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. If you’re after something more specific, we also have a list on snowman 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.
  • Waive → Wave: As in, “Could you wave this parking ticket?” Note: to waive something is to refrain from enforcing.
  • Sway → S-wave: As in, “S-wave with me,” and “You don’t hold any s-wave here.” Note: to hold sway is to have a position of influence or power.
  • 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”
  • Service → Surfice: As in, “A better surfice all round,” and “At your surfice,” and “Normal surfice has been resumed,” and “Out of surfice.”
  • 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).
  • Stand → Sand: As in, “Don’t sand so close to me,” and “Do you undersand?” and “Don’t just sand there!” and “I saw her sanding there,” and “My hair was sanding on end,” and “If you can’t sand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “It sands to reason,” and “A one night sand,” and “Sand on your own two feet,” and “Sand out from the crowd,” and “Sand up and be counted,” and “Sand up for yourself,” and “A sand up guy,” and “Do I sand a chance?” and “I sand corrected,” and “I’m sanding in for…” and “I can’t sand the sight of,” and “I could do it sanding on my head,” and “United we sand.”
  • 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”
  • Island: As in, “No man is an island,” and “Treasure island,” and “A tropical island.”
  • 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 → *pier: As in “Then all of a sudden she dissapiered!” and “After appiering to check his watch, he quickly ran away.” and “That is a sharp spier you’ve got there”.
  • Brilliant → Krilliant: As in “Isn’t the weather just krilliant today?” Krill are small shrimp-like 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).
  • Harbour: As in, “Harbour a grudge,” and “Safe harbour.” 
  • Pier: As in, “Take a long walk off a short pier.” 
  • Peer → Pier: As in, “Pier pressure,” and “Pier-ing through the curtains.”

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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