleon Dinomite
  • Bone: The word “bone” may be a viable dinosaur pun simply because the majority of the evidence that dinosaurs have left is their fossilised bones which are often on display at museums: “A bone to pick” and “A bone of contention” and “All skin and bones” and “Bare-bones” and “As dry as a bone” and “Chilled to the bone” and “Bone dry” and “Funny bone” and “I can feel it in my bones
  • Wrecks → Rex: As in “Ship rex” and “Train rex” and “Nervous rex
  • Wreck → Rex: As in “Check yo’self before you rex yo’self”
  • Treks → T-rex: As in “He takes people on t-rex through the jungle for a living.”
  • Forex: “Online Forex trading”
  • You’re a sick → Jurassic: As in “Jurassic puppy, James.”
  • Drastic → Jurassic: As in “Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures.”
  • Your ass I c* → Jurassic*: As in “Can I do it? You bet Jurassican.”
  • Dunno → Dino: As in “I dino whether that’s the correct answer.”
  • Footprint: Since fossilised dinosaur footprints are a well known thing (seen in museums, for example), simply slipping the word “footprint” into your sentence may be enough to make a subtle dinosaur/fossil pun.
  • *tious → *ceous: The cretaceous period started 145 million years ago and ended 79 million years later. Dinosaurs existed during this time and the majority became extinct at the end of this period due to the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Anyway, if you’re in the company of people who are familiar enough with geological time periods to know the term “cretaceous”, then perhaps you can switch “tious” or “cious” (when it occurs at the end of a word) with “ceous” to make a subtle dinosaur pun as follows: ambiceous, cauceous (cautious), contenceous, nutriceous, pretenceous, ficticeous, supersticeous, surrepticeous, tenaceous, flirtaceous, curvaceous. If you can somehow add “period” after these words, then they’ll work a lot better, e.g. “The flirtaceous period” and “The ambiceous period” and “The surrepticeous period
  • Ter* → Pter*: If a word starts with “ter”, replace it with “pter” or “ptero” to make a silly pterodactyl pun: pteroible (terrible), pterofied (terrified), pterorist (terrorist), pterotories (territories), pteror (terror), pterotorial (territorial).
  • Erectile → A reptile: As in “A reptile dysfunction”
  • Raw → Rawr: As in “A rawr deal” (an unfair deal)
  • Old → Prehistoric: Describe things as “prehistoric” rather than “old”.
  • Stinks → Extincts: As in “What’s that smell? It extincts!” (So corny! :P)
  • Wrapped or → Raptor: As in “Would you like it gift raptor not?”
  • Large/Huge → Mammoth: Note that dinosaurs and mammoths didn’t exist during the same period! However, since the myth runs so deep, you can probably make a dinosaur pun by describing “big” things as “mammoth” things.
  • Old person/thing → Fossil: It can, of course, be derogatory to call an old person a “fossil”, for example: “Some old fossil called the police about the noise.” So you might want to stick to referring to very old things like antiques as “fossils”.
  • Facile→ Fossil: The term “facile” means “superficial”. So a fossil puns might go: “His fossil and superficial theory about the extinction of the dinosaurs.”
  • Clause→ Claws: Many of the most well-known dinosaurs (e.g. velociraptor) are known for their claws, and so a “claw” pun may pass off as a dinosaur pun in the right context.
  • Got a dinosaur pun that we don’t? Please post it in the comments, below! 🙂

Dinosaur-Related Words

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

t-rex, tyrannosaurus rex, dino, fossil, bones, footprint, scary, pterodactyl, pterasaur, egg, paleontology, triceratops, sauropod, jurassic, reptile, jurassic park, velociraptor, cretaceous, triassic, extinction, extinct, brachiosaurus, prehistoric, species, meteorite, mammoth, mastodon, stegosaurus, brontosaurus, allosaurus, lizard, theropod, carnosaur, sauropod, dinosaur, hadrosaur, cretaceous, mesozoic, bony armor, crest, scales, claws, teeth, raptor, rawr

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Owl Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry about owl puns! The list below contains a wide variety of puns based specifically on the word “owl” and on many owl-related topics. Enjoy! 🙂

Owl 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 owls 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 owl puns:

  • 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?”
  • Hoot: “I don’t give a hoot” and “What a hoot (referring to a good time or a funny person)” and “Hoot and holler (shout in disapproval)”
  • *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.
  • Al* → Owl*: If a word begins with the “al” sound, we can often replace it with “owl” to make a terrible owl pun: owlcoholic (alcoholic), owlchemist (alchemist), owlgebra (algebra), owlbum (album), Owlexander (Alexander), owlgorithm (algorithm), Owlgerian (Algerian), owlligator (alligator), owllegations (allegations), owllegiance (allegiance), owlphabet (alphabet), altitude (owltitude), owluminium (aluminium).
  • Hood → Hoot: As in “Robin Hoot” and “Neighbourhoot” and “In the hoot
  • Telling → Talon: As in “I’m talon you, it wasn’t me who did it!”
  • Who → Hoo: We call the owl sound a “hoot”, but it actually sounds like “hoo hoo” for man owls. Some phrases: “Look hoo’s talking!” and “Says hoo?” and “Hoo is this?” and “Hoo’s hoo?”
  • Wise: Owls have a history of being considered “wise”, and so if you can slip “wise” or “wise old” somewhere into your communication then it might be enough for a subtle owl pun.
  • White-faced: If someone is “white-faced” then they are pale from fear, ill health or tiredness. There are many owl species that have white faces – for example the barn owl and the southern white-faced owl. So using the word “white-faced” in the “pale from fear, etc.” sense may be a viable owl pun if your audience knows enough about owls.
  • Orange-brown/Yellowish-brown → Tawny: There are a few owl species around the world that have the word “tawny” in their name which describes their colour (Somewhere between orange-brown and yellowish-brown, like the various shades of wood).
  • Night: Phrases and idioms related to “night” may be used as subtle owl puns in the right context (since owls are nocturnal): “A night out” and “One night stand” and “All night long” and “Far into the night” and “In the dead of night” and “How can you sleep at night” and “Make a night of it” and “Let’s call it a night” and “Night on the town” and “Night and day”
  • Swoop: “In one fell swoop” (suddenly; in a single action)
  • Flight: “Flight of fancy” and “Take flight” and “Flight of imagination” and “In full flight” and “Flight attendant”
  • Bird: There are quite a few phrases/idiom related to birds which can be used as owl 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“.
  • Fly: There are a few phrases related to flying which can be used as owl 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
  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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”

Owl-Related Words

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

bird, bird of prey, night, nocturnal, raptor, tawny, tawny frogmouth, owlet, beak, feathers, wings, flight, binocular vision, talon, hoot, barn owl, barn, owl, owls, wise, old, horned owl, white-faced, avian, fly

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