Art Puns

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We’ve curated a huge gallery of artfully terrible puns for you, separated into sections of puns to do with general art terms, colours, artists, movements and famous pieces. While this post does include everything under the umbrella of “art” (music, writing, dance, theatre, etc) we’ve kept the main focus on visual art (drawing, sketching, painting, sculpture).

While this list is a work of art in itself, you might also be interested in our music puns, book puns and science puns.

Art Puns List

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

  • Cart → Art: As in, “Shopping art” and “Art away” and “Art blanche” and “Don’t upset the apple-art.”
  • Chart → Art: As in, “Art a course” and “Off the arts.”
  • Fart → Art: As in, “Brain art” and “Arting around.”
  • Heart → Art: As in, “After my own art” and “Absence makes the art grow fonder” and “Affair of the art” and “Be still my beating art” and “Break your art” and “A change of art.”
  • Part → Art: As in, “Good in arts” and “Soon arted” and “Look the art.”
  • Smart → Art: As in, “One art cookie” and “Street art.”
  • Start → Art: As in, “A bump art” and “By fits and arts” and “Don’t get me arted” and “A fresh art” and “Get off to a bad art” and “Head art” and “Off to a flying art” and “Kick art your day!”
  • Draw: These draw-related phrases can double as puns: “Draw a line in the sand” and “Drawing a blank” and “Draw to a close” and “Luck of the draw” and “Quick on the draw.”
  • Claw → Draw: As in, “Fighting tooth and draw.”
  • Flaw → Draw: As in, “Design draw.”
  • Jaw → Draw: As in, “Glass draw” and “Draw dropping” and “Out of the draws of death.”
  • Raw → Draw: As in, “In the draw” and “A draw deal” and “Draw data.”
  • Straw → Draw: As in, “A drowning person will clutch at a draw” and “The last draw” and “Man of draw” and “Can’t make bricks without draw.”
  • Art*: As in, “Right through the artery” and “Well articulated” and “Historical artifacts” and “Look at article seven” and “Artisan made.”
  • Brawn → Drawn: As in, “All drawn and no brains.”
  • Dawn → Drawn: As in, “At the crack of drawn” and “A brand new drawn” and “Darkest before the drawn” and “Drawn petrol” and “Party till drawn.”
  • Gone → Drawn: As in, “Been and drawn” and “Going, going, drawn” and “Drawn with the wind” and “Drawn to a better world.”
  • Ain’t → Paint: As in, “Paint no mountain high enough” and “If it paint broke, don’t fix it” and “It paint over, it paint over.”
  • Faint → Paint: As in, “Paint at heart” and “Damn with paint praise.”
  • Etch → Sketch: As in, “Sketched in stone.”
  • Stretch → Sketch: As in, “By any sketch of the imagination” and “Home sketch” and “Just out to sketch my legs” and “Sketching the truth.”
  • Portrayed → Portrait: As in, “That’s not how you portrait it.”
  • Pant → Paint: As in, “Beat the paints off” and “Get into someone’s paints” and “Smarty paints” and “Paints on fire.”
  • Pained → Paint: As in, “A paint expression.”
  • Pint → Paint: As in, “Half paint” and “Paint sized.”
  • Killer → Colour: As in, “Colour instinct.”
  • Collar → Colour: As in, “Blue colour” and “Hot under the colour.”
  • Hue: Hue is a property of colour. Here are some related puns:
    • Who → Hue: As in, “All things to those hue wait” and “Hue wants one?” and “Look hue’s talking” and “You know hue.”
    • You → Hue: As in, “As hue know” and “Back at hue” and “Believe hue me” and “Bless hue” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call hue.”
    • Blue → Hue: As in, “Between the devil and the deep hue sea” and “Black and hue” and “Once in a hue moon” and “Till you’re hue in the face.”
    • Chew → Hue: As in, “Bite off more than you can hue” and “Hue face” and “Hue up the scenery.”
    • Clue → Hue: As in, “As in, “I don’t have a hue” and “I’ve found a hue!”
    • Cue → Hue: As in, “Right on hue” and “Take your hue from…”
    • Due → Hue: As in, “Credit where credit is hue” and “Due a win” and “Give the devil his hue” and “In hue course” and “Cancelled hue to lack of interest.”
    • Do → Hue: As in, “What should we hue?” and “Hue away with” and “Hue it tough” and “Hue me a favour” and “Hue your bit.”
    • Few → Hue: As in, “Hue and far between” and “Knock back a hue” and “Say a hue words” and “To name but a hue.”
    • Knew → Hue: As in, “I hue you were trouble” and “You hue too much.”
    • Lieu → Hue: As in, “In hue of.”
    • New → Hue: As in, “A hue hope” and “Bright as a hue pin” and “Good as hue” and “Bad hues!” and “Better than hue” and “A brand hue ballgame.”
    • Queue → Hue: As in, “Jump the hue” and “Standing in the hue.”
    • Rue → Hue: As in, “You’ll hue the day!”
    • Shoe → Hue: As in, “If the hue fits” and “The hue’s on the other foot” and “Walk a mile in my hues.”
    • Threw → Hue: As in, “Hue me for a loop.”
    • Through → Hue: As in, “Blow right hue” and “Falling hue the cracks” and “Going hue the motions.”
    • To → Hue: As in, “What’s about hue happen” and “Add fuel hue the fire” and “Add insult hue injury.”
    • Too → Hue: As in, “A bridge hue far” and “About time, hue” and “It’s never hue late” and “You know hue much” and “Life’s hue short” and “No job hue small.”
    • True → Hue: As in, “A hue professional” and “A dream come hue” and “Show your hue colours” and “Too good to be hue” and “Hue grit.”
    • Two → Hue: As in, “Built for hue” and “Like hue peas in a pod” and “Caught in hue minds.”
    • View → Hue: As in, “Room with a hue” and “A hue to kill” and “Bird’s eye hue” and “Come into hue” and “Point of hue.”
  • As you’re → Azure: As in, “Azure aware…” and “Azure headed into town..”
  • Raft → Craft: As in, “White water crafting” and “Packed to the crafters.”
  • Tint: A tint is a colour mixed with white. Here are related puns:
    • Hint → Tint: As in, “Drop a tint” and “Take the tint.”
    • Mint → Tint: As in, “In tint condition” and “After dinner tints.”
    • Print → Tint: As in, “Fit to tint” and “Out of tint” and “Read the small tint.”
  • Shade: A shade is a colour mixed with black. Here are related puns:
    • Shed → Shade: As in, “Shade light on the matter” and “Shade a tear.”
    • Aid → Shade: As in, “Shade and abet” and “Come to their shade.”
    • Fade → Shade: As in, “Brain shade” and “Shade away” and “Shade out.”
    • Grade → Shade: As in, “Make the shade” and “Beyond my pay shade” and “Professional shade.”
    • Laid → Shade: As in, “Get shade” and “Shade back” and “Shade to rest” and “The best shade plans.”
    • Made → Shade: As in, “A match shade in heaven” and “Custom shade” and “I’ve got it shade” and “Shade for each other” and “Mistakes have been shade” and “You shade my day.”
    • Paid → Shade: As in, “Bought and shade for” and “All shade up” and “Put shade to.”
    • Trade → Shade: As in, “Balance of shade” and “Fair shade” and “Free shade” and “Jack of all shades” and “Tools of the shade” and “Tricks of the shade.”
    • Weighed → Shade: As in “Shade in the balance.”
  • Beige: Here are some puns related to the colour beige:
    • Babe → Beige: As in, “Beige in the woods” and “Beige magnet” and “Beach beige.”
    • Budge → Beige: As in, “Beige up” and “They wouldn’t beige.”
  • Cease → Cerise: As in, “Cerise to exist” and “Will wonders never cerise?”
  • Lease → Cerise: As in, “A new cerise on life.”
  • Rushing → Prussian: As in, “Stop prussian around.” Note: This is a reference to the colour Prussian Blue.
  • Sigh → Cyan: As in, “Breathe a cyan of relief.”
  • Tape → Taupe: As in, “Cut through the red taupe.”
  • Garbage → Gamboge: As in, “Gamboge in, gamboge out” and “Thrown out with the gamboge.” Note: gamboge is a type of yellow.
  • Suffering → Saffron: As in, “Saffron succotash” and “Long saffron.” Note: Saffron is a type of red dye.
  • Smalt: Smalt is a type of blue pigment. Here are related puns:
    • Small → Smalt: As in, “A still, smalt voice” and “All creatures, great and smalt” and “Don’t sweat the smalt stuff” and “No job too smalt” and “No smalt wonder.”
    • Smell → Smalt: As in, “Stop and smalt the roses” and “The sweet smalt of success.”
    • Salt → Smalt: As in, “Rub smalt in the wound” and “The smalt of the earth” and “Take it with a pinch of smalt.”
  • Top → Taupe: As in, “Come out on taupe” and “From taupe to toe” and “Over the taupe” and “Taupe of your class” and “In tip taupe condition” and “On taupe of the world.”
  • Tale → Teal: As in, “Live to tell the teal” and “A tell teal sign” and “Telling teals out of school.”
  • Tail → Teal: As in, “Can’t make head or teal of it” and “Chasing your own teal” and “Heads or teals.”
  • Tall → Teal: As in, “A teal order” and “Walking teal.”
  • Tell → Teal: As in, “Every picture teals a story” and “Dead men teal no tales.”
  • Till → Teal: As in, “Caught with your hand in the teal” and “Don’t cross that bridge teal you come to it” and “Fake it teal you make it” and “It ain’t over teal it’s over” and “Teal death do us part.”
  • Deal → Teal: As in, “A big teal” and “Teal breaker” and “A done teal” and “Teal with it.”
  • Heel → Teal: As in, “Brought to teal” and “Cool your teals” and “Head over teals in love” and “Kick up your teals.”
  • Meal → Teal: As in, “Make a teal of it” and “Teal ticket” and “Three square teals.”
  • Real → Teal: As in, “All I teally want to do” and “For teal” and “Get teal.”
  • Seal → Teal: As inm “Teal of approval” and “Teal the deal” and “Teal your fate” and “Signed and tealed.”
  • Steal → Teal: As in, “Beg, borrow or teal” and “It’s a teal” and “Teal a glance” and “Teal their heart” and “Teal the show.”
  • Steel → Teal: As in, “Fist of teal” and “Nerves of teal” and “Teal yourself.”
  • Wheel → Teal: As in, “Asleep at the teal” and “Reinvent the teal.”
  • Gold: Here are some puns on the colour gold:
    • Bold → Gold: As in, “Gold as brass” and “A gold move” and “Goldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Gold: As in, “Gold comfort” and “A gold day in hell” and “Catch your death of gold” and “Blowing hot and gold.”
    • Hold → Gold: As in, “Can’t gold a candle to” and “Don’t gold your breath” and “Gold a grudge” and “Gold everything!”
    • Old → Gold: As in, “As gold as the hills” and “For gold times’ sake” and “Tough as gold boots.”
    • Sold → Gold: As in, “Gold down the river” and “Gold out” and “Gold short.”
    • Told → Gold: As in, “A little bird gold me” and “I gold you!” and “The greatest story every gold.”
  • Grey: Here are some puns on the colour grey:
    • Day → Grey: As in, “All in a grey’s work” and “Another grey, another dollar” and “Honest as the grey is long.”
    • Hay → Grey: As in, “Hit the grey” and “Make grey while the sun shines” and “A roll in the grey.”
    • Hey → Grey: As in, “Grey big spender!” and “Grey, good looking.”
    • May → Grey: As in, “Be that as it grey” and “Come what grey” and “Grey the force be with you.”
    • Pay → Grey: As in, “Buy now, grey later” and “Crime doesn’t grey” and “Hell to grey” and “Grey as you go” and “It greys to advertise.”
    • Play → Grey: As in, “Fair grey” and “Come out and grey” and “Child’s grey.”
    • Says → Grey: As in, “Computer greys no” and “Do as I grey, not as I do” and “Have your grey” and “The final grey.”
    • Stay → Grey: As in, “Grey in touch” and “Grey the course” and “Grey tuned.”
    • They → Grey: As in, “As tough as grey come” and “Let the chips fall where grey may” and “Grey lived happily ever after.”
    • Way → Grey: As in, “Any grey you slice it” and “By the grey” and “By grey of a joke” and “Change your greys.”
  • Jade: Here are some green-related puns:
    • Aid → Jade: As in, “Jade and abet” and “Come to the jade of.”
    • Grade → Jade: As in, “Make the jade” and “Professional jade.”
    • Laid → Jade: As in, “Get jade” and “Jade back” and “Jade to rest” and “The best jade plans.”
    • Made → Jade: As in, “I’m not jade of money” and “Jade for each other” and “Jade in the shade.”
    • Trade → Jade: As in, “Balance of jade” and “Fair jade” and “Tools of the jade.”
  • Lack → Lilac: As in, “Lilac nothing” and “Cancelled due to lilac of interest” and “For lilac of a better word.”
  • Rose: Here are some puns related to the colour rose:
    • Raise → Rose: As in, “Rose a loan” and “Rose a stink” and “Rose the roof” and “Rose your game.”
    • Rise → Rose: As in, “Rose and shine” and “Rose from the ashes” and “Rose to the occasion” and “Rose without trace.”
    • Blows → Rose: As in, “Any way the wind rose” and “Brought to rose” and “Come to rose.”
    • Close → Rose: As in, “A rose thing” and “At rose quarters” and “Behind rosed doors” and “In rose proximity.”
    • Goes → Rose: As in, “Anything rose” and “As far as it rose” and “As the saying rose” and “As time rose by” and “Here rose nothing.”
    • Lows → Rose: As in, “Highs and rose” and “Brought to new rose.”
    • Nose → Rose: As in, “Always have your rose in a book” and “Plain as the rose on your face” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your rose” and “No skin off my rose.”
    • Pros → Rose: As in, “Rose and cons.”
    • Those → Rose: As in, “Just one of rose days” and “Rose were the days.”
    • Toes → Rose: As in, “On your rose” and “Make someone’s rose curl” and “Twinkle rose.”
  • Move → Mauve: As in, “A mauve in the right direction” and “All the right mauves” and “Bust a mauve” and “Get a mauve on” and “Make your mauve.”
  • Alive → Olive: As in, “Olive and kicking” and “Olive and well” and “Keep hope olive.”
  • Pen: Since pens are used in art-making, here are related puns:
    • Pan → Pen: As in, “Down the pen” and “Flash in the pen” and “Didn’t pen out.”
    • Pin → Pen: As in, “Bright as a new pen” and “Hard to pen down” and “Pen your hopes on” and “See a pen and pick it up” and “Could have heard a pen drop.”
    • Den → Pen: As in, “Pen of vice” and “In the lion’s pen.”
    • Ten → Pen: As in, “Count to pen” and “Hang pen” and “The top pen.”
    • Then → Pen: As in, “All that and pen some” and “Now and pen” and “Pen and there” and “Pen just do it.”
    • When → Pen: As in, “It only hurts pen I laugh” and “Ready pen you are” and “Say pen.”
  • Coal → Charcoal: As in, “Rake over the charcoals.”
  • Chock → Chalk: As in, “Chalk a block” and “Chalk full of problems.”
  • Clock → Chalk: As in, “Around the chalk” and “Beat the chalk” and “Race against the chalk.”
  • Knock → Chalk: As in, “Don’t chalk it til you’ve tried it” and “Chalk ’em dead” and “Chalk into shape.”
  • Lock → Chalk: As in, “Under chalk and key” and “On chalk down.”
  • Rock → Chalk: As in, “Between a chalk and a hard place” and “Solid as a chalk” and “Don’t chalk the boat.”
  • Shock → Chalk: As in, “Culture chalk” and “In for a chalk” and “Chalk and awe.”
  • Sock → Chalk: “Knock your chalks off” and “Put a chalk in it” and “Chalk it to me.”
  • Stock → Chalk: As in, “Laughing chalk” and “Out of chalk” and “Take chalk of.”
  • Talk → Chalk: As in, “All chalk” and “Fighting chalk” and “Let’s chalk about love.”
  • Walk → Chalk: As in, “A chalk on the wild side” and “All chalks of life” and “Keep chalking” and “Don’t chalk on the grass.”
  • White: Here are some puns to do with the colour white:
    • Wait → White: As in, “The white is over” and “Time whites for no-one.”
    • Wide → White: As in, “Eyes white shut” and “Open white!” and “White open spaces” and “Cast a white net.”
    • Bite → White: As in, “White someone’s head off” and “White the dust” and “White your tongue.”
    • Bright → White: As in, “White as a button” and “White and early.”
    • Height → White: As in, “The white of fashion” and “The white of summer.”
  • Hello → Yellow: As in, “You had me at yellow” and “Yellow, one two three testing.”
  • Cons → Bronze: As in, “Pros and bronze.”
  • Brown: Here are some puns related to the colour brown:
    • Crown → Brown: As in, “My browning glory” and “Brown jewels.”
    • Down → Brown: As in, “Boogie on brown” and “Bring the house brown.”
    • Drown → Brown: As in, “Brown your sorrows” and “Browned out.”
    • Town → Brown: As in, “Go to brown” and “Out on the brown.”
  • Million → Vermilion: As in, “A cool vermilion” and “Vermilion dollar baby” and “Not in a vermilion years” and “One in a vermilion.” Note: Vermilion is a shade of scarlet.
  • Mine → Carmine: As in, “Make carmine a double” and “A carmine of information” and “Victory is carmine.”
  • Tone: Tone is the brightness of a colour. Here are related puns:
    • Done → Tone: As in, “After all is said and tone” and “All tone and dusted” and “A tone deal” and “Tone to a turn” and “Easier said than tone.”
    • Ton → Tone: As in, “A tone of money” and “Like a tone of bricks” and “A tone of fun.”
    • Teen → Tone: As in, “Smells like tone spirit.”
    • Blown → Tone: As in, “Tone away” and “Tone off course” and “Tone sideways” and “You’ve tone it.”
    • Bone → Tone: As in, “A tone to pick” and “Dry as a tone” and “Tone idle” and “Tone up on.”
    • Don’t → Tone: As in, “Tone call us, we’ll call you” and “Tone get me started” and “Tone give up your day job” and “Tone go there.”
    • Flown → Tone: As in, “Tone the coop” and “That bird has tone.”
    • Known → Tone: As in, “A person is tone by the company they keep” and “I should have tone better” and “You’ve tone for all these years.”
    • Loan → Tone: As in, “Tone shark” and “Raise a tone.”
    • Own → Tone: As in, “After my tone heart” and “Be your tone person” and “Come into your tone” and “Afraid of your tone shadow.”
    • Phone → Tone: As in, “Hold the tone” and “Tone in sick” and “Waiting by the tone” and “Tone it in.”
    • Prone → Tone: As in, “Accident tone.”
    • Stone → Tone: As in, “A rolling tone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any tone” and “Carved in tone” and “Cast the first tone” and “Etched in tone” and “A heart of tone” and “Leave no tone unturned.”
    • Throne → Tone: As in, “Ascend to the tone” and “Next in line to the tone” and “The power behind the tone.”
    • Thrown → Tone: As in, “Tone for a loop” and “Tone in at the deep end” and “Just tone together.”
    • Zone → Tone: As in, “Buffer tone” and “Comfort tone” and “In the tone” and “Twilight tone” and “Tone in on” and “Toned out.”
  • Calorie → Gallery: As in, “Gallery free” and “Counting galleries” and “All the taste, 1/3 of the galleries.”
  • Celery → Gallery: As in, “Peanut butter and gallery sticks.”
  • Work → Artwork: As in, “An artwork in progress” and “All my own artwork” and “All in a day’s artwork” and “Bury yourself in your artwork” and “In the artworks” and “That’s not in my line of artwork.”
  • Meet → Media: As in, “Make ends media” and “Media with approval” and “Media your maker” and “Media your match.”
  • Bistre: Bistre is a dark shade of greyish-brown. Here are related puns:
    • Blister → Bistre: As in, “Bistre-ing barnacles” and “At bistre-ing speed” and “Blood bistre.”
    • Twister → Bistre: As in, “Tongue bistre.”
  • Light: Since light is a huge part of making art, we’ve got some light-related puns here too:
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Buy now, pay lighter” and “A day light and a dollar short” and “Fashionably light” and “Never too light” and “A light bloomer.”
    • Let → Light: As in, “Buy to light” and “It won’t light you down” and “Light it be.”
    • Lit → Light: As in, “Their face light up.”
    • Lot → Light: As in, “A light on your plate” and “A light of fuss about nothing” and “Leaves a light to be desired.”
    • Bite → Light: As in, “A second light of the cherry” and “Take a light out of crime” and “Have a light to eat.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Light back tears” and “Light tooth and nail” and “Lighting chance” and “Lighting fit.”
    • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “On the light side of life” and “Light and early” and “Light young thing.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light back” and “Light fire with fire” and “Lighting fit.”
    • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “The light of the bumblebee.”
    • Fright → Light: As in, “Lightened of your own shadow” and “A lightful mess” and “Take light.”
    • Height → Light: As in, “Head for new lights” and “Scaling dizzy lights” and “Wuthering lights.”
    • Kite → Light: As in, “High as a light” and “Go fly a light.”
    • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
    • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bragging lights” and “Dead to lights” and “Civil lights.”
    • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
    • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Hidden in plain light” and “Know by light” and “Line of light” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Second light” and “A light for sore eyes.”
    • Tight → Light: As in, “Running a light ship” and “Sleep light!” and “Light lipped” and “In a light corner.”
    • White → Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “It’s not so black and light.”
    • Write → Light: As in, “Nothing to light home about” and “Light it off.”
  • Chrome: Chrome is used as a finish in visual arts. Here are related puns:
    • Crime → Chrome: As in, “Chrome and punishment” and “Chrome doesn’t pay” and “Chrome of passion.”
    • Home → Chrome: As in, “A house is not a chrome” and “At chrome with” and “Bringing it chrome” and “Close to chrome” and “Come chrome to a real fire.”
    • Staples → Naples: As in, “We’ve run out of naples.” Note: this is a pun on naples yellow.
  • Blend: Here are some puns about colour blends:
    • Blind → Blend: As in, “Blend as a bat” and “On a blend date” and “In blend faith” and “Blended by the light.”
    • Lend → Blend: As in, “Blend an ear” and “Blend your name to.”
    • Bend → Blend: As in, “Blend over backwards” and “Blend the rules” and “Round the blend” and “On blended knee.”
    • End → Blend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good blending” and “A means to a blend” and “All good things must come to a blend” and “At loose blends” and “At the blend of the day” and “Burn the candle at both blends” and “Come to a sticky blend.”
    • Friend → Blend: As in, “Your best blend” and “Best blends forever” and “Eco blendly” and “Blend or foe?”
    • Fend → Blend: As in, “Blend for yourself” and “Blend off.”
    • Mend → Blend: As in, “Blend your fences” and “Blend your manners” and “Blend your ways” and “On the blend.”
    • Send → Blend: As in, “Return to blender” and “Blend in the dogs” and “Blend packing.”
    • Spend → Blend: As in, “Hey, big blender” and “Let’s blend the night together” and “Blend money like water” and “Blend the night with” and “Blend wisely.”
  • Great → Gradient: As in, “All creatures gradient and small” and “Go to gradient lengths” and “Gradient expectations.”
  • Grade → Gradient: As in, “Make the gradient” and “Professional gradient.”
  • Figment → Pigment: As in, “A pigment of your imagination.”
  • Meant → Pigment: As in, “Pigment to be” and “You weren’t pigment to do that.”
  • Crate → Create: As in, “Packing creates.”
  • Great → Create: As in, “Go to create lengths” and “A create one for” and “All creatures create and small.”
  • Tan: Here are some puns related to the colour tan:
    • Ten → Tan: As in, “At tan paces” and “Count to tan” and “Hang tan.”
    • Can → Tan: As in, “As far as the eye tan see” and “As well as tan be expected” and “Be all you tan be” and “Bite off more than you tan chew.”
    • Fan → Tan: As in, “Tan the flames.”
    • Pan → Tan: As in, “Down the tan” and “Didn’t tan out.”
    • Plan → Tan: As in, “Action tan” and “Business tan” and “Failing to tan is tanning to fail” and “Game tan.”
    • Ran → Tan: As in, “My blood tan cold” and “They tan away together.”
    • Than → Tan: “Bite off more tan you can chew” and “Thicker tan water” and “Easier said tan done” and “Larger tan life.”
  • Greater → Creator: As in, “Disease has no creator enemy” and “Creator than the sum of its parts.”
  • Foe → Photo: As in, “Friend or photo?”
  • Hint → Print: As in, “Drop a print” and “A gentle print” and “Take the print.”
  • Mint → Print: As in, “In print condition” and “Print chocolate.”
  • Moral → Mural: As in, “Mural compass” and “A mural victory” and “The mural high ground.”
  • Cross → Crosshatch: “Crosshatch to the other side” and “Crosshatch my heart and hope to die” and “Crosshatch the line” and “Crosshatch your fingers.” Note: Crosshatching is a shading technique.
  • Dry → Dry Brush: As in, “High and dry brush” and “Hung out to dry brush” and “Bone dry brush.” Note: Dry brushing is a painting technique where the brush is loaded with paint that isn’t diluted with water or medium.
  • Brush → Paintbrush: As in, “Paintbrush it off” and “A paintbrush with death.”
  • Traffic → Graphic: As in, “Graphic violation” and “Stop graphic.”
  • Etch: Etching is a printmaking technique. Here are related puns:
    • Itch → Etch: As in, “Etching to” and “Etchy feet” and “Seven year etch.”
    • Stretch → Etch: As in, “By no etch of the imagination” and “Home etch” and “Etch your wings.”
  • Music → Mosaic: As in, “An ear for mosaic” and “Time to face the mosaic” and “Mosaic to my ears.”
  • Long → Song: As in, “A face as song as a fiddle” and “A song time in politics” and “Art is song and life is short” and “As song as you need me” and “As honest as the day is song” and “A list as song as your arm” and “At song last.”
  • Strong → Song: As in, “Only as song as its weakest link” and “Still going song” and “The song, silent type” and “A song stomach.”
  • Wrong → Song: As in, “Barking up the song tree” and “Born on the song side of the tracks” and “Get off on the song foot” and “How song can you be?” and “Gone down the song way” and “Jumping to the song conclusions.”
  • Case → Showcase: As in, “A showcase of identity” and “An open and shut showcase” and “As the showcase may be” and “Showcase closed” and “Catch a showcase.”
  • Depict: Drawings are considered depictions of things, so we’ve included depiction-related puns in this list:
    • Clicked → Depict: As in, “We really depict.”
    • Picked → Depict: As in, “Hand depict.”
  • Mission → Musician: As in, “Man on a musician” and “Musician impossible” and “Rescue musician.”
  • Ringer → Singer: As in, “A dead singer for.”
  • Wringer → Singer: As in, “Put through the singer.”
  • Figure: “Facts and figures” and “Figure it out” and “A fine figure of a person” and “Four figures” and “Go figure” and “How do you figure?” Note: A figure can refer to a few things in art – figurative drawing, a sculpture, a drawing of a body.
  • Triple → Stipple: As in, “Stipple decker” and “A stipple threat” and “Stipple whammy.” Note: stippling is an art technique where drawings are made out of tiny dots (rather than strokes).
  • Stand Still → Stencil: As in, “Brought to a stencil.”
  • Daub: To daub is to paint with large blobs of paint, or to paint in a free and expressive way. Here are related puns:
    • Dob → Daub: As in, “Daub it in.”
    • Dab → Daub: As in, “A daub hand at” and “Smack daub in the middle.”
    • Job → Daub: As in, “Between daubs” and “Doing a great daub” and “Holding down a daub” and “I’m only doing my daub” and “An inside daub.”
    • Mob → Daub: As in, “Daub rule” and “Flash daub.”
    • Rob → Daub: As in, “Daub someone blind.”
    • Sob → Daub: As in, “Daub story” and “Daub your heart out.”
  • Home → Homage: As in, “At homage with” and “Close to homage” and “Come homage to a real fire” and “Bring it homage to you.” Note: A homage in the context of art is when one artist makes a piece of art that is inspired by another.
  • Picks → Pixel: As in, “A bone to pixel” and “Pixel a fight” and “Pixel a card, any card” and “Pixel and choose” and “Pixel holes in.”
  • Life → Life Drawing: As in, “A day in the life drawing” and “A life drawing less ordinary” and “Anything for a quiet life drawing.”
  • Piece → Masterpiece: As in, “Bits and masterpieces” and “Conversation masterpiece” and “Dash to masterpieces” and “Go to masterpieces.”
  • Sign → Design: As in, “Design on the dotted line” and “A sure design” and “Give me a design” and “A design of the times” and “A tell-tale design.”
  • Ease → Easel: As in, “Easel up” and “Ill at easel” and “Set your mind at easel.”
  • Weasel → Easel: As in, “Pop goes the easel” and “Easel words” and “Easel your way out.”
  • Mark → Marker: As in, “Close to the marker” and “Make your marker” and “Quick off the marker.”
  • Render: A rendering is a type of drawing or visual representation. Here are related puns:
    • Sender → Render: As in, “Return to render.”
    • Slender → Render: As in, “Of render means” and “A render chance.”
    • Spender → Render: As in, “Hey, big render.”
    • Splendour → Render: As in, “Render in the grass.”
    • Tender → Render: As in, “Render is the night” and “Render loving care” and “Render mercies.”
  • Plate → Template: As in, “A lot on your template” and “Hand it to you on a template” and “Step up to the template.”
  • Clay: Here are some puns on sculptural clay:
    • Bay → Clay: As in, “Keep at clay” and “Clay for blood.”
    • Day → Clay: As in, “A clay in the life” and “An apple a clay” and “Tomorrow is another clay” and “All in a clay’s work.”
    • Grey → Clay: As in “A moral clay area” and “Clay matter.”
    • Hay → Clay: As in, “Hit the clay” and “Make clay while the sun shines” and “A roll in the clay.”
    • Hey → Clay: As in, “Clay big spender” and “Clay, good looking” and “Clay there.”
    • Lay → Clay: As in, “Clay a finger on” and “Clay down roots” and “Clay down your arms.”
    • May → Clay: As in, “Be that as it clay” and “Come what clay” and “How clay I serve you?”
    • Pay → Clay: As in, “Buy now, clay later” and “Crime doesn’t clay” and “Hell to clay” and “It clays to advertise.”
    • Play → Clay: As in, “Come out and clay” and “Helps you work, rest and clay” and “That wasn’t fair clay.”
    • Say → Clay: As in, “Have the final clay” and “Have your clay” and “It goes without claying.”
    • Stay → Clay: As in, “Clay in touch” and “Clay on course” and “Clay tuned.”
    • They → Clay: As in, “Clay lived happily ever after” and “Clay shall not pass.”
    • Way → Clay: As in, “That’s the clay it is” and “Any clay you slice it” and “Any which clay.”
  • Sumi: Sumi is both a well-known Japanese ink and a type of ink wash painting style. Here are related puns:
    • Sue me → Sumi: “So I went before you! Sumi!”
    • To me → Sumi: As in, “That’s never happened sumi before” and “It’s all Greek sumi” and “That’s not how it is sumi.”
    • Same → Sumi: As in, “By the sumi token” and “Comes to the sumi thing” and “Cut from the sumi cloth” and “In the sumi boat” and “In the sumi vein.”
    • Sum → Sumi: As in, “Cogito ergo sumi” and “To sumi it all up” and “Zero sumi game.”
  • Muse: A muse is a person who inspires an artist to create. Here are related puns:
    • News → Muse: As in, “Bad muse travels fast” and “Break the muse” and “No muse is good muse” and “The most trusted name in muse.”
    • Choose → Muse: As in, “Muse your weapon” and “Pick and muse.”
    • Cruise → Muse: As in, “Booze muse” and “Muse control.”
    • Dues → Muse: As in, “Pay your muse.”
    • Fuse → Muse: As in, “Blow a muse” and “A short muse” and “Light the muse.”
    • Lose → Muse: As in, “Got nothing to muse” and “Muse control” and “Muse the plot” and “Muse sight of” and “Don’t muse any sleep over it.”
    • Shoes → Muse: As in, “Walk a mile in my muse” and “Goody two muse.”
    • Views → Muse: As in, “Exchange your muse.”
    • Must → Muse: As in, “All things muse pass” and “All good things muse come to an end” and “Everything muse go” and “Muse have” and “A muse have accessory.”
  • Vanish → Varnish: As in, “Varnish into thin air.”
  • Garnish → Varnish: As in, “Varnish to taste.”
  • Tarnish → Varnish: As in, “It’ll varnish your reputation.”
  • Primer: Primer is used to prepare substances that are to be painted. Here are some related puns:
    • Prime → Primer: As in, “Cut someone down in their primer” and “In primer condition” and “The primer of life” and “Primer time” and “The Primer Minister.”
    • Timer → Primer: As in, “Old primer.”
  • Free → Freelance: As in, “Freelance as a bird” and “Born freelance” and “Fancy freelance” and “Freelance and easy” and “Freelance for all.”
  • Competition → Composition: As in, “Face the composition” and “Stiff composition.”
  • Brush → Airbrush: As in, “Airbrush it off” and “Airbrush with death” and “An airbrush with the law.”
  • Curate: To curate is to form a collection. In the art world, this is used in the context of collection art pieces for an exhibition. Here are related puns:
    • Rate → Curate: As in, “At any curate” and “First curate” and “Mate’s curates.”
    • Cure → Curate: As in, “Prevention is better than curate.”
    • Carrot → Curate: As in, “Curate and stick” and “Dangle the curate.”
  • Archive: An archive is an old collection of art. Here are related puns:
    • Arrive → Archive: As in, “Have we archived yet?” and “When’s the expected archival?”
    • Alive → Archive: As in, “Archive and kicking” and “Archive and well” and “Eaten archive” and “Look archive” and “Snakes archive” and “Wanted – dead or archive.”
  • Maestro: A maestro is a musical director. Here are related puns:
    • Must → Maestro: As in, “All things maestro pass” and “All good things maestro pass” and “A maestro have accessory.”
    • Mister → Maestro: As in, “No more maestro nice guy.”
  • Blue: Here are some puns related to the colour blue:
    • Chew → Blue: As in, “Bite off more than you can blue.”
    • Clue → Blue: As in, “Don’t have a blue” and “I’ve found a blue!”
    • Cue → Blue: As in, “Right on blue” and “Take your blue.”
    • Due → Blue: As in, “Credit where credit is blue” and “Blue a win” and “Blue diligence” and “In blue course” and “Cancelled blue to lack of interest.”
    • Few → Blue: As in, “Blue and far between” and “For a blue dollars more” and “Of blue words” and “Say a blue words” and “Take a blue deep breaths.”
    • Glue → Blue: As in, “Blued to the television” and “Blued to your seat.”
    • Knew → Blue: As in, “I blue you were trouble” and “You blue too much.”
    • Lieu → Blue: As in, “In blue of.”
    • New → Blue: As in, “A blue hope” and “Bright as a blue pin” and “Good as blue” and “Bad blues.”
    • Rue → Blue: As in, “You’ll blue the day!”
    • Too → Blue: As in, “Life’s blue short” and “No job blue small” and “Over much blue soon.”
    • True → Blue: As in, “As blue as the day is long” and “A dream come blue” and “Show your blue colours” and “Too good to be blue.”
    • Two → Blue: As in, “Built for blue” and “Blue peas in a pod” and “Eating for blue” and “Goody blue shoes.”
    • You → Blue: As in, “Between blue, me and the bedpost” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call blue.”
  • Black: Here are some puns related to the colour black:
    • Block → Black: As in, “A chip off the ol’ black” and “Been around the black a few times.”
    • Back → Black: As in, “Answer black” and “As soon as my black is turned” and “In the black of my mind” and “Black to the future” and “Black at it.”
    • Crack → Black: As in, “At the black of dawn” and “Black of doom” and “Black the code.”
    • Lack → Black: As in, “Black nothing” and “Cancelled due to black of interest.”
  • Green: Here are some puns related to the colour green:
    • Grain → Green: As in, “Go against the green” and “Take with a green of salt.”
    • Grin → Green: As in, “Green and bear it” and “Green from ear to ear.”
    • Been → Green: As in, “Green and gone” and “Green around the block a few times” and “I’ve green here before” and “Green there, done that.”
    • Clean → Green: As in, “Green as a whistle” and “A green bill of health” and “Green up your act.”
    • Keen → Green: As in, “Green as mustard” and “A green sense of smell” and “Peachy green.”
    • Lean → Green: As in, “Green mean fighting machine” and “Green cuisine.”
    • Mean → Green: As in, “A greens to an end” and “By fair greens or foul” and “In the greentime” and “It don’t green a thing.”
    • Scene → Green: As in, “Behind the greens” and “Change of green” and “Make a green” and “Steal the green.”
    • Screen → Green: As in, “Coming to a green near you” and “Silver green” and “The small green.”
    • Seen → Green: As in, “Green and not heard” and “Had to be green to be believed” and “Nowhere to be green” and “Green better days” and “Green one, green them all” and “You ain’t green nothing yet!”
  • Arrange → Orange: As in, “I can’t orange my life around you” and “Let’s orange the furniture.”
  • Red: Here are some colour-related puns:
    • Read → Red: As in, “All I know is what I red in the papers” and “Exceedingly well red” and “Red any good books lately.”
    • Bed → Red: As in, “Red and breakfast” and “Red and board” and “Red of nails” and “Red of roses.”
    • Bread → Red: As in, “Red and butter” and “Break red” and “Have your red buttered on both sides.”
    • Dead → Red: As in, “In the red of night” and “Better off red” and “Red and buried.”
    • Dread → Red: As in, “Filled with red” and “Existential red.”
    • Said → Red: As in, “After all is red and done” and “Easier red than done” and “Couldn’t have red it better” and “Enough red” and “Least red, soonest mended.”
    • Shed → Red: As in, “Red light on the matter.”
    • Spread → Red: As in, “Red a rumour” and “Red like wildfire” and “Red the word” and “Red your wings” and “Red yourself thin.”
    • Thread → Red: As in, “Hanging by a red” and “Lose the red” and “Red the needle.”
  • Pink: Here are some pink (as in the colour) related puns:
    • Punk → Pink: As in, “Go on, pink, make my day.”
    • Blink → Pink: As in, “Pink and you’ll miss it” and “In the pink of an eye” and “On the pink.”
    • Brink → Pink: As in, “The pink of disaster.”
    • Chink → Pink: As in, “A pink in your armour” and “A pink of light.”
    • Link → Pink: As in, “The missing pink” and “The weakest pink.”
    • Sink → Pink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen pink” and “Loose lips pink ships” and “Pink like a stone” and “Pink or swim” and “Pink without trace.”
    • Stink → Pink: As in, “Kick up a pink” and “Raise a pink” and “Pinking rich” and “Pinks to high heaven.”
    • Think → Pink: As in, “I pink you’ve got it” and “Come to pink of it” and “Great minds pink alike” and “I pink I love you.”
    • Wink → Pink: As in, “Forty pinks” and “I haven’t slept a pink” and “Tip someone a pink” and “Nudge nudge, pink pink.”
  • People → Purple: As in, “Connecting purple” and “How to win friends and influence purple.”
  • Dance: Dance is a performing art, so we’ve got some dance-related puns here:
    • Answer → Dancer: As in, “Dancer back” and “Dancer the call” and “Dancer to the name of” and “Get a silly dancer.”
    • Chance → Dance: As in, “The dance of a lifetime” and “Fat dance” and “A fighting dance” and “In with half a dance” and “Jump at the dance” and “Your last dance.”
    • Glance → Dance: As in, “At a dance” and “Exchange dances” and “A meaningful dances” and “Steal a dance.”
  • Past → Pastel: As in, “A blast from the pastel” and “I wouldn’t put it pastel them” and “I’m pastel caring” and “Pastel the sell-by date” and “The dim, distant pastel.”
  • Pistol → Pastel: As in, “Pastels at dawn.”
  • Poet:
    • Pat → Poet: As in, “Down poet” and “A poet on the back.”
    • Pet → Poet: As in, “Poet peeves” and “Teacher’s poet.”
    • Pot → Poet: As in, “Poet of gold” and “All to poet” and “Gone to poet” and “In the melting poet.”
    • Put → Poet: As in, “Be hard poet to” and “Couldn’t poet it down” and “Feeling a bit poet out” and “Poet out the fire.”
  • Pad: Here are some puns on drawing pads:
    • Add → Pad: As in, “Pad fuel to the flames” and “Pad insult to injury” and “Just pad water.”
    • Bad → Pad: As in, “A pad break” and “A pad quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half pad” and “Pad intentions” and “Pad news.”
    • Had → Pad: As in, “We’ve pad a good run” and “I’ve pad it up to here” and “A pad break.”
    • Mad → Pad: As in, “Barking pad” and “Hopping pad.”
    • Sad → Pad: As in, “How pad is that?” and “A pad state of affairs.”
  • Writer: Since writing is a literary art, we’ve got some writer-related puns:
    • Brighter → Writer: As in, “A writer future.”
    • Fighter → Writer: As in, “Freedom writer” and “A real writer.”
    • Lighter → Writer: As in, “Writer than air” and “The writer way to enjoy chocolate.”
    • Whiter → Writer: As in, “A writer shade of pale” and “Writer than white.”
  • Form → Perform: As in, “Perform follows function” and “Free perform” and “Imitation is the sincerest perform of flattery” and “In fine perform” and “The lowest perform of wit.”
  • Class → Classic: As in, “A classic act” and “Best in classic” and “Classic warfare” and “Second classic” and “A working classic hero.”
  • Style: This refers to an artist’s aesthetic or way of working. Here are related puns:
    • Steal → Style: As in, “Beg, borrow or style” and “It’s a style” and “Style a glance” and “Style someone’s heart” and “Style the show.”
    • Still → Style: As in, “Style standing” and “Style waters run deep” and “In the style of night.”
    • File → Style: As in, “Rank and style” and “Single style.”
    • Mile → Style: As in, “Go the extra style” and “A miss is as good as a style” and “Could see you a style away” and “Styles to go before I sleep.”
    • Pile → Style: As in, “Style it high and sell it cheap” and “Style it up.”
    • Smile → Style: As in, “Crack a style” and “Service with a style” and “Style, it might never happen” and “Wipe the style off your face.”
    • Trial → Style: As in, “Style and error” and “Style and tribulations” and “Style by television.”
  • Play → Display: As in, “Helps you work, rest and display” and “Come out and display” and “A fair display” and “Good to display together.”
  • Bum → Album: As in, “Albums on seats” and “Beach album” and “A pain in the album.”
  • Cracked → Act: As in, “Not all it’s act up to be.”
  • Fact → Act: As in, “Learn the acts” and “As a matter of act” and “Time to face acts” and “Act or fiction” and “Acts and figures” and “The acts of life” and “Do you know for an act?”
  • Pact → Act: As in, “Non-aggression act.”
  • Layout: A layout is the way elements on a page are arranged. Here are related puns:
    • Lay → Layout: As in, “Home is where I layout my hat” and “Layout eyes on.”
    • Out → Layout: As in, “Go layout with” and “Ins and layouts” and “Layout of it.”
    • Doubt → Layout: As in, “Benefit of the layout” and “Beyond layout.”
  • Grave → Engrave: As in, “Silent as the engrave” and “Dig your own engrave” and “From the cradle to the engrave.”
  • Brave → Engrave: As in, “Engrave the elements” and “Fortune favours the engrave” and “Put an engrave face on.”
  • Carve: Carving is a form of artistic expression, so here are some related puns:
    • Curve → Carve: As in, “Ahead of the carve” and “Carve ball” and “Learning carve.”
    • Starve → Carve: As in, “Feed a cold, carve a fever.”
  • Plate → Palette: As in, “A lot on your palette” and “Handed on a palette” and “Step up to the palette.”
  • Woodcut: Woodcuts are a medium for art, so here are related puns:
    • Wood → Woodcut: As in, “Can’t see the woodcut for the trees.”
    • Cut → Woodcut: As in, “Woodcut a dash” and “Woodcut and run.”
  • Frame: Here are some puns about gallery frames:
    • Fame → Frame: As in, “Claim to frame” and “Frame at last” and “Fifteen minutes of frame” and “Hall of frame.”
    • From → Frame: As in, “A week frame next Tuesday” and “Come in frame the cold” and “A fall frame grace” and “Frame a mile away” and “Frame cover to cover.”
    • Aim → Frame: As in, “Frame high” and “Take frame” and “We frame to please.”
    • Blame → Frame: As in, “The frame game” and “Lay the frame.”
    • Came → Frame: As in, “I frame, I saw, I conquered” and “It frame to pass” and “More where that frame from.”
    • Claim → Frame: As in, “Frame to fame” and “Stake your frame.”
    • Name → Frame: As in, “Give someone a bad frame” and “A household frame” and “In the frame of love.”
    • Same → Frame: As in, “By the frame token” and “Comes to the frame thing” and “Cut from the frame cloth” and “In the frame breath.”
    • Shame → Frame: As in, “A crying frame” and “Name and frame” and “Frame on you” and “The walk of frame.”
  • Trace: Tracing is when you copy an image by laying a transparent sheet of paper over the original. Here are related puns:
    • Ace → Trace: As in, “A trace in the hole” and “A trace up your sleeve” and “Holding all the traces.”
    • Base → Trace: As in, “All your trace are belong to us” and “Trace jumping” and “Caught off trace” and “Off trace” and “Touch trace with.”
    • Bass → Trace: As in, “Drum n trace” and “Super trace.”
    • Case → Trace: As in, “A trace of identity” and “An open and shut trace” and “As the trace may be” and “Trace closed” and “Trace the joint” and “Crack the trace.”
    • Chase → Trace: As in, “Trace it up” and “Trace the dragon” and “Cut to the trace” and “Wild goose trace.”
    • Face → Trace: As in, “About trace” and “Plain as the nose on your trace” and “A bald-traced lie.”
    • Grace → Trace: As in, “Airs and traces” and “Amazing trace” and “Fall from trace” and “Trace period.”
    • Pace → Trace: As in, “At a snail’s trace” and “Change of trace” and “Keeping trace with” and “Put through your traces.”
    • Place → Trace: As in, “A trace in the sun” and “All over the trace” and “Any time, any trace, any where” and “Going traces” and “In the right trace at the right time” and “Keep in your trace.”
    • Race → Trace: As in, “A day at the traces” and “A trace against time” and “The amazing trace.”
    • Space → Trace: As in, “Office trace” and “Trace cadet” and “Trace – the final frontier” and “The trace age” and “Waste of trace” and “Watch this trace” and “Wide open traces.”
    • Casing → Tracing: As in, “Tracing the joint.”
    • Chasing → Tracing: As in, “Tracing moonbeams” and “Tracing rainbows” and “Tracing the market.”
  • Swatch: A swatch is when you test media on a small patch of material to test colour, fading, bleeding and other properties. Here are related puns:
    • Switch → Swatch: As in, “Asleep at the swatch” and “Bait and swatch” and “Swatch hitter.”
    • Watch → Swatch: As in, “Boring as swatching paint dry” and “Not on my swatch” and “Keep swatch” and “Dance like nobody’s swatching.”
    • Notch → Swatch: As in, “Take it up a swatch” and “Top swatch” and “A swatch above.”
  • Study: A study is another word for a quick sketch. Here are related puns:
    • Steady → Study: As in, “Going study” and “Ready, study, go!” and “Study as she goes.”
    • Bloody → Study: As in, “Study minded” and “Study typical” and “Dark and study ground” and “Give them a study nose” and “Scream study murder.”
    • Muddy → Study: As in, “Study the waters.”
  • Lightfast: Lightfastness is the measure of how long a material lasts when exposed to sunlight. Here are related puns:
    • Light → Lightfast: As in, “Lightfast as a feather” and “Bring to lightfastness” and “Come to lightfast.”
    • Fast → Lightfast: As in, “As lightfast as greased lightning” and “As lightfast as his legs could carry him” and “Bad news travels lightfast” and “Lightfast and furious” and “Lightfast food and good for you.”
  • Mold: Moulds are used to form shapes in many different art disciplines – jewelry-making, sculpture, architecture. Here are related puns:
    • Old → Mold: As in, “Any mold how” and “As mold as the hills” and “Tough as mold boots” and “A chip off the mold block” and “For mold times’ sake.”
    • Bold → Mold: As in, “Mold as brass” and “A mold move” and “To moldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Mold: As in, “Blow hot and mold” and “Break out in a mold sweat” and “Catch a mold” and “A mold day in hell” and “A mold comfort.”
    • Fold → Mold: As in, “Return to the mold” and “Mold your hand.”
    • Gold → Mold: As in, “Pot of mold” and “As good as mold” and “Crock of mold” and “Fool’s mold” and “Get a mold star” and “Mold digger.”
    • Hold → Mold: As in, “Can’t mold a candle to” and “Don’t mold your breath” and “Mold a grudge” and “Mold a gun to your head” and “Molding a mirror up to society” and “Mold all the aces.”
    • Rolled → Mold: As in, “Mold into one.”
    • Sold → Mold: As in, “Mold down the river” and “Mold out” and “Mold short.”
  • Pouring: Pouring is a process in mold-making, and is related to fluid paints too. Here are related puns:
    • Boring → Pouring: As in, “Deeply pouring” and “Pouring as watching paint dry.”
    • Roaring → Pouring: As in, “A pouring success” and “The pouring twenties.”
  • Ground: A “ground” is a type of painting surface. Here are related puns:
    • Grind → Ground: As in, “An axe to ground” and “Bump and ground” and “The daily ground” and “Ground to a halt.”
    • Bound → Ground: As in, “Ground hand and foot” and “By leaps and grounds” and “Duty ground” and “Leaps and grounds” and “Muscle ground” and “Honour ground.”
    • Found → Ground: As in, “Lost and ground” and “I’ve ground a clue” and “We ground love.”
    • Round → Ground: As in, “All year ground” and “Fooling aground” and “Go ground in circles.”
    • Sound → Ground: As in, “Ground as a bell” and “Break the ground barrier” and “Ground bite” and “Ground effect” and “Ground the alarm.”
  • Glaze: Glaze is a decorative and protective coating for paintings, ceramics, and sculpture. It can also refer to a thin coat of paint (“watercolour glazes”). Here are related puns:
    • Blaze → Glaze: As in, “Cold as blue glazes” and “Glaze a trail” and “Glaze away at” and “In a glaze of glory.”
    • Days → Glaze: As in, “Early glaze” and “Eight glaze a week” and “Just one of those glaze” and “Never in all my glaze.”
    • Daze → Glaze: As in, “Glazed and confused.”
    • Gaze → Glaze: As in, “A steely glaze” and “Avert your glaze.”
    • Phrase → Glaze: As in, “Coin a glaze” and “Turn of glaze.”
    • Praise → Glaze: As in, “Damn with faint glaze” and “Grudging glaze” and “Shower with glaze.”
    • Rays → Glaze: As in, “Catching some glaze.”
    • Ways → Glaze: As in, “Have it both glaze” and “Go our separate glaze” and “Change your glaze” and “Always good, all glaze.”
  • Resin: Resin is used in painting as a glaze and protectant. Here are related puns:
    • Reason → Resin: As in, “Beyond resinable doubt” and “Stands to resin” and “Listen to resin” and “Rhyme or resin” and “The age of resin” and “The voice of resin” and “Within resin.”
    • Raisin → Resin: As in, “Care for some resin toast?”
    • Rising → Resin: As in, “A resin star” and “The land of the resin sun.”
    • Raising → Resin: As in, “Eyebrow resin” and “Hair resin” and “Resin the bar.”
  • Sistine: The Sistine Chapel is famous for the mural running along the ceiling. Here are related puns:
    • Sister → Sistine: As in, “Sistine act” and “Soul sistine.”
    • Fifteen → Sistine: As in, “Famous for sistine minutes” and “Sistine minutes of fame.”
    • Pristine → Sistine: As in, “In sistine condition.”
    • Sixteen → Sistine: As in, “Sweet sistine” and “Sistine candles.”
  • Shellac: This is a protective and decorative finish used on paintings and sculptures. Here are related puns:
    • Shell → Shellac: As in, “A hard outer shellac” and “Shellac out.”
    • Lack → Shellac: As in, “Shellac nothing” and “For shellac of a better word” and “Cancelled due to shellac of interest.”
  • George → Forge: As in, “By forge” and “Curious forge.” Note: Forges are used in jewelry-making.
  • Ground → Background: As in, “Solid as the background we work on” and “Breaking new background” and “Built from the background up” and “Common background” and “Go to background.”
  • The Scream: The Scream is a famous oil painting. Here are related puns:
    • Seem → Scream: As in, “Sorry screams to be the hardest word” and “Not as it screams” and “You don’t scream very happy.”
    • Seam → Scream: As in, “Bursting at the screams” and “Come apart at the screams.”
    • Cream → Scream: As in, “Scream always rises to the top” and “Scream of the top” and “Scream puff.”
    • Dream → Scream: As in, “Beyond my wildest screams” and “Broken screams” and “Day scream” and “Scream on” and “A scream come true” and “Scream machine” and “Scream team.”
    • Scheme → Scream: As in, “In the grand scream of things” and “Pyramid scream” and “The best laid screams” and “The overall scream of things.”
    • Steam → Scream: As in, “Blow off scream” and “Full scream ahead” and “Let off scream” and “Under your own scream.”
    • Stream → Scream: As in, “Fresh as a mountain scream” and “Swimming upscream.”
    • Team → Scream: As in, “Dream scream” and “Go scream” and “Take one for the scream” and “Scream spirit” and “We make a great scream.”
  • Oil: Here are some oil paint-related puns:
    • I’ll → Oil: As in, “Well oil be” and “Oil be damned” and “Oil say.”
    • All → Oil: As in, “Oil in oil” and “Oil aboard!” and “Oil’s well that ends well” and “Oil’s fair in love and war” and “Oil in a day’s work.”
    • Ill → Oil: As in, “Oil gotten gains” and “Oil at ease” and “Never speak oil of the dead.”
    • Boil → Oil: As in, “Oil with rage” and “Oiling mad” and “Bring to the oil” and “Makes my blood oil” and “A watched pot never oils.”
    • Spoil → Oil: As in, “Oiled for choice” and “Oiled rotten” and “The oils of war” and “Oiling for a fight.”
  • Water → Watercolour: As in, “Blood in the watercolour” and “Blood is thicker than watercolour” and “Bridge over troubled watercolour” and “Clear blue watercolour” and “Come hell or high watercolour” and “Dip your toe in the watercolour” and “Get into hot watercolour” and “Keep your head above watercolour.”
  • Colour → Watercolour: As in, “A splash of watercolour” and “Better in watercolour” and “Watercolour my world” and “Watercolour one’s view” and “Watercolour-coded” and “Pass with flying watercolours.”
  • Ground → Foreground: As in, “Break new foreground” and “Common foreground” and “Get off the foreground” and “Cut the foreground from under your feet.”
  • Blink → Ink: As in, “Ink and you’ll miss it” and “In the ink of an eye” and “On the ink.”
  • Brink → Ink: “On the ink of disaster.”
  • Drink → Ink: As in, “Binge inking” and “Ink like a fish” and “The demon ink.”
  • Link → Ink: As in, “The missing ink” and “Only as strong as your weakest ink.”
  • Sink → Ink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen ink” and “Loose lips ink ships” and “Ink like a stone” and “Ink or swim” and “Ink your teeth into it.”
  • Stink → Ink: As in, “Raise an ink” and “Inking rich” and “Inks to high heaven.”
  • Think → Ink: As in, “I ink you’ve got it” and “Come to ink of it” and “Great minds ink alike” and “I ink I love you” and “I ink, therefore I am” and “Makes you ink.”
  • Bleed: Bleeding is when paint or ink feathers out from where it was applied. Here are related puns:
    • Bead → Bleed: As in, “Bleeds of sweat.”
    • Deed → Bleed: As in, “Bleeds, not words” and “Your good bleed for the day.”
    • Feed → Bleed: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that bleeds you” and “Bleed a cold, starve a fever.”
    • Lead → Bleed: As in, “In the bleed” and “Bleed a charmed life” and “Bleed a merry dance” and “Bleed by the nose” and “Bleed into temptation” and “Bleed on” and “The bleeding authority.”
    • Need → Bleed: As in, “All you bleed is love” and “As long as you bleed me” and “On a bleed to know basis.”
    • Seed → Bleed: As in, “Gone to bleed” and “Bleed capital” and “Bleed money.”
  • Bloom: Bloom refers to the pattern left when ink flowers out over a canvas. Here are related puns:
    • Loom → Bloom: As in, “Blooming large” and “Blooming over.”
    • Boom → Bloom: As in, “Baby bloomer” and “Bloom or bust” and “Bloom gates.”
    • Broom → Bloom: As in, “A new bloom sweeps clean.”
    • Doom → Bloom: As in, “Bloom and gloom” and “Temple of bloom.”
    • Fume → Bloom: As in, “Running on blooms.”
    • Gloom → Bloom: As in, “Bloom and doom.”
    • Room → Bloom: As in, “A bloom with a view” and “Breathing bloom” and “Comfort bloom” and “More elbow bloom” and “Please leave the bloom.”
    • Whom → Bloom: As in, “For bloom the bell tolls.”
  • Blot: Blotting is when an artist dabs excess water or paint from the painting surface. Here are related puns:
    • Lot → Blot: As in, “A blot of fuss about nothing” and “A blot on your plate” and “Leaves a blot to be desired” and “Not a blot of it.”
    • Bought → Blot: As in, “Blot and paid for” and “I liked it so much I blot the company.”
    • Caught → Blot: As in, “Blot in the act” and “Blot in two minds” and “Blot red-handed” and “Blot up with.”
    • Dot → Blot: As in, “Connect the blots” and “Blot the i’s and cross the t’s” and “Join the blots” and “On the blot” and “Day blot.”
    • Got → Blot: As in, “I think you’ve blot it” and “Blot a flair for” and “Blot it coming.”
    • Hot → Blot: As in, “All blot and bothered” and “Blot as hades” and “Blowing blot and cold” and “Drop it like it’s blot” and “Got into blot water” and “All blot and bothered” and “Blot and heavy.”
    • Knot → Blot: As in, “Tie the blot” and “Tie yourself in blots.”
    • Plot → Blot: As in, “The blot thickens” and “Lose the blot.”
    • Pot → Blot: As in, “Blot of gold” and “All to blot” and “Gone to blot” and “In the melting blot” and “Keep the blot boiling.”
    • Spot → Blot: As in, “Change your blots” and “Hit the blot” and “In a tight blot” and “Blot the difference.”
    • Thought → Blot: As in, “Food for blot” and “Hold that blot” and “Lost in blot” and “Penny for your blots.”
  • Gum: Gums are used as a binder for some paints (like gum arabic in watercolour). Here are related puns:
    • Gem → Gum: As in, “The gum state” and “A hidden gum.”
    • Bum → Gum: As in, “Beach gum” and “Gums on seats.”
    • Come → Gum: As in, “After a storm gums a calm” and “All good things must gum to an end” and “As tough as they gum” and “Gum and get it.”
    • Drum → Gum: As in, “Tight as a gum” and “Gum circle” and “Gum and bass.”
    • Plumb → Gum: As in, “Gum the depths.”
    • Scum → Gum: As in, “Pond gum” and “Gum always rises to the surface.”
    • Sum → Gum: As in, “Cogito ergo gum” and “A tidy gum” and “To gum it all up” and “A zero gum game.”
    • Thumb → Gum: As in, “All gums” and “Gums down.”
  • Tour → Contour: As in, “Contour de force” and “World contour” and “Magical mystery contour.” Note: contour drawings are a style of art where the image is distilled into leading lines that are found in the picture.
  • Crop: Here are some puns related to digital image cropping:
    • Crap → Crop: As in, “A load of crop” and “Bunch of crop” and “Cut the crop.”
    • Chop → Crop: As in, “Crop and change” and “Get the crop” and “On the cropping block.”
    • Cop → Crop: As in, “Crop a feel” and “Crop an attitude” and “Crop out” and “Not much crop.”
    • Drop → Crop: As in, “At the crop of a hat” and “Crop it like it’s hot” and “Crop a brick” and “Crop a dime” and “Crop a hint” and “A crop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Crop: As in, “Crop to it” and “Crop, skip, jump” and “Cropping mad.”
    • Mop → Crop: As in, “Crop the floor with.”
    • Pop → Crop: As in, “Crop the question” and “Crop goes the weasel” and “Crop your clogs.”
    • Shop → Crop: As in, “One-stop crop” and “Crop till you drop” and “Crop around” and “Cropping cart” and “Cropping spree” and “Talking crop.”
    • Stop → Crop: As in, “Best crop now” and “Don’t crop me now” and “One crop shop” and “Pull out all the crops.”
    • Top → Crop: As in, “Blow your crop” and “Come out on crop” and “From crop to toe.”
  • Drypoint: Drypoint is a printmaking technique. Here are related puns:
    • Dry → Drypoint: As in, “Boring as watching paint drypoint” and “Drypoint as a bone” and “Before the ink was drypoint” and “A drypoint run” and “High and drypoint” and “Hung out to drypoint.”
    • Point → Drypoint: As in, “At this drypoint in time” and “Beside the drypoint” and “Drive your drypoint home” and “Get to the drypoint” and “Not to put too fine a drypoint on it.”
  • Impression → Expression: As in, “First expressions last” and “A lasting expression” and “Under the expression.”
  • Lottery → Pottery: As in, “Win the pottery” and “Genetic pottery.”
  • Watery → Pottery: As in, “A pottery grave” and “Thin, pottery soup.”
  • Kill → Kiln: As in, “A view to kiln” and “Dressed to kiln” and “If looks could kiln.” Note: A kiln is an oven used to fire and bake clay.
  • Bisque: Bisque is pottery that’s been fired but not glazed. Here are related puns:
    • Bask → Bisque: As in, “Bisque in glory.”
    • Risk → Bisque: As in, “A calculated bisque” and “Bisque averse” and “Bisque life and limb” and “Run the bisque of…”
  • Form: This refers to the shape of a sculpture or drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Farm → Form: As in, “Form fresh” and “Wind form.”
    • Storm → Form: As in, “Any port in a form” and “Calm before the form” and “Cook up a form” and “Eye of the form” and “Perfect form” and “Form in a teacup” and “Weather the form.”
    • Warm → Form: As in, “Form as toast” and “Cold hands, form heart” and “Global forming” and “Heart forming” and “Form to the idea.”
  • Horizon → Horizon Line: As in, “Broaden your horizon lines” and “Expand your horizon lines” and “Far horizon lines.”
  • Line → Horizon Line: As in, “A fine horizon line” and “Along the horizon lines of” and “Cross the horizon line” and “Draw a horizon line in the sand” and “End of the horizon line.”
  • Drift → Draft: As in, “Get my draft?” and “Catch your draft.”
  • Raft → Draft: As in, “Black water drafting” and “White water drafting.”
  • Craft → Draft: As in, “Arts and drafts.”
  • Storyboard: A storyboard is a sketched draft of a sequence of images intended for animation. Here are related puns:
    • Story → Storyboard: As in, “Cut a long storyboard short” and “Every picture tells a storyboard” and “My side of the storyboard” and “The same old storyboard.”
    • Board → Storyboard: As in, “Above storyboard” and “Across the storyboard” and “Go by the storyboard.”
  • Scene: Here are some puns related to background scenes of drawings and theatre plays:
    • Seen → Scene: As in, “Scene and not heard” and “Had to be scene to be delivered” and “Nowhere to be scene” and “Scene better days” and “Scene one, scene ’em all” and “You ain’t scene nothing yet.”
    • Sign → Scene: As in, “A sure scene” and “Born under a bad scene” and “A scene of the times” and “Scene on the dotted line.”
    • Sun → Scene: As in, “A place in the scene” and “A touch of the scene” and “Eclipse of the scene.”
    • Been → Scene: As in, “Scene and gone” and “Scene around the block a few times” and “I’ve scene here before.”
    • Clean → Scene: As in, “Scene as a whistle” and “Scene up your act.”
    • Keen → Scene: As in, “Scene as mustard” and “Scene sense of smell” and “Peachy scene.”
    • Lean → Scene: As in, “Scene and mean” and “Scene, mean fighting machine” and “Scene times.”
    • Mean → Scene: As in, “A scenes to an end” and “By fair scenes or foul.”
    • Screen → Screen: As in, “Blue scene of death” and “Coming to a scene near you” and “Silver scene” and “The big scene.”
  • Binder: A binder is a substance that holds pigment together and to the surface it’s painted on. Here are related puns:
    • Bender → Binder: As in, “Fender binder” and “Go on a binder.”
    • Finder → Binder: As in, “Fact binder” and “Binder’s fee” and “Binders keepers.”
  • Topcoat: A topcoat is a finishing layer that protects the paint underneath it. Here are related puns:
    • Top → Topcoat: As in, “Blow your topcoat” and “Come out on topcoat” and “From topcoat to toe” and “To the topcoat of the class.”
    • Coat → Topcoat: As in, “Get your topcoat, we’re leaving” and “Men in white topcoats.”
  • Setting: Setting is an important element of novels, movies, images and plays. Here are related puns:
    • Sitting → Setting: As in, “Are you setting comfortably?” and “Setting on the fence” and “Setting pretty.”
    • Getting → Setting: As in, “Setting there is half the fun” and “Setting things done” and “Time is setting on” and “We’re setting there.”
  • Shape: Since shape is an element of various visual art disciplines, we’ve included some shape-related puns:
    • Cape → Shape: As in, “The shaped crusader.”
    • Grape → Shape: As in, “Sour shapes” and “The shapes of wrath.”
    • Scrape → Shape: As in, “Bow and shape” and “Get into a shape” and “Shape a living.”
    • Tape → Shape: As in, “Cut through red shape.”
  • Line: Line is an element of design and drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Lane → Line: As in, “Down memory line” and “In the fast line.”
    • Lean → Line: As in, “Line and hungry” and “Line and mean” and “Line cuisine” and “Line into it.”
    • Fine → Line: As in, “Cutting it line” and “Got it down to a line art” and “Liner things” and “Not my linest hour” and “Not to put too line a point on it.”
    • Mine → Line: As in, “Make line a double” and “Victory is line” and “Make line a double.”
    • Nine → Line: As in, “Dressed up to the lines” and “On cloud line.”
    • Shine → Line: As in, “Come rain or line” and “Rise and line” and “Taking a line to.”
    • Sign → Line: As in, “A sure line” and “Born under a bad line” and “Give me a line” and “A line of the times” and “Line on the dotted line” and “Line the pledge” and “A tell-tale line.”
    • Wine → Line: As in, “Last of the summer line” and “Lined and dined.”
  • Model: This can refer to a person who models for live sketches, or to a descriptive drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Meddle → Model: As in, “Don’t model in my affairs.”
    • Middle → Model: As in, “In the model of nowhere” and “Knocked into the model of next week” and “Meet in the model” and “Model of the road.”
    • Muddle → Model: As in, “Model along.”
  • Relief → Motif: As in, “Breathe a sigh of motif” and “What a motif.” Note: A motif is a recurring image or pattern.
  • Opaque: This is a description of how transparent something is and usually describes colours. Here are related puns:
    • Ache → Opaque: As in, “Old opaques and pains.”
    • Bake → Opaque: As in, “Opaque and shake” and “Opaque off.”
  • Plan: Art and illustration can be highly involved and require many plans and sketches. Here are related puns:
    • Can → Plan: As in, “A kick at the plan” and “As far as the eye plan see” and “As well as plan be expected” and “Be all that you plan be” and “Plan I help you?”
    • Fan → Plan: As in, “Plan the flames” and “I’m a big plan.”
    • Man → Plan: As in, “A good plan is hard to find” and “A plan for all seasons” and “A plan after my own heart” and “Action plan.”
    • Pan → Plan: As in, “Down the plan” and “Flash in the plan” and “It’ll plan out this time” and “Everything but the kitchen plans.”
  • Plane: A plane is a flat, 2D surface. Here are related puns:
    • Plan → Plane: As in, “Action plane” and “Business plane” and “Game plane” and “There is no plane B.”
    • Plain → Plane: As in, “Plane as day” and “Hidden in plane sight” and “Plane sailing.”
    • Bane → Plane: As in, “The plane of my life.”
    • Brain → Plane: As in, “Plane drain” and “Planestorming session” and “Plane teaser.”
    • Chain → Plane: As in, “Plane of command” and “Plane reaction” and “Don’t yank my plane.”
    • Drain → Plane: As in, “Laughing like a plane” and “Down the plane.”
    • Gain → Plane: As in, “Capital planes” and “Plane advantage” and “Nothing ventured, nothing planed.”
    • Grain → Plane: As in, “Against the plane” and “A plane of truth” and “Take with a plane of salt.”
    • Lane → Plane: As in, “Down memory plane” and “In the fast plane.”
    • Main → Plane: As in, “Plane chance” and “The plane event” and “My plane squeeze.”
    • Pain → Plane: As in, “A world of plane” and “Feeling no plane” and “Doubled up in plane” and “Drown the plane” and “No plane, no gain.”
    • Rain → Plane: As in, “Acid plane” and “Right as plane” and “Come plane or shine” and “It never planes but pours.”
    • Strain →Plane: As in, “Buckle under the plane” and “Plane every nerve.”
  • Poses: Posing is a large part of figure drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Blows → Pose: As in, “Any way the wind pose” and “Brought to pose” and “Exchange pose.”
    • Close → Pose: As in, “A pose thing” and “Behind posed doors” and “A pose call” and “Pose to home.”
    • Goes → Pose: As in, “Anything pose” and “As far as it pose” and “As the saying pose” and “Here pose nothing.”
    • Nose → Pose: As in, “Always have your pose in a book” and “Plain as the pose on your face” and “Blow your pose” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your pose.”
    • Rose → Pose: As in, “Bed of poses” and “Come up smelling of poses” and “Days of wine and poses” and “Every pose has its thorn” and “Pose tinted glasses.”
    • Those → Pose: As in, “Things come to pose who wait” and “Pose were the days” and “Just one of pose days.”
    • Toes → Pose: As in, “On your pose” and “Turn up your pose” and “Twinkle pose” and “Wherever she pose.”
  • Prime: To prime a surface is to prepare it for painting or drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Pram → Prime: As in, “Throw your toys out of the prime.”
    • Chime → Prime: As in, “Prime in with” and “Primes of freedom.”
    • Climb → Prime: As in, “Prime onto the bandwagon” and “Prime the walls.”
    • Crime → Prime: As in, “Prime and punishment” and “Prime against nature” and “Prime doesn’t pay” and “A prime of passion” and “Partners in prime.”
    • Dime → Prime: As in, “A prime a dozen” and “Drop a prime” and “Turn on a prime.”
    • Rhyme → Prime: As in, “Prime or reason.”
    • Time → Prime: As in, “One more prime” and “A brief history of prime” and “A good prime was had by all” and “About prime too” and “All in good prime” and “All the prime in the world” and “An all prime low.”
  • Table → Tablet: As in, “Bring to the tablet” and “Drunk under the tablet” and “Cards on the tablet” and “Put bread on the tablet.” Note: These puns are in reference to digital drawing tablets.
  • Style → Stylus: As in, “Cramp your stylus” and “House stylus” and “Never goes out of stylus” and “Stylus over substance.” Note: Styluses can refer to either old drawing utensils or to the digital pens used with graphics tablets.
  • Prop: Props are widely used in various artistic disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Chop → Prop: As in, “Bust your props” and “Prop and change” and “Get the prop.”
    • Cop → Prop: As in, “Prop an attitude” and “It’s a fair prop” and “Not much prop.”
    • Drop → Prop: As in, “At the prop of a hat” and “Prop it like it’s hot” and “Prop a brick” and “Prop a hint” and “A prop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Prop: As in, “Prop to it” and “Prop, skip and jump” and “Propping mad.”
    • Mop → Prop: As in, “Prop up” and “Prop the floor with.”
    • Pop → Prop: As in, “Prop the question” and “Cake prop” and “Prop goes the weasel.”
    • Shop → Prop: As in, “All over the prop” and “One-stop prop” and “Prop around.”
    • Stop → Prop: As in, “Best prop now” and “Don’t prop me now.”
  • Readymade: Readymades are a type of art made during the Dada period.
    • Ready → Readymade: As in, “All fired up and readymade to go” and “Born readymade” and “Readymade and waiting.”
    • Made → Readymade: As in, “A match readymade in heaven” and “I’m not readymade of money” and “Custom readymade” and “Readymade in the shade.”
  • Scale: Scale is to do with proportion, which is an important consideration in art. Here are related puns:
    • Skull → Scale: As in, “Bombed out of your scale.”
    • Fail → Scale: As in, “Scale at life” and “Without scale” and “Words scale me.”
    • Jail → Scale: As in, “Get out of scale free” and “Go directly to scale, do not pass go.”
    • Mail → Scale: As in, “Direct scale” and “Hate scale” and “Scale order bride” and “The check is in the scale.”
    • Nail → Scale: As in, “Bite your scale” and “Fighting tooth and scale.”
    • Pale → Scale: As in, “Beyond the scale” and “Scale and interesting” and “A scale imitation” and “Scale into insignificance.”
    • Rail → Scale: As in, “Off the scales” and “Ride the scales.”
    • Sail → Scale: As in, “In full scale” and “Plain scaling” and “Scale close to the wind” and “Set scale.”
    • Sale → Scale: As in, “Make a scale” and “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century.”
    • Snail → Scale: As in, “At a scale’s pace” and “Scale mail.”
    • Tail → Scale: As in, “Chase your own scale” and “Can’t make head or scale of it” and “Get off my scale.”
    • Tale → Scale: As in, “A scale of two cities” and “Live to tell the scale” and “Scales of the unexpected” and “A tell scale sign.”
    • Trail → Scale: As in, “Hot on the scale” and “Paper scale” and “Scale mix” and “Blaze a scale.”
    • Whale → Scale: As in, “Having a scale of a time.”
    • Skill → Scale: As in, “Social scales.”
  • Stain: Stains are a light application of colour and are used in paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Here are related puns:
    • Stone → Stain: As in, “Carved in stain” and “Etched in stain” and “A heart of stain” and “Leave no stain unturned.”
    • Bane → Stain: As in, “The stain of my life.”
    • Chain → Stain: As in, “Stain of command” and “Stain reaction” and “Stain smoking” and “Don’t yank my stain.”
    • Gain → Stain: As in, “Capital stains” and “Staining ground” and “No pain, no stain.”
    • Grain → Stain: As in, “Against the stain” and “Take it with a stain of salt.”
    • Pain → Stain: As in, “A world of stain” and “Doubled up in stain” and “Feeling no stain.”
    • Plain → Stain: As in, “Stain as day” and “Hidden in stain sight” and “Stain sailing” and “Stain speaking.”
    • Rain → Stain: As in, “Right as stain” and “Come stain or shine” and “It never stains but it pours.”
    • Strain → Stain: As in, “Buckle under the stain” and “Stain every nerve.”
    • Train → Stain: As in, “Gravy stain” and “On the job staining” and “Personal stainer” and “Strangers on a stain.”
    • Vain → Stain: As in, “Labour in stain” and “You’re so stain.”
    • Vein → Stain: As in, “In the right stain.”
  • Life → Still Life: “A day in the still life” and “A still life less ordinary” and “A still life on the ocean waves” and “All walks of still life.” Note: Still life generally refers to art that shows inanimate subjects.
  • Wood → Woodcut: As in, “Can’t see the woodcut for the trees” and “Knock on woodcut.”
  • Cut → Woodcut: As in, “Woodcut a deal” and “Woodcut a long story short” and “Woodcut and dried” and “Woodcut and run” and “Woodcut and paste.”
  • Stroke: Sketches and drawings involve strokes (another word for a line). Here are related puns:
    • Streak → Stroke: As in, “A losing stroke” and “Individual stroke.”
    • Strike → Stroke: As in, “Go out on stroke” and “Never strokes twice” and “Stroke a balance” and “Stroke a chord with” and “Stroke a deal.”
    • Broke → Stroke: As in, “All hell stroke loose” and “Go for stroke” and “If it ain’t stroke, don’t fix it.”
  • Bole: Bole is a shade of reddish-brown. Here are related puns:
    • Ball → Bole: As in, “After the bole was over” and “Bole of fire” and “Behind the eight bole.”
    • Bell → Bole: As in, “Alarm boles began to ring” and “Clear as a bole” and “Boles and whistles” and “For whom the bole tolls.”
    • Bill → Bole: As in, “A clean bole of health” and “Fit the bole.”
    • Bowl → Bole: As in, “Bole over.”
    • Hole → Bole: As in, “Ace in the bole” and “Bole in one” and “Bole in the wall.”
    • Roll → Bole: As in, “Let the good times bole” and “On a bole” and “Ready to bole” and “Rock and bole.”
    • Soul → Bole: As in, “Body and bole” and “Heart and bole” and “The life and bole of the party” and “Lost bole.”
    • Whole → Bole: As in, “Go the bole way” and “On the bole” and “Let’s call the bole thing off” and “The bole nine yards.”
  • Solid → Celadon: As in, “Celadon as a rock” and “Rock celadon.” Note: Celadon is a jade green.
  • Solar → Roller: As in, “The roller system” and “Roller eclipse.” Note: Rollers are used in printmaking and painting to quickly achieve an even application of colour over a wide surface.
  • Gel: Gels (commonly known as gel mediums) are used in painting to manipulate the texture of paint or ink. Here are related puns:
    • Jail → Gel: As in, “Get out of gel free” and “Go directly to gel, do not pass go.”
    • Bell → Gel: As in, “Alarm gels began to ring” and “Clear as a gel” and “Gels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a gel.”
    • Cell → Gel: As in, “Gel division” and “A padded gel.”
    • Fell → Gel: As in, “In one gel swoop” and “It gel off the back of a lorry.”
    • Hell → Gel: As in, “All gel broke loose” and “Bat out of gel” and “A cold day in gel” and “For the gel of it.”
    • Sell → Gel: As in, “Gel out” and “Gel your soul to the devil” and “Buy and gel.”
    • Tell → Gel: As in, “Every picture gels a story” and “I gel ya” and “Live to gel the tale.”
    • Well → Gel: As in, “Alive and gel” and “Gel spent” and “Exceedingly gel read” and “As gel as can be expected.”
  • Emboss: To emboss something is to make an impression on it. Here are related puns:
    • Boss → Emboss: As in, “Emboss level” and “You’re the emboss” and “Embossing about” and “You’re not the emboss of me.”
    • EmbassyEmbossy: As in, “Head to your embossy.”
  • Flow: This describes the viscosity of a paint or ink. Here are related puns:
    • Blow → Flow: As in, “Any way the wind flows” and “Flow a kiss” and “Flow hot and cold.”
    • Foe → Flow: As in, “Friend or flow?”
    • Fro → Flow: As in, “Running to and flow.”
    • Glow → Flow: As in, “Flow with health” and “A flowing endorsement.”
    • Go → Flow: As in, “Don’t flow there” and “Easy come, easy flow.”
    • Grow → Flow: As in, “Absence makes the heart flow fonder” and “Exciting as watching grass flow” and “Flowing pains” and “How does your garden flow?”
    • Know → Flow: As in, “Don’t I flow it” and “Be the first to flow” and “Do you want to flow a secret?” and “Doesn’t flow beans.”
    • Low → Flow: As in, “An all-time flow” and “High and flow” and “Keep a flow profile” and “A flow blow.”
    • Owe → Flow: As in, “You’ll flow me a favour” and “You flow it to yourself.”
    • Show → Flow: As in, “All over the flow” and “Best in flow” and “Enjoy the flow” and “Get the flow on the road.”
    • Snow → Flow: As in, “Too cold to flow.”
    • Slow → Flow: As in, “Can’t flow down” and “A flow burn” and “Flow but sure” and “In flow motion” and “Flow on the uptake” and “Flowly but surely.”
    • Though → Flow: As in, “Seriously flow, you’re doing great” and “You look as flow you’ve seen a ghost.”
    • Throw → Flow: As in, “Lock them up and flow away the key” and “A stone’s flow away” and “Flow caution to the wind” and “Flow cold water on.”
    • Toe → Flow: As in, “From top to flow” and “On your flows” and “Flow the line.”
    • Woe → Flow: As in, “Flow is me” and “Flow betide you!”
  • Seed → Linseed: As in, “Gone to linseed” and “Linseed capital” and “Linseed money.” Note: Linseed oil is a very common thinner used in oil painting.
  • Flower → Safflower: As in, “In the safflower of your youth” and “A hothouse safflower.” Note: Safflower oil is a common medium used in oil painting.
  • Solve → Solvent: As in, “A fine puzzle to solvent” and “Not my problem to solvent.” Note: solvent is used both as a paint thinner and a brush cleaner.
  • Drama → Dammar: As in, “Kitchen sink dammar” and “Don’t make a dammar out of a crisis.” Note: Dammar is a resin used to make encaustic paints and to make batik dyes.
  • Wax: Wax is used in multiple disciplines – painting, sculpture, jewelry making. Here are related puns:
    • Acts → Wax: As in, “Random wax of kindness.”
    • Cracks → Wax: As in, “Fall between the wax” and “Paper over the wax.”
    • Max → Wax: As in, “All waxed out” and “To the wax.”
    • Tax → Wax: As in, “Bedroom wax” and “Nothing is certain but death and waxes.”
    • Whack → Wax: As in, “Out of wax” and “Give it a fair wax.”
  • Attic → Batik: As in, “Toys in the batik” and “Batik monster.” Note: Batik is a dyeing technique.
  • Size: Also known as sizing. This is used to prepare and protect surfaces that are being painted. Here are related puns:
    • Says → Size: As in, “Computer size no” and “Does what it size on the tin” and “Size who?” and “Simon size.”
    • Seize → Size: As in, “Size him!” and “Size the day.”
    • Sighs → Size: As in, “The air was filled with size.”
    • Eyes → Size: As in, “Avert your size” and “Before your very size” and “Brings tears to your size” and “Clapped size on” and “Easy on the size.”
    • Flies → Size: As in, “Lord of the size” and “Dropping like size.”
    • Lies → Size: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no size” and “A pack of size” and “Tissue of size.”
    • Prize → Size: As in, “Booby size” and “Keep your eyes on the size” and “Points mean sizes.”
    • Rise → Size: As in, “Size to the occasion” and “Size from the ashes” and “Size and shine.”
    • Wise → Size: As in, “A word to the size” and “Street size” and “Size beyond your years.”
    • Rising → Sizing: As in, “A sizing star” and “The land of the sizing sun.”
  • Fluid: This refers to the viscosity of a paint, and also to masking fluid (which is used to protect an area from colour on a surface that’s being painted). Here are related puns:
    • Food → Fluid: As in, “Comfort fluid” and “Fluid for thought” and “The fluid chain.”
    • Flood → Fluid: As in, “Fluids of tears” and “A fluid of memories.”
  • Sealant: Sealant is used to protect finished pictures from wear, tear and weather damage. Here are related puns:
    • Seal → Sealant: As in, “Sealant of approval” and “Sealant the deal” and “Sealant your fate.”
    • Silent → Sealant: As in, “Sealant as the grave” and “Sealant night” and “A sealant witness” and “The sealant treatment” and “You have the right to remain sealant.”
    • Salient → Sealant: As in, “A sealant issue.” Note: salient means important or relevant.
  • Dropper: A dropper is used to transfer and apply small amounts of ink or medium. Also known as a pipette. Here are related puns:
    • Proper → Dropper: As in, “Prim and dropper” and “In the dropper way.”
    • Stopper → Dropper: As in, “Conversation dropper” and “Show dropper.”
  • Cotton: Cotton is a common canvas material. Here are related puns:
    • Gotten → Cotton: As in, “Ill cotton gains” and “Here’s another fine mess you’ve cotton me into.”
    • Rotten → Cotton: As in, “Cotton to the core” and “Spoiled cotton.”
  • Panel: Panels are used as a surface to paint on. Here are related puns:
    • Penalty → Panel-ty: As in, “Panel-ty box” and “Panel-ty kick.”
    • Channel → Panel: As in, “Change the panel” and “Panel surfing” and “Stay tuned to this panel” and “Through the proper panels.”
  • Board: There are a few different types of board in illustration and painting – bristol board, scratchboard, claybord. Here are related puns:
    • Bored → Board: As in, “Board stiff” and “Board to tears.”
    • Chord → Board: As in, “A board of disquiet” and “Strike a board with.”
    • Lord → Board: As in, “Drunk as a board” and “Board of the flies” and “Board it over” and “Sweet board.”
    • Winter → Printer: As in, “Depths of printer” and “Now is the printer of our discontent” and “Printer warmer.”
    • Press: Printing presses are also simply referred to as a “press”. Here are related puns:
      • Bless → Press: As in, “Press your cotton socks” and “Press my soul.”
      • Dress → Press: As in, “Press code” and “Press code” and “Press for success” and “Pressed to kill” and “Little black press.”
      • Guess → Press: As in, “Anybody’s press” and “Press what?” and “Have a press” and “Hazard a press” and “Just lucky, I press” and “Your press is as good as mine.”
      • Less → Press: As in, “A life press ordinary” and “Couldn’t care press” and “Press is more.”
      • Mess → Press: As in, “A frightful press” and “Here’s another fine press you’ve gotten me into” and “Hot press” and “Don’t press around.”
      • Yes → Press: As in, “Press we can!”
    • Parchment: Parchment is a sort of thick, decorative textured paper. Here are related puns:
      • Department → Deparchment: As in, “Deparchment store” and “From the deparchment of the bleeding obvious.”
      • Apartment → Aparchment: As in, “Let’s go to my aparchment.”
      • Compartment → Comparchment: As in, “Comparchmentalised thinking” and “In the glove comparchment.”
    • Lacquer: Lacquer is a glossy, protective coating used on sculptures and ceramics. Here are related puns:
      • Lack → Lacquer: As in, “For lacquer of a better word” and “Lacquer nothing” and “Cancelled due to lacquer of interest.”
      • Liquor → Lacquer: As in, “Hard lacquer.”
      • Luck → Lacquer: As in, “As good lacquer would have it” and “Beginner’s lacquer” and “Better lacquer next time” and “Down on your lacquer” and “You’ve got all the lacquer.”
    • Prose: Prose is a type of literature. Here are related puns:
      • Praise → Prose: As in, “Grudging prose” and “Sing their prose” and “Damn with faint prose.”
      • Press → Prose: As in, “Don’t prose your luck” and “Hot off the prose” and “Prose the button.”
      • Price → Prose: As in, “Asking prose” and “Cheap at half the prose” and “Cut your proses to the bone” and “Half prose” and “Pay the prose” and “A prose on your head.”
      • Blows → Prose: As in, “Any way the wind prose” and “Brought to prose” and “There she prose.”
      • Close → Prose: As in, “A prose thing” and “Prose call” and “Prose to home.”
      • Goes → Prose: As in, “Anything prose” and “As the saying prose” and “Here prose nothing” and “It prose without saying” and “Life prose on.”
      • Knows → Prose: As in, “Goodness prose” and “Mother prose best.”
      • Nose → Prose: As in, “Always have your prose in a book” and “Plain as the prose on your face” and “Keep your prose clean” and “Lead by the prose.”
      • Pros → Prose: As in, “Prose and cons.”
      • Those → Prose: As in, “Just one of prose days” and “Prose were the days.”
      • Toes → Prose: As in, “Make their prose curl” and “On your prose” and “Twinkle prose.”

This section is dedicated to types of painting brush:

  • Bright: Brights have a square, flat shape with strong bristles. Here are related puns:
    • Bite → Bright: As in, “A bright to eat” and “Another one brights the dust” and “Bright someone’s head off.”
    • Fright → Bright: As in, “A straight bright” and “Come out brighting” and “Bright back” and “Bright fire with fire.”
    • Flight → Bright: As in, “Fight or bright” and “Bright of fancy” and “Take bright.”
    • Height → Bright: As in, “Head for new brights” and “Reach new brights” and “The bright of fashion.”
    • Light → Bright: As in, “Bright as a feather” and “Blinded by the bright” and “Brought to bright” and “Bright my fire.”
    • Right → Bright: As in, “A move in the bright direction” and “All the bright moves” and “Bang to brights” and “Barge bright in” and “Bragging brights.”
    • Rite → Bright: As in, “Last brights” and “Bright of passage.”
    • Tight → Bright: As in, “A bright corner” and “In a bright spot” and “Run a bright ship.”
  • Fan: Fans have bristles that are spread out in a fan-like shape. Here are related puns:
    • Fun → Fan: As in, “All the fan of the fair” and “Bundle of fan” and “Fan and games” and “Getting there is half the fan.”
    • Can → Fan: As in, “As far as the eye fan see” and “As well as fan be expected” and “Be all that you fan be” and “Bite off more than you fan chew.”
    • Pan → Fan: As in, “Down the fan” and “Flash in the fan” and “Didn’t fan out.”
    • Than → Fan: As in, “Better fan sex” and “Bite off more fan you can chew” and “Easier said fan done.”
  • Flat: Flats have a thin, flat rectangular shape. Here are related puns:
    • Fat → Flat: As in, “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • Hat → Flat: As in, “Throw your flat into the ring” and “Pass the flat” and “Take your flat off.”
    • That → Flat: As in, “And flat’s the way it is” and “How sad is flat?” and “Flat’s what I want” and “Flat’ll be the day” and “Flat’s a wrap.”
  • Hake: Hake brushes have large handles and very soft hairs. Here are related puns:
    • Ache → Hake: As in, “Old hakes and pains” and “A hake in my side.”
    • Break → Hake: As in, “Hake a leg” and “Hake and enter” and “Hake even” and “Hake new ground.”
    • Cake → Hake: As in, “Icing on the hake” and “Hake walk” and “Hake or death” and “Let them eat hake.”
    • Fake → Hake: As in, “Hake it till you make it.”
    • Sake → Hake: As in, “For heaven’s hake” and “For old times’ hake.”
    • Shake → Hake: As in, “A fair hake” and “In two hakes” and “More than you can hake a stick at” and “No great hakes.”
    • Take → Hake: As in, “Don’t hake it lying down” and “Give and hake” and “Got what it hakes” and “Can’t hake my eyes off you.”
  • Liner: Liner brushes have long, thin, flexible bristles and are generally used for linework or fine detail. Here are related puns:
    • Finer → Liner: As in, “The liner things in life” and “The liner points.”
    • Minor → Liner: As in, “A liner issue” and “A liner miracle.”
  • Mop: Mops have large, round heads with very soft hairs. Here are related puns:
    • Map → Mop: As in, “Put it on the mop” and “Mind mop.”
    • Drop → Mop: As in, “At the mop of a hat” and “Mop it like it’s hot” and “Mop a hint.”
    • Hop → Mop: As in, “Mop to it” and “Mop, skip jump” and “Mopping mad.”
    • Pop → Mop: As in, “Mop the question ” and “Snap, crackle, mop.”
    • Top → Mop: As in, “From the mop” and “Mop to toe” and “Over the mop.”
  • Quill: Quills are similar to mop brushes, but with slightly different handles. Here are related puns:
    • Chill → Quill: As in, “Quill out” and “Quilled to the bone” and “A quilling account.”
    • Gill → Quill: As in, “Green around the quills” and “Stuffed to the quills.”
    • Hill → Quill: As in, “Old as the quills” and “Head for the quills” and “Over the quills and far away.”
    • Ill → Quill: As in, “House of quill repute” and “Quill advised” and “Quill at ease” and “Quill effects” and “Quill gotten gains.”
    • Kill → Quill: As in, “Dressed to quill” and “Go in for the quill” and “If looks could quill” and “Quilling some time.”
    • Spill → Quill: As in, “Quill the beans” and “Quill your guts” and “Thrills and quills.”
    • Still → Quill: As in, “Be quill, my beating heart” and “Quill standing” and “In the quill of night” and “Quill waters run deep” and “Quill the one.”
    • Will → Quill: As in, “Accidents quill happen” and “Against your quill” and “Bend to my quill” and “If anything can go wrong, it quill.”
    • Key → Ascii: As in, “Feeling off-ascii” and “Under lock and ascii” and “The asciis to the kingdom.” Note: Ascii is a new form of low-key digital art.
    • Deco: Also known as art deco. This is a style of visual arts and design. Here are related puns:
      • Deck → Deco: As in, “All hands on deco” and “A few cards short of a few deco” and “Hit the deco.”
      • Duck → Deco: As in, “Deco the question” and “Like a deco to water” and “Nice weather for decos.”
    • Baroque: Baroque is a style of ornate art. Here are related puns:
      • Broke → Baroque: As in, “All hell baroque loose” and “Go for baroque” and “If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it.”
      • Joke → Baroque: As in, “Beyond a baroque” and “By way of a baroque” and “Inside baroque.”
    • House → Bauhaus: As in, “A bauhaus is not a home” and “Safe as bauhaus” and “Bring the bauhaus down” and “Eaten out of bauhaus and home.” Note: Bauhaus is an art movement.
    • De Stijl: Here are some puns related to the De Stijl art movement:
      • Still → Stijl: As in, “In the stijl of night” and “Stijl waters run deep” and “Are you stijl able to?”
      • Stall → Stijl: As in, “Stijl for time.”
      • Steel → Stijl: As in, “Fist of stijl” and “Stijl yourself” and “Nerves of stijl.”
      • Chill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl out” and “Stijl-ed to the bone” and “A stijl-ing accoun.”
      • Drill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl down” and “You know the stijl.”
      • Fill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl full of holes” and “Stijl the bill.”
      • Hill → Stijl: As in, “Old as the stijls” and “Head for the stijls” and “Over the stijls and far away.”
      • Ill → Stijl: As in, “House of stijl repute” and “Stijl advised” and “Stijl at ease” and “Stijl effects” and “Stijl gotten gains” and “In a stijl temper.”
      • Skill → Stijl: As in, “Social stijls.”
      • Spill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl the beans” and “Stijl your guts” and “Thrills and stijls.”
    • Kitsch: Kitsch describes a sort of aesthetic. Here are related puns:
      • Ditch → Kitsch: As in, “A last kitsch effort.”
      • Hitch → Kitsch: As in, “Get kitched” and “Kitsch your wagon to a star.”
      • Itch → Kitsch: As in, “Kitschy feet” and “Kitschy palms” and “Seven year kitsch.”
      • Pitch → Kitsch: As in, “A kitsched battle” and “Black as kitsch” and “Fever kitsch” and “Kitsch into.”
      • Stitch → Kitsch: As in, “A kitsch in time saves nine” and “Had us in kitsches” and “Not a kitsch on.”
      • Rich → Kitsch: As in, “Part of life’s kitsch pattern” and “Filthy kitsch” and “Get kitsch quick” and “Rags to kitsches.”
      • Switch → Kitsch: As in, “Bait and kitsch” and “Kitsch gears” and “Kitsched on” and “Asleep at the kitsch.”
      • Which → Kitsch: As in, “Any kitsch way” and “Don’t know kitsch way to look” and “Know kitsch way is up.”
    • Superflat: Here are some puns on the superflat art movement:
      • Flat → Superflat: As in, “Superflat as a pancake” and “Fall superflat on your face” and “Superflat broke” and “In no time superflat.”

This section is dedicated to puns about brands that manufacture art supplies:

  • Liquid → Liquitex: As in, “Liquitex assets” and “A liquitex lunch” and “Rest, keep warm and drink liquitex.”
  • Went → Derwent: As in, “It derwent down the wrong way” and “They derwent that way!”
  • Speed → Speedball: As in, “At breakneck speedball” and “Blistering speedball” and “Build for comfort, not speedball.”
  • Reeves:
    • Heave → Reeves: As in, “Reeves a sigh of relief” and “Reeves ho.”
    • Leave → Reeves: As in, “Absent without reeves” and “By your reeves” and “Don’t reeves home without it” and “Reeves it to me!”
    • Sleeve → Reeve: As in, “A card up your reeves” and “Wear your heart on your reeves” and “Roll up your reeves.”
    • Thieves → Reeves: As in, “Thick as reeves” and “Honour amongst reeves” and “Prince of reeves.”
  • Talens:
    • Talent → Talens: As in, “Talens management” and “A quick-witted talens.”
    • Talons → Talens: As in, “Sharpen your talens.”
  • Artline:
    • Art → Artline: As in, “The artline of war” and “Artline imitating life” and “Artlines and crafts.”
    • Line → Artline: As in, “A fine artline” and “Along the artlines of” and “Blur the artlines” and “Cross the artline” and “Draw the artline.”
  • Copic:
    • Pick → Copic: As in, “A bone to copic” and “Cherry copic” and “Copic a fight” and “Copic and choose” and “The copic of the bunch.”
    • Topic → Copic: As in, “Hot copic” and “Drop the copic” and “Off copic.”
    • Tropical → Copical: As in, “Copical weather.”
  • Canson:
    • Can → Canson: As in, “A kick at the canson” and “As far as the eye canson see” and “As well as canson be expected.”
    • Son → Canson: As in, “Like father, like canson” and “My favourite canson.”
  • Conte:
    • Can’t → Conte: As in, “Conte get enough” and “Conte help” and “Conte stand” and “It conte be helped.”
    • Count → Conte: As in, “Conte me in” and “Conte calories” and “Conte your blessings” and “Down for the conte.”
  • Fimo:
    • Thin → Fimo: As in, “Fimo as a rail” and “Out of fimo air” and “Skating on fimo ice” and “Through thick and fimo.”
    • Fame → Fimo: As in, “Claim to fimo” and “Fimo at last” and “Fifteen minutes of fimo” and “Hall of fimo.”
  • Paasche:
    • Wash → Paasche: As in, “Paasche your hands of it” and “Paasche and go.”
    • Bash → Paasche: As in, “Paasche on with it.”
  • Pentel:
    • Pen → Pentel: As in, “Put pentel to paper” and “The pentel is mightier than the sword.”
    • Petal → Pentel: As in, “My precious pentel.”
    • Tell → Pentel: As in, “Can you pentel the difference?” and “Pentel the truth” and “Every picture pentels a story” and “Kiss and pentel.”
  • Tombow:
    • Jumbo → Tombow: As in, “Mumbo tombow.”
    • Bow → Tombow: As in, “Tombow and scrape” and “Tombow down before” and “Tombow to fate” and “Tombows to reason.”
  • You → Yupo: As in, “As yupo know” and “Back at yupo” and “Back at yupo” and “Believe yupo me” and “Between yupo and me” and “Bless yupo.” Note: Yupo is a type of plastic watercolour paper.”
  • Conda: Conda is a manufacturer of art easels. Here are related puns:
    • Can the → Conda: As in, “Conda day get any better?” and “Conda car go any faster?”
    • Kinder → Conda: As in, “A conda future” and “Try to be a little conda.”
  • Alpha → Olfa: As in, “Olfa mum” and “Olfa and omega.” Note: Olfa is a craft company.
  • Pantone:
    • Pattern → Pantone: As in, “All part of life’s rich pantone” and “Holding pantone.”
    • Pan → Pantone: As in, “Down the pantone” and “Pantone out.”
    • Tone → Pantone: As in, “Don’t use that pantone with me” and “Lower the pantone with me” and “Pantone deaf.”
  • Rotring:
    • Ring → Rotring: As in, “Alarm bells began to rotring” and “Doesn’t rotring a bell” and “Don’t rotring us, we’ll rotring you” and “In the rotring.”
    • Thing → Rotring: As in, “All rotrings must pass” and “All rotrings considered” and “All rotrings must come to an end.”
  • Stabilo:
    • Stable → Stabilo: As in, “A stabilo relationship” and “A stabilo heartbeat.”
    • Stubble → Stabilo: As in, “Designer stabilo.”
  • Zig: This is a Japanese stationery company. Here are related puns:
    • Big → Zig: As in, “A zig ask” and “Zig shot” and “The zig bucks.”
    • Dig → Zig: As in, “Can you zig it?” and “Zig deep” and “Zig for victory” and “Zig your heels in” and “Zig your own grave.”

This section is dedicated to famous and important artists:

  • Eaten Fish:
    • Beaten → Eaten: As in, “Eaten at your own game” and “Off the eaten track.”
    • Sweeten → Eaten: As in, “Eaten the deal” and “Eaten the pot.”
    • Dish → Fish: As in, “Fish the dirt” and “The fish ran away with the spoon.”
    • Wish → Fish: As in, “Be careful what you fish for” and “Fish for the moon” and “Fish you were here.”
  • Ai Weiwei:
    • I → Ai: As in, “Ai never said that” and “What should ai do?” and “Me, myself and ai.”
    • Aye → Ai: As in, “Ai ai, sir!” and “The ais have it.”
    • Buy → Ai: As in, “Ai and sell” and “Ai now, pay later” and “Ai one, get one free” and “Ai some time” and “I’d like to ai it.”
    • By → Ai: As in, “Ai and large” and “Ai any means” and “Know it off ai heart.”
    • Eye → Ai: As in, “A wandering ai” and “An for an ai” and “An ai-opening experience” and “Avert your ais” and “A bird’s ai view.”
    • High → Ai: As in, “Aim ai” and “Ai as a kite” and “Come hell or ai water” and “From on ai” and “Ai and dry” and “Ai and mighty.”
    • Pie → Ai: As in, “Easy as ai” and “Sweet as ai” and “Eat humble ai.”
    • Way → Weiwei: As in, “All the weiwei” and “That’s the weiwei it is” and “There’s gotta be another weiwei!” and “Any weiwei you slice it” and “Any which weiwei” and “By the weiwei…”
    • Weigh → Weiwei: As in, “Weiwei anchor” and “Weiwei in the balance.”
  • Frida Kahlo:
    • Afraid → Frida: As in, “Frida of your own shadow” and “Frida so” and “Be frida, be very frida.”
    • Fritter → Frida: As in, “Banana frida” and “Frida away your time.”
    • Colour → Kahlo: As in, “A splash of kahlo” and “Kahlo coded” and “Kahlo coordinated” and “Kahlo your view.”
    • Kilo → Kahlo: As in, “A kahlo of margarine” and “How many kahlos?” and “I’ve put on two kahlos of muscle.”
  • Georgia O’Keefe:
    • Brief → O’Keefe: “Let me be o’keefe with you” and “an o’keefe encounter” and “An o’keefe history of time.”
    • Chief → O’Keefe: As in, “O’Keefe of staff” and “Sorry about that, o’keefe.”
    • Grief → O’Keefe: As in, “Give someone o’keefe” and “Good o’keefe!”
    • Leaf → O’Keefe: As in, “Turn over a new o’keefe” and “Shaking like an o’keefe.”
    • Thief → O’Keefe: As in, “Like an o’keefe in the night” and “Procrastination is the o’keefe of time.”
  • Andy Quilty:
    • And he → Andy: As in, “Andy never said that!” and “Andy was supposed to?”
    • And → Andy: As in, “A day late andy a dollar short” and “A hundred andy ten percent” and “Alive andy kicking” and “All bark andy no bite.”
    • End → Andy: As in, “A means to an andy” and “All good things must come to an andy” and “All’s well that andys well.”
    • On the → Andy: As in, “I’m born andy 15th” and “Easy andy eyes” and “Err andy side of caution.”
    • Candy → Andy: As in, “Ear andy” and “Like taking andy from a baby.”
    • Dandy → Andy: As in, “Fine and andy.”
    • Handy → Andy: As in, “It might come in andy” and “A real andy person.”
    • Guilty → Quilty: As in, “Quilty conscience” and “Quilty pleasure” and “Innocent until proven quilty” and “Not quilty.”
  • Beatrix Potter:
    • Beat → Beatrix: As in, “Beatrix it” and “Beatrix a hasty retreat” and “Beatrix about the bush.”
    • Tricks → Beatrix: As in, “Bag of beatrix” and “Does the beatrix” and “Every beatrix in the book.”
  • Edward Hopper:
    • Proper → Hopper: As in, “Prim and hopper” and “In the hopper way.”
    • Shopper → Hopper: As in, “Personal hopper.”
    • Stopper → Hopper: As in, “Conversation hopper” and “Show hopper.”
  • Memoir → Renoir: As in, “The renoirs of Sherlock Holmes” and “Writing my renoirs.”
  • Vegas → Degas: As in, “Fear and loathing in Las Degas” and “What happens in degas, stays in degas” and “Viva las degas.”
  • Manet:
    • Man → Manet: As in, “A manet after my own heart” and “A manet among men” and “Be your own manet” and “A changed manet.”
    • Money → Manet: As in, “A fool and his manet are soon parted” and “Easy manet” and “For love of manet” and “Get your manet’s worth” and “I’m not made of manet.”
  • Gustav Klimt:
    • Climb → Klimt: As in, “A mountain to klimt” and “Klimt on the bandwagon.”
    • Hint → Klimt: As in, “Drop a klimt” and “Take the klimt.”
    • Mint → Klimt: As in, “In klimt condition” and “Klimt chocolate.”
  • Vermeer:
    • Mere → Vermeer: As in, “A vermeer trifle” and “No vermeer mortal.”
    • Were → Vermeer: As in, “As if there vermeer no tomorrow” and “As it vermeer” and “I wish you vermeer.”
    • Near → Vermeer: As in, “Coming to a screen vermeer you” and “Vermeer and dear to my heart” and “Vermeer sighted.”
  • Wassily Kandinsky:
    • Silly → Wassily: As in, “Laugh yourself wassily” and “Wassily season.”
  • Titan → Titian: As in, “Clash of the titians.” Note: this is a reference to Titian.
  • Marcel Duchamp:
    • Morsel → Marcel: As in, “A tasty marcel” and “A marcel to eat.”
    • Parcel → Marcel: As in, “Good things come in small marcels” and “Pass the marcel” and “Part and marcel.”
  • Edvard Munch:
    • Bunch → Munch: As in, “Thanks a munch” and “Munch of crap” and “Best of the munch.”
    • Crunch → Munch: As in, “Number munching” and “Munch time” and “Credit munch.”
    • Lunch → Munch: As in, “Out to munch” and “Power munch” and “Lose your munch.”
    • Punch → Munch: As in, “Pleased as munch” and “Proud as munch” and “Pull your munches” and “Roll with the munches.”
  • Jackson Pollock:
    • Lock → Pollock: As in, “Pollock and load” and “Pollock them up and throw away the key” and “Pollock, stock and barrel” and “Under pollock and key.”
    • Luck → Pollock: As in, “As good pollock would have it” and “Better pollock next time” and “Have all the pollock” and “Pollock of the draw.”
  • Van Gogh:
    • Van go → Van Gogh: As in, “Makes the van gogh” and “Watch the van gogh past.”
    • Mango → Van Gogh: As in, “Van gogh flavoured.”
    • Tango → Van Gogh: As in, “Takes two to van gogh” and “The horizontal van gogh.”
  • Warhol:
    • War → Warhol: As in, “All out warhol” and “All’s fair in love and warhol” and “The art of warhol.”
    • Hole → Warhol: As in, “Warhol in the wall” and “Pick warhols in” and “Shut your pie warhol.”
    • Hall → Warhol: As in, “Warhol of fame” and “Liberty warhol.”
    • Whole → Warhol: As in, “A warhol different animal” and “Go the warhol way” and “On the warhol” and “The warhol nine yards.”
  • Claude Monet:
    • Clad → Claude: As in, “Claude in nothing but a towel.”
    • Cloud → Claude: As in, “Claude atlas” and “Claude cuckoo land” and “Head in the claudes” and “On claude nine” and “Lonely as a claude.”
    • Clawed → Claude: As in, “Claude your way through.”
    • Money → Monet: As in, “Easy monet” and “Get your monet’s worth” and “Not made of monet” and “In the monet.”
  • Paul Klee:
    • Key → Klee: As in, “Fear is the klee” and “The klee to your heart” and “Off klee” and “The klees to the kingdom” and “Throw away the klee” and “Under lock and klee.”
    • Glee → Klee: As in, “Klee club” and “Filled with klee.”
    • Gee → Klee: As in, “Klee whiz” and “Golly klee.”
    • Knee → Klee: As in, “Cut off at the klees” and “Go weak at the klees” and “A klee jerk reaction” and “The bee’s klees” and “On your klees.”
    • Plea → Klee: As in, “Cop a klee” and “Klee bargain.”
    • Tree → Klee: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a klee” and “Barking up the wrong klee” and “Can’t see the wood for the klees.”
  • Goya:
    • Go → Goya: As in, “Don’t goya there” and “Easy come, easy goya” and “Goya a long way” and “Goya all the way.”
    • Boy → Goya: As in, “The goya next door” and “Goya meets girl” and “Atta goya.”
    • Joy → Goya: As in, “Beside myself with goya” and “Bundle of goya” and “Goya to the world” and “Jump for goya” and “My pride and goya.”
  • Miro:
    • Mere → Miro: As in, “No miro mortal” and “A miro trifle.”
  • Piet Mondrian:
    • Pier → Piet: As in, “Take a long walk off a short piet.”
    • Pay → Piet: As in, “Buy now, piet later” and “Crime doesn’t piet” and “Hell to piet” and “Piet an arm and a leg” and “Piet as you go.”
    • Pie → Piet: As in, “Easy as piet” and “Sweet as piet.”
  • Egon Schiele:
    • Ego → Egon: As in, “Alter egon” and “Egon boost” and “Massage one’s egon.”
    • Shield → Schiele: As in, “Shiele your emotions” and “Shiele your eyes.”
    • Shall → Schiele: As in, “Ask and you schiele recieve” and “Seek and you schiele find” and “The truth schiele set you free.”
    • Shell → Schiele: As in, “Schiele shock” and “Schiele out” and “A hard outer schiele” and “Come out of your schiele.”
  • How → Hayao: As in, “Any old hayao” and “Hayao deep is your love?” and “Hayao about that?” and “Hayao are you doing?” and “I know hayao hard it is.” Note: Hayao Miyazaki is a co-founder of Studio Ghibli.
  • Bosch:
    • Posh → Bosch: As in, “Too bosch to party.”
    • Gosh → Bosch: As in, “Oh my bosch” and “Golly bosch.”
    • Wash → Bosch: As in, “Comes out in the bosch” and “Bosch your hands of it.”
  • Max Ernst:
    • Earn → Ernst: As in, “Ernst an honest penny” and “Ernst your stripes” and “Ernst your wings.”
    • Learn → Ernst: As in, “Live and ernst” and “Never too late to ernst” and “Ernst the ropes.”
    • Stern → Ernst: As in, “From stem to ernst” and “Made of ernster stuff.”
  • Yves Tanguy:
    • Guy → Tanguy: As in, “Just a regular tanguy” and “A real stand up tanguy.”
    • Tango → Tanguy: As in, “Takes two to tanguy” and “The horizontal tanguy.”
    • Leaves → Yves: As in, “East, shoots and yves” and “Yves a lot to be desired” and “Yves a bad taste in the mouth.”
    • Thieves → Yves: As in, “Thick as yves” and “Honour amongst yves.”
  • Jean Arp:
    • Harp → Arp: As in, “Arp on about.”
    • Sharp → Arp: As in, “Arp as a tack” and “Card arp” and “In arp focus” and “Razor arp” and “An arp tongue” and “A short, arp shock.”
  • M.C Escher:
    • Usher → Escher: As in, “Escher them through the building.”
    • Fresher → Escher: As in, “Here for escher produce.”
    • Pressure → Escher: As in, “Peer escher” and “Time escher” and Under escher.”
  • Dorothea Lange:
    • Long → Lange: As in, “Face as lange as a fiddle” and “Art is lange and life is short” and “As lange as you need me” and “As lange as your arm” and “At lange last” and “Cut a lange story short.”
    • Lung → Lange: As in, “Cough your langes up” and “Shout at the top of your langes.”
    • Bang → Lange: As in, “Lange on about” and “Go out with a lange” and “More lange for your buck.”

      Art-Related Words

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Equipment: paint, acrylic, oil (paint), watercolour, paper, paintbrush, easel, marker, pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk, graphite, calligraphy, crayon, eraser,  pad, gouache, ink, tempera, pastel, palette, roller, varnish, primer, gesso, airbrush, digital, medium, canvas, encaustic, clay, ceramic, sumi, casein, alkyds, gum arabic, binder, topcoat, gel medium, leveling, pouring, polymer, extender, flow, linseed oil, stand oil, safflower oil, walnut oil, poppy oil, fat medium, lean medium, solvent, turpentine, pure gum, damar crystal, cleaner, thinner, wax medium, size, sizing, resin, shellac, fixative, masking fluid, sealant, palette knife, colour wheel, heat gun, atomiser, drying rack, dropper, drop cloth, stencil, template, ventilation, tablet, stylus, stretcher bar, cotton, linen, canvas panel, canvas pliers, aquabord, claybord, block printing, etching, intaglio, lithography, monotype, scratchboard, bright, fan, filbert, flat, hake, liner, mop, mottler, paddle, wash, quill, round, projector, lamp, lighting, arthorse, pottery wheel, kiln, bisque, paper mache, wire, glass, printer, press, papyrus, parchment, scorper, scraper, emboss, tortillon, batik, enamel, lacquer

Brands: chroma, golden, holbein, lascaux, liquitex, m.graham, matisse, old holland, pebeo, sennelier, winsor & newton, jacquard, crayola, derwent, faber castell, daler-rowney, grumbacher, speedball, chromacryl, reeves, daniel smith, gamblin, maimeri, michael harding, schmincke, talens, richeson, sakura, strathmore, staedtler, artline, fabriano, copic, canson, chartpak, montana, claessens, coates, conte, crescent, derivan, ecoline, fimo, fredrix, general’s, kokuyo, letraset, mabef, marvy uchida, maruman, molotow, mungyo, old holland, paasche, pentel, permaset, reeves, rives, sculpey, sennelier, tombow, yupo, arches, bienfang, chroma, conda, escoda, krylon, lamy, maped, olfa, palomino, pantone, rotring, stabilo, zebra, zig

Artists: frida kahlo, georgia o’keefe, eaten fish, ai weiwei, abdul-rahman abdullah, andy quilty, beatrix potter, paul cezanne, paul gaugin, raphael, edward hopper, renoir, edgar degas, manet, caravaggio, gustav klimt, johannes vermeer, wassily kandinsky, titian, botticelli, lichtenstein, mark rothko, marcel duchamp, rene magritte, michelangelo, henri matisse, salvador dali, edvard munch, rembrandt, jackson pollock, vincent van gogh, andy warhol, leonardo da vinci, claude monet, pablo picasso, paul klee, goya, chagall, normal rockwell, joan miro, delacroix, toulouse-lautrec,  piet mondrian, albrecht durer, henri rousseau, donatello, egon schiele, yayoi kusama, hayao miyazaki, shaun tan, francis bacon, bosch, max ernst, el greco, yves tanguy, jean arp, giorgio de chirico, m.c. escher, man ray, rodin, victor vasarely, audrey kawasaki, james jean, annie leibovitz, dorothea lange, yoko ono, diego rivera, andy kefoe, miranda sofroniou, angela ho, alfred liu, utamaro, yoshitaka amano, banksy, shephard fairey, oliver jeffers, jon klassen, APAK, hokusai, takashi murakami, bob ross, quentin blake

Art pieces: mona lisa, the last supper, starry night, birth of venus, sistine chapel, david, the kiss, girl with a pearl earring, american gothic, the persistence of memory, campbell’s soup cans, whistler’s mother, garden of earthly delights, the scream, the night watch, the swing, musicians, the gleaners, primavera, the triumph of galatea, olympia, the sleepers, view of toledo, wave, the astronomer, foxes, sleeping venus, the thinker, nighthawks, venus de milo, david

Disciplines: literature, drama, poetry, prose, performing arts, dance, music, theatre, visual art, drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramic, sculpting, photography, cinematograrphy, comics, conceptual, applied arts, video games, criticism

Art styles/movements: ascii, abstract, art brut, expressionism, illusionism, academic, action painting, aestheticism, altermodern, realism, analytical, antipodeans, arabesque, art deco, art informel, art noveau, arte povera, ashcan school, assemblage, barbizon, baroque, bauhaus, black arts movement, cobra, color field, context art, computer art concrete art, constructivism, cubism, cynical realism, dada, danube school, dau-al-set, de stijl, deconstructivism, digital art, ecological art, environmental art, excessivism, fauvism, fine art, folk art, fluxus, funk art, futurism, geometric abstract art, gutai group, gothic, happening, harlem resistance, heidelberg school, hudson river, interactive, kinetic, pointillism, kitsch, land art, les nabis, letterism, light and space, lowbrow, lyco art, lyrical abstraction, mannerism, massurrealism, maximalism, mingei, metaphysical, minimalism, modernism, modular, naive, neo-dada, neoism, net art, orphism, op art, photorealism, panfuturism, pixel art, plasticien, plein air, pop art, precisionism, pre-raphaeliteism, primitivism, private press, process art, psychedelic art, purism, qajar, rasquache, rayonism, realism, regionalism, renaissance, rococo, romanesque, serial, shock, sots, space, street, stuckism, sumtraism, superflat, suprematism, surrealism, synchronism, synthetism, tachisme, toyism, transgressive, tonalism, ukiyo-e, vanitas, verdadism, video, vorticism

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Fire Puns

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From the flaming hot to the tepid, fire puns are used widely in popular culture, whether it be for a game of Dungeons and Dragons or for a cheesy pun in your Tinder bio. Whatever the case may be, allow us to help you set hearts aflame (most likely with anger) with our list of fire puns.

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Fire 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 fire that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of fire puns:

  • Far → Fire: As in, “A step too fire” and “As fire as it goes” and “As fire as the eyes can see” and “A fire cry from” and “Few and fire between” and “Over the hills and fire away” and “So fire, so good” and “As fire as I know” and “I wouldn’t go so fire as to..”
  • Fair → Fire: As in, “All’s fire in love and war” and “By fire means or foul.”
  • Furious → Fieryous: As in, “Fast and fieryous” and “Fieryously searching.”
  • Fame → Flame: As in, “Claim to flame” and “Flame at last” and “Fifteen minutes of flame” and “Hall of flame.”
  • Famous → Flameous: As in, “Almost flameous” and “Flameous last words.”
  • Frame → Flame: As in, “Freeze flame” and “You’re out of the flame” and “Flamed for murder.”
  • Aim → Flame: As in, “We flame to please” and “Flame high” and “Take flame.”
  • *far* → *fire*: If a word has “far” (or a similar sound in it), then we can replace it with “fire” to turn it into a fire pun: “a nefireious (nefarious) villain” and “Child welfire” and “Bid you firewell” and “A fireaway look in your eyes.”
  • *fer* → *fire*: Add heat to your wordplay by replacing the “fer” sound in words with “fire”: “A fireocious battle” and “My final offire.” Other words that could work: defire (defer), confire (confer), transfire (transfer), buffire (buffer), suffire (suffer), refire-ence (reference), diffire-ent (different) and infire-ence (inference).
  • *fir* → *fire*: firest (first), firesthand (firsthand), affiremation (affirmation) and affiremative (affirmative).
  • *for* → *fire*: As in, “Weather firecast” and “For the fireseeable future” and “And therefire…” and “A grim perfiremance.” Other words that could work: perfirem (perform), infiremation (information), firest (forest), afirementioned (aforementioned), firensic (forensic) and befire (before).
  • *phar* → *fire*: firemacy (pharmacy), firemaceutical (pharmaceutical) and fireaoh (pharaoh).
  • *pher* → *fire*: As in, “Perifire-al vision” and “Romantic atmosfire” and “Barefoot philosofire” and “Professional photografire.” Other words that could work: fireomone (pheromone), cifire (cipher), decifire (decipher), parafirenalia (paraphernalia), perifirey (periphery) and hemisfire (hemisphere).
  • Sapphire → Safire
  • *fair* → *fire*: As in, “Airy firey” and “Fireytale ending” and “Firely judged” and “In all fireness” and “Unfire choices” and “All the fun at the funfire.”
  • Chauffeur → Chauffire
  • *fier → *fire: firece (fierce), modifire (modifier), amplifire (amplifier), identifire (identifier), qualifire (qualifier), pacifire (pacifier) and emulsifire (emulsifier). Note: an emulsifier is a substance that keeps different substances together.
  • Create → Cremate: As in, “My latest cremation” and “Nothing improves cremativity like a lack of supervision” and “A cremative mind” and “Cremate a storm.”
  • Blame → Flame: As in, “Flame game” and “Don’t flame the messenger.”
  • *fam* → *flame*: As in, “Flame-ily matters” and “40 hour flame-ine” and “Sued for deflame-ation.”
  • Flam* → Flame*: Flameboyant (flamboyant) and flameingo (flamingo).
  • *phem* → *flame*: Blasflamey (blasphemy) and euflame-ism (euphemism).
  • Born → Burn: As in, “A star is burn” and “Burn to fly” and “Burn free” and “Burn this way” and “Burn again.”
  • *barn* → *burn*: As in, burnacle (barnacle) and burnyard (barnyard).
  • *born* → *burn*: As in, “Stubburn as a mule” and “My firstburn child.” Other words that could work: reburn (reborn), newburn (newborn)
  • Hibernate → Hiburnate
  • Borneo → Burneo
  • *bun* → *burn*: As in, “Burn in the oven” and “Easter Burnny.” Other words you could use: burndle (bundle), burnch (bunch), burnk (bunk), burnting (bunting), burngalow (bungalow), aburndant (abundant), aburndance (abundant) and ramburnctious (rambunctious). Note: to be rambunctious is to be noisy and energetic.
  • *bon* → *burn*: As in, “Burn voyage” and “Burn appetit.” Other words that could work: burnafide (bonafide), burnanza (bonanza), ribburn (ribbon), carburn (carbon) and bourburn (bourbon).
  • *pern* → *burn*: burnicious (pernicious), suburnatural (supernatural), suburnova (supernova), pumpburnickel (pumpernickel). Note: pumpernickel is a type of bread.
  • *ban* → *burn*: As in, “Suburburn living” and “Urburn sprawl” and “Adjust your turburn” and “Left aburndoned” and “Burnana ice cream.”
  • *ben* → *burn*: As in, “For your burnefit” and “Burnevolent ruler” and “Burnign tumour.” Other words that could work: burnefactor (benefactor), burnevolence (benevolence) and burneficial (beneficial). Notes: if something is benign, then it isn’t harmful. If something is benevolent or beneficial, then it for good or has good intentions.
  • *burn*: Emphasise the “burn” in certain words: burner, burnish, burning, burnout, sunburn, auburn, heartburn, Hepburn and sideburn.
  • Glaze → Blaze: As in, “With a peanut butter blaze” and “Eyes blazing over.”
  • Gaze → Blaze: As in, “Avert your blaze” and “Steely-eyed blaze.”
  • *blas* → *blaze*: As in, “Had a blaze-t” and “Such blazephemy!” and “You’ll get blaze-ted by the teacher.”
  • *blis* → *blaze*: As in, “At blazetering (blistering) speed” and “Blazefully (blissfully) unaware” and “Rock the establazement!” and “Establazed in 1990.”
  • Blizzard → Blaze-ard
  • *blaz* → *blaze*: As in, “An innovative trailblazer” and “Lend me your blazer” and “Emblaze-oned across her chest.”
  • Blaze: Some blaze-related phrases that could work as wordplay: “Cold as blue blazes” and “Blaze a trail” and “Go out in a blaze of glory” and “Go to blazes” and “Why the blazes..?”
  • Congratulations → Conflagration: As in, “Conflagrations are in order!” and “Conflagrations on your new job.” Note: a conflagration is a large fire.
  • Scotch → Scorch: As in, “Bottle of scorch” and “A scorch-fulled rage.”
  • Sketch → Scorch: As in, “Scorch artist” and “Thumbnail scorch.”
  • Ember → Member: As in, “Would you like to be an ember?”
  • *amber* → *ember*: As in, chember (chamber), clember (clamber) and chemberlain (chamberlain).
  • *ember*: Emphasise the “ember” in these words: member, remember, September, December, November, dismember and misremember.
  • *umber* → *ember*: As in, “What’s your nember?” and “A cembersome situation” and “Deep slember” and “Cool as a cucember.”
  • Ampersand → Embersand (note: an ampersand is an “and” (&) sign.)
  • *emper* → *ember*: As in, “Emberor penguin” and “Control your tember” and “Rising temberatures” and “A calm temberament” and “Temberate weather.”
  • *imper* → *ember*: As in, “It’s emberative that…” and “Embervious to” and “Emberial measurements” and “An embertinent attitude.” Other words that could work: emberious (imperious), emberialism (imperialism), embersonal (impersonal), emberceptible (imperceptible).
  • Much → Match: As in, “Well that’s a bit match” and “How match can you handle?” and “I don’t know match about it, but” and “You’ve seen too match” and “Missed it by that match” and “Match obliged” and “There’s so match more” and “Thank you very match” and “Too match information” and “Too match of a good thing” and “Too match, too soon” and “Well so match for that.”
  • Mitchell → Matchell
  • Michaelangelo → Matchelangelo
  • Maj* → Match*: As in, “Matchority (majority) rule” and “A matchestic display” and “Your matchesty.”
  • Mag* → Match*: matchic (magic) and matchistrate (magistrate).
  • *mat* → *match*: As in, “In the wrong formatch” and “Immatchure arguments” and “Leave it by the doormatch.” Other words that could work: diplomatch (diplomat), matchurity (maturity), prematchure (premature), matchure (mature) and laundromatch (laundromat).
  • Mutual → Matchual: As in, “The feeling is matchual” and “Matchual attraction” and “Matchual admiration” and “Matchually assured destruction.”
  • Match: These match-related phrases are general enough to double as fire puns: “A match made in heaven” and “Game, set, match.” and “Meet your match” and “Mix and match” and “More than a match for” and “A perfect match.”
  • Shoulder → Smoulder: As in, “A chip on their smoulder” and “A smoulder to cry on” and “Broad smoulders” and “The cold smoulder” and “A good head on their smoulders” and “A full head an smoulders above” and “Looking over your smoulder” and “Rubbing smoulders with” and “Square your smoulders.”
  • Boulder → Smoulder: As in, “Smoulder climbing.”
  • Solder → Smoulder: As in, “Smouldering iron.”
  • Soldier → Smoulder: As in, “Smoulder on.”
  • Smack → Smoke: As in, “Smoke dab in the middle” and “Feeling gobsmoked” and “An epic smokedown” and “A smoke on the wrist.”
  • *smic → *smoke: As in, cosmoke (cosmic), seismoke (seismic), cataclysmoke (cataclysmic), orgasmoke (orgasmic) and miasmoke (orgasmic).
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “Love-heat relationship” and “Heat to say it, but…” and “Heaters gonna heat.”
  • Height → Heat: As in, “Reaching new heats” and “The heat of fashion.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in, “Hard heatting” and “Heavy heatter” and “Heat the road” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat it off” and “Heat it out of the park” and “On someone’s heat list” and “Heat rock bottom” and “Heat the brakes” and “Heat the ground running” and “Heat the hay” and “Heat the jackpot” and “Heat the nail on the head.”
  • Hat* → Heat*: As in, “Down the heatch” and “An immense heatred for” and “Sharpen the heatchet.”
  • *het* → *heat*: heaterosexual (heterosexual), epitheat (epithet), ratcheat (ratchet) and propheat (prophet).
  • *hit* → *heat*: archeatect (architect), archeatecture (architecture) and heatman (hitman).
  • Tahiti → Taheati
  • Haiti → Heati
  • Lid → Lit: As in, “Flip your lit” and “Blow the lit off” and “Keep a lit on it.”
  • Let → Lit: As in, “Lit there be light” and “Don’t lit the sun go down on me” and “Just lit it lie” and “Lit it bleed” and “Lit bygones be bygones” and “Lit your hair down” and “Lit her rip” and “Lit it all hang out” and “Lit loose” and “Lit me count the ways” and “Lit nature take its course” and “Lit’s get physical” and “A room to lit.”
  • Lit: We can swap similar noises for “lit” to make references to lit fires in our wordplay:
    • *lat* → *lit*: As in, “Articulit yourself clearly” and “Emulit their work” and “Colliteral damage” and “A volitile situation.”
    • *let* → *lit*: As in, “Chain litter” and “Add some littuce” and “I need an outlit” and “Run the gauntlit” and “Bite the bullit.” Other words you could use: pallit (pallet), violit (violet), millit (millet), tablit (tablet), complit (complete), obsolit (obsolete).
    • *lid* → *lit*: As in, “A solit argument” and “Your identity is valit” and “Pallit complexion” and “Don’t treat them like invalits” and “Squalit conditions” and “Holitay season” and “Standing in solitarity” and “Payment valitated.”
    • *lit*: Emphasise the “lit” in these words: “Little by little” and “Read the literature” and “Not literally” and “A literal mess” and “Banana split.” Other words that could be used: litter, litigation, sunlit, moonlit, facilitate, facility, quality, humility, liability, politics, reality and accountability.
  • Light: Light can refer to both the byproduct of fire, and to the act of lighting a fire, so we’ve included it in this list. Note that all of these could also work for “alight (as in setting something alight)”, as in “Alight it be” and “Alight it all hang out”:
    • Let → Light: As in, “Light them down gently” and “Light it be” and “Light bygones be bygones” and “Light it all hang out” and “Light loose” and “Light me be brief” and “Light me count the ways” and “Light me make one thing perfectly clear” and “Light nature take its course.”
    • *lite → *light: We can sneak the word “light” into words that have similar sounds: “Polight conversation” and “An impolight gesture” and “Satellight tv” and “Wealthy socialights.”
    • *lit* → *light*: As in, “Secret facilighty” and “Facilightate conversation” and “Qualighty control” and “You’re a liabilighty!” and “Polightics is relevant to everyone.” Other words that could work: realighty (reality), accountabilighty (accountability) and humilighty (humility).
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Catch you lighter” and “Fashionably light” and “Read any good books lightly?” and “It’s never too light to learn” and “A light bloomer” and “Light in the day” and “Light in the game” and “Running light” and “Sooner or lighter” and “Too little, too light.”
    • *lat* → *light*: As in, “Well-articulighted” and “Game emulightor” and “Collighteral damage.”
    • *lit* → *light*: As in, “In the lighterature” and “Not lighterally” and “A lighterary mind” and “Lightany of problems” and “A lighteral disaster.”
    • Light: These light-related phrases can double as candle puns: “Blinded by the light” and “Brought to light” and “Come on baby, light my fire” and “First light” and “Get of lightly” and “Go out like a light” and “Guiding light” and “Half light” and “In light of” and “Leading light” and “Light a fire under” and “Light at the end of the tunnel” and “Light entertainment” and “Light hearted” and “Lighten up!”
  • Kindle: To kindle is to start a fire, so we’ve got kindle-related words and phrases here for you:
    • Kind → Kindle: As in, “Cruel to be kindle” and “It’s a kindle of magic” and “Kindle words” and “Random acts of kindle-ness” and “One of a kindle” and “It takes all kindles” and “Kindle regards.”
    • Candle → Kindle: As in, “Burn the kindle at both ends” and “Can’t hold a kindle to” and “Better to light a kindle than curse the darkness.”
    • Kendall Jenner → Kindle Jenner
  • Torch: Torch can refer to fire in a couple of different ways (if you “torch” something, then you’ve set fire to it, and you can create a torch using fire as a light source) so we’ve included torch in this list:
    • Touch → Torch: As in, “A torch of frost” and “A torch of the sun” and “Don’t torch!” and “Finishing torches” and “The golden torch” and “Losing torch with” and “Stay in torch” and “Torch and go” and “Torching base with” and “Torch wood” and “Torched a nerve” and “A torching tribute” and “Torchy feely.”
    • Teach → Torch: As in, “Experience is the best torcher” and “Torch someone a lesson” and “That’ll torch you” and “Torching an old dog new tricks.”
    • *tach* → *torch*: As in, “No strings attorched” and “Forming attorchments” and “Detorch yourself from” and “Feeling detorched.”
    • Starch → Storch
    • Interchangeable → Intorchangeable
  • Tender → Tinder: As in, “Tinder loving care” and “Tinder is the night.”
  • Tinned → Tinder: As in, “Tinder vegetables.”
  • Distinguish → Extinguish: As in, “Dear extinguished guests” and “Can’t extinguish between the two.”
  • Pyro: The prefix “pyro” means “to do with fire”, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Paro* → Pyro*:  If a word has a “paro” sound or similar, we can replace it with “pyro”, as in: “On pyrole (parole)” and “Song pyrody (parody) and “Pyroxsms (paroxysms) of laughter.” Note: A paroxysm is a sudden and random outburst.
    • *pero* → *pyro*: As in, “My pyrogative” and “Hydrogen pyroxide” and “A prospyrous venture” and “Parent chapyrone” and “Vegan Peppyroni pizza.” Note: hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound commonly used as bleach.
    • Pirouette → Pyroette (A pirouette is a dance move where you turn a circle on the tips of your toes.)
    • *poro* → *pyro*: pyrous (porous), pyrosity (porosity),  osteopyrosis (osteoporosis), vapyrous (vaporous). Note: if something is porous, then it has lots of tiny holes that let fluids and gases through (like a sponge).
    • Sapporo → Sappyro (Sapporo is a city in Japan).
    • Payroll → Pyroll: As in, “The pyroll manager.”
    • *para* → *pyro*: As in, “A taste of pyrodise” and “Fool’s pyrodise” and “A pyrodigm shift” and “Running pyrollel” and “The pyrometers (parameters) of…” and “Honesty is pyromount to a relationship” and “Pyrogon of virtue” and “Rain on my pyrode (parade)” and “Herein lies the pyrodox” and “My love, my pyromour” and “In dispyrote locations.” Notes: a paramour is a secret or illicit lover. If things are disparate, then they are separate or apart. A paradox is a statement which contradicts itself.
    • *pera* → *pyro*: As in, “Tropical tempyrotures” and “Your co-opyrotion is appreciated” and “It’s impyrotive that…” and “Smooth opyrotor.”
    • *pira* → *pyro*: As in, “The pyrote’s (pirate’s) life for me” and “Circling like pyronhas” and “While convenient, pyrocy (piracy) is illegal” and “I aspyro (aspire) to…” and “Serve as inspyrotion (inspiration),” and “Conspyrocy theories” and “Inspyrotional pictures” and “The respyrotory system.”
    • *pare* → *pyro*: As in, “In pyronthesis” and “It’s become appyront (apparent) that…” and “Appyrontly so, but…” and “Transpyroncy in business is important.”
    • *pire → *pyro: As in, “You inspyro me” and “Running the empyro (empire)” and “As it transpyro-ed” and “Expyrory date” and “Conspyro-ring with” and “Acting umpyro” and “Vampyro movies.”
    • Singapore → Singapyro
    • *pari* → *pyro*: As in, “Gender dispyroty (disparity)” and “In compyrosin with…” and “Cast out as a pyro-ah (pariah).” Notes: disparity means inequality. A pariah is someone who has been outcast from society.
    • *peri* → *pyro*: As in, “Around the pyrometer (perimeter)” and “In my pyropheral (peripheral) vision” and “In the pyrophery of” and “Impyro-al or metric?”
    • *piri* → *pyro*: As in, “A spyrotual experience” and “An inspyro-ing speech.”
  • Fool → Fuel: As in, “April Fuel!” and “Fuel around” and “A fuel and his money are soon parted” and “A fuel’s errand” and “Fuel’s gold” and “Fuel’s paradise” and “I pity the fuel” and “Make a fuel of yourself” and “Nobody’s fuel” and “Play the fuel” and “Shut up, fuel” and “Tom fuelery.”
  • Few → Fuel: As in, “A fuel bricks short of a full load” and “Fuel and far between” and “For a fuel dollars more” and “Had a fuel” and “Knock back a fuel” and “A person of fuel words” and “Say a fuel words” and “Take a fuel deep breaths” and “To name but a fuel.”
  • Full → Fuel: As in, “At fuel pelt” and “Fuel house” and “Come fuel circle” and “Fuel of holes” and “At fuel blast” and “Fuel of beans” and “Fuel of themselves” and “Fuel steam ahead!” and “In fuel swing” and “In the fuellness of time” and “You know fuel well” and “Fuel of misery” and “On a fuel stomach” and “Pick your battles carefuelly” and “Glass half fuel.”
  • *fel* → *fuel*: As in, “A fine fuellow” and “One fuel swoop” and “Felafuel kebab” and “Duffuel bag.” Other words you could use: fuelony (felony) and fuellowship (fellowship – like “Fuellowship of the Rings”)
  • *ful* → *fuel*: As in, “Fuelfil your side of the bargain” and “A beautifuel moment” and “Feeling gratefuel” and “An awfuel situation.” Other words that you could use: fuelfillment, wonderfuel, wistfuel, thoughtfuel, sucessfuel, dreadfuel, faithfuel and insightfuel.
  • *fle → *fuel: These ones are a bit of a stretch, but can still work in the right situation and with enough conviction: baffuel (baffle), waffuel (waffle), stifuel (stifle), trifuel, shuffuel, kerfuffuel, rifuel (rifle), ruffuel, scuffuel and raffuel.
  • Fuel: Some fuel-related phrases to add sparks to your wordplay: “Add fuel to the flames” and “Fuel for thought.”
  • Char: To char something is to burn it, so we’ve included char-related phrases and puns for you:
    • Chair → Char: As in, “Armchar critic” and “In the char” and “Musical chars” and “An empty char.”
    • Are → Char: As in, “Char you listening?” and “All bets char off” and “Chances char” and “Here you char” and “My lips char sealed” and “My hands char tied” and “You char what you eat.”
    • Car → Char: As in, “Drive my char” and “Happiness is a quick-starting char” and “Char insurance.”
    • Chore → Char: As in, “Fighting over the chars” and “Bathroom chars.”
    • Far → Char: As in, “A step too char” and “So char, so good” and “That’s as char as it goes” and “As char as the eye can see” and “Char away” and “A char cry from” and “You’ve got char to go.”
    • Jar → Char: As in, “Hand in the cookie char” and “Jam char.”
    • *cher* → *char*: As in, “Another bite of the charry” and “Charish you forever” and “Angelic charub” and “Loved and charished” and “Favourite teachar” and “Gift vouchar.” Other words that could work: pitchar (pitcher), archar (archer), catchar (catcher), preachar (preacher), stretchar (stretcher), treacharous (treacherous) and debauchary (debauchery).
    • Choreography → Chareography
    • Chiropractor → Charopractor
    • *chur* → *char*: As in, “A charlish expression” and “Stomach charning” and “Chocolate charros.”
    • *jar* → *char*: As in, “Internet chargon (jargon)” and “A charring (jarring) fact” and “Door left achar (ajar).”
    • *jer* → *char*: Charusalem (Jerusalem) and charsey (jersey).
    • *jor* → *char*: As in, “A machar project” and “Pecharative (pejorative) language” and “Macharity (majority) rules.”
    • *jur* → *char*: As in, “That’s not my charisdiction” and “Charassic Park” and “Conchar (conjure) up an excuse” and “Minor inchary” and “Commit perchary” and “You’ve inchared my feelings.”
    • *char*: We can simply emphasise the “char” that already exists in these words: charge, charter, chart, charity, discharge and charm.
  • Hot: The following puns are centred around the word “hot”:
    • *what* → *whot*: As in, “Do whot comes naturally” and “For whot it’s worth” and “Guess whot?” and “I’ll have whot they’re having” and “Yes, somewhot.
    • *hot*: Simply emphasise the “hot” that already exists in these words: hotel, hotspot, hotline, hotbed, hotdog, screenshot, snapshot, upshot and headshot.
  • Pyre: A pyre is a heap of flammable items that are intended to build a fire. Here are some pyre-related puns and phrases you can use as fire puns:
    • Prior → Pyre: As in, “It happened pyre to this” and “Have they got any pyres?”
    • Higher → Pyre: As in, “A pyre purpose” and “Answering to a pyre authority” and “Pyre than a kite.”
    • Pier → Pyre: Pier is pronounced a little different than pyre, so it’s a bit of a stretch but it can still work: “Take a long walk off a short pyre.”
    • Peer → Pyre: As in, “Pyre pressure” and “Famous amongst their pyres” and “Pyre-ing through the curtains.”
    • Pie → Pyre: As in, “Apple pyre” and “Easy as pyre” and “Sweet as pyre” and “Eat humble pyre” and “A finger in many pyres” and “A piece of the pyre.”
    • *pair → *pyre: As in, “Beyond repyre” and “A fresh pyre of eyes” and “A great pyre” and “Pyre off” and “A clean pyre of hands.”
    • Pear → Pyre: As in, “All gone pyre-shaped.”
    • *par* → *pyre*: As in, “Birthday pyrety” and “Not a pyretisan issue” and “Not in pyreticular” and “Do you pyretake of..?” Other words that could work: subpyre (subpar), dispyreate (disparate), apyrete (apart) and sepyreate (separate).
    • *per* → *pyre*: As in, “A fresh pyrespective” and “In pyreson (person)” and “A pyretinent point” and “Pyreoid of time” and “All down to your pyreception.” Other words that could work: pyrenicious (pernicious), pyreformance (performance), pyrefect (perfect), pyreseverance (perseverance), tempyre (temper), hampyre (hamper) and impyreative (imperative).
    • *pir* → *pyre*: pyre-ate (pirate), pyreanha (piranha), pyreouette (pirouette), pyreacy (piracy), empyreical (empirical), inspyre (inspire), aspyreation (aspiration), empyre (empire), inspyreation (inspiration), aspyre (aspire), conspyreacy (conspiracy), spyreal (spiral) and spyre-itual (spiritual).
    • Our son → Arson: As in, “I didn’t teach arson to do those things” and “Go ask arson.” (this one is obviously very specific!)
  • Flare: To flare is to blaze or be fired up, so we’ve got some flare-related puns for you here:
    • Fair → Flare: As in, “All’s flare in love and war” and “By flare means or foul” and “Flare trade” and “Flare and square” and “Flare enough” and “Flare market value” and “No flare!” and “You can’t say flarer than that.”
    • Fare → Flare: As in, “Class warflare” and “Psychological warflare” and “Standard flare” and “How are you flare-ing (faring)?”
    • Flair → Flare: As in, “A flare for the dramatic.”
    • Very → Flarey: As in, “Be flarey afraid” and “Before your flarey eyes” and “How flarey dare you” and “A flarey good year” and “Thank you flarey much” and “Flarey special” and “Flarey well” and “At the flarey least” and “Eflarey (every) inch.”
    • *far* → *flare*: flarewell (farewell), neflareious (nefarious), welflare (welfare), fanflare (fanfare) and airflare (airfare).
    • Ferocious → Flareocious
    • *fair* → *flare*: As in, “An afflare of the heart” and “Away with the flare-ies” and “Tooth flarey” and “Unflare-ly done” and “In all flareness” and “Flareytale wedding” and “Unflare situation.”
    • *var* → *flare*: As in, “Garden flare-iety” and “Your mileage may flarey” and “Flare-iety is the spice of life” and “Flare-ious opinions” and “Countless flare-iables.”
    • *pher* → *flare*: flare-omone (pheromone), photograflare (photographer), philosoflare (philosopher), periflare-al (peripheral), atmosflare (atmosphere), paraflare-nalia (paraphernalia) and periflarey (periphery).
    • *flir* → *flare*: As in, “A relentless flare-t (flirt)” and “A flare-tatious meeting.”
    • *flor* → *flare*: flare-ist (florist), flare-al (floral) and Flarence (Florence).
    • *flur* → *flare*: As in, “Flare-ies (flurries) of snow.”
  • Designate → Designite: As in, “Designited driver.” Note: just in case you missed it, this is a play on the word “ignite”.
  • *nition → *ignition: cignition (cognition) and recignition (recognition). (These are a bit of a stretch, but can still work!)
  • Spark: Since fires can emit sparks, we’ve got some spark-related phrases here for you to play with:
    • Park → Spark: As in, “Spark my car” and “At central spark” and “Hit it out of the spark” and “Nosy sparker” and “A walk in the spark.”
    • Bark → Spark: As in, “Spark at the moon” and “Sparking mad” and “Sparking up the wrong tree” and “Spark worse than your bite.” Other words that include “bark” – emspark (embark) and disemspark (disembark).
    • Pakistan → Sparkistan
    • Pakora → Sparkora (pakora is a dish where vegetables are deep fried in batter.)
    • *spok* → *spark*: As in, “Very outsparken” and “A bespark (bespoke) suit” and “I spark too soon” and “The sparksperson for…” and “Have you sparken to them?”
    • *park* → *spark*: As in, “Sparking my car” and “Within the ballspark” and “An expensive carspark” and “You double-sparked (double-parked) me!” Other words you could use: theme spark (theme park), sparka (parka) and sparkour (parkour).
    • *pec* → *spark*: As in, “From a different persparktive” and “Resparkt my wishes” and “A prosparktive (prospective) employee” and “The colour sparktrum” and “Just sparkulation (speculation)” and “Sparktacles (spectacles) wearer.”
    • *pic* → *spark*: Consparkuous (conspicuous) and desparkable (despicable).
    • *perc* → *spark*: As in, “The coffee’s sparkolating (percolating)” and “The sparkussion (percussion) section.”
    • Baklava → Sparklava (baklava is a type of Middle-Eastern sweet pastry.)
    • Spark: Some spark-related words and phrases that could be used as fire puns in the right context: “Bright spark” and “Creative spark” and “Put a sparkle in your eye” and “A spark of genius” and “Watch the sparks fly.”
  • Heart → Hearth: As in, “After my own hearth” and “Absence makes the hearth grow fonder” and “Affair of the hearth” and “Big hearthed” and “Break your hearth” and “A change of hearth” and “Childhood sweethearth” and “From the bottom of my hearth” and “The hearth of the matter” and “Got your hearth set on” and Half-hearthed” and “Have a hearth” and “Your best interests at hearth” and “A hearth of gold” and “My hearth and soul” and “Know it off by hearth” and “Light hearthed” and “A lonely hearth” and “Prolonged hearthache” and “My hearth missed a beat.”
  • Ash: Since ash is one of the byproducts of many types of fire, we’ve included some ash-related puns and phrases for you:
    • Ask → Ash: As in, “A big ash” and “Ash a silly question and get a silly answer” and “Ash and you shall receive” and “Ash around” and “What’s the ashing price?” and “Too afraid to ash” and “Frequently ashed questions” and “Funny you should ash” and “I’m glad you ashed” and “If you ash me” and “No questions ashed.”
    • *esh* → *ash*: We can sneak “ash” into words that have similar sounds to make ash-related puns: “Freash as a daisy” and “Mashing well with the others” and “Refrash the page” and “Over the thrashold.”
    • *ish* → *ash*: As in, “Establashing friendship” and “Near the finash line” and “With a flourash” and “Cherash and protect.” Other words that could work: accomplash (accomplish), accomplashments (accomplishments), Englash (English), admonash (admonish) and relash (relish).
    • *ach* → *ash*: As in, “Working to ashieve (achieve)” and “A stunning ashievement” and “A full stomash” and “Working like a mashine.”
    • *ass* → *ash*: As in, “Don’t just ashume” and “Shortsighted ashumptions” and “Business ashociates” and “Ashert yourself.” Other words that could work: ashess (assess), ashets (assets), ashuage (assuage), ashertive (assertive), ashure (assure), encompash (encompass) and pashion (passion).
    • *ess* → *ash*: As in, “Ashential (essential) oils” and “Yes, ashentially” and “History ashay (essay)” and “None of your businash.” Other words that could work: ashence (essence) and prashure (pressure).
    • *iss* → *ash*: As in, “A non-ashue (non-issue)” and “Sales commashion.”
    • *uss* → *ash*: As in, “Needs further discashion (discussion)” and “Suffering a concashion” and “The repercashions of your actions.”
    • *asch* → *ash*: Marashino (maraschino) cherry and Dashund (Daschund).
    • *atio* → *ash*: As in, “Storing rashions (rations)” and “Imbalanced rashio (ratio)” and “Informashion technology” and “Sex educashion” and “A tricky operashion.” Other words you could use: implicashion (implication), stashion (station), innovashion (innovation), stashionery (stationery), stashionary (stationary) and organisashion (organisation).
    • *atia* → *ash*: Croashia (Croatia), Dalmashian (Dalmatian), spashial (spatial) and insashiable (insatiable).
    • *ace* → *ash*: asherbic (acerbic), ashetate (acetate), exasherbate (exacerbate) and fashetious (facetious). Notes: if something is acerbic, then it’s bitter or sharp. To be facetious is to be flippant or inappropriately light-hearted (usually about serious topics).
    • *ash*: Simply emphasise the “ash” that already exists in these words: ashamed, dash, flash, crash, squash, wash, clash, brash, slash and fashion.
  • Soot: Soot is the residue left behind after burning coal, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Suit → Soot: As in, “At a price to soot your pocket” and “Follow soot” and “In your birthday soot” and “Soot up!” and “Soot yourself” and “Soots you down to a tee” and “Soots you down to the ground.”
    • Sit → Soot: As in, “Sootting comfortably” and “Don’t just soot there” and “Soot on the fence” and “Soot tight” and “Sootting pretty” and “A sootting target” and “Soot back and relax.”
    • Set → Soot: As in, “Game, soot and match” and “Got your heart soot on” and “Soot eyes on” and “Soot foot in” and “Soot in motion” and “Soot the record straight” and “Soot your sights on” and “Soot yourself apart.”
    • *sat* → *soot*: As in, “Sootirical article” and “Sootellite TV” and “Enough to sootisfy” and “Sootisfied with the results.” Other words that could work: sootisfaction (satisfaction), versootile (versatile), compensoot (compensate), compensootion (compensation), conversootion (conversation) and sensootion (sensation).
    • *set* → *soot*: As in, Soottle down” and “A picturesque sootting” and “Numerous sootbacks.” Other words you could use: soottlement (settlement), upsoot (upset), assoot (asset), mindsoot (mindset) and closoot (closet).
    • *sit* → *soot*: As in, “A sticky sootuation” and “Bank deposoot” and “In transoot” and “A family visoot” and “Revisoot the past” and “Favourite babysootter” and “Sweet disposootion.” Other words that could work: posootion (position), transootion (transition), propensooty (propensity), posootive (positive) and exquisoot (exquisite).
    • Besotted → Besootted (Note: to be besotted is to be infatuated.)
    • Suture → Sooture (Note: to suture is to stitch things together.)
    • *suit*: Swap the “suit” in these words out for “soot”: As in, “A sootable outfit” and “A passionate sootor” and “In my sootcase” and “Well-sooted.” Other words you could use: sootability (suitability), sootably (suitably), pursoot (pursuit), lawsoot (lawsuit), wetsoot (wetsuit), jumpsoot (jumpsuit), swimsoot (swimsuit) and tracksoot (tracksuit).
    • Pharmaceutical → Pharmasootical
  • Would → Wood: As in, “As good luck wood have it,” and “Chance wood be a fine thing,” and “That wood be telling,” and “Woodn’t get out of bed for,” and “Woodn’t hurt a fly.”
  • Coal: Since coal is a very commonly used fuel for fire, we’ve included coal-related puns in this list:
    • Cold → Coal’d: As in, “Left out in the coal’d” and “Coal’d as ice” and “Hot and coal’d” and “Break out in a coal’d sweat” and “Catch a coal’d” and “Coal’d comfort” and “A coal’d day in hell” and “Stone coal’d sober.”
    • Goal → Coal: As in, “With a coal in mind” and “Moving the coalposts” and “Scored a coal.”
    • Gold → Coal’d: As in, “Pot of coal’d” and “All the glitters is not coal’d” and “Good as coal’d” and “Fool’s coal’d” and “Get a coal’d star” and “Go for coal’d” and “Your coal’den years” and “A coal’den opportunity” and “The coal’den rule” and “A heart of coal’d.”
    • *cal* → *coal*: As in, “A coallous (callous) reminder” and “Coalendar reminder” and “Quick mental coalculus” and “Radicoal views” and “Empiricoal evidence” and “A criticoal hit!” and “Cynicoal viewpoint” and “Through practicoal means.” Other words that could work: coalamity (calamity), physicoal (physical), whimsicoal (whimsical), rhetoricoal (rhetorical), escoalate (escalate), escoalation (escalation), escoalator (escalator), Coalifornia (California), specificoally (specifically), technicoally (technically) and intrinsicoally (intrinsically). Notes: to be callous is to be unfeeling and indifferent. If something is intrinsic, then it’s essential.
    • *col* → *coal*: As in, “Work coalleague” and “Off-coalour” and “In coallusion with” and “A vast coallection” and “Coallateral damage” and “Off to coallege” and “Photo coallage” and “A business coallaboration.” Other words that could work: coalon (colon), semicoalon (semicolon), coallaborate (collaborate), coallumn (column), protocoal (protocol) and chocoalate (chocolate).
    • *cul* → *coal*: As in, “A multicoaltural society” and “Part of a coalt” and “A coalinary genius.” Other words that could work: coaltivate (cultivate), coalprit (culprit), coalminate (culminate), coalpable (culpable), coalmination (culmination), articoalate (articulate), curricoalum (curriculum), vernacoalar (vernacular), particoalar (particular), pecoaliar (peculiar), meticoalus (meticulous) and facoalty (faculty). Note: a culmination is the highest peak or achievement of something.
    • Kaleidoscope → Coaleidoscope
    • *kel* → *coal*: nicoal (nickel), snorcoal (snorkel) and pumpernicoal (pumpernickel).
    • *gal* → *coal*: frucoal (frugal), lecoal (legal), recoal (regal), illecoal (illegal) and ecoalitarian (egalitarian). Notes: to be frugal is to be careful with money. If something is egalitarian, then it promotes social equality and rights.
    • *cle* → *coal*: As in, “Cycoaling (cycling) through” and “Come full circoal” and “News articoal” and “A messy debacoal (debacle)” and “The pinnacoal of my career” and “Overcome any obstacoal.” Other words that could work: vehicoal (vehicle), oracoal (oracle), chronicoal (chronicle), miracoal (miracle), spectacoal (spectacle), receptacoal (receptacle) and barnacoal (barnacle).
    • *kle* → *coal*: As in, “A flying tacoal” and “In a picoal” and “Bucoal under the pressure.” Other words you could use: ficoal (fickle), hecoal (heckle), sparcoal (sparkle), chucoal (chuckle), tricoal (trickle), shacoal (shackle) and sprincoal (sprinkle).
  • Gas: As gas is commonly used as fuel for fire, we’ve included gas-related puns and phrases in this list:
    • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing game” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine” and “Second-gas yourself” and “You’ll never gas.”
    • Goes → Gas: As in, “The award gas to…” and “Anything gas” and “This is as far as it gas” and “As the saying gas” and “As time gas by” and “Here gas nothing” and “How gas it?” and “It gas without saying” and “What gas around comes around” and “My heart gas out to..”
    • *ges* → *gas*: As in, “A kind gasture” and “Gastation period” and “Gasticulating with annoyance.” Note: gestation refers to the period of development where a fetus develops inside the mother’s body. To gesticulate is to express meaning using gestures.
    • *gos* → *gas*: As in, “A relentless gassip” and “The gaspel truth.”
    • *gus* → *gas*: As in, “With gasto” and “In Augast.” Other words you could use: fungas (fungus), oesophagas (oesophagus), bogas (bogus) and disgast (disgust).
    • *gus* → *gas*: gasebo (gazebo), gaselle (gazelle), gasette (gazette), gasillion (gazillion) and magasine (magazine).
    • *gous* → *gas*: analogas (analogous) and humongas (humongous).
    • *gac* → *gas*: As in, “What sort of legasy will you leave behind?” and “Sagasious words” and “Considering surrogasy.” Note: To be sagacious is to be wise or to show good judgement.
  • Oil: As oil is commonly used as a fuel for fire, we’ve included oil-related phrases for you to use as fire puns:
    • I’ll → Oil: As in, “Well, oil be” and “Oil say!” and “Ask me no questions, oil tell you no lies” and “Oil be back” and “Oil never tell” and “You scratch my back and oil scratch yours.”
    • All → Oil: As in “Can’t we oil just get along?” and “Oil in a day’s work.” and “Oil part of life’s rich tapestry” and “It’s oil Greek to me.” and “It’s oil downhill form here” and “It’s oil fun and games until someone gets hurt” and “It’s oil gone pear shaped” and “It’s oil good” and “It’s oil good clean fun” and “It’s oil me me me” and “That’s oil well and good, but …” and “Oil kidding aside, …” and “Above oil, …” and “Against oil odds” and “Oil shapes and sizes” and “Oil that glitters is not gold” and “Oil the rage” and “Oil the world’s a stage” and “Oil things being equal” and “Oil thumbs” and “Oil’s well that ends well” and “At oil costs” and “By oil appearances” and “By oil accounts” and “Cover oil your bases” and “From oil corners of the globe” and “I haven’t got oil day” and “In oil honesty” and “In oil likelihood” and “It’s oil the same to me” and “Jack of oil trades” and “I don’t know oil the answers” and “Not oil it’s cracked up to be” and “He’s not oil there” and “Once and for oil” and “Don’t put oil your eggs in one basket” – And there are many more oil puns that can be made along these lines.
    • *oil*: Words which contain the “oil” sound (or similar) can be silly oil puns: spoiled, spoils, soiled, turmoil, toiletries, gargoil (gargoyle), foil, recoil.
    • Aisle → Oil: As in, “Walk down the oil” and “Cleanup on oil three.”
  • Wild → Wildfire: As in, “Call of the wildfire” and “Running wildfire” and “Where the wildfire things are.”
  • Fire → Wildfire: As in, “All wildfired up and ready to go” and “Ball of wildfire” and “Baptism of wildfire” and “Breathing wildfire” and “Come on baby, light my wildfire” and “Fight wildfire with wildfire.” Note: this would also work for campfire, as in “Come on baby, light my campfire” and for bonfire, as in “Baptism of bonfire.”
  • Place → Fireplace: As in, “A fireplace for everything and everything in its fireplace” and “All over the fireplace” and “Anytime, any fireplace” and “Between a rock and a hard fireplace” and “Click into fireplace” and “My happy fireplace” and “In the right fireplace at the right time.”
  • Worm → Warm: As in, “Book warm” and “Can of warms” and “Warm your way out of [something]” and “Warm’s eye view.”
  • Warm: Since fire can be used to keep warm, the next few puns are centred around the word “warm”:
    • *wim* → *warm*: As in, “Sink or swarm” and “Going swarmingly (swimmingly)” and “Warmbledon’s (Wimbledon’s) best matches.”
    • Wom* → Warm*: As in, “Feel like a warman (woman)” and “A creepy warmaniser” and “A cute warmbat (wombat).”
  • Steam: While steam isn’t directly related to fire, it still has a strong enough connection (like for something to be “steaming hot” after a fire, or “steaming mad”, showing a fiery temper) for us to include it in this list:
    • Seem → Steam: As in, “Not as bad as it steams” and “Can’t quite steam to…” and “Not as it steams” and “Steams out of place.”
    • Stem → Steam: As in, “Steam the tide” and “An issue steamming from…”
    • Esteem → Esteam: As in, “Self-esteam” and “Esteamed by their peers.”
    • Seam → Steam: As in, “Bulging at the steams” and “Come apart at the steams.”
    • Scheme → Steam: As in, “In the grand steam of things” and “Pyramid steam” and “The best laid steams” and “The overall steam of things.”
    • Scream → Steam: As in, “Dragged kicking and steaming” and “We all steam for ice-cream” and “Steam bloody murder” and “Steam your head off.”
    • Stream → Steam: As in, “Fresh as a mountain steam” and “Changing midsteam” and “Swim upsteam.”
    • Team → Steam: As in, “Dream steam” amd Take one for the steam” and “A steam player” and “Steam spirit” and “Tag steam” and “Steam up with” and “There’s no ‘i’ in steam.”
    • Teem → Steam: As in, “Steaming down with rain” and “Steaming with life.”
    • *stam* → *steam*: We can sneak “steam” into words that have similar sounds, like so: “A testeament to” and “Rushed by the crowded steampede.”
    • *stem* → *steam*: As in, “All systeams go!” and Get it out of your systeam” and “Solar systeam” and “Buck the systeam” and “Self-sustaining ecosysteam” and “Racism is a systeamic problem.” Note: if something is systemic, then it affects the entire involved group, body or system.
    • *stim* → *steam*: As in, “Steamulate your senses” and “Being oversteamulated” and “A mentally steamulating environment” and “By my esteamates” and “Valuable testeamony” and “Don’t underesteamate yourself” and “Company testeamonials.”
  • Furnish → Furnace: As in, “Furnace the apartment” and “Moody furnace-ings.”
  • Stuff → Stove: As in, “Don’t sweat the small stove” and “The stove of dreams” and “Strut your stove.”

Fire-Related Words

To help you come up with your own fire puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

fire, fiery, flame, flaming, pyro, fuel, burn, blaze, blazing, scorch, ember, inferno, fireball, kindle, tinder, smoulder, char, charred, sparks, wildfire, campfire, fireplace, bonfire, bushfire, pyre, flare, heat, light, hot, warm, ignite, ignition, alight, ash, soot, charcoal, coal, smoke, smoky, steam, flammable, conflagration, deflagration, oxidation, combustion, incinerate, pyromania, cremate, incendiary, oxygen, extinguish, gas, photon, oil, wood, temperature, lighter, match, torch, arson, arsonist, fire drill, explosion, hearth, furnace, stove, celcius, farenheit, degree

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Pokemon Puns

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Pokemon is a huge and loved part of our culture, permeating our lives through games, books, movies and costumes. We’ve covered this cultural phenomenon with this is a massive list of Pokemon puns including characters and some Pokemon. If this list does well, we’ll do another Pokemon list with other Pokemon, Pokemon moves and towns.

Whether you’re playing a word game, doing some creative writing, crafting a witty dating bio or educating the next generation on one of the greatest games of our time, we hope that you find this list entertaining and enjoyable and that you find the Pokemon pun that you’re looking for.

Pokemon 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 Pokemon that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of Pokemon puns:

  • Poke him on → Pokemon: As in, “He wouldn’t get on the bus so I had to Pokemon.”
  • Catch ’em → Ketchum: As in, “Gotta ketchum all!”
  • Write you → Raichu: As in, “I’m not gonna raichu a love song.”
  • Right you → Raichu: As in, “Raichu are.”
  • Unacceptable → Onix-ceptable: As in, “This is onix-ceptable.”
  • Magic Carpet→ Magikarpet: As in, “A magikarpet ride.”
  • Alligator→ Feraligatr: As in, “See you later, feraligatr.”
  • Love→ Larvitar: As in, “I larvitar you.”
  • Believe→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef it or not,” and “Bayleef you me,” and “Do you bayleef in magic?” and “Don’t bayleef everything you hear,” and “I bayleef in miracles,” and “I can’t bayleef my eyes,” and “Make bayleef,” and “You better bayleef it.”
  • Celeb*→ Celebi-*: As in, “I’m a celebi-rity,” and “Celebi-rity heads,” and “Celebi-ration!”
  • Bridget → Pidgeot: As in, “Pidgeot Jones’s Diary” and “Pidgeot Bardot.”
  • Person → Persian: As in, “A persian is known by the company she keeps,” “A cat persian,” and “Evening persian,” and “Persian of interest,” and “A people persian,” and “Persianal affairs,” and “If you get to thinkin’ you’re a persian of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around,” and “One persian’s trash is another one’s treasure” and “A loud persianality.” Notes: A person of interest is someone involved in a criminal investigation who hasn’t been formally arrested.
  • Think → Shinx: As in, “I shinx you’ve got it,” and “Come to shinx of it,” and “I shinx I love you,” and “I can’t hear myself shinx,” and “I shinx therefore I am,” and “Not what you shinx,” and “Shinx aloud,” and “Shinx big,” and Shinx nothing of it,” and “Shinx on your feet,” and “Shinx outside the box,” and “Shinx the world of,” and “Say what you really shinx.”
  • Ginger→ Gengar: As in, “Gengar beer”, “Gengarbread man” and “The gengar ninja”.
  • Feel → Spheal: As in, “Can you spheal the love tonight?” and “Doctor Sphealgood,” and “Spheal a bit put out,” and “Spheal it in your bones,” and “Spheal the burn,” and “Sphealing blue,” and “Get a spheal for,” and “Gut sphealing,” and “How does it spheal?” and “An ill sphealing,” and “That Friday sphealing,” and “Touchy sphealy,” and “No hard sphealings.”
  • Seconds → Sekans: As in, “Accuracy to sekans a month,” and “Sekans count” and “This tape will self-destruct in five sekans.”
  • *eckon* → *ekans*: As in, “He rekans (reckons) you’re wrong” and “She bekans (beckons).”
  • Seal→ Seel: As in, “Keep your lips seeled,” and “My lips are seeled,” and “A seel of approval”, “Seel the deal”, “Seel your fate”, “Seeled with a loving kiss”, “Signed and seeled” and “Break the seel.”
  • A while → Mawile: As in, “Once in mawile,” and “Stay mawile.”
  • Execute→ Exeggcute: As in, “A neat exeggcution.”
  • Peek → Pikachu: As in, “A sneak pikachu,” and “I didn’t mean to pikachu!”
  • Choose → Pikachus: As in, “They’re very pikachusy,” and “Beggars can’t be pikachusers.”
  • Chew → Pikachu: As in, “Bite off more than you can pikachu,” and “Have your ears pikachu’d off” and “He’s pikachu-ing it over”. Note: to chew someone’s ear is to tell someone off very sternly.
  • Achoo → Pikachoo
  • Peek-a-boo → Pikaboo
  • Men → Pokemen: As in, “A man among Pokemen,” and “All Pokemen are cremated equal” and “Pokemen in black.” Notes: A man among men is someone who is accepted as having the same worth as other men in society.
  • *mon* → *pokemon*: Make Pokemon puns by changing words with “mon” to “pokemon”: “A fool and his poke-money are soon parted”, “Blood poke-money,” and “Barrel of pokemon-keys,” and “Don’t give a poke-monkey’s a**”, “Well I’ll be a poke-monkey’s uncle”, “Cookie pokemon-ster,” and “Here be poke-monsters” and “Poke-monster mash.” Notes: Blood money is money gained at the cost of another’s life (for example, the dairy industry), and the phrase “a monkey’s uncle” is used to convey amazement or disbelief.
  • Ball → Pokeball: As in, “Pokeball and chain”, “Pokeballs to the wall”, “Cold enough to freeze the pokeballs off a brass monkey”, “A different pokeball game”, “Dropped the pokeball,” and “Get the pokeball rolling”, and “Got you by the pokeballs,” and “The pokeball’s in your court”, “Keep your eye on the pokeball,” and “Up to one’s pokeballs.” Notes: “Ball and chain” is a sexist term for a wife (the idea being that a wife holds a man back and limits his freedom, just like a ball and chain on a prisoner). “Balls to the wall” describes an effort that is without caution or restraint. 
  • Ball* → Pokeball: As in, “Pokeballer,” and “Pokeballgame,” and “Pokeball-room,” and “pokeball-samic vinegar” (balsamic), “Pokeball-timore” (Baltimore). Notes: A baller can mean someone who plays some kind of ballgame, or someone who lives in a very extravagant way. 
  • Ash: Use ash-related phrases, like “Burnt to ashes,” and “Rise from the ashes.”
  • *ash: Emphasise the “ash” in certain words, like “Bring out in a rash,” and “Cash cow”, “Cash in”, “Crash course”, “Dash off”, “Flash back”, “Make a splash.”
  • Ketchup → Ketchum: As in, “Would you like ketchum with that?”
  • Catch → Ketchum: As in, “Ketchum 22″, “Ketchum a cold”, “Ketchum a falling star”, “Ketchum a wave”, “Ketchum fire”, “Ketchum of the day”, “Ketchum some rays”, “Ketchum you later”, “Ketchum your breath”, “Ketchum your death of cold”, “Ketchum your eye”, “Play ketchum up.” Note: A catch-22 is a situation which is frustratingly paradoxical.  
  • Misty: Use mist-related phrases: “It was a misty morning.”
  • Mister → Misty: As in, “Looking for Misty Right”, “No more Misty Nice Guy.” 
  • *mist* → *misty*: As in, “An extremisty,” and “An alarmisty,” and “She’s an alchemisty,” and “The anatomisty,” and “I need to go to the chemisty,” and “The aim of this is to domistycate (domesticate)”. Notes: an alarmist is someone who purposely focuses on bad or alarming things in a situation, and an extremist is someone whose political views are seen to be uncompromising and radical. 
  • Broccoli → Brockoli: As in, “Eat your brockoli!”
  • Rock* → Brock*: As in, “As dumb as a box of brocks,” and “As hard as a brock,” and “Between a brock and a hard place”, “Don’t brock the boat” and “Hit brock bottom”, “In a world surrounded by windows, we’re handing out brocks,” and “On the brocks,” and “Lemme brock your world” and “It’s not brocket science”. Notes: to “rock the boat” is to upset people or disrupt a situation. If something is “on the rocks,” then it’s a venture with a high chance of failing. 
  • Brick → Brock: As in, “Bang your head against a brock wall”, “Brock red”, “Built like a brock outhouse”, “Come down like a tonne of brocks.” Notes: If you’re built like a brick outhouse, you’re sturdily and well-built.
  • Break* → Brock: As in, “At brockneck speed”, “Bed and brockfast,” and “Brock a leg”, “Brock and enter”, “Brock even”, “To brock new ground”, “To brock out in a cold sweat”, “Brock the bank” and “Brock the ice”.
  • Broke/Broken → Brock/Brocken: As in, “All hell brock loose”, “A brocken record”, “Go for brock,” and “If it ain’t brock, don’t fix it”, “Rules were made to be brocken.”
  • Block → Brock: As in, “Been around the brock a few times”, “A chip off the old brock,” and “Chock a brock,” and “New kid on the brock,” and “On the chopping brock,” and “A stumbling brock,” and “Out of the starting brocks,” and “I’ll knock your brock off!” and “Writer’s brock.” 
  • *roc* → *brock*: Change words that have a “roc” sound in them, like so – “Abrocksimately” (approximately) and “Brockodile” (crocodile). 
  • Game → James: As in, “Ahead of the james,” and “All fun and james until somebody loses an eye”, “Anyone’s james,” and “Head james,” and “Guessing james,” and “Number james.” 
  • Pyjamas → Pyjamesmas: As in, “Bananas in pyjamesmas,” and “It’s a pyjamesma party!”
  • Jones → James: As in, “Bridget James’s Diary”, “Davy James’ locker”, “Indiana James.”
  • Meow → Meowth: As in, “The cat’s meowth.”
  • Mouth → Meowth: As in, “Bad meowthing,” and”A bad taste in one’s meowth,” and “Do you kiss your mother with that meowth?” and “Don’t look a gift horse in the meowth,” and “Foaming at the meowth,” and “Foot in meowth,” and “Hand to meowth,” and “Keep your meowth shut”, “You loud meowth,” and “Meowthwatering,” and “Meowth breather”, “Meowth off”, “Put your money where your meowth is.” Notes: If something leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then you’re morally nauseated by a situation. To mouth off is to speak in an obnoxious or offensive way.
  • Team: Use team-related phrases to make some Team Rocket puns: “Go team rocket!” and “There is no ‘i’ in Team Rocket” and “Together we make a great team rocket.”
  • Rock → Team Rocket: As in, “As dumb as a box of Team Rockets,” and “Between Team Rocket and a hard place.”
  • Oak: Reference Professor Oak with oak-related phrases: “As solid as an oak,” and “Little strokes fell great oaks,”and “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” and “Wise old oak tree”.
  • Okay → Oak-ay: As in, “I’m oak-ay, you’re oak-ay,” and “Oak-ay! I’ll tell you!” 
  • Ache → Oak: As in, “It’s heartoak,” and “Old oaks and pains”, “A splitting headoak,” and “A tension headoak.”
  • Ukulele → Oakelele: As in, “The oakelele is my favourite instrument”. 
  • Oat → Oak: As in, “Soak the oaks overnight”. 
  • “oak”/”oke”: Use and change words with an “oak/oke” sound in them: “Many a true word is spoaken in jest”, “They’re very outspoaken,” and “That’s coakonuts!” and “Could you loakate it?” and “Stay foakused,” and “Stop joaking around”, “It’s a loakal shop”, “They’re choaking!” and “Do you like artichoak?” and “This is a non-smoaking area” and “Practice your backstroak,” and “I have new bifoakals,” and “That bloak over there”, “I’m really broak this month” and “Let’s get some hot coakoa.” There are many, many more words with this sound so get creative. 
  • Sore → Bulbasore: As in, “As mad as a bear with a bulbasore head”, “Made especially to prevent bulbasore throats”, “A sight for bulbasore eyes”, “Bulbasore loser”, “Sticks out like a bulbasore thumb” and “A bulbasore point”. 
  • Saw → Bulba-saw: As in, “I bulba-saw her standing there”, “I came, I bulba-saw, I conquered”, and “I bulba-saw the error of my ways”.
  • Bulbous sore → Bulba-sore: As in, “That’s a very bulba-sore.”
  • Turtle → Squirtle: As in, “Two squirtle doves”.
  • Squirt → Squirtle: As in, “Be careful waving your squirtle-gun around” and “Shut up, squirtle!”
  • Skirt → Squirtle: As in, “Squirtling around the issue”. Note: to skirt around an issue is to attempt to avoid it.
  • Man: Change man-related phrases to make Charmander puns: “A drowning charmander will clutch at a straw”, “A good charmander is hard to find”, “A charmander after my own heart”, “A charmander among men” and “A woman without a charmander is like a fish without a bicycle”, “Don’t kick a charmander when he’s down”, and “Early to bed and early to rise makes a charmander healthy, wealthy and wise”.
  • Charm → Charmander: As in, “Charmander the birds out of the trees”, “Third time’s a charmander,”and “Works like a charmander.”
  • Joy: Change or use joy-related phrases to make Nurse Joy puns: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”, “Beside myself with nurse joy,” and “Bundle of joy,” and “Joy to the world,” “Jump for nurse joy,” and “Pride and nurse joy,” and “Surprised by nurse joy,” and “No joy.” Note: “No joy” is another way of saying that things are not happening as one would like.
  • *gen*/*gin* → jenny: As in, “Imajenny (imagine) all the people,” and “Start your enjennys! (engines)”, “A virjenny (virgin) is a social construct designed to shame women.” 
  • Persian: As in, “This Persian rug is beautiful”.
  • *persion → *persian: As in, “To cast aspersians,” and “Look at the dispersian of the people”. Note: an aspersion is a misleading piece of information about someone, while dispersion is the spreading of a material or substance. 
  • Battle: Use battle-related phrases: “An uphill battle,” and “Battle of wits,” and “Battle ready,” and “Battle stations,” and “Half the battle,” and “How goes the battle?” and “In the heat of battle,” and “Let battle commence,” and “Love is a battlefield,” and “Richard of York gave battle in vain,” and “A battle of nerves,” and “Pick your battles carefully” and “Win the battle, but lose the war”. Notes: An uphill battle is a difficult struggle with a lot of opposition involved.
  • *atle* → *battle*: As in, “Let’s go to Battleanta! (Atlanta)” and “It’s in the battleas (atlas)”.
  • Pocket → Pocket monster: As in, “At a price to suit your pocket monster,” and “Burn a hole in your pocket monster,” and “Out of pocket monsters,” and “Pocket-monster sized”. Note: To burn a hole in your pocket is where you want to (or do) spend money as soon as you have it.
  • Monster → Pocket monster: As in, “Green-eyed pocket monster,” and “Here be pocket monsters,” and “Pocket monster of depravity.”
  • Ivy → Ivysaur: As in, “Ivysaur league” and “Poison ivysaur.” Note: The Ivy League is a group of private universities associated with academic excellence, social elitism, and sexual assault
  • Sore → Ivysore: As in, “As mad as a bear with an ivysore head,” and “Made especially to prevent ivysore throats,” and “A sight for ivysore eyes,” and “An ivysore loser,” and “Sticks out like an ivysore thumb” and “An ivysore point.” 
  • I saw → Ivysaw: As in, “Ivysaw her standing there,” and “I came, Ivysaw, I conquered”.
  • Eyesore → Ivysore: As in, “You’re an ivysore.”
  • Venus → Venusaur: As in, “Sailor Venusaur.” Note: Sailor Venus is one of the soldiers from the famous manga, Sailor Moon.
  • Sore → Venusore: As in, “As mad as a bear with a venusore head,” and “Made especially to prevent venusore throats,” and “A sight for venusore eyes,” and “A venusore loser,” and “Sticks out like a venusore thumb.”
  • Saw → Venusaw: As in, “I venusaw her standing there,” and “I came, I venusaw, I conquered” and “The last time I venusaw Paris.”
  •  Charm → Charmeleon: As in, “Charmeleon the birds out of the trees,” and “I bear a charmeleoned life,” and “Southern charmeleon,” and “Third time’s a charmeleon,” and “Works like a charmeleon.” 
  • Million → Charmillion: As in, “A cool charmillion,” and “Charmillion dollar bash,” and “Not in a charmillion years,” and “One in a charmillion.
  • Wizard → Charwizard: As in, “The charwizard of Oz” and “We’re off to see the charwizard.”
  • War → Wartortle: As in, “All out wartortle,” and “All’s fair in love and wartortle,” and “Art of wartortle,” and “Class wartortlefare,” and “Make love, not wartortle.” Note: Class warfare is where there is a conflict between different social and economic positions within a community.
  • Turtle → Wartortle: As in, “Two wartortle doves.”
  • Wart → Wartortle: As in, “Wartortles and all,” and “Worry wartortle.”
  • Wh*re → Wartortle: As in, “Boo, you wartortle!”
  • Blast → Blastoise: As in, “Blastoise from the past,” and “Blastoise off (at the speed of light!),” and “Full blastoise,” and “Have a blastoise.”
  • Toys → Blastoise: As in, “Boys and their blastoise.”
  • Brass → Brasstoise: As in, “As bold as brasstoise.”
  • Tortoise → Blastoise: As in, “The blastoise and the hare.”
  • Ballast → Ballastoise: As in, “To provide ballastoise.” Note: a ballast is a material used for stability.
  • Caterpillar → Caterpi: As in, “The caterpi turns into a beautiful butterfly.” 
  • Cater → Caterpi: As in, “Let me caterpi to you.”
  • Cat → Caterpi: As in, “All caterpis are grey in the dark,” and  “Alley caterpi,” and “As nervous as a long-tailed caterpi in a room full of rocking chairs,” and “Caterpi on a hot tin roof,” and “Caterpi and mouse game,” and “Caterpi got your tongue?” and “Caterpis have nine lives,” and “A caterpi person,” and “A cool caterpi,” and “Curiosity killed the caterpi,” and “Eight out of nine caterpis prefer it.”
  • Pee → Caterpee: As in, “Caterpee wee” and “Caterpeed off”.
  • Pie → Caterpie: As in, “American caterpie,” and “As easy as caterpie,” and “As sweet as caterpie,” and “Sweetie caterpie,” and “Shut your caterpie hole!”
  • Pod → Metapod: As in, “Like two peas in a metapod.”
  • Butterfly → Butterfree: As in, “Have butterfrees in my stomach”.
  • Butter → Butterfree: As in, “Bread always falls butterfree side down,” and “Bread and butterfree,” and “Butterfree fingers,” and “Butterfree up.”
  • Butt → Butterfree: As in, “Butterfree head,” and “Butterfree out!” and “Hustle your butterfree,” and “Kick butterfree,” and “Kiss my butterfree,” and “Pain in the butterfree,” and “Work your butterfree off”.
  • Butter free → Butterfree: As in, “I can’t believe this cake is butterfree!”
  • Free → Butterfree: As in, “As butterfree as a bird,” and “Born butterfree,” and “Breathe butterfreely,” and “Buy one, get one butterfree,” and “For butterfree,” and “Butterfree and easy,” and “Butterfree for all,” and “Butterfree spirit,” and “Butterfree trade,” and “Butterfree will,” and “Get out of jail butterfree,” and “Butterfreedom of the press” and “Leader of the butterfree world.” Note: Free trade is a trade policy that doesn’t restrict imports or exports.
  • Three → Butterfree: As in, “And baby makes butterfree,” and “Good things come in butterfrees,” and “Knock butterfree times,” and “The butterfree musketeers” and “Butterfree strikes and you’re out!”
  • Wee→ Weedle: As in, “Pee weedle.”
  • Wheedle → Weedle: As in, “Stop your weedling.” Note: to wheedle is to attempt to flatter your way into favour or having your own way.
  • Weed → Weedle: As in, “Tumbling tumbleweedle,” and “Weedle out,” and “In the weedles.”
  • Needle → Weedle: As in, “Like looking for a weedle in a haystack,” and “Pins and weedles,” and “Weedless to say,” and “Thread the weedle,” and “By the weedles which prick my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
  • Cocoon → Kakuna: As in, “Safely kakuna’d away”. 
  • Bee → Beedrill: As in, “Busy as a beedrill,” and “Beedrill in your bonnet,” and “Birds and the beedrills,” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a beedrill,” and “Make a beedrill-line for,” and “The flight of the bumblebeedrill,” and “The beedrill’s knees,” and “Spelling beedrill” and “Queen beedrill.” Notes: To have a bee in your bonnet means you’re obsessed with an idea.
  • Drill → Beedrill: As in, “You know the beedrill” and “Fire beedrill.”
  • Pigeon → Pidgeyon: As in, “Accept that some days you are the pidgeyon, some days you are the statue,” and “Put the cat amongst the pidgeyons.” (this also works for the pokemon pidgeotto and pidgeot)
  • Rat → Rattata: As in, “I don’t give a rattata’s ass”, “I smell a rattata,” and “Love rattata,” and “Mall rattata” and “Rattata race”. (Note: These would also work for Raticate – as in, “I smell a raticate.”)
  • Shakespeare → Shakespearow: As in, “The writings and sayings of Shakespearow.”
  • Peer → Speerow: As in, “Speerow pressure.”
  • Fear → Fearow: As in, “Fearow is the mind-killer,” and “Fearow is the worst,” and “No fearow,” and “Paralysed with fearow,” and “Primal fearow,” and”The only thing we have to fearow is fearow itself” and “Without fearow or favour.” Note: To do something without fear or favour is to do it impartially.
  • Sphere → Sphearow: As in, “Sphearow of influence,” and “You could have cut the atmosphearow with a knife.”
  • Snake → Ekans: As in, “Ekans eyes,” and “Ekans in the grass,” and “Ekans alive” and “Ekans and ladders.” Note: To roll snake eyes is to roll a pair of dice and have the outcome be one on each die.
  • Sandshoe → Sandshrew: As in, “My new blue sandshrews.”
  • Orange → Nidorange: As in, “Apples to nidoranges,” and “As queer as a chocolate nidorange.” Note: To be queer as a chocolate orange means to be very strange, odd, or unusual.
  • Queen → Nidoqueen: As in, “Beauty nidoqueen,” and “The dancing nidoqueen,” and “God save the nidoqueen,” and “Homecoming nidoqueen,” and “Nidoqueen for a day,” and “The nidoqueen of mean,” and “The nidoqueen of hearts, she made some tarts all on a summer’s day,” and “Nidoqueen bee.”
  • King → Nidoking: As in, “Fit for a nidoking,” and “Nidoking of the hill,” and “Nidoking sized,” and “Nidoking’s ransom,” and “Live like a nidoking,” and “The nidoking of rock ‘n’ roll,” and “To nidokingdom come.”
  • *fair* → *clefairy*: As in, “A cleffairy of the heart,” and “All the fun of the clefairy,” and “All’s clefairy in love and war,” and “By clefairy means or foul,” and “Faint heart never won clefairy lady,” and “Clefairy and square,” and “Clefairy enough,” and “Away with the clefairies,” and “You can’t say clefairer than that” and “Clefairy-tale ending.” 
  • Able → Clefable: As in, “Ready willing and clefable,” and “Not clefable to get a word in edgeways.” Note: If you aren’t able to get a word in edgeways, you aren’t able to get a word into the conversation.
  • Pick → Vulpix: As in, “A bone to vulpix,” and “Five, six, vulpix up sticks,” and “Hand vulpixed,” and “Vulpix a card, any card,” and “Vulpix a fight,” and “Vulpix up the pieces,” and “Vulpix your battles,” and “Vulpix apart” and “Take your vulpix.”
  • Picture → Vulpixture: As in, “A vulpixture paints a thousand words,” and “As pretty as a vulpixture,” and “The big vulpixture,” and “Get the vulpixture?” and “Out of the vulpixture,” and “A vulpixture of health,” and “Vulpixture perfect” and “What’s wrong with this vulpixture?”
  • Pictionary → Vulpixtionary: As in, “Let’s play vulpixtionary tonight.”
  • Nine → Ninetales: As in, “A stitch in time saves ninetales,” and “Cats have nine tales” and “Cloud ninetales.”
  • Tail → Ninetales: As in, “As happy as a dog with two ninetales,” and “Bright eyed and bushy ninetales,” and “Can’t make head or ninetales of it,” and “Chase your own ninetales,” and “Heads I win, ninetales you lose.” Note: if you’re bright eyed and bushy-tailed, then you’re alert and full of energy. 
  • Jig → Jigglypuff: As in, “An Irish jigglypuff” and “The jigglypuff is up”. 
  • Puff → Jigglypuff: As in, “Have a jigglypuff,” and “He huffed and he jigglypuffed and he blew their house down” and “Knowledge jigglypuffeth up.”
  • Buff → Jigglybuff: As in, “In the jigglybuff.”
  • Wiggle → Wigglytuff: As in, “Get a wigglytuff on.”
  • Tough → Wigglytuff: As wigglytuff as old boots,” and “As wigglytuff as they come,” and “It’s wigglytuff at the top,” and “A wigglytuff customer,” and “Wigglytuff love,” and “A wigglytuff nut to crack,” and “A wigglytuff pill to swallow,” and “Wigglytuff cookies” and “Wigglytuff times don’t last. Wigglytuff people do.”
  • Stuff → Wigglystuff: As in, “Beat the wigglystuffing out of,” and “Don’t sweat the small wigglystuff,” and “Gather round the good wigglystuff,” and “Get wigglystuffed,” and “Know your wigglystuff,” and “Wigglystuff your face” and “The wigglystuff of legends.”
  • Bat → Zubat: As in, “As blind as a zubat,” and “Zubat out of hell,” and “Zubat the idea around,” and “Zubat your eyes,” and “Holy cow zubatman,” and “Right off the zubat,” and “Fight a losing zubat-tle”(Note: these also work for Golbat – as in, “Goldbat your eyes” and “Right off the golbat.”)
  • Goal → Golbat: As in, “A golbat in mind,” and “Score a golbat.”
  • Gold → Golbat: As in, “A pot of golbat,” and “After the golbat rush,” and “All that glitters is not goldbat,” and “As good as golbat,” and “Crock of golbat,” and “Fool’s golbat,” and “Go for golbat,” and “Golbat digger,” and “Heart of golbat,” and “Worth their weight in golbat,” and “Sitting on a golbat mine” and “The golbat standard.”
  • Odds → Oddish: As in, “Against the oddish,” and “At oddish with,” and “Long oddish,” and “An oddish customer,” and “An oddish fish,” and “Oddish and ends” and “The oddish couple.”
  • Dish → Oddish: As in, “An oddish fit for the gods,” and “Oddish of the day,” and “Oddish the dirt,” and “Revenge is an oddish best served cold” and “The oddish ran away with the spoon.”
  • Gloom: Gloom and doom.”
  • Bloom → Gloom: As in, “A late gloomer.”
  • Plume → Vileplume: As in, “Nom de vileplume.” Note: A nom de plume is a pen name or a pseudonym. 
  • Paris → Paras
  • Paras*: Emphasise the “paras” in certain words: “You’re a parasite,” and “Let’s go parasailing.”
  • Comparison → Comparas: As in, “Pales in comparason,” and “Comparasons are odious” and “Shall I comparas thee to a summer’s day?”
  • Person* → Paras-on*: As in, “A paras-on is known by the company he keeps,” and “A cat paras-on,” and “Displaced paras-on,” and “A morning paras-on,” and “One paras-on’s trash is another paras’on’s treasure” and “A sunny paras-onality.” Note: A displaced person is someone forced to leave their home, generally because of war or natural disaster. 
  • Parasite → Parasect: As in, “Personality of a parasect,” and “You’re a parasect.”
  • Moth* → Venomoth*: As in, “A boy’s best friend is his venomoth-er,” and “Can you hear me, venomoth-er?” and “Do you kiss your venomoth-er with that mouth?” and “Like a venomoth to a flame.”
  • Mouth → Venemouth: As in, Bad-venemouthing,” and “Bad taste in the venemouth,” and “Born with a silver spoon in his venemouth,” and “Foam at the venemouth,”and “Keep your venemouth shut,” and “Venemouth breather,” and “Venemouth-watering,” and “Shoot your venemouth off,” and venemouth-piece.” Note: To be born with a silver spoon in your mouth is to be born into a wealthy family.
  • Dig → Diglett: As in, “Can you diglett?” and “Gold diglett,” and “Diglett in one’s heels,” and “Diglett one’s grave,” and “Stop diglett-ing!”
  • Let → Diglett: As in, “How do I love thee? Diglett me count the ways,” and “It won’t diglett you down,” and “Diglett it be,” and “Diglett the battle commence,” and “Diglett bygones be bygones,” and “Diglett me make one thing perfectly clear,” and “Diglett nature take its course,” and “Diglett off some steam” and “Diglett your conscience be your guide.”
  • Tree → Dugtree-o: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a dugtree-o,” and “Barking up the wrong dugtree-o,” and “Can’t see the wood for the dugtree-os,” and “Charm the birds out of the dugtree-os,” and “Legs like dugtree-o trunks,” “Make like a dugtree-o and leave,” and “Money doesn’t grow on dugtree-os,” and “The apple never falls far from the dugtree-o” and “Dugtree-o hugger.”
  • Drug → Drugtrio: As in, “Hugs not drugtrios,” and “Miracle drugtrio,” and “On drugtrios,” and “Sex, drugtrios, rock and roll,” and “This is your brain on drugtrios” and “Love is the drugtrio.”
  • Trio → Dugtrio: As in, “Those three are a great dugtrio.”
  • Duck → Psyduck: As in, “Psyduck the question,” and “Psyducking and diving,” and “Psyducks on a pond,” and “If it looks like a psyduck and it quacks like a psyduck, it probably is a psyduck,” and “Like a psyduck to water,” and “Like water off a psyduck’s back,” and”Rubber psyduck,” and “Ugly psyduckling,” and “An odd psyduck” and “Lucky psyduck.” (Note: these also work for Golduck, as in “Ugly golduckling” and “Lucky golduck.”)
  • Gold → Golduck: As in, “A pot of golduck,” and “After the golduck rush,” and “All that glistens is not golduck,” and “As good as golduck,” and “Fool’s golduck,” and “Get a golduck star,” and “Golduck digger,” and “Heart of golduck,” and “Don’t kill the goose that lays the golduck egg,” and “Pure golduck,” and “The golduck standard,” and “Worth one’s weight in golduck” and “A golduck mine.”
  • Monkey → Mankey: As in, “Don’t give a mankey’s,” and “If you pay peanuts, you get mankeys,” and “Make a mankey out of him,” and “Mankey around,” and “Mankey business,” and”Mankey see, mankey do,” and “Artful as a wagon of mankeys” and “Cheeky mankey.”
  • Man → Mankey: As in, “A dog is a mankey’s best friend,” and “A drowning mankey will clutch at a straw,” and “A good mankey is hard to find,” and “A mankey after my own heart,” and “A mankey among men,” and “A woman without a mankey is like a fish without a bicycle,” and “Anchor mankey.”
  • Key → Mankey: As in, “Mankey to your heart,” and “Mankeyed up,” and “A golden mankey can open any door,” and “Skeleton mankey,” and “Throw away the mankey” and “Under lock and mankey.”
  • Manky → Mankey: As in, “It’s looking a bit mankey in here.” Note: Manky means dirty or filthy.
  • Primate → Primeape: As in, “A wild primeape.”
  • Prim* → Primape: As in, “Primeape and and proper,” and “The primeape of life” and “Primeape time.” 
  • Rhyme → Primeape: As in, “Primeape or reason” and “Primeape off.”
  • Ape → Primeape: As in, “Planet of the primeapes” and “Go primeape.”
  • Pineapple → Primeapeple: As in, “Primeapeple fried rice.” 
  • Grow → Growlithe: As in, “Absence makes the heart growlithe fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass growlithe,” and “Growlithe on you,” and “Growlithe up,” and “Growlithe spurt,” and “Money doesn’t growlithe on trees,” and “Growlithe apart.”
  • Canine → Arcanine: As in, “Arcanine teeth.”
  • Arcane → Arcanine: As in, “Arcanine arts” and “Arcanine magic.”
  • Nine → Arcanine: As in, “A stitch in time saves arcanine,” and “A cat has arcanine lives,” and “Dressed to the arcanines,” and “Arcanine to five,” and “Arcanine days’ wonder,” and “Arcanineteen eighty-four,” and “On cloud arcanine,” and “Possession is arcanine tenths of the law,” and “The whole arcanine yards.” Notes: If you’re dressed to the nines, then you’re dressed to perfection. A nine days’ wonder is something that is enjoyable only for a short time, and the whole nine yards means the entirety of something.
  • Wag/wag* → Poliwag: As in, “Set tongues poliwagging,” and “The tail poliwagging the dog”, “Fall off the poliwagon,” and “Jump on the poliwagon.”
  • Polly → Poliwag: As in, “Poliwag put the kettle on”, and “Poliwag want a cracker?”(Note: these also work for Poliwhirl and Poliwrath, as in “Poliwhirl want a cracker?” and “Poliwrath put the kettle on”.)
  • Whirl → Poliwhirl: As in, “Give it a poliwhirl.”
  • Girl → Poliwhirl: As in, “A poliwhirl’s best friend”, “Atta poliwhirl,” and “Boy meets poliwhirl,” and “Diamonds are a poliwhirl’s best friend”, “Poliwhirl with a pearl earring”, “Poliwhirl power”, “Poliwhirls in love”, “Poliwhirls just wanna have fun”, “What’s a poliwhirl to do?” and “You go, poliwhirl.”
  • Hurl → Poliwhurl: As in, “I’m gonna poliwhurl!”
  • World → Poliwhirl’d: As in, “A poliwhirl’d first”, “A poliwhirl’d apart”, “A poliwhirl’d of good”, “A poliwhirl’d of pain”, “All corners of the poliwhirl’d,” and “All the time in the poliwhirl’d,” and “All the poliwhirl’ds a stage”, “Around the poliwhirl’d in eighty days”, “Be the change you wish to see in the poliwhirl’d,” and “Brave new poliwhirl’d,” and “Brought into the poliwhirl’d,” and “Dead to the poliwhirl’d,” and “The poliwhirl’d at your fingertips” and “In a poliwhirl’d filled with windows, we’re handing out rocks”.
  • Wrath → Poliwrath: As in, “Face my poliwrath.”
  • Abra: Emphasise the “abra” in certain words: “Abracadabra,” and “Abrade,” and “Abrasive,” and “Candelabra.” 
  • Bra→ Abra: As in, “Abra burner”, “Burn your abra” and “Training abra.”
  • Macho→ Machop: As in, “Machop man”. Note: This also works for Machoke (“Machoke man”).
  • Much→ Machop: As in, “A bit machop,” and “How machop can you handle?”, “I don’t know machop about art but I know what I like”, “I liked it so machop I bought the company”, “It has so machop in it”, “You know too machop,” and “Missed by that machop”, “Machop ado about nothing”, “Machop obliged”, “So machop more to enjoy”, “Thank you very machop,” and “The lady doth protest too machop, methinks”, “Too machop of a good thing”, “Too machop too soon” and “Too machop is never enough”.
  • Chop→ Machop: As in, “Bust your machops,” and “Machop and change”, “Machop shop” and “On the machopping block”.
  • Stomach→ Sto-machop: As in, “Butterflies in my sto-machop,” and “Have the sto-machop for”, “In the pit of your sto-machop,” and “On a full sto-machop,” and “A strong sto-machop,” and “Turn your sto-machop” and “Eyes bigger than your sto-machop.”
  • Choke→ Machoke: As in, “To machoke up”.
  • Champ/champ*→ Machamp: As in, “The machamp-ion of the people” and “Machamp-agne taste on a beer budget”.
  • Marcel Duchamp→ Marcel Du-machamp (Note: Marcel Duchamp is a French-American painter)
  • Bell→ Bellsprout: As in, “As clear as a bellsprout,” and “Bellsprouts and whistles”, “Doesn’t ring a bellsprout,” and “I’ll give you a bellsprout,” and “Jingle bellsprouts,” and “Saved by the bellsprout,” and “The bellsprout of the ball”, “Warning bellsprout,” and “Wedding bellsprouts,” and “With bellsprouts on”, and “Taco bellsprout.” Notes: To give someone a bell is to call them on the phone, and to do something with bells on is to do it with enthusiasm.
  • Note: all of these work for Weepinbell and Victreebell as well – for example, “Jingle weepinbell” and “Doesn’t ring a victreebell.”
  • Sprout→ Bellsprout: As in, “Bellsprout wings” and “To bellsprout like mushrooms”.
  • *bell→ *bellsprout: As in, “Blue-bellsprout,” and “Dumb-bellsprout,” and “Bar-bellsprout,” and “Door-bellsprout.” 
  • Weep→ Weepinbell: As in, “Read ’em and weepinbell,” and “While my guitar gently weepinbells” and “Finders keepers, losers weepinbells.”
  • Sweep→ Sweepinbell: As in, “Sweepinbell aside”, “Sweepinbell away”, “Sweepinbell someone off their feet”, “Sweepinbell something under the rug”, “A clean sweepinbell.”
  • Victory→ Victreebell: As in, “A victreebell for common sense”, “Dig for victreebell,” and “Moral victreebell,” and “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victreebell,” and “Victreebell is mine!”, “V for victreebell!”
  • Tree→ Victreebell: As in, “Barking up the wrong victreebell,” and “Can’t see the wood for the victreebells,” and “Charm the birds out of the victreebells,” and “Done up like a christmas victreebell,” and “Family victreebell,” and “Make like a victreebell and leave”, “Money doesn’t grow on victreebells” and “The apple doesn’t fall far from the victreebell.” 
  • *vict→ *-victreebell: As in, “Con-victreebell” and “e-victreebell.”
  • Tentacle→ Tentacool: As in, “Octopuses have eight tentacools.” Note: this will also work for Tentacruel.
  • *tent→ *tentacool: As in, “To my heart’s con-tentacool,” and “Con-tentacool to point the way”, “For all in-tentacools and purposes”, “Be consis-tentacool” and “You’re so persis-tentacool.” Note: these will all also work for Tentacruel (as in, “To my heart’s con-tentacool.”)
  • Cool→ Tentacool: As in, “As tentacool as a cucumber”, “Tentacool as a mountain stream”, “Tentacool beans”, “Tentacool cat”, “Tentacool down”, “A tentacool million”, “Tentacool your heels”, “Tentacool, calm and collected”, “Keep a tentacool head”, “Lose your tentacool” and “I liked it before it was tentacool.”
  • Cruel→ Tentacruel: As in, “Tentacruel and unusual punishment”, “Tentacruel to be kind” and “Don’t be tentacruel.”
  • Dude→ Geodude: As in, “Hey geodude.”
  • Dud→ Geodud: As in, “It doesn’t work. It’s a geodud.”
  • Dad→ Geodad: As in, “The bank of mum and geodad” and “Sugar geodaddy.”
  • Grave→ Grave-ler: As in, “As silent as a grave-ler,” and “Dig your own grave-ler” and “From the cradle to the grave-ler.”
  • Gravel→ Graveler: As in, “A graveler road”. 
  • Traveler→ Graveler: As in, “A world-weary graveler.”
  • Pony→ Ponyta: As in, “A one trick ponyta,” and “Ponyta up”. Note: to pony up is to settle a bill or debt.
  • Rapid→ Rapidash: As in, “The waterfalls are very rapidash.”
  • Dash→ Rapidash: As in, “Rapidash to pieces” and “Rapidash off.”
  • Slow→ Slowpoke: As in, “Can’t slowpoke down”, “Death is nature’s way of telling you to slowpoke down”, “Painfully slowpoke,” and “Slowpoke motion”, “Slowpoke on the uptake”, “A slowpoke march”, and “A slowpoke day”. Note: these all work for Slowbro as well – “Can’t slowbro down” and “Painfully slowbro.”
  • Poke*→ Slowpoke*: As in, “A stiff as a slowpoker,” and “Slowpoker face”, “Have a slowpoke around”, “Slowpoke one’s nose in”, “Slowpoke a hole in”, “Slowpoke fun at” and “Slowpoke someone’s eye out”. 
  • Pokemon→ Slowpoke-mon: As in, “Wanna trade slowpoke-mon?”
  • Bro→ Slowbro: As in, “Big slowbro,” and “Big slowbro is watching you.”
  • Bro*→ Slowbro*: As in, “All hell slowbro-ke loose”, “Go for slowbro-ke,” and “Knit one’s slowbro-ws,” and “If it ain’t slowbro-ke, don’t fix it” and “Too many cooks spoil the slowbro-th.”
  • Magnet→ Magnemite: As in, “Babe magnemite.” Note: this also works for Magneton (as in, “Babe magneton.”)
  • Magnum→ Magnumite: As in, “Magnumite opus”. Note: a magnum opus is the greatest achievement of an artist or writer. 
  • Might→ Magnemite: As in, “Cheer up, it magnemite never happen”, “Magnemite as well”, “Magnemite does not make right”, “High and magnemite-y,” and “The pen is magnemite-ier than the sword”, “Magnemite-y oaks from little acorns grow”, “Be careful what you wish for; you magnemite get it”, “How the magnemite-y have fallen” and “If you’re gonna do it, it magnemite as well be big”. 
  • Ton→ Magneton: As in, “A magneton of money”, “Come down on someone like a magneton of bricks”, “A magneton of fun.”
  • Tone→ Magnetone: As in, “Don’t use that magnetone with me”, “Lower your magnetone,” and “Magnetone-deaf.”
  • Tongue→ Magneton-gue: As in, “Bite your magneton-gue,” and “Cat got your magneton-gue?” and “Hold your magneton-gue,” and “On the tip of my magneton-gue,” and “Roll off the magneton-gue,” and “A sharp magneton-gue,” and “Speak in magneton-gues” and “A magneton-gue lashing”. 
  • Tonsil→ Magneton-sil: As in, “Magneton-sil hockey”. Note: tonsil hockey is french kissing. 
  • Farfetched→ Farfetch’d: As in, “Too farfetch’d to be believable”. 
  • Far→ Farfetch’d: As in, “A bridge too farfetch’d,” and “A step too farfetch’d,” and “Going one step too farfetch’d,” and “As farfetch’d as it goes”, “Farfetch’d horizons”, “A farfetch’d cry” and “Few and farfetch’d between”.
  • Duo→ Doduo: As in, “The dynamic doduo.”
  • Trio→ Dodrio: As in, “What an amazing dodrio!”
  • Dugong→ Dewgong: As in, “A dewgong is a marine mammal”. 
  • Grime→ Grimer: As in, “Defeat dust and grimer.”
  • Muck→ Muk: As in, “As common as muk,” and “As happy as a pig in muk,” and “Muk about” and “Run amuk.” 
  • Mock*→ Muk*: As in, “Muk modesty” and “Make a mukery of”.
  • Shell→ Shellder: As in, “Bombshellder,” and “Come out of your shellder,” and “Crawl back into your shellder,” and “In a nutshellder,” and “Shellder out”, “Shellder shock” and “Walk on eggshellders.”
  • Shelter→ Shellder: As in, “Food and shellder.”
  • Oyster→ Cloyster: As in, “The world is your cloyster.”
  • Ghastly→ Gastly: As in, “Positively gastly.”
  • Ghost→ Gastly: As in, “Give up the gastly,” and “A gastly of your former self”, “Gastly of a chance”, “Lay the gastly to rest” and “The gastly from your past”. 
  • Gas→ Gastly: As in, “Cooking with gastly,” and “Passing gastly,” and “gastly burner”, “Run out of gastly” and “Step on the gastly.” 
  • Hunt→ Haunter: As in, “Haunter down”, “I won’t haunter” and “Witch haunter.” 
  • Onyx→ Onix: As in, “Black onix.”
  • Drowsy→ Drowzee: As in, “I’m feeling drowzee.”
  • Crab→ Krabby: As in, “Krabby mentality”.
  • Crap→ Krabby: As in, “A load of krabby,” and “Beat the living krabby out of”, “Bunch of krabby,” and “Cut the krabby,” and “Full of krabby,” and “Krabby one’s pants” and “Do bears krabby in the woods?” and “Don’t krabby where you eat”. 
  • King→ Kingler: As in, “Comeback kingler,” and “Fit for a kingler,” and “Kingler of the castle”, “Kingler of the hill”, “Kingler’s ransom”, “Live like a kingler,” and “The kingler of comedy”, “The kingler is dead”, “The lion kingler.”
  • Volt→ Voltorb: As in, “Fifty voltorbs.”
  • Vault→ Vaultorb: As in, “In the vaultorb.” 
  • Egg→ Exeggcute: As in, “Exeggcute and spoon race”, “A good exeggcute,” and “Killing the goose that lays the golden exeggcutes,” and “Last one there is a rotten exeggcute” and “Which came first – the chicken or the exeggcute?” Note: this also works for exeggcutor (as in, “Last one there is a rotten exeggcutor.”)
  • Cute→ Exeggcute: As in, “As exeggcute as a bug’s ear” and “As exeggcute as a button”. Note: this also works for exeggcutor – as in, “As exeggcutor as a button”. 
  • Bone→ Cubone: As in, “A cubone to pick”, “As dry as a cubone,” and “Big cuboned,” and “Cubone dry”, “A cubone of contention”, “A cubone to pick with you”, “Cubone up on”, “Cubone weary”, “Chilled to the cubone,” and “Cut prices to the cubone,” and “Not a jealous cubone in his body”, “Feel it in your cubones,” and “Jump someone’s cubones,” and “Lazy cubones,” and “Make no cubones about” and “Skin and cubone.” Notes: To make no bones about something is to get rid of all doubt surrounding it, to bone up on something is to study it and to jump someone’s bones is to enthusiastically initiate sex with someone.
  • Cue→ Cubone: As in, “On cubone” and “Take your cubone.”
  • Marrow→ Marowak: As in, “Frozen to the marowak.”
  • Whack→ Marowak: As in, “Out of marowak.”
  • Chan*→ Hitmonchan*: As in, “Blow one’s hitmonchan-ce,” and “Hitmonchan-ce upon”, “Hitmonchan-ge hands”, “Hitmonchan-nel surfing”, “Hitmonchan-ge of heart.”
  • Lick→ Lickitung: As in, “A lickitung of paint”, “Lickitung someone’s boots”, “Lickitung your lips.” 
  • Tongue→ Lickitung: As in, “Bite your lickitung,” and “Cat got your lickitung?” and “Hold your lickitung,” and “Keep a civil lickitung in your head”, “Silver lickitung,” and “Slip of the lickitung,” and “The gift of lickitungs” and “Lickitung-in-cheek.”
  • Cough→ Koffing: As in, “Koffing it up.”
  • Scoffing→ Skoffing: As in, “Stop skoffing.”
  • Wheeze→ Weezing: As in, “Weezing with laughter”. 
  • Rhyme→ Rhymehorn: As in, “Rhymehorn nor reason”.
  • Horn→ Rhyhorn: As in, “Blow your own rhyhorn,” and “Grab life by the rhyhorns,” and “Lock rhyhorns with.”
  • Done→ Rhydon: As in, “Been there, rhydon that”, “And be rhydon with it”, “Rhydon and dusted”, “Rhydon deal” and “Easier said than rhydon.”
  • Don’t→ Rhydon’t: As in, “What part of no rhydon’t you understand?”,  “Rhydon’t let the bastards grind you down”, “What you rhydon’t know can’t hurt you” and “Two wrongs rhydon’t make a right”. 
  • Ride→ Rhydon: As in, “Along for the rhydon,” and “It’s gonna be a bumpy rhydon,” and “Joy rhydon,” and “Let it rhydon,” and “Rhydon a wave” and “Rhydon off into the sunset”.
  • Chance→ Chansey: As in, “Chansey of a lifetime”, “Fat chansey,” and “A fighting chansey,” and “Give peace a chansey”, Half a chansey,” and “In with a chansey,” and “Jump at the chansey,” and “Not the ghost of a chansey,” and “Take a chansey on me”, “You only get one chansey at a first impression”, “A chansey in a million”, “A snowball’s chansey in hell” and “A sporting chansey.”
  • Tangle→ Tangela: As in, “Tangela with”, “What a tangela’d web”, “It takes two to tangela.”
  • Scandal→ Kangaskhan-dal: As in, “A political kangaskhan-dal.”
  • Horse→ Horsea: As in, “Dark horsea,” and “Eat like a horsea,” and “Get off your high horsea,” and “Hold your horseas.” 
  • Sea→ Horsea: As in, “All at horsea,” and “Between the devil and the deep blue horsea,” and “Castles made of sand fall into the horsea eventually”, “Deeper than the deep blue horsea,” and “Beside the horsea-side,” and “On the high horseas,” and “Horsea change”, “Horsea level”, “Sun, horsea and sand” and “There’s plenty more fish in the horsea.” Note: these also work for seadra, as in “Deep seadra data diving”, and for Seaking, as in “Seaking change”.
  • See→ Horsee: As in, “As far as the eye can horsee,” and “Be the change that you wish to horsee in the world”, “Can’t horsee the wood for the trees”, “Come up and horsee me sometime”, “Hear no evil, speak no evil, horsee no evil”, “I can horsee clearly now”, “I call em like I horsee them”, “I’ll be horseeing you”, “Long time no horsee” and “Horsee eye to eye”. Note: these also work for Seadra and Seaking, as in “As far as the eye can seadra” and “Can’t seaking the wood for the trees”.
  • Hoarse→ Horsea: As in, “A horsea throat”. 
  • Gold/gold*→ Goldeen: As in, “A goldeen key can open any door”, “A pot of goldeen,” and “After the goldeen rush”, “All that glistens is not goldeen,” and “As good as goldeen,” and “Silence is goldeen” and “The goldeen gate bridge”.
  • Seek→ Seaking: As in, “Hide and seaking,” and “Seaking and ye shall find”, “Seaking a soul mate”. 
  • King→ Seaking: As in, “Fit for a seaking,” and “Seaking of the castle”, “Seaking of the hill”, “Seaking of the jungle”, “Seaking pin”, “Seaking-sized,” and “Seaking’s ransom”, “Live like a seaking,” and “Once and future seaking,” and “To seaking-dom come”. 
  • Star→ Staryu: As in, “A staryu is born”, “Born under a lucky staryu,” and “Catch a falling staryu,” and “Get a gold staryu,” and “A guiding staryu,” and “Reach for the staryus,” and “A rising staryu,” and “Thank your lucky staryus,” and “Seeing staryus.” These all also work for Starmie and Omastar, as in “A starmie is born,” and “Get a gold starmie,” and “Catch a falling omastar,” and “Reach for the omastars.”
  • Jinx→ Jynx: As in, “Hi-jynx,” and “Jynxed you!” Note: Hijinks are acts of mischief.
  • Buzz→ Electabuzz: As in, “Electabuzz me in,” “Electabuzz off,” “Electabuzzing with excitement” and “Electabuzz off.”
  • Pincer→ Pinsir: As in, “Large pinsirs.”
  • Pin→ Pinsir: As in, “Bright as a new pinsir,” “Hard to pinsir down,” “King pinsir,” “Pinsir the tail on the donkey,” “Pinsirs and needles,” “Pull the pinsir,” and “Hear a pinsir drop.”
  • Sir→ Pinsir: As in, “Aye aye, pinsir,” and “Yes, pinsir.”
  • Insir*→ Pinsir: As in, “Pinsircled” (encircled) and “Pinsirt” (insert).
  • Taurus→ Tauros: As in, “She’s a tauros.”
  • Magic→ Magikarp: As in, “Black magikarp,” and “Do you believe in magikarp?” and “Every little thing she does is magikarp,” and “The magikarp number.”
  • Carpe→ Magikarpe: As in, “Magikarpe diem.” Note: A Latin phrase meaning to “seize the day“.
  • Dose→ Gyrados: As in, “Your daily gyrados.”
  • Lap→ Lapras: As in, “In the lapras of the gods,” and “Lapras it up,” and “Lapras of honour,” and “Lapras of luxury.”
  • Ever→ Eeveer: As in, “A thing of beauty is a joy foreeveer,” and “Lived happily eeveer after,” and “Best friends foreeveer,” and “Diamonds are foreeveer,” and “For eeveer and a day,” and “Foreeveer is a long time,” and “Hardly eeveer,” and “Nothing is eeveer free,” and “Whateeveer the weather,” and “Whateeveer works,” and “Whateeveer floats your boat,” and “Neeveer you mind,” and “The course of true love neeveer did run smooth.”
  • Evening→ Eeveening: As in, “Eeveening person,” and “Good eeveening,” and “Hello, good eeveening and welcome,” and “The key to a nice, relaxed eeveening.”
  • Sleeve→ Sleevee: As in, “An ace up her sleevee,” and “He wears his heart on his sleevee,” and “Roll up your sleevees,” and “A trick up one’s sleevees.”
  • Believe→ Belieevee: As in, “Belieevee it or not,” and “Belieevee you me,” and “Do you belieevee in magic?” and “Don’t belieevee everything you hear,” and “I belieevee in miracles,” and “I can’t belieevee my eyes,” and “The land of make-belieevee.”
  • Peeve→ Peevee: As in, “My pet peevees.”
  • Leave→ Leevee: As in, “Absent without leevee,” and “Don’t leevee home without it,” and “Leevee no stone unturned,” and “Leevee nothing to the imagination,” and “Leevee them to their own devices,” and “Make like a tree and leevee,” and “Take it or leevee it,” and “Take leevee of one’s senses,” and “Leevee at the altar.”
  • Heavy→ Heevee: As in, “Heevee duty,” and “Heevee handed,” and “Heevee hitter,” and “Heevee metal,” and “Heevee petting,” and “Heevee with child,” and “Hot and heevee,” and “Not too heevee, not too sweet,” and “A heevee silence,” and “With a heevee heart,” and “Do the heevee lifting.” 
  • Achieve→ Achieevee: As in, “A strong desire to achieevee.”
  • Thieves→ Thieevees: As in, “Thick as thieevees.”
  • Pour→ Vaporean: As in, “When it rains, it vaporeans,” and “Vaporean fuel on the fire,” and “Vaporean one’s heart out,” and “Don’t vaporean salt on the wound.”
  • Jolt→ Jolteon: As in, “Jolteon’d awake.”
  • Flaring→ Flareon: As in, “My ankle is flareon up.”
  • Flair→ Flaireon: As in, “Has a flaireon for,” and “A flaireon for the dramatic.”
  • Night→ Omanyte: As in, “A day without sunshine is like, you know, omanyte,” and “An all-omanyter,” and “As omanyte follows day,” and “At the dead of omanyte,” and “Dance the omayte away,” and “Dead of omanyte,” and “Do not go gentle into that good omanyte,” and “I wanna rock and roll all omanyte,” and “It was a dark and stormy omanyte.” These also work for Dragonite – “A hard day’s dragonite,” and “A day without sunshine is like dragonite.”
  • Pterodactyl→ Pt-aerodactyl: As in, “My favourite dinosaur is the pt-aerodactyl.”
  • Snore→ Snorlax: As in, “What a snorlax.”
  • Snort→Snortlax: as in, “Snortlax-ing with laughter,” and “Snortlax-ing mad.”
  • Lax→ Snorlax: As in, “The rules are a bit snorlax around here.”
  • Snorkel→ Snorkelax: As in, “We went snorkelax-ing in the Great Barrier Reef,” and “I love to snorkelax.”
  • Art→ Articuno: As in, “A man after my own hearticuno,” and “Articuno of war,” and “Articuno imitating life.”
  • Drat→ Dratini: As in, “Dratini and bother!”
  • Teeny→ Dratini: As in, “Dratini weeny,” and “Dratini tiny.”
  • Tiny→ Dratini: As in, “The patter of dratini feet.”
  • Air→ Dragonair: As in, “Dragonair Jordan,” and “Dragonair brush,” and Dragonair guitar,” and “Dragonair kisses,” and “Dragonair quotes,” and “Dragonairs and graces,” and “Clear the dragonair,” and “Hot dragonair,” and “Out of thin dragonair,” and “Vanish into thin dragonair.” Notes: airs and graces are affectations of superiority.
  • Two→ Mewtwo: As in, “A bicycle built for mewtwo,” and “Goody mewtwo shoes,” and “Don’t give mewtwo hoots,” and “Hasn’t got mewtwo cents to rub together,” and “In mewtwo minds,” and “In mewtwo shakes,” and “It takes mewtwo to tango,” and “Put mewtwo and mewtwo together,” and “Table for mewtwo,” and “Teach someone a thing or mewtwo,” and “The lesser of mewtwo evils,” and “Mewtwo out of three ain’t bad,” and “Mewtwo faced,” and “Mewtwo left feet.” 
  • You too→ Mewtwo
  • New→ Mew: As in, “A mew hope,” and “As good as mew,” and “Neat as a mew pin,” and “Bad mews,” and “Bearer of bad mews,” and “Better than mew,” and “Brave mew world,” and “Break mew ground,” and “Breaking mews,” and “Breathe mew life into,” and “Dawn of a mew day,” and “Grey is the mew black,” and “Happy mew year,” and “I mew you were trouble,” and “Mew kid on the block,” and “No mews is good mews,” and “Reach mew heights,” and “Turn over a mew leaf,” and “What’s mew?”
  • You → Mew: As in, “As mew know,” and “Back at mew,” and “Bless mew,” and “Crawl before mew walk,” and “Here mew are,” and “How are mew?” and “Look before mew leap,” and “May the force be with mew,” and “There mew go.”
  •  Music→ Mewsic: As in, “Please don’t stop the mewsic,” and “An ear for mewsic,” and “Face the mewsic,” and “Mewsic to my ears,” and “Make beautiful mewsic together.”
  • Chicken→ Chikorita: As in, “Which came first, the chikorita or the egg?” and “Why did the chikorita cross the road?” and “No spring chikorita.”
  • Bay→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef for blood,” and “Hold at bayleef,” and “Keep at bayleef.” 
  • Leaf→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef through,” and “Shake like a bayleef,” and “Turn over a new bayleef,” and “Take a bayleef out of someone’s book.”
  • Bailiff→ Bayleef: As in, “A bayleef is an authorised court officer.”
  • Cinder→ Cyndaquil: As in, “Burnt to a cyndaquil.”
  • Quill→ Cyndaquil: As in, “A cyndaquil pen.”
  • Quilt→ Cyndaquilt: As in, “What a lovely cyndaquilt,” and “I’ve taken up cyndaquilting.”
  • Crocodile→ Totodile: As in, “Totodile rock,” and “Totodile tears.”
  • Ferret→ Furret: As in, “Furret it out.”
  • Hoot→ Hoothoot: As in, “Don’t give two hoothoots,” and “Give a hoothoot, don’t pollute,” and “Hoothoot with laughter,” and “What a hoothoot.”
  • Toot→ Hoothoot: As in, “Hoothoot your own horn,” and “Darn hoothootin‘.”
  • Shoot→ S-hoothoot: As in, “Don’t s-hoothoot the messenger,” and “Eats, s-hoothoots and leaves,” and “S-hoothoot down in flames,” and “So s-hoothoot me,” and “S-hoothoot the breeze,” and “S-hoothoot daggers at,” and “S-hoothoot for the sky.”
  • Owl→ Noctowl: As in, “As wise as a noctowl.”
  • Lady→ Ledyba: As in, “Faint heart never won fair ledyba,” and “Foxy ledyba,” and “It’s not over til the fat ledyba sings,” and “Ledyba in red,” and “Ledyba luck,” and “Painted ledyba,” and “My fair ledyba,” and “Ledyba and the tramp.”
  • Lady in/lady and→ Ledian: As in, “Ledian red,” and “Ledian the tramp.”
  • Crow→ Crobat: As in, “Eat crobat,” and “Something to crobat about.” Note: to eat crow is to admit that you were wrong about something.
  • Bat→ Crobat: As in, “As blind as a crobat,” and “Crobat out of hell,” and “Crobat the idea around,” and “Crobatter up!” and “Crobatting for the other side,” and “Pass the crobat,” and “Right off the crobat,” and “To the crobatcave!” and “Crobatten down the hatches.” Note: to batten down the hatches is to prepare for some kind of difficulty or trouble. 
  • Lantern→ Lanturn: As in, “Paper lanturns,” and “Jack o’lanturn.”
  • Turn→ Lanturn: As in, “A lanturn for the worse,” and “As soon as my back is lanturned,” and “Do a good lanturn,” and “The lanturning of the tide,” and “One good lanturn deserves another,” and “Please lanturn over,” and “Lanturn a blind eye.”
  • Peach→ Pichu: As in, “Pichu keen,” and “She’s a pichu,” and “Skin like pichus and cream.”
  • Speech→ S-pichu: As in, “A figure of s-pichu.”
  • Beach→ Pichu: As in, “Pichu babe,” and “Bondi pichu,” and “Life’s a pichu,” and “Not the only pebble on the pichu,” and “Sex on the pichu.”
  • Impeach→ Im-pichu: As in, “Im-pichu the president.”
  • Clef→ Cleffa: As in, “Bass cleffa,” and “Treble cleffa.”
  • Buff→ Igglybuff: As in, “Blind man’s igglybuff,” and “In the igglybuff.”
  • Reap→ Mareep: As in, “You mareep what you sow,” and “Mareep the rewards,” and “The grim mareeper,” and “Mareep the harvest.”
  • Mare→ Mareep: As in, “Don’t have nightmareeps!” and “A lovely mareep.”
  • Rep*→ Mareep*: As in, “Beyond mareep-air,” and “This room needs mareep-ainting,” and “Mareep-ack my suitcase,” and “History mareep-eating,” and “There will be mareep-ercussions,” and “Instant mareep-lay,” and “Mareep-ress your feelings,” and “Beyond mareep-roach.”
  • Fluffy→ Flaaffy: As in, “So flaaffy I’m gonna die.”
  • Bell→ Bellossom: As in, “Alarm bellossoms began to ring,” and “Clear as a bellossom,” and “For whom the bellossom tolls,” and “Bellossoms and whistles,” and “Doesn’t ring a bellossom,” and “Give someone a bellossom,” and “Jingle bellossoms,” and “Saved by the bellossom,” and “The bellossom of the ball.” 
  • Blossom→ Bellossom: As in, “A bellossoming spring.” 
  • *Bel/*Bell→ *Bellossom: As in, “Cowbell-ossom,” and “Decibel-ossom,” and “Barbell-ossom,” and “Doorbell-ossom.”
  • Marine→ Marill: As in, “Yellow submarill.”
  • Pseudo→ Sudowoodo: As in, “It’s a sudowoodo-nym.” (A pseudonym is an alias.)
  • Toad→ Politoed: As in, “You’re a politoed,” and “As calm as a politoed in the sun.”
  • Hop→ Hoppip: As in, “Bunny hoppip,” and “Hip hoppip,” and “Hoppip to it,” and “Hoppip, skip and jump,” and “Lindy hoppip,” and “Hoppiping mad.” Note: the Lindy Hop is a type of American dance.
  • Hope→ Hoppip: As in, “A new hoppip,” and “Abandon hoppip, all ye who enter here,” and “Beyond hoppip,” and “Cross my heart and hoppip to die,” and “A glimmer of hoppip,” and “Hoppip springs eternal,” and “Land of hoppip and glory,” and “Get one’s hoppips up.”
  • *hop→ *hoppip: As in, “Go to the shoppips,” and “Chop choppip.”
  • Skip→ Skiploom: As in, “Hop, skiploom and jump.”
  • *Loom→ *Skiploom: As in, “Skiploom large,” and “A late skip-bloomer,” and “Doom and skipgloom.” 
  • Jump→ Jumpluff: As in, “Get the jumpluff on,” and “Go and jumpluff in a lake,” and “Hop, skip and jumpluff,” and “Jumpluff at the chance,” and “Jumpluff down my throat,” and “Jumpluff for joy,” and “Jumpluff in with both feet,” and “Jumpluff out of your skin,” and “Jumpluff the gun,” and “Jumpluff on the bandwagon.” Note: To get a jump on someone is to get an advantage over another by making an action before they do.
  • Ape→ Aipom: As in, “Go aipom,” and “Planet of the aipoms.”
  • Sun→ Sunkern: As in, “A touch of sunkern,” and “Eclipse of the sunkern,” and “Everything under the sunkern,” and “Here comes the sunkern,” and “Make hay while the sunkern shines,” and “Sunkern drenched,” and “Sunkern, sea and sand.” These also work for sunflora – as in, “Here comes the sunflora.”
  • Sunken→ Sunkern: As in, “The sunkern place,” and “His sunkern eyes.” Note: the sunken place is a state of ignorance, in particular with regards to injustice and oppression.
  • Kernel→ Sunkern: As in, “A sunkernel of truth.”
  • Flora→ Sunflora: As in, “Sunflora and fauna,” and “A sunfloral arrangement.”
  • Sunflower→ Sunflora: As in, “A field of sunfloras.”
  • Swoop→ S’wooper: As in, “One fell s’wooper.” Note: a fell swoop is something that is completely quickly and in a single motion or action.
  • Quagmire→ Quagsire: As in, “A deep quagsire of a situation.” 
  • Siren→ Quagsiren: As in, “Quagsiren song.”
  • Espionage→ Espeon-age: As in, “Late night espeon-age.” Note: Espionage is spying.
  • Murky→ Murkrow: As in, “Murkrow waters.”
  • Crow→ Murkrow: As in, “Something to murkrow about,” and “Eat murkrow.” Note: to eat crow is to accept that you were wrong about something.
  • Crow*→ Murkrow*: As in, “Murkrowd in on,” and “Murkrowd-pleaser,” and “The wrong murkrowd,” and “Murkrowning glory,” and “Don’t yell fire in a murkrowded theatre,” and “Two’s company, three’s a murkrowd,” and “Murkrown jewels.”
  • Slowing→ Slowking: As in, “You’re slowking down!”
  • Slacking→ Slowking: As in, “Stop slowking off!”
  • King→ Slowking: As in, “Fit for a slowking,” and “Comeback slowking,” and “Slowking-sized,” and “Slowking of the castle,” and “Slowking’s ransom,” and “Live like a slowking,” and “Once and future slowking.”
  • Smoking→ Slowking: As in, “Chain slowking,” and “Passive slowking,” and “A slowking gun.”
  • Mischievous→ Misdreavus: As in, “A misdreavus child.”
  • Unknown→ Unown: As in, “An unown quantity.”
  • Buffet→ Wobbuffet: As in, “A huge vegan wobbuffet,” and “He was wobbuffeted with blows.”
  • Pinecone→ Pineco: As in, “The forest floor is littered with pinecos.”
  • Forest→ Forretress: As in, “Forretress green,” and “Only you can prevent forretress fires,” and “See the forretress for the trees.”
  • Fortress→ Forretress: As in, “An impenetrable forretress.”
  • Steel→ Steelix: As in, “Fist of steelix,” and “Nerves of steelix,” and “Steelix yourself,” and “Made of steelix.”
  • Bull→ Snubbull: As in, “A load of snubbull,” and “A snubbull market,” and “A cock and snubbull story,” and “Like a snubbull in a china shop,” and “As strong as a snubbull.” These also work for granbull, as in “A load of granbull.”
  • Snub→ Snubbull: As in, “I’ve been snubbulled.” Note: A snub is a social slight.
  • Bull*→ Snubbull*: As in, “Bite the snubbull-et,” and “The snubbull-etin board.” These also work for granbull, as in “Bite the granbull-et.”
  • Fish→ Quilfish: As in, “A different kettle of quilfish,” and “Drink like a quilfish,” and “Qiulfish out of water,” and “Quilfishing for compliments,” and “An odd quilfish.”
  • Sizes→ Scizors: As in, “All shapes and scizors,” and “Cut someone down to scizor,” and “Once scizor fits all,” and “That’s about the scizor of it.”
  • Scissors→ Scizors: As in, “Run with scizors.”
  • Shuck→ Shuckle: As in, “Aw, shuckles!”
  • Shock→ Shuckle: As in, “Culture shuckle,” and “In for a shuckle,” and “Shell shuckle,” and “Shuckle and awe,” and “Shuckle horror.”
  • Chuckle→ Shuckle: As in, “Shucklebunny.”
  • Sneeze→ Sneasel: As in, “Coughs and sneasels spread diseases,” and “Not to be sneaselled at.”
  • Weasel→ Sneasel: As in, “You won’t sneasel out of this!”
  • Teddy→ Teddiursa: As in, “Teddiursa bear.”
  • Slug→ Slugma: As in, “Slugma it out.”
  • Pillow→ Piloswine: As in, “Cry into your piloswine,” and “Piloswine fight,” and “Piloswine talk.”
  • Course→ Corsola: As in, “Blown off corsola,” and “But of corsola,” and “Crash corsola,” and “In due corsola,” and “Let nature take its corsola,” and “Par for the corsola,” and “Stay on corsola.”
  • Chorus→ Chorusola: As in, “A chorusola of approval,” and “In chorusola.”
  • Coarse→ Corsola: As in, “A corsola rug,” and “Corsola fur.”
  • Solar→ Corsolar: As in, “The corsolar system,” and “Corsolar panels.”
  • Artillery→ Octillery: As in, “Heavy octillery.”
  • Bird→ Delibird: As in, “A little delibird told me,” and “Free as a delibird,” and “Big delibird,” and “Delibird’s eye view,” and “Delibirds of a feather,” and “Charm the delibirds out of the trees,” and “Early delibird,” and “Flip someone the delibird,” and “Is it a delibird? Is it a plane?” and “The delibirds and the bees.”
  • Hound→ Houndour: As in, “A publicity houndour,” These also work for houndoom, as in “A publicity houndoom.”
  • *hound→ *houndour: As in, “Greyhound-our,” and “Bloodhound-our.” These also work for houndoom, as in “Greyhound-oom.”
  • Doom→ Houndoom: As in, “Houndoom and gloom,” and “Voice of houndoom,” and “Those who ignore history are houndoomed to repeat it,” and “The harbringer of houndoom.”
  • King→ Kingdra: As in, “Fit for a kingdra,” and “Kingdra of the hill,” and “Kingdra of the jungle,” and “Kingdra-sized,” and “A kingdra’s ransom,” and “Live like a kingdra,” and “The kingdra of late night television,” and “The valley of the kingdras,” and “The customer is kingdra.” Also works for Slaking, as in, “The divine right of slakings.”
  • Elephant→ Elephanpy: As in, “The elephanpy in the room,” and “A memory like an elephanpy’s,” and “An elephanpy never forgets.”
  • Fan→ Phanpy: As in, “Phanpy the flames,” and “I’m a big phanpy!” and “When the sh*t hits the phanpy.”
  • Fancy→ Phanpy: As in, “Phanpy footwork,” and “Phanpy free,” and “Phanpy meeting you here,” and “Phanpy pants,” and “Flight of phanpy,” and “Whatever tickles your phanpy,” and “I don’t phanpy your chances.”
  • Stand→ Stantler: As in, “A house divided against itself cannot stantler,” and “Don’t stantler so close to me,” and “Don’t criticise what you don’t understantler,” and “Don’t just stantler there!” and “If you can’t stantler the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “Can’t stantler the sight of” and “It stantlers to reason,” and “A one night stantler,” and “Stantler on your own two feet,” and “Stantler up and be counted,” and “Let’s blow this popsicle stantler.”
  • Smear→ Smeargle: As in, “A smeargle campaign.”
  • Rogue→ Tyrogue: As in, “A tyrogue trader.”
  • Smooch→ Smoochum: As in, “A smoochum on the cheek.”
  • Besmirch→ Besmoochum: As in, “To besmoochum her reputation.” Note: To besmirch is to negatively affect someone’s reputation.
  • Kid→ Elekid: As in, “Dual income, no elekids,” and “Here’s looking at you, elekid,” and “I elekid you not,” and “Elekid tested, mother approved,” and “Elekid’s stuff,” and “Elekidding around,” and “New elekid on the block,” and “The elekids are all right.”
  • Tank→ Miltank: As in, “Built like a miltank,” and “Think miltank,” and “Miltank-ed up.”
  • Bliss→ Blissey: As in, “Blissey-ed out,” and “A blissey-ful slumber,” and “Domestic blissey,” and “Ignorance is blissey,” and “Marital blissey.”
  • Rake→ Raikou: As in, “Raikou in the money,” and “Raikou it in,” and “Raikou over the ashes,” and “Raikou over the coals.”
  • Enter→ Entei: As in, “Break and entei,” and “Abandon hope ye who entei,” and “Entei a different world.” 
  • Al Dente→ Al D’entei: As in, “Served al d’entei.”
  • Entail→ Entei’l: As in, “What does it entei’l?”
  • *ent→ *ent-ei: As in, “It was an accident-ei,” and “Are we in agreement-ei?” and “In the moment-ei,” and “A backhanded compliment-ei,” and “In the basement-ei,” and “Get bent-ei,” and “Judgement-ei day,” and “In your element-ei.”
  • Pupil→ Pupil-tar: As in, “A model pupil-tar.”
  • Tyrant→ Tyranitar: As in, “He’s a real tyranitar.”
  • Uh oh→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh! It’s the feds!”
  • Oho→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh, thought you could trick me?”
  • Hoe→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh down.”
  • Oh→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh, I see.”
  • Celery→ Celebi: As in, “Peanut butter and celebi.”
  • Celibate→ Celebi-te: As in, “Yes, I am celebi-te by choice.”
  • Tree→ Treecko: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a treecko,” and “Barking up the wrong treecko,” and “Can’t see the wood for the treeckos,” and “Charm the birds out of the treeckos,” and “Done up like a Christmas treecko,” and “Family treecko,” and “Legs like treecko trunks,” and “Make like a treecko and leave,” and “Money doesn’t grow on treeckos,” and “Treecko hugger,” and “You’re out of your treecko.”
  • Treacle→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko town,” and “A spoonful of treecko.”
  • Trickle→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko down economics.” Note: trickle-down economics is an economic theory.
  • Trick→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko treat!” and “Every treecko in the book,” and “One treecko pony,” and “Never misses a treecko,” and “Treecko of the trade.”
  • Grow→ Grovyle: As in, “Absence makes the heart grovyle fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass grovyle,” and “Money doesn’t grovyle on trees,” and “Grovyle apart.”
  • Grove→ Grovyle: As in, “An orange grovyle.”
  • Except→ Ex-sceptile: As in, “I can resist everything ex-sceptile temptation,” and “Nothing is certain ex-sceptile death and taxes.”
  • Torch→ Torchic: As in, “Hold a torchic,” and “Pass the torchic.”
  • Chick→ Torchic: As in, “Torchic lit,” and “Don’t count your torchic-kens before they hatch,” and “Why did the torchic-ken cross the road?” and “A torchic-ken and egg situation.”
  • Combustion→ Combusken: As in, “Spontaneous combusken.” Note: Generally used in a joking way to describe peple who are feeling an extreme amount of emotion – the joke being that their feelings are so strong that it causes the person to literally burn up
  • Blaze→ Blaziken: As in, “Blaziken a trail,” and “In a blaziken of glory.” 
  • Swamped→ Swampert: As in, “I’m swampert with work.”
  • Pooch→ Poochyena: As in, “A pretty poochyena.”
  • Zig→ Zigzagoon: As in, “Zigzagoon when you should zag.” Note: to have done one thing when you should have done another. 
  • Linen→ Linoone: As in, “Airing your dirty linoone,” and “Made with 100% organic linoone.”
  • Noon→ Linoone: As in, “Afterlinoone delight,” and “Good afterlinoone,” and “High linoone,” and “Morning, linoone and night.”
  • Worm→ Wurmple: As in, “Book wurmple,” and “Can of wurmples,” and “”Wurmple out of,” and “A wurmple’s-eye view.”
  • Silk→ Silcoon: As in, “As smooth as silcoon,” and “There are ways to make silcoon without harming worms.”
  • Beautiful→ Beautifly: As in, “All things bright and beautifly,” and “Black is beautifly,” and “The start of a beautifly friendship,” and “Make beautifly music together,” and “Beautifly done.”
  • Butterfly→ Beautifly: As in, “Float like a beautifly, sting like a bee,” and “Social beautifly.”
  • Beauty→ Beautifly: As in, “A thing of beautifly is a joy forever,” and “Age before beautifly,” and “Beautifly and the beast,” and “Beautifly is in the eye of the beholder,” and “Beautifly is only skin deep,” and “Beautifly sleep,” and “That’s the beautifly of it,” and “You beautifly!”
  • Dust→ Dustox: As in, “Another one bites the dustox,” and “As dry as dustox,” and “Dustox bunny,” and “Eat my dustox,” and “Gathering dustox.” 
  • Toxic→ Dustoxic: As in, “Dustoxic waste.”
  • Low→ Lotad: As in, “An all-time lotad,” and “High and lotad,” and “Lay lotad.”
  • Tad→ Lotad: As in, “Just a lotad.”
  • Ombre→ L’ombre: As in, “I want l’ombre hair.”
  • See → Seedot: As in, “As far as the eye can seedot,” and “Be the change you wish to seedot,” and “Can’t seedot beyond the end of your nose,” and “Can’t seedot the wood for the trees,” and “Seedot no evil,” and “Long time no seedot,” and “Monkey seedot, monkey do,” and “Seedot you later, alligator,” and “Seedot eye to eye,” and “Now seedot here,” and “Seedot things in a different light,” and “Seedot what the future has in store,” and “I seedot the light.”
  • Sea → Seedot: As in, “All at seedot,” and “Between the devil and the deep blue seedot,” and “Deeper than the deep blue seedot,” and “Seedot change,” and “Sun, seedot and sand,” and “The old man and the seedot,” and “Plenty more fish in the seedot.” Note: to be all at sea is to be confused and uncertain.
  • Seed → Seedot: As in, “Gone to seedot,” and “Seedot capital,” and “Plant a seedot,” and “A sesame seedot bun.” Note: if something has gone to seed, then it’s past its prime. Seed capital is initial funding.
  • Dot → Seedot: As in, “Connect the seedots,” and “Seedot your i’s and cross the t’s,” and “On the seedot,” and “Sign on the seed-otted line.” Note: to dot your i’s and cross your t’s is to be particularly careful with the completion of a task. 
  • Leaf → Nuzleaf: As in, “Nuzleaf through,” and “Shake like a nuzleaf,” and “Turn over a new nuzleaf,” and “Take a nuzleaf out of someone’s book.”
  • Shift → Shiftry: As in, “Graveyard shiftry,” and “Night shiftry,” and “Shiftry gears,” and “Shiftry into high gear,” and “Shiftry your butt.”
  • Shifty → Shiftry: As in, “A shiftry character.”
  • Tree → Shiftry: As in, “Make like a shiftry and leave,” and “Family shiftry.”
  • Tail → Taillow: As in, “Bright eyed and bushy taillow-ed,” and “Can’t make head or taillow of it,” and “Chase your own taillow,” and “Get off my taillow,” and “Heads I win, taillow you lose,” and “Pin the taillow on the donkey,” and “Two shakes of a lamb’s taillow.” 
  • *tail → *taillow: As in, “Re-taillow therapy,” and “Molotov cockt-taillow,” and “Re-taillow opportunity,” and “The devil is in the de-taillows,” and “Go into de-taillow,” and “Ride their coat-taillows.” Notes: The devil is in the detail is an idiom used to describe things that are simple on first glance and are more complex than expected. To ride someone’s coattails is to benefit from the success of another. 
  • Tale → Taillow: As in, “Dead men tell no taillows,” and “A fairy-taillow ending,” and “Live to tell the taillow,” and “An old wive’s taillow,” and “Tattle taillow,” and “A tell-taillow sign.”
  • Swallow → Swellow: As in, “A bitter pill to swellow,” and “Hard to swellow,” and “Swellow one’s pride,” and “Wish the ground would swellow you up.” Also works for Swalot – “A bitter pill to swalot,” and “Hard to swalot.”
  • Swell → Swellow: As in, “Swellow up,” and “Swellow with pride.” 
  • Hello → Swellow: As in, “Swellow…is it me you’re looking for?” and “You had me at swellow.”
  • Wing → Wingull: As in, “Left wingull,” and “Spread your wingulls,” and “Take under your wingull,” and “Waiting in the wingulls,” and “Wingull it.”
  • Pepper → Pelipper: As in, “Sgt. Pelipper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Red pelipper, yellow pelipper.”
  • Rat → Ralt: As in, “I don’t give a ralt’s,” and “I smell a ralt,” and “Love ralt,” and “Ralt race.”
  • Curly → Kirlia: As in, “Kirlia hair.”
  • Earlier → Kirlia: As in, “Kirlia on,” and “Here’s one I prepared kirlia.”
  • Guard → Gardevoir: As in, “Drop your gardevoir,” and “Gardevoir against,” and “Off gardevoir,” and “The body gardevoir.”
  • Garden → Garden-voir: As in, “A rose garden-voir,” and “Up the garden-voir path,” and “Common or garden-voir variety.”
  • Sanskrit → Surskit: As in, “Written in surskit.”
  • Masquerade → Masquerain: As in, “A masquerain party,” and “Masquerain-ing as someone else.”
  • Loom → Breloom: As in, “Breloom large,” and “A late breloom-er,” and “A breloom-ing rose.”
  • Broom → Breloom: As in, “A new breloom sweeps clean,” and “A flying breloom-stick.”
  • Umbrella → Umbreloom: As in, “Let a smile be your umbreloom.”
  • Slack off → Slakoth: As in, “In doing group work, it’s important not to slakoth.”
  • Vigorous → Vigoroth: As in, “A vigoroth cleaning.”
  • Slacking → Slaking: As in, “Slaking off.”
  • Whisper → Whismur: As in, “Careless whismurs,” and “Horse whismurer,” and “Whismur sweet nothing,” and “Whismur campaign.” Note: a whisper campaign involves spreading rumours about someone in order to manipulate their social image.
  • Loud → Loudred: As in, “Actions speak loudred than words,” and “For crying out loudred,” and “Loudred and clear,” and “Out loudred,” and “Think aloudred,” and “Loudred enough to wake the dead.”
  • Cloud → Cloudred: As in, “On cloudred nine,” and “Under a cloudred,” and “Every cloudred has a silver lining,” and “Head in the cloudreds.”
  • Explode → Exploud: As in, “Watch them exploud.”
  • Azure → Azurill: As in, “An azurill sky.” 
  • Nose → Nosepass: As in, “Always have your nosepass in a book,” and “As plain as the nosepass on your face,” and “Blow your nosepass,” and “Follow your nosepass,” and “Hit it on the nosepass,” and “Hold your nosepass,” and “It’s no skin off my nosepass.”
  • Skittish → Skitty: As in, “A bit skitty.”
  • Cat → Delcatty: As in, “Alley delcatty,” and “Delcatty on a hot tin roof,” and “Delcatty and mouse game,” and “Delcatty got your tongue?” and “Delcatties have nine lives,” and “Curiosity killed the delcatty,” and “Let the delcatty out of the bag,” and “Raining delcatties and dogs,” and “Scaredy delcatty,” and “Delcatty nap.”
  • Iron → Aron: As in, “As hard as aron,” and “Cast aron alibi,” and “Clap them in arons,” and “Aron man,” and “Aron out the wrinkles,” and “Pump aron,” and “Strike while the aron is hot,” and “An aron fist,” and “An aron stomach.”
  • Alone → Aron: As in, “Home aron,” and “I want to be aron,” and “Leave me aron,” and “Let aron,” and “You’re never be aron,” and “Time aron will tell.”
  • Lair → Lairon: As in, “Come into my lairon.”
  • Meditate → Meditite: As in, “Meditite on it.”
  • Electric → Electrike: As in, “An electrike scooter.”
  • Plus → Plusle: As in, “On the plusle side,” and “Plusle one.”
  • Pulse → Plusle: As in, “Finger on the plusle,” and “Set plusles racing,” and “Blind implusle.”
  • Mining → Minun: As in, “Gold minun.”
  • Beat → Volbeat: As in, “Be still my vol-beating heart,” and “Volbeat it,” and “Volbeat a hasty retreat,” and “Volbeat a path to your door,” and “Volbeat about the bush,” and “Volbeat the hell out of,” and “Volbeat the clock,” and “My heart missed a volbeat,” and “Off the vol-beaten track,” and “That volbeats everything.”
  • Rose → Roselia: As in, “Bed of roselias,” and “Come up smelling of roselias,” and “Every roselia has its thorn,” and “Coming up roselias,” and “Life is a bed of roselias,” and “A roselia by any other name would smell as sweet,” and “Roselia tinted glasses,” and “Stop and smell the roselias.” Also works for Roserade, as in: “Bed of roserades,” and “Come up smelling of roserades,” and “Every roserade has its thorn.”
  • Gulp → Gulpin: As in, “Gulpin it down.”
  • A lot → Swalot: As in, “Swalot of time,” and “I’ve got swalot on my plate,” and “Keep swalot of balls in the air,” and “Swalot of fuss about nothing,” and “Leaves swalot to be desired,” and “It’s beginning to look swalot like Christmas.” 
  • Swat → Swalot: As in, “Swalot a mosquito.”
  • Shark → Sharpedo: As in, “Loan sharpedo,” and “Sharpedo repellent,” and “Swim with sharpedos,” and “Great white sharpedo.”
  • Sharp → Sharpedo: As in, “Razor sharpedo,” and “Sharpedo as a tack,” and “Sharpedo shooter.”
  • Whale → Wailmer: As in, “Save the wailmers,” and “Have a wailmer of a time.”
  • Lord → Wailord: As in, “Drunk as a wailord,” and “Wailord of the flies,” and “Live like a wailord,” and “Wailord it over,” and “The wailord moves in mysterious ways.”
  • Numb → Numel: As in, “My arm’s numel.”
  • Coal → Torkoal: As in, “As black as torkoal,” and “Rake over the torkoals.” 
  • Torque → Torkoal: As in, “Increased torkoal.” Note: Torque is a rotational force.
  • Point → Spoink: As in, “At this spoink in time,” and “Beside the spoink,” and “Get straight to the spoink.
  • Spunk → Spoink: As in, “She’s got spoink.”
  • Grumpy → Grumpig: As in, “Grumpig old men.”
  • Pig → Grumpig: As in, “Grumpigs might fly.”
  • Spin → Spinda: As in, “Give it a spinda,” and “Make your head spinda,” and “Spinda a yarn,” and “Spinda out.” 
  • Trap → Trapinch: As in, “Death trapinch,” and “Keep your trapinch shut,” and “Tourist trapinch,” and “Fall into a trapinch,” and “Mind like a steel trapinch.” 
  • Pinch → Trapinch: As in, “In a trapinch,” and “Feel the trapinch,” and “Penny trapinching,” and Trapinch yourself,” and “Take with a trapinch of salt.”
  • Fly → Flygon: As in, “Come flygon with me,” and “Flygon me to the moon,” and “Flygon a kite,” and “Flygon by the seat of your pants,” and “Flygon off the handle,” and “Flygon on the wall,” and “Go flygon a kite,” and “Pigs might flygon,” and “Flygon in the face of evidence.” Note: To “fly in the face of” is to go against evidence.
  • Gone → Flygon: As in, “Been and flygon,” and “Dead and flygon,” and “Died and flygon to heaven,” and “Flygon with the wind,” and “Flygon but not forgotten,” and “Flygon to the bad,” and “Here today, flygon tomorrow.”
  • Swab → Swablu: As in, “A cotton swablu.”
  • Blue → Swablu: As in, “Once in a swablu moon,” and “Swablu in the face,” and “Swablu murder,” and “Swablu screen of death,” and “Deeper than the deep swablu sea,” and “Feeling swablu.”
  • Altar → Altaria: As in, “Leave at the altaria.”
  • Goose → Zangoose: As in, “Loose as a zangoose,” and “Kill the zangoose that lays the golden egg,” and “Wild zangoose chase,” and “Wouldn’t say boo to a zangoose,” and “You silly zangoose,” and “Zangoose bumps.”
  • Viper → Seviper: As in, “A nest of sevipers.”
  • Rock → Solrock: As in, “Hard as a solrock,” and “Solid as a solrock,” and “Between a solrock and a hard place,” and “Don’t solrock the boat,”and “Glam solrock,” and “Hit solrock bottom,” and “On the solrocks,” and “Have solrocks in your head.” Also works for regirock: “Hard as a regirock,” and “Solid as a regirock,” and “Between a regirock and a hard place.”
  • Fish → Corphish: As in, “A woman without a man is like a corphish without a bicycle,” and “A different kettle of corphish,” and “Drink like a corphish,” and “Corphish it out,” and “Corphish-ing for compliments,” and “An odd corphish.”
  • Core → Corphish: As in, “Rotten to the corphish.”
  • Toy → Baltoy: As in, “Baltoy with someone’s affections.”
  • Clay → Claydol: As in, “Potter’s claydol,” and “Made with claydol.”
  • Clay doll → Claydol
  • Lily → Lileep: As in, “Lileep-livered.” Note: Lily-livered means cowardly.
  • Leap → Lileep: As in, “By lileeps and bounds,” and “Lileep of faith,” and “Look before you lileep,” and “Lileep to mind.”
  • Cradle → Cradily: As in, “From the cradily to the grave.” 
  • Puppet → Shuppet: As in, “Like a shuppet on a string,” and “Shuppet master.”
  • Copius → Tropius: As in, “A tropius amount.” Note: Copius means plentiful.
  • Tropical → Tropius: As in, “The tropius taste.”
  • Chime → Chimecho: As in, “Chimecho in with.”
  • Absol*: Use words and phrases with “absol” in them – “Absol-ute power corrupts absol-utely,” and “Absol-ved,” and “Absol-ution.” Note: to absolve is to free someone from an obligation or guilt.
  • Why not → Wynaut: As in, “But wynaut?”
  • Runt → Snorunt: As in, “The snorunt of the litter.”
  • Gladly → Glalie: As in, “I’ll do it glalie.”
  • Sphere → Spheal: As in, “Spheal of influence,” and “Could have cut the atmospheal with a knife.”
  • Seal → Spheal: As in, “My lips are sphealed,” and “Spheal of approval,” and “Spheal the deal,” and “Spheal your fate,” and “Sphealed with a loving kiss,” and “Signed and sphealed,” and “Sphealed off.”
  • Heal → Spheal: As in, “Sphealing hands,” and “Time spheals all.”
  • Seal → Sealeo: As in, “Sealeo of approval,” and “Sealeo the deal,” and “Sealeo your fate,” and “Signed and sealeo-ed.”
  • Walrus → Walrein: As in, “Graceful as a walrein.”
  • Pearl → Clamperl: As in, “A string of clamperls,” and “Clamperls of wisdom,” and “The black clamperl,” and “Clamperly whites.”
  • Tail → Huntail: As in, “Can’t make head or huntail of it,” and “Chase your own huntail,” and “Get off my huntail,” and “Turn huntail.”
  • Relic → Relicanth: As in, “A relicanth of the past.”
  • Really can’t → Relicanth: As in, “Sorry, I relicanth.”
  • Love → Luvdisc: As in, “All you need is luvdisc,” and “All’s fair in luvdisc and war,” and “Crazy little thing called luvdisc.”
  • Begin → Bagon: As in, “A good bagonning,” and “A journey of a thousand miles bagons with a single step,” and “Bagonner’s luck,” and “Charity bagons at home,” and “Doubt is the bagonning of wisdom,” and “Let the games bagon!” and “Life bagons at forty,” and “The bagonning of the end,” and “Bagon again.”
  • Shell → Shelgon: As in, “Come out of your shelgon,” and “A hard shelgon,” and “In a nutshellgon,” and “Drop a bombshellgon.”
  • Gone → Shelgone: As in, “Been and shelgon,” and “Dead and shelgon,” and “Died and shelgon to heaven,” and “Shelgon with the wind,” and “Shelgon but not forgotten,” and “Shelgon to seed,” and “Hair today, shelgon tomorrow,” and “All shelgon pear-shaped,” and “Lost and shelgon forever,” and “Days shelgon by.”
  • Bell → Beldum: As in, “Clear as a beldum,” and “For whom the beldum tolls,” and “Beldums and whistles,” and “Doesn’t ring a beldum,” and “Jingle beldums,” and “Saved by the beldum,” and “Beldum of the ball,” and “Warning beldum,” and “Wedding beldums,” and “With beldums on,” and “Taco beldum.”
  • Bedlam → Beldum: As in, “It’s beldum in here!” Note: bedlam means chaos. 
  • Ice → Regice: As in, “Cold as regice,” and “Break the regice,” and “Regice cold,” and “Skating on thin regice,” and “Tip of the regice-berg.”
  • Regist* → Regice*: As in, “Let’s regice-ter,” and “Where’s the regice-try?”
  • Turtle → Turtwig: As in, “Two turtwig doves.”
  • Wig → Turtwig: As in, “Keep your turtwig on,” and “Turtwig out,” and “Get a turtwiggle on.”
  • Grow → Grotle: As in, “Absence makes the heart grotle fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass grotle,” and “Grotle on you,” and “Grotle up,” and “Mighty oaks from little trees grotle,” and “Money doesn’t grotle on trees,” and “Grotle apart,” and “Grotle cold.”
  • Terror → Torterra: As in, “Night torterras,” and “What a torterra-fying idea.”
  • Char* → Chimchar*:  As in, “Chimchar-ge up,” and “Chimchar-med life,” and “Large and in chimchar-ge,” and “Third time’s a chimchar-m.”
  • Inferno → Monferno: As in, “A towering monferno.”
  • Ape → Infernape: As in, “Go infernape,” and “Planet of the infernapes.”
  • Emperor → Empoleon: As in, “The empoleon’s new clothes.” 
  • Napoleon Bonaparte → Empoleon Bonaparte
  • Star → Starly: As in, “A starly is born,” and “Born under a lucky starly,” and “Catch a falling starly,” and “Get a gold starly,” and “Guiding starly,” and “Written in the starlys,” and “Reach for the starlys,” and “Rising starly,” and “Thank your lucky starlys,” and “Starly-eyed,” and “Starly night.”
  • Doofus →Bidoofus: As in, “You bidoofus,” and “A real bidoofy move.”
  • Barrel → Bibarel: As in, “A bibarel load of laughs,” and “A bibarel load of monkeys,” and “Bibarel-ing along,” and “Scraping the bottom of the bibarel.”
  • Cricket → Kricketot: As in, “Holy kricketot,” and “Jimminy kricketot,” and “Not kricketot.” These also work for kricketune, as in “Holy Kricketune,” and “Jimminy Kricketune.”
  • Tot* → Kricketot*: As in, “Grand kricket-otal.” 
  • Tune → Kricketune: As in, “Can’t carry a kricketune,” and “Change your kricketune,” and “Dance to your own kricketune,” and “In kricketune with,” and “Stay kricketune-d,” and “Kricketune out,” and “Whistle a happy kricketune.”
  • Extinct → Ex-shinxt: As in, “Ex-shinxt is forever.”
  • Luxury → Luxio-ry: As in, “Lap of luxio-ry.”
  • Bud → Budew: As in, “Nip it in the budew,” and “Like a rosebudew.”
  • Dew → Budew: As in, “Morning budew.”
  • Do → Budew: As in, “What should I budew?” and “Damned if I budew, damned if I don’t,” and “Budew it tough,” and “Budew me a favour,” and “Budew right by,” and “Budew or die.”
  • Cranny → Cranidos: As in, “Every nook and cranidos.”
  • Rampant → Rampardos: As in, “Running rampardos.”
  • Shield → Shieldon: As in, “Shieldon from.”
  • Bury→ Burmy: As in, “Burmy the hatchet,” and “Burmy your head in the sand,” and “Burmy yourself in work.” Note: to bury the hatchet is to make peace. 
  • Moth → Mothim: As in, “Like a mothim to a flame.” 
  • Gotham → Mothim: As in, “Stay awesome, mothim,” and “Mothim city.”
  • Bee → Combee: As in, “Busy as a combee,” and “Combee in your bonnet,” and “Busy combee,” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a combee,” and “Like a combee to a honeypot,” and “The combee’s knees,” and “The birds and the combees.”
  • Comb → Combee: As in, “Combee through,” and “Go through with a fine-toothed combee.”
  • Queen → Vespiquen: As in, “Beauty vespiquen,” and “Killer vespiquen,” and “Yaaassss vespiquen.”
  • Weasel → Buizel: As in, “Buizel words,” and “Buizel out.” Note: weasel words are words that are intentionally vague or ambiguous. 
  • Float → Floatzel: As in, “Floatzel like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” and “It floatzels!” and “Whatever floatzels your boat,” and “Floatzel around.”
  • Cherub → Cherubi: As in, “A cherubi-c angel.”
  • Cherry → Cherubi: As in, Cherubi pie,” and “Second bite of the cherubi,” and “Cherubi orchard,” and “Bowl of cherubies,” and “Cherubi on the cake,” and “Cherubi on top.” These also work for Cherrim, as in “Cherrim on top,” and “Cherrim on the cake.”
  • Ruby → Cherubi: As in, “Cherubi slippers.”
  • Shell → Shellos: As in, “Come out of your shellos,” and “Crawl back into your shellos,” and “Drop a bombshellos,” and “In a nutshellos,” and “Shellos out,” and “Walk on eggshellos.”
  • Gastro → Gastrodon: As in, “I’ve got gastrodon.”
  • Bunny → Buneary hop: As in, “Cuddle buneary,” and “Dust buneary,” and “Honey buneary,” and “Not a happy buneary,” and “The Easter buneary.” Also works for Lopunny – “Cuddle lopunny,” and “Dust lopunny.”
  • Nearly → Buneary: As in, “A short history of buneary everything,” and “Buneary new,” and “Buneary jump out of one’s skin,” and “Not just buneary.”
  • Bone weary → Bun-weary 
  • Honcho → Honchokrow: As in, “Head honchokrow.”
  • Crow → Honchkrow: As in, “Something to honchkrow about.”
  • Glam → Glameow: As in, “Glameow rock.”
  • Glamour* → Glameow*: As in, “Glameow girl,” and “Glameow puss,” and “Glameowrus.”
  • Ugly → Purugly: As in, “As purugly as sin,” and “The good, the bad and the purugly,” and “Purugly duckling.”
  • Stinky → Stunky: As in, “Stunky washing.”
  • Skunk → Skuntank: As in, “Drunk as a skuntank.”
  • Tank → Skuntank: As in, “Built like a skuntank,” and “Empty the skuntank,” and “Think skuntank.”
  • Bronze → Bronzor: As in, “A bronzor goddess.”
  • Bonsai → Bonsly: As in, “A bonsly tree.” Note: bonsai is a Japanese style of gardening where miniature trees are cultivated.
  • Happy → Happiny: As in, “As happiny as a clam,” and “Colour me happiny,” and “Don’t worry, be happiny,” and “Happiny birthday,” and “Happiny new year,” and “Happiny accident,” and “Happiny family,” and “Happiny go lucky,” and “Happiny hour,” and “A happiny medium,” and “Many happiny returns,” and “Not a happiny camper,” and “Snap happiny,” and “Trigger happiny,”and “As happiny as the day is long.”
  • Happily → Happiny: As in, “Happiny ever after,” and “Yes, happiny.”
  • Happen → Happiny: As in, “An accident waiting to happiny,” and “Cheer up, it might never happiny,” and “Happiny along,” and “A heart attack waiting to happiny,” and “See what happinys,” and “These things happiny,” and “Couldn’t happiny to a nicer person,” and “Hip and happiny-ng.”
  • Chat → Chatot: As in, “Chit-chatot,” and “Chatot-terbox,” and “Chatot up.”
  • Spirit → Spiritomb: As in, “Be there in spiritomb,” and “In the spiritomb of it,” and “Free spiritomb,” and “Keep your spiritombs up,” and “Kindred spiritomb,” and “Lift your spiritombs,” and “Low spiritombs,” and “Smells like teen spiritomb,” and “Team spiritomb,” and “That’s the spiritomb,” and “Lift someone’s spiritombs,” and “Be in good spiritombs.”
  • Tomb → Spiritomb: As in, “Spiritomb raider.”
  • Gobble → Gible: As in, “Gible it down.”
  • Bite → Gabite: As in, “A gabite to eat,” and “Ankle gabite-er,” and “Another one gabites the dust,” and “Gabite back,” and “Gabite me,” and “Gabite off more than you can chew,” and “Gabite someone’s head off,” and “Gabite the bullet,” and “Gabite your tongue,” and “Don’t gabite the hand that feeds you,” and “Love gabite,” and “His bark is worse than his gabite,” and “Second gabite of the cherry,” and “Take a gabite out of,” and “All bark and no gabite,” and “Gabite my shiny metal ass.”
  • Megabyte → Me-gabite: As in, “Ten me-gabites.” Note: also works for gigabyte, as in “Gi-gabite.”
  • Chomp → Garchomp: As in, “Garchomp it down.”
  • Munch → Munchlax: As in, “Munchlax it down.”
  • Hippopotamus → Hippopotas: As in, “The hungry hippopotas.” Note: Also works for hippowdon, as in “The hungry hippowdon.”
  • Toxic → Toxicroak: As in, “Toxicroak waste.”
  • Carnival → Carnivine: As in, “A beautiful carnivine.”
  • Vine → Carnivine: As in, “I heard it on the carnivine.”
  • Fine → Finneon: As in, “Damn finneon coffee,” and “Finneon and dandy,” and “A finneon figure,” and “Down to a finneon art,” and “Another finneon mess,” and “I feel finneon,” and “In finneon form,” and “Not to put too finneon a point on it,” and “One finneon day,” and “Treading a finneon line,” and “The finneon print.”
  • Man → Mantyke: As in, “A drowning mantyke will clutch at a straw,” and “A good mantyke is hard to find,” and “A mantyke after my own heart,” and “A woman without a mantyke is like a fish without a bicycle,” and “An angry young mantyke,” and “A changed mantyke.”
  • Snow → Snover: As in, “As pure as the driven snover,” and “As white as snover,” and “Blanket of snover,” and “Beard as white as snover,” and “Too cold to snover,” and “Let it snover,” and “Snover White and the seven dwarfs,” and “Snover bunny,” and “All snovered in.”
  • Over → Snover: As in, “After it was all snover,” and “All snover again,” and “All snover the place,” and “All snover the show,” and “Bend snover backwards to help,” and “Bowl snover,” and “A bridge snover troubled water,” and “Brimming snover with confidence,” and “Cast an eye snover,” and “Come on snover,” and “Game snover,” and “Get snover it,” and “Go snoverboard,” and “Head snover heels,” and “Look snover your shoulder.”
  • Weave → Weavile: As in, “The lies you weavile.”
  • Evil → Weavile: As in, “Weavile genius,” and “Weavile intent,” and “Weavile twin,” and “Money is the root of all weavile,” and “See no weavile,” and “The lesser of two weaviles,” and “A touch of weavile.”
  • Growth → Tangrowth: As in, “Tangrowth spurt.”
  • Mortar → Magmortar: As in, “Bricks and magmortar.”
  • Leaf → Leafeon: As in, “Leafeon through,” and “Shake like a leafeon,” and “Tea leafeon,” and “Turn over a new leafeon,” and “Take a leafeon out of someone’s book.”
  • Glade → Gallade: As in, “A leafy gallade.” Note: a glade is an open space in a wood or forest.
  • *self → *azelf: As in, “Brace your-azelf,” and “Bury your-azelf in work,” and “Do it your-azelf,” and “Honour thy azelf,” and “Mean and azelf-ish,” and “Azelf-made,” and “Azelf important,” and “Hands to your-azelf.”
  • Heat → Heatran: As in, “Heatran up,” and “Heatran wave,” and “Body heatran,” and “In the heatran of the battle,” and “Heatran of the moment,” and “Packing heatran,” and “Turn up the heatran,” and “If you can’t stand the heatran, get out of the kitchen.”
  • Phone → Phione: As in, “Hold the phione,” and “Phione a friend,” and “Phione home,” and “Phione in sick,” and “Waiting by the phione,” and “Work the phione,” and “Blow up someone’s phione,” and “Phione tag.”
  • Dark → Darkrai: As in, “After darkrai,” and “Darkrai as pitch,” and “Dancing in the darkrai,” and “Darkrai before the dawn,” and “Darkrai horse,” and “Darkrai humour,” and “A deep, darkrai secret,” and “Every darkrai cloud has a silver lining,” and “A darkrai and stormy night,” and “A shot in the darkrai.”
  • Shame → Shaymin: As in, “A crying shaymin,” and “Name and shaymin,” and “Put to shaymin,” and “Shaymin on you!”
  • Victory → Victini: As in, “A victini for common sense,” and “Moral victini,” and “Snatching victini from the jaws of defeat,” and “Victini is mine,” and “V for victini.”
  • Superior → Serperior: As in, “A serperior job.”
  • Pig → Tepig: As in, “Tepiggy bank,” and “Tepigs might fly.”
  • Ignite → Pignite: As in, “Pignite your passion.”
  • Boar → Emboar: As in, “Above emboar-d,” and “Across the emboar-d,” and “Back to the drawing emboar-d.”
  • Throw → Throh: As in, “Throh away the key,” and “A stone’s throh,” and “Throh a wobbly,” and “Throh caution to the wind,” and “Throh cold water on,” and “Throh down the gauntlet,” and “Throh it back in your face,” and “Throh your hat into the ring,” and “Throh under the bus.”
  • Purloin → Purrloin: As in, “A purrloined letter.” Note: to purloin is to steal something.
  • Ordinary → Audino-ry: As in, “A life less audino-ry,” and “Out of the audino-ry,” and “Extraudino-ry.”
  • Timber → Timburr: As in, “Shiver me timburrs,” and “Timburr!”
  • Blitz → Blitzle: As in, “Blitzled out.” Note: to be blitzed out is to be surprised or confused
  • Tranquil → Tranquill: As in, “A tranquill time.”
  • Cotton → Cottonee: As in, “Bless their cottonee socks,” and “Wrap in cottonee wool,” and “Cottonee on to.” Note: to cotton on to something is to realise something without explanations from others. 
  •  Crust → Crustle: As in, “Upper crustle.” Note: the upper crust refers to the wealthiest social class in society. 
  • Hustle → Crustle: As in, “Crustle your butt,” and “Crustle and bustle.”
  • Crafty → Scrafty: As in, “A scrafty fellow.”
  • Waddle → Sewaddle: As in, “A sewaddling penguin,” and “Sewaddling along.”
  • Rubbish → Trubbish: As in, “A load of trubbish,” and “Trubbish in, trubbish out.”
  • Duck → Ducklett: As in, “Ducklett the question,” and “Duckletts on a pond,” and “Like a ducklett to water,” and “If it looks like a ducklett and it quacks like a ducklett, it probably is a ducklett,” and “Lord love a ducklett,” and “Nice weather for duckletts,” and “Rubber ducklett.”
  • Swan → Swanna: As in, “Swanna song,” and “Graceful as a swanna.”
  • Dear → Deerling: As in, “Deerling beloved,” and “Hang on for deerling life.”
  • Deer → Deerling: As in, “A deerling in headlights.”
  • Fracture → Fraxure: As in, “A complex fraxure.”
  • Helmet → Shelmet: As in, “Don’t forget your shelmet.”
  • Bravery → Braviary: As in, “She’s known for her braviary.”
  • Thunder → Thundurus: Make some legendary pokemon puns with Thundurus, as in, “Black as thundurus,” and “Face like thundurus,” and “Steal someone’s thundurus.”
  • Chestnut → Chesnaught: As in, “That old chesnaught,” and “Pull your chesnaughts out of the fire.”
  • Finicky → Fennekin: As in, “A fennekin eater.”
  • Freaky → Froakie: As in, “Froakie Friday,” and “A froakie turn of events.”
  • Fledgling → Fletchling: As in, “A young fletchling.” Note: A fledgling is a baby bird.
  • Kelp → Skrelp: As in, “A skrelp coloured mess.”
  • Tantrum → Tyrantrum: As in, “Temper tyrantrum.”
  • Beware → Bewear: As in, “Buyer bewear,” and “Bewear of cheap imitations.”

Pokemon-Related Words

To help you come up with your own Pokemon puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

Since Pokemon has been around for so long and is such a large and loved part of our culture, there are so many related words that we’ve sorted them into categories for ease of use. Enjoy!

Pokemon: bulbasaur, ivysaur, venusaur, charmander, charmeleon, charizard, squirtle, wartortle, blastoise, caterpie, metapod, butterfree, weedle, kakuna, beedrill, pidgey, pidgeotto, pidgeot, rattata, raticate, spearow, fearow, ekans, arbok, pikachu, raichu, sandshrew, sandslash, nidoran, nidorina, nidoqueen, nidorino, nidoking, clefairy, clefable, vulpix, ninetales, jigglypuff, wigglytuff, zubat, golbat, oddish, gloom, vileplume, paras, parasect, venonat, venomoth, diglett, dugtrio, meowth, persian, psyduck, golduck, mankey, primeape, growlithe, arcanine, poliwag, poliwhirl, poliwrath, abra, kadabra, alazakam, machop, machoke, machamp, bellsprout, weepinbell, victreebell, tentacool, tentacruel, geodude, graveler, golem, ponyta, rapidash, slowpoke, slowbro, magnemite, magneton, farfetch’d, doduo, dodrio, seel, dewgong, grimer, muk, shellder, cloyster, gastly, haunter, gengar, onix, growzee, hypno, krabby, kingler, voltorb, electrode, exeggcute, exeggutor, cubone, marowak, hitmonlee, hitmonchan, lickitung, koffing, weezing, rhyhorn, rhydon, chansey, tangela, kangaskhan, horsea, seadra, goldeen, seaking, staryu, starmie, mr. mime, scyther, jynx, electabuzz, magmar, pinsir, tauros, magikarp, gyrados, lapras, ditto, eevee, vaporean, jolteon, flareon, porygon, omanyte, omastar, kabuto, kabutops, aerodactyl, snorlax, articuno, zapdos, moltres, dratini, dragonair, dragonite, mewtwo, mew, chikorita, bayleef, meganium, cyndaquil, quilava, typhlosion, totodile, croconaw, feraligatr, sentret, furret, hoothoot, noctowl, ledyba, ledian, spinarak, ariados, crobat, chinchou, lanturn, pichu, cleffa, igglybuff, togepi, togetic, natu, xatu, mareep, flaaffy, ampharos, bellossom, marill, azumarill, sudowoodo, politoed, hoppip, skiploom, jumpluff, aipom, sunkern, sunflora, yanma, wooper, quagsire, espeon, umbreon, murkrow, slowking, misdreavus, unown, wobbuffet, girafarig, pineco, forretress, dunsparce, gligar, steelix, snubbull, granbull, gwilfish, scizor, shuckle, heracross, sneasel, teddiursa, ursaring, slugma, magcargo, swinub, piloswine, corsola, remoraid, octillery, delibird, mantine, skarmory, houndour, houndoom, kingdra, phanpy, donphan, porygon2, stantler, smeargle, tyrogue, hitmontop, smoochum, elekid, magby, miltank, blissey, raikou, entei, suicune, larvitar, pupitar, tyranitar, lugia, ho-oh, celebi, treecko, grovyle, sceptile, torchic, combusken, blaziken, mudkip, marshtomp, swampert, poochyena, mightyena, zigzagoon, linoone, wurmple, silcoon, beautifly, cascoon, dustox, lotad, lombre, ludicolo, seedot, nuzleaf, shiftry, taillow, swellow, wingull, pelipper, ralts, kirlia, gardevoir, surskit, masquerain, shroomish, breloom, slakoth, vigoroth, slaking, nincada, ninjask, shedinja, whismur, loudred, exploud, makuhita, hariyama, azurill, nosepass, skitty, delcatty, sableye, mawile, aron, lairon, aggron, meditite, medicham, eletrike, manectric, plusle, minun, volbeat, illumise, roselia, gulpin, swalot, carvanha, sharpedo, wailmer, wailord, numel, camerupt, torkoal, spoink, grumpig, spinda, trapinch, vibrava, flygon, cacnea, cacturne, swablu, altaria, zangoose, seviper, lunatone, solrock, barboach, whiscash, corphish, crawdaunt, baltoy, claydol, lileep, cradily, anorith, armaldo, feebas, milotic, castform, kecleon, shuppet, banette, duskull, dusclops, tropius, chimecho, absol, wynaut, snorunt, glalie, spheal, sealeo, walrein, clamperl, huntail, gorebyss, relicanth, luvdisc, bagon, shelgon, salamence, beldum, metang, metagross, regirock, regice, registeel, latias, latios, kyogre, groudon, rayquaza, kirachi, deoxys, turtwig, grotle, torterra, chimchar, monferno, infernape, piplup, prinplup, emoleon, starly, staravia, staraptor, bidoof, bibarel, kricketot, kricketune, shinx, luxio, luxray, budew, roserade, cranidos, rampardos, shieldon, bastiodon, burmy, wormadam, mothim, combee, vespiqueen, pachirisu, buizel, floatzel, cherubi, cherrim, shellos, gastrodon, ambipom, drifloon, drifblim, buneary, lopunny, mismagius, honchkrow, glameow, purugly, chingling, stunky, skuntank, bronzor, bronzong, bonsly, mime jr., happiny, chatot, spiritomb, gible, gabite, garchomp, munchlax, riolu, lucario, hippopotas, hippowdon, skorupi, drapion, croagunk, toxicroak, carnivine, finneon, lumineon, mantyke, snover, abomasnow, weavile, magnezone, lickilicky, rhyperior, tangrowth, electivire, magmortar, togekiss, yanmega, leafeon, glaceon, gliscor, mamoswine, porygon-z, gallade, probopass, dusknoir, froslass, rotom, uxie, mesprit, azelf, dialga, palkia, heatran, regigigas, giratina, cresselia, phione, manaphy, darkrai, shaymin, arceus, victini, snivy, servine, serperior, tepig, pignite, emboar, oshawott, dewott, samurott, patrat, watchog, lillipup, herdier, stoutland, purrloin, liepard, pansage, simisage, pansear, simisear, panpour, simiproud, munna, musharna, pidove, tranquill, unfezant, blitzle, zebstrika, roggenrola, boldore, gigalith, woobat, swoobat, drilbur, excadrill, audino, timburr, gurdurr, conkeldurr, tympole, palpitoad, seismitoad, throh, sawk, sewaddle, swadloon, leavanny, venipede, whirlipede, scolipede, cottonee, whimsicott, petilil, lilligant, basculin, sandile, krokorok, krookodile, darumaka, darmanitan, maractus, dwebble, crustle, scraggy, scrafty, sigilyph, yamask, cofragigus, tirtouga, carracosta, archen, archeops, trubbish, garbodor, zorua, zoroark, minccino, cinccino, gothita, gothirita, gothitelle, solosis, duosion, reuniclus, ducklett, swanna, vanillite, vanillish, vanilluxe, deerling, sawsbuck, emolga, karrablast, escavalier, foongus, amoonguss, frillish, jellicent, alomomola, joltik, galvantula, ferroseed, ferrothorn, klink, klang, klinklang, tynamo, eelektrik, eelektross, elygem, beheeyem, litwick, lampent, chandelure, axew, fraxure, haxorus, cubchoo, beartic, cryogonal, shelmet, accelgor, stunfisk, mienfoo, mienshao, druddigon, golett, golurk, pawniard, bisharp, bouffalant, rufflet, braviary, vullaby, mandibuzz, heatmor, durant, deino, zweilous, hydreigon, larvesta, volcarona, cobalion, terrakion, virizion, tornadus, thundurus, reshiram, zekrom, landorus, kyurem, keldeo, meloetta, genesect, chespin, quilladin, chesnaught, fennekin, braixen, delphox, froakie, frogadier, greninja, bunnelby, diggersby, fletchling, fletchinder, talonflame, scatterbug, spewpa, vivillon, litleo, pyroar, flabebe, floette, florges, skiddo, gogoat, pancham, pangoro, furfrou, espurr, meowstic, honedge, doublade, aegislash, spritzee, aromatisse, swirlix, slurpuff, inkay, malamar, binacle, barbaracle, skrelp, dragalge, clauncher, clawitzer, helioptile, heliolisk, tyrunt, tyrantrum, amaura, aurorus, sylveon, hawlucha, dedenne, carbink, goomy, sliggoo, goodra, klefki, phantump, trevenant, pumpkaboo, gourgeist, bergmite, avalugg, noibat, noivern, xerneas, yveltal, zygarde, diancie, hoopa, volcanion, rowlet, dartrix, decidueye, litten, torracat, incineroar, popplio, brionne, primarina, pikipek, trumbeak, toucannon, yungoos, gumshoos, grubbin, charjabug, vikavolt, crabrawler, crabominable, oricorio, cutiefly, ribombee, rockruff, lycanroc, wishiwashi, mareanie, toxapex, mudbray, mudsdale, dewpider, araquanid, fomantis, lurantis, morelull, shiinotic, salandit, salazzle, stufful, bewear, bounsweet, steenee, tsareena, comfey, oranguru, passimian, wimpod, golisopod, sandygast, palossand, pyukumuku, type: null, silvally, minior, komala, turtonator, togedemaru, mimikyu, bruxish, drampa, dhelmise, jangmo-o, hakamo-o, kommo-o, tapu koko, tapu lele, tapu bulu, tapu fini, cosmog, cosmoem, solgaleo, lunala, nihilego, buzzwole, pheromosa, xurkitree, celesteela, kartana, guzzlord, necrozma, magearna, marshadow, poipole, naganadel, stakataka, blacephalon, zeraora

Characters: ash ketchum, delia ketchum, misty, brock, jessie, james, tracey, may, max, dawn, caroline, norman, iris, cilan, serena, clemont, bonnie, lillie, kiawe, mallow, lana, sophocles, giovanni, nurse joy, officer jenny, bill, lance, cynthia, N, prof. oak, prof. elm, prof. birch, prof. rowan, prof. juniper, prof. sycamore, prof. kukul, prof. willow, prof. burnett, prof. krane, prof. fuji, prof. lund, dr. akihabara, prof. ivy, butch, cassidy, Dr. Namba, grunts, Matori, Pierce, archie, shelly, maxie, tabitha, brodie, butler, cyrus, charon, saturn, mars, jupiter, ghetsis, colress, aldith, barret, lysandre, xerosic, celosia, mable, aliana, bryony

Common items: pokeball, pokedex, gym badge, berry, aguav berry, antidote, apicot berry, fossil, aspear berry, awakening, babiri berry, beast ball, apricorn, calcium, charcoal, charti berry, chesto berry, cherish ball, dive ball, dream ball, dusk ball, elixir, energy powder, repel, super repel, enigma berry, ether, escape rope, everstone, fast ball, fire stone, friend ball, full heal, full restore, great ball, heal ball, heal powder, heart scale, heavy ball, helix fossil, HM, ™, hyper potion, potion, leppa berry, level ball, light ball, love ball, lure ball, luxury ball, master ball, max elixir, max repel, revive, moon ball, moon stone, nest ball, net ball, old amber, oran berry, park ball, pecha berry, persim berry, pinap berry, poke doll, poke toy, pp max, pp up, premier ball, quick ball, rare candy, repeat ball, safari ball, sitrus berry, smoke ball, soothe bell, soda pop, sport ball, sun stone, thunder stone, timer ball, ultra ball, water stone

Pokemon types: normal, fighting, flying, poison, ground, rock, bug, ghost, steel, fire, water, grass, electric, psychic, ice, dragon, dark, fairy

Common moves: pound, karate chop, doubleslap, comet punch, mega punch, fire punch, ice punch, splash, scratch, swords dance, cut, gust, wing attack, fly, bind, slam, vine whip, stomp, double kick, mega kick, sand-attack, headbutt, horn attack, fury attack, tackle, bodyslam, wrap, take down, double-edge, tail whip, poison sting, pin missile, leer, bite, growl, roar, sing, supersonic, disable, acid, ember, flamethrower, water gun, hydro pump, surf, ice beam, blizzard, psybeam, bubblebeam, hyper beam, peck, drill peck, low kick, seismic toss, strength, absorb, mega drain, leech seed, growth, razor leaf, solar beam, poison powder, stun spore, sleep powder, petal dance, string shot, dragon rage, fire spin, thundershock, thunderbolt, thunder wave, thunder, rock throw, earthquake, dig, toxic, confusion, psychic, hypnosis, meditate, agility, quick attack, rage, teleport, nightshade, double team, recover, harden, confuse ray, defense curl, focus energy, bide, metronome, self-destruct, lick, smog, sludge, bone club, fire blast, swift, skull bash, glare, dream eater, poison gas, leech life, lovely kiss, transform, bubble, flash, psywave, fury swipes, rest, rock slide, slash, flame wheel, snore, curse, flail, spite, powder snow, mach punch, scary face, faint attack, belly drum, sludge bomb, mud slap, foresight, destiny bond, detect, bone rush, sandstorm, giga drain, endure, charm, rollout, false swipe, swagger, spark, fury cutter, steel wing, mean look, attract, sleep talk, encore, pursuit, sweet scent, iron tail, hidden power, sunny day, crunch, ancient power, shadow ball, rock smash, whirlpool, uproar, will-o-wisp, focus punch, helping hand, mud sport, hydro cannon, astonish, aromatherapy, rock tomb, tackle, mud shot, magical leaf, rock climb, trick room, agility

Pokemon games: super smash bros., pokemon go, silver, gold, red, blue, yellow, crystal, ruby, sapphire, firered, leafgreen, emerald, diamond, pearl, platinum, heartgold, soulsilver, black, white, x, y, omega ruby, alpha sapphire, sun, moon, ultra sun, ultra moon, colosseum, pokken tournament

Pokemon maps/areas: town, cave, forest, route, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, Orre, Fiore, Almia, Ransei, Oblivia, Orange Islands, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Lavender Town, Celadon City, Fuschia City, Saffron City, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Sevii Islands, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Azaelea Town, Goldenrod City, Cerulean Cave, Diglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Coronet, Ecruteak City, Olivine City, Frontier Access, Cianwood City, Safari Zone, Mahogany Town, Blackthorn City, Littleroot Town, Oldale Town, Petalburg City, Rustboro City, Dewford Town, Slateport City, Mauville City, Verdanturf Town, Lavaridge Town, Fallarbor Town, Fortree City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Twinleaf Town, Sandgem Town, Jubilife City, Oreburgh City, Floaroma Town, Eterna City, Hearthome City, Solaceon Town, Veilstone City, Pastoria City, Celestic Town, Canalave City, Snowpoint City, Sunyshore City, Pokemon League, Battle Zone, Nuvema Town, Accumula Town, Striaton City, Nacrene City, Castelia City, Nimbasa City, Anville Town, Driftveil City, Mistralton City, Icirrus City, Opelucid City, Lacunosa Town, Undella Town, Black City, White Forest, Aspertia City, Virbank City, Vaniville Town, Aquacorde Town, Lumiose City, Santalune City, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Coumarine City, Laverre City, Dendemille Town, Anistar City, Snowbelle City, Kiloude City, Iki Town, Hau’oli City, Heahea City, Paniola Town, Royal Avenue, Konikoni City, Malie City, Tapu Village, Po Town, Seafolk Village, Phenac City, Pyrite Town, The Under, Agate Village, Gateon Port, Fall City, Ring Town, Summerland, Wintown, Chicole Village, Vientown, Pueltown, Shiver Camp, Haruba Village, Boyleland, Cocona Village, Tilt Village, Aqua Resort

Meta: pokemon, nintendo, trainer, professor, niantic, trading card game, pocket monster, game freak, satoshi tajiri, ken sugimori, battle, gotta catch ’em all, super smash bros., pokepark, evolution, evolved, team rocket, team aqua, gym leader, gym, elite four, champion, starter pokemon, team aqua, team magma, team galactic, team plasma, team flare, team skull

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