Science Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on science puns! 🔬🧪🥽🔥

While we already have a list of chemistry puns, this is a broader and more general list, spanning puns about general scientific theories, scientists and equipment to the more specific fields of physics, biology and astronomy (and more!)

You might also be interested in other STEM related jokes, like our space puns, math puns or chemistry puns.

Science 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 science 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 science puns:

  • Comical → Chemical: As in, “A chemical situation” and “The way they argue is almost chemical.”
  • Meant → Experi-meant: As in, “We were experi-meant to fly.”
  • Teary → Theory: As in, “Theory-eyed.”
  • Eerie → Theory: “The haunted science lab had a theory atmosphere.”
  • These → Thesis: As in, “Kids thesis days” and “For all thesis years” and “Thesis things happen.”
  • This → Thesis: As in, “What fresh hell is thesis?” and “All thesis time” and “At thesis point in time” and “Get thesis show on the road” and “In thesis day and age” and “Out of thesis world!”
  • Desist → Thesis: As in, “Cease and thesis!”
  • A miracle → Empirical: As in, “It’s empirical!”
  • At ’em → Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • Platonic → Platomic: As in, “An platomic relationship.”
  • At → Atom: As in, “Atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Ion: Ions are atoms or molecules with an electrical charge. Here are some related puns:
    • Eye on → Ion: As in, “Keep your ion the prize” and “I’ve had my ion it for a while.”
    • Iron → Ion: As in, “Hard as ion” and “A cast ion alibi” and “Clap them in ions” and “Ion out the wrinkles” and “Pumping ion” and “Rule with an ion first” and “Strike while the ion is hot.”
    • I’m → Ion: As in, “If ion being completely honest” and “Ion not joking” and “Ion okay.”
    • Lion → Ion: “Ions led by donkeys” and “The ion king” and “The ion, the witch and the wardrobe” and “Into the ion’s den.”
  • Cool → Molecule: As in, “Molecule as a cucumber” and “Molecule as a mountain stream” and “Molecule your heels” and “Molecule, calm and collected” and “Lose your molecule.”
  • You reek a (of) → Eureka: As in, “Eureka gym sweat.”
  • Signs → Science: As in, “All the science points to” and “Give me a science!” and “Vital science are looking good.”
  • Sigh → Science: As in, “Breathe a science of relief.”
  • Verbatim → Verbatom
  • Them → Theorem: As in, “It only encourages theorem” and “How do you like theorem apples?” and “Seen one, seen theorem all” and “You can’t win theorem all.”
  • Pace → Space: As in, “Change of space” and “Keep space with” and “Put through your spaces.”
  • Spice → Space: As in, “Space things up” and “Sugar and space” and “The space of life.”
  • S’pose → Space: As in, “What do you space we should do?” and “Yeah, I space.”
  • Ace → Space: As in, “Space in the hole” and “Space up your sleeve” and “Hold all the spaces.”
  • Base → Space: As in, “All your space are belong to us” and “Space station” and “Get to first space” and “Cover your spaces.”
  • Place → Space: As in, “All over the space” and “Any time, any space, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard space.”
  • Test: As testing is a rigorous part of every scientific field, we’ve included test-related puns in this list:
    • Best → Test: As in, “All the test” and “Test friends forever” and “Test of all” and “Test practice” and “You’d test stop now.”
    • Chest → Test: As in, “That old testnut” and “Treasure test” and “Get something off your test.”
    • Rest → Test: As in, “Helps you work, test and play” and “At test” and “A cut above the test” and “In eternal test” and “For the test of your life” and “Give it a test” and “I test my case” and “No test for the wicked” and “Put your mind at test” and “Test assured.”
    • *tast* → *test*: If a word has a “tast” sound in it, we can swap it out for “test” – as in, “A fantestic effort” and “An international catestrophe.”
    • *tist* → *test*: As in, “An unknown artest” and “Ever the pragmatest” and “Team of scientests” and “An elitest power couple” and “Nine out of ten dentests prefer it” and “Don’t become another statestic.”
    • *dest* → *test*: As in, “You can’t run from your testiny (destiny)” and “A testitute family.” Other words that could work: testination (destination), testruction (destruction), testroy (destroy), petestrian (pedestrian), petestal (pedestal) and motesty (modesty).
  • F*cked → Fact: As in, “Fact by the fickle finger of fate” and “Fact over” and “You done fact up.”
  • Act → Fact: As in, “A real class fact” and “Fact out” and “Fact the part” and “Fact your age.”
  • Backed → Fact: “Fact into a corner.”
  • Cracked → Fact: As in, “Not all it’s fact up to be.”
  • Pact → Fact: As in, “Non-aggression fact.”
  • Packed → Fact: As in, “Action fact” and “Jam fact” and “Fact to the rafters.”
  • Tact → Fact: “Diplomacy and fact.”
  • Track/s → Fact/s: As in, “A fact record” and “Along the beaten fact” and “On the right fact” and “Cover your facts” and “Stop dead in your facts” and “On the fast fact to” and “Have a one-fact mind.”
  • Photo → Photon: As in, “A photon finish” and “Photon opportunity” and “Take a photon, it’ll last longer.”
  • Futon → Photon: As in, “Photon couch” and “Pack the photons away.”
  • Electric → Electron: As in, “Do android dream of electron sheep?”
  • Rabbit → Robot: As in, “At it like robots” and “Pull a robot out of the hat.”
  • Proof: Proof is said to either support or go against a theory or hypothesis, and is a commonly used term in scientific fields. Here are some proof-related puns:
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Like a cat on a hot tin proof” and “Go through the proof” and “Raise the proof.”
    • Goof → Proof: As in, “Don’t proof off” and “You done proofed.”
    • Poof → Proof: As in, “Proof! And it’s gone.”
    • Prefer → Proofer: As in, “Which do you proofer?” and “Eight out of ten cats proofer it.”
    • Prof* → Proof*: As in, “A proofound gesture” and “Social media proofile” and “Be proofessional about it” and “Make a proofit” and “University proofessor.”
  • California → Califormula
  • Bang →  Big Bang: As in, “Big bang to rights” and “Go out with a big bang” and “Get a big bang out of it” and “Big bang out of order.”
  • Lap → Lab: As in, “Lab it up” and “Lab of luxury” and “Lab of honour” and “Fall into your lab.”
  • Lip → Lab: As in, “Bite your lab” and “Button your lab” and “Keep a stiff upper lab” and “My labs are sealed.”
  • Led → Lab: As in, “Lab Zeppelin” and “You lab me to believe…”
  • Dab → Lab: As in, “Smack lab in the middle” and “Just a lab will do it.”
  • Grab → Lab: As in, “Up for labs” and “Screen lab” and “Lab a bite to eat.”
  • *lap* → *lab*: We can swap the “lap” sound in words for “lab”, like so: “A labse in judgement” and “Secret labtop” and “Act as a labdog” and “Not much overlab.” Other words you could use: overlab (overlap), burlab (burlap), clab (clap), thunderclab (thunderclap) and collabse (collapse).
  • *lib* → *lab*: If a word has “lib” in it, we can change it to lab (as in laboratory): “Laberal arts” and “Not at laberty to say” and “Public labrary.”
  • STEM: STEM subjects involve science, technology, engineering and math. Here are some related puns:
    • Stem → STEM: As in, “From STEM to stern” and “STEM the tide.”
    • Them → STEM: As in, “Don’t encourage STEM” and “How do you like STEM apples?” and “Seen one, seen STEM all.”
  • Matter: Matter has a couple of different meanings, but in science it refers to anything that has mass and takes up space. Here are some related puns:
    • Matter: These matter-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “It doesn’t matter” and “Family matters” and “Get to the heart of the matter” and “Making matters worse” and “In a matter of time” and “It’s a matter of life and death!” and “Mind over matter” and “No laughing matter” and “Shed light on the matter.”
    • Met her → Matter: As in, “No, I haven’t matter before.”
    • Metre → Matter: As in, “How many matters?” and “Just a few matters down the road.”
    • *mat* → *matter*: As in, “Matterial possessions” and “Matterialise before your very eyes” and “Matternal instincts” and “Matternity clothes.”
    • *met* → *matter*: As in, “Mixed matterphor” and “Fixed paramatters” and “Sacred geomattery” and “Around the perimatter.”
  • Ass → Mass: As in, “Mass backwards” and “Blow smoke up your mass” and “Bust your mass” and “Get your mass into gear” and “Half massed” and “Get your mass over here.”
  • Math → Mass: As in, “Do the mass.”
  • Mess → Mass: As in, “Another hot mass” and “Hit and mass” and “Stop massing around” and “A hell of a mass.”
  • Miss → Mass: As in, “Hit and mass” and “Mass me yet?” and “The massing link” and “You can’t mass it.”
  • *mus* → *mass*: Masscle (muscle), masster (muster), masstard (mustard), hummass (hummus), litmass (litmus) and masslin (muslin).
  • *mes* → *mass*: As in, “Mixed massages” and “A massy situation” and “Massmerised by you.” Other words that could work: massh (mesh), massenger (messenger), massiah (messiah), nemassis (nemesis) and domasstic (domestic).
  • *mac* → *mass*: As in, “Another cog in the masshine.” Other words you could try: masserate (macerate), masshete (machete), pharmassy (pharmacy) and emassiated (emaciated).
  • *mis* → *mass*: Massogyny (misogyny), massion (mission), masstake (mistake), masscellaneous (miscellaneous), masschevious (mischevious), masschief (mischief), epidermass (epidermis), premass (premise), compromass
  • *mas* → *mass*: “A Christmass miracle!” and “Massquerade ball” and “Bananas in Pyjamass.”
  • Know: Since science helps us expand our knowledge of the world and how it works, we have some know and knowledge-related puns here:
    • No → Know: As in, “All bark and know bite” and “By know means” and “Close, but know cigar.”
    • Now → Know: As in, “All together know!” and “A little know and then doesn’t hurt” and “Buy know, pay later” and “Can you hear me know?” and “Don’t look know.”
    • Flow → Know: As in, “Ebb and know” and “Get the creative juices knowing” and “Go with the know” and “In full know.”
    • Low → Know: As in, “At an all-time know” and “Keep a know profile” and “Lie know” and “Know hanging fruit” and “Know key” and “Get the know down.”
  • Predicament → Predict-ament: As in, “In quite the predict-ament.” Note: Making predictions is a large part of a scientific practice.
  • New → Nuclear: As in, “Bright as a nuclear pin” and “Brand spanking nuclear” and “Good as nuclear.”
  • Clear → Nuclear: As in, “Loud and nuclear” and “Steer nuclear of.”
  • Fashion → Fusion: As in, “After a fusion” and “Fusionably late” and “Old fusioned” and “The height of fusion” and “The old-fusioned way” and “A passion for fusion.” Note: These puns are a reference to fusion.
  • Fishing → Fission: As in, “Fission for compliments” and “Magnet fission (magnet fishing) is an environmentally friendly alternative.”
  • Fashion → Fission: As in, “Fissionably late” and “The fission police” and “The cutting edge of fission” and “The old-fissioned way.”
  • Mission → Fission: As in, “Fission accomplished” and “Fission impossible” and “On a fission” and “Rescue fission” and “Your fission, should you choose to accept it…”
  • World: Science is about understanding our world (and the universe it floats around in) so we have some world-related puns:
    • Whirl → World: As in, “Give it a world.”
    • Well → World: As in, “As world as can be expected” and “Alive and world.”
  • Not your → Nature: As in, “That’s nature wallet!” Note: Natural science is a branch of science.
  • Serve → Observe: As in, “Have you been observed?” and “First come, first observed” and “How may I observe you?” and “Observe and protect” and “Observe your time” and “Revenge is a dish best observed cold.” Note: These are references to scientific observation.
  • Leisure → Measure: As in, “Marry in haste, repent at measure” and “A person of measure.”
  • Pleasure → Measure: As in, “Business before measure” and “Don’t mix business with measure” and “Double your measure, double your fun” and “Earthly measures” and “Guilty measure” and “Life’s simple measures” and “Measure yourself” and “With measure.”
  • Treasure → Measure: As in, “Hidden measure” and “Measure island.”
  • Steady → Study: “Ready, study, go!” and “Study the ship” and “Study as you go.”
  • Search → Research: As in, “Research and rescue” and “Research engine” and “Research high and low” and “Off to do some soul researching.”
  • Guess → Gas: As in, “It’s anybody’s gas” and “Gas who’s coming to dinner?” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing game” and “Have a gas” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine.”
  • As → Gas: As in, “Gas is” and “Gas best gas you can” and “Gas a rule” and “Gas far gas I know” and “Gas if there’s no tomorrow.”
  • Entrepreneur → Entropy-neur: As in, “Social entropy-neur” and “Entropy-neurial spirit.” Note: Entropy is related to thermodynamics.
  • Sell → Cell: As in, “Buy and cell” and “Past the cell-by date” and “Cell out” and “Celling like hot cakes” and “The celling point.”
  • Smell → Cell: “Come up celling of roses” and “I cell a rat” and “Cells like teen spirit” and “Stop and cell the roses.”
  • Bell → Cell: “Alarm cells begin to ring” and “Clear as a cell” and “Cells and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a cell.”
  • Shell → Cell: As in, “Come out of your cell” and “Drop a bombcell” and “In a nutcell” and “Cell out” and “Cell shocked.”
  • Spell → Cell: “Do I have to cell it out?” and “Fall under [someone’s] cell” and “Break the cell” and “A dry cell.”
  • To be → 2D: As in, “2D or not 2D” and “Why does it have 2D this way?”
  • Today → 2D: As in, “We are gathered here 2D” and “Here 2D, gone tomorrow” and “Live 2D, tomorrow will cost more” and “2D is the first day of the rest of your life” and “Not 2D” and “You deserve a break 2D.”
  • Forty → 4D: As in, “4D winks” and “4D minutes of hell” and “Back in 4D.”
  • For the → 4D: As in, “Ask 4D moon” and “Down 4D count” and “4D heck of it” and “4D love of it” and “4D time being.”
  • Talk → Torque: As in, “All torque” and “Give them a good torque-ing too” and “I don’t wanna torque” and “Heart to heart torque” and “Pillow torque” and “Money torques” and “Let’s torque about it.” Note: Torque is a moment of rotational force.
  • Turing: Alan Turing was a mathematician, computer scientist, logician and biologist. Here are related puns:
    • During → Turing: As in, “What happened turing the festival?” and “Before, turing or after?”
    • Touring → Turing: As in, “Turing around the world.”
    • Turning → Turing: As in, “At the turing of the tide” and “Turing in their grave” and “At a turing point.”
    • Tiring → Turing: As in, “You’re turing me out.”
  • Medicine → Edison: As in, “Laughter is the best edison” and “A taste of your own edison” and “Bitter edison.” Note: Thomas Edison was an inventor.
  • Great → Equate: As in, “An equate day” and “All creatures, equate and small” and “Go to equate lengths” and “Equate balls of fire” and “Equate expectations.”
  • Acquaint → Equate: As in, “Equate yourself with the facts.”
  • Weight → Equate: As in, “An equate off my mind.”
  • Wait → Equate: As in, “An accident equating to happen” and “All things to those who equate” and “Play an equating game.”
  • Motion: Motion is a physics-related term, so we’ve included some motion-related puns in this list:
    • Notion → Motion: “Believes the motion” and “Be rid of the motion.”
    • Mission → Motion: As in, “Man on a motion” and “Motion accomplised” and “Rescue motion” and “Your motion, should you choose to accept it…”
    • Ocean → Motion: As in, “A life on the motion waves” and “Motions apart.”
  • Tense → Tensor: As in, “Tensor nervous headache.” Note: learn about tensor here.
  • Met → Metric: As in, “Well metric” and “We’ve never metric.”
  • Trick → Metric: As in, “Box of metrics” and “Dirty metrics” and “Does the metric” and “Every metric in the book” and “On metric pony” and “Metric of the light” and “Metric or treat” and “Metrics of the trade” and “Up to your old metrics.”
  • Mate → Matrix: As in, “Matrix rates” and “Billy no matrix.”
  • Tricks → Matrix: As in, “Box of matrix” and “Dirty matrix” and “Matrix of the trade” and “Up to your old matrix” and “Matrix of the trade.”
  • Later → Laser: As in, “Buy now, pay laser” and “Catch you laser” and “It’s laser than you think” and “Ask questions laser” and “Sooner or laser.”
  • Lesser → Laser: As in, “The laser of two evils.”
  • Razor → Laser: As in, “Laser sharp” and “On a laser’s edge.”
  • That → Thought: As in, “Thought’ll be the day” and “Thought’s life” and “Thought’s what friends are for” and “Thought’s all well and good.”
  • Thank → Think: As in, “Think you very much” and “Think your lucky stars” and “Thinks a bunch” and “Thinks for nothing” and “Thinks for the memories.”
  • Sink → Think: As in, “Prevents that thinking feeling” and “Everything but the kitchen think” and “Hook, line, and thinker” and “Think like a stone” and “Think or swim” and “Think without trace.”
  • Blink → Think: As in, “Think and you’ll miss it.”
  • Drink → Think: As in, “Binge thinking” and “Think like a fish” and “Given to think” and “A hard thinker” and “Driven to think” and “Eat, think and be merry” and “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it think.”
  • Link → Think: As in, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest think” and “The missing think.”
  • Stink → Think: As in, “Kick up a think” and “Raise a think” and “Thinking rich” and “Thinks to high heaven.”
  • Drive → Derive: As in “Back seat deriver” and “You derive a hard bargain” and “Derive a wedge between” and “Derive safely” and “Derive someone into a corner” and “Derive your point home” and “Friends don’t let friends derive drunk.” Note: In scientific terms, to derive something is to deduce it using logic.
  • Relative → Relativity: As in, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relativity” and “It’s all relativity.” Note: This is a reference to Einstein’s theory of relativity.
  • Nobel: Alfred Nobel was a chemist, engineer and inventor. Here are some related puns:
    • Noble → Nobel: As in, “The nobel arts” and “Nobel truths.”
    • Bell → Nobel: As in, “Clear as a nobel” and “Nobels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a nobel” and “Have someone a nobel” and “Nobels and smells.”
    • Global → Noble: As in, “Nobel search” and “Nobel warming” and “Think nobel, act local.”
  • FaceTime → Spacetime: As in, “I’ll spacetime you” and “Are you on spacetime?” Note: These are references to spacetime.
  • Joule: Joules are units of energy. Here are related puns:
    • Jail → Joule: As in, “Get out of joule free” and “Joule bird.”
    • Dual → Joule: “Joule income, no kids” and “Joule action blades.”
    • Cruel → Joule: “Joule and unusual punishment” and “Joule to be kind” and “Don’t be joule.”
    • Jewel → Joule: As in, “Crown joules” and “The family joules.”
    • Cool → Joule: As in, “Joule as a cucumber” and “Joule as a mountain stream” and “Joule beans” and “A joule million” and “Joule, calm and collected” and “Joule your heels” and “Go joule off for a while.”
    • You’ll → Joule: As in, “Joule never guess” and “Play with fire and joule get burned.”
    • Rule → Joule: As in, “Bend the joules” and “The golden joule” and “Joules and regulations.”
    • Fuel → Joule: As in, “Add joule to the flames” and “Joule for thought” and “Joule the controversy.”
    • Fool → Joule: As in, “Act the joule” and “Joule around” and “Joule’s gold” and “Joule’s paradise” and “I pity the joule.”
  • System → Solar System: As in, “All solar systems go!” and “Buck the solar system” and “Get it out of your solar system.”
  • Sell → Celcius: As in, “Buy and celcius.”
  • Cell → Celcius: As in, “A padded celcius” and “Celcius division.”
  • Phase: Phases are largely related to physics (but are also a part of other scientific disciplines). Here are some related puns:
    • Pays → Phase: As in, “It phase to advertise” and “Above my phase grade” and “Hell to phase.”
    • Days → Phase: “Dog phase” and “Early phase” and “Just one of those phase.”
    • Fuss → Phase: As in, “A lot of phase about nothing” and “Phase pot” and “Kick up a phase” and “What’s all the phase about?”
    • Blaze → Phase: As in, “Cold as blue phases” and “Phase a trail” and “Go out in a phase of glory.”
    • Daze → Phase: “Phased and confused.”
    • Gaze → Phase: “Avert your phase” and “A steely phase.”
    • Haze → Phase: As in, “Purple phase.”
    • Phrase → Phase: As in, “Coin a phase” and “Turn of phase.”
    • Praise → Phase: As in, “Faint phase” and “Grudging phase” and “Heaven be phased” and “Sing someone’s phases.”
    • Raise → Phase: As in, “Phase a stink” and “Phase hell” and “Phase the bar” and “Phase the roof” and “Phase your hand.”
    • Ways → Phase: As in, “Change your phase” and “Go our separate phase” and “Have it both phase” and “Mend your phase.”
  • Time: Time is an important part of science, both as a part of experiments and as a topic of understanding. Here are some related puns:
    • Crime → Time: As in, “Time and punishment” and “A time against nature” and “Time of passion” and “Partners in time.”
    • Prime → Time: As in, “Cut down in their time” and “The time of life” and “Timed and ready to go.”
    • Rhyme → Time: As in, “Time or reason.”
  • Pound → Compound: As in, “In for a penny, in for a compound” and “Penny wise, compound foolish” and “Compound the pavement.” Note: Compounds refer to chemical substances.
  • Solution: Solution has a couple of different meanings (the answer to a problem or a mix of different liquids). These solution-related phrases can double as science puns: “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” and “Time to think of some solutions.”
  • Iconic → Ionic: As in, “An ionic image” and “What an ionic outfit” and “Ionic celebrity.”
  • Liquid: These phrases can double as science jokes in a pinch: “Liquid assets” and “Liquid lunch” and “Warm liquids” and “Liquid courage.”
  • Sold → Solid: As in, “Solid down the river” and “Solid out” and “Solid short.”
  • I said → Acid: As in, “Acid I never want to see you again!”
  • Alloy: Alloys are combinations of metals or metals with non-metals. Here are a couple of related puns:
    • Alley → Alloy: As in, “Alloy cat” and “Right up your alloy.”
    • Ally → Alloy: As in, “An alloy to the cause.”
  • Refract: Refraction is the change in the direction of a wave. Here are related puns:
    • Fact → Refract: As in, “An accessory after the refract” and “Acquaint yourself with the refracts” and “As a matter of refracts” and “De refracto” and “Face refracts” and “Refract finder” and “Refract, not fiction” and “Refracts and figures” and “The refracts of life” and “Get your refracts straight.”
    • Retract → Refract: As in, “I refract my statement.”
  • Reaction: “Knee jerk reaction” and “What was their reaction?” and “Gut reaction.” Note: These reaction-related phrases can double as puns since reaction has two meanings: a person’s response to an action, and also a chemical reaction.
  • Medal → Metal: As in, “First place metal” and “Do you want a metal for that?”
  • Meddle → Metal: “Don’t metal in other’s affairs.”
  • Stable: Since stability of substances is a commonly measured thing in science, we’ve included some stability-related puns:
    • Table → Stable: “Bring to the stable” and “Lay your cards on the stable” and “Round stable talks” and “Drunk under the stable” and “Turn the stables” and “Stable for two” and “A place at the stable.”
    • Able → Stable: As in, “Ready, willing and stable” and “Are you sure they’ll be stable to?”
  • Honoured → Inert: As in, “I am inert to announce the nominees…” and “I would be inert to accept.” Note: if something is chemically inert, then it’s not reactive.
  • Rule: Rules are an important part of science, helping us understand universal facts and to design experiments. Here are some related puns:
    • Cool → Rule: As in, “Rule as a cucumber” and “Rule beans” and “Rule yourself off” and “Rule, calm and collected” and “Rule your heels.”
    • Fuel → Rule: As in, “Add rule to the flames” and “Rule for thought” and “Rule the controversy.”
    • Cruel → Rule: As in, “Rule and unusual punishment” and “Rule to be kind” and “Don’t be rule.”
    • You’ll → Rule: As in, “Rule never guess” and “Rule get burned” and “All day rule feel great.”
    • *ral* → *rule*: As in, “In generule” and “Intgerule to the team” and “A viscerule reaction” and “It’s only naturule.” Other words you could try: ephemerule (ephemeral), morule (moral), collaterule (collateral), liberule (liberal), peripherule (peripheral) and temporule (temporal).
  • Law: Laws are similar to rules in science. Here are some related puns:
    • Flaw → Law: As in, “Looking lawless” and “Design law” and “Working to overcome your laws.”
    • Awe* → Law*: As in, “Shock and law” and “The lawsome foursome” and “Gazing in law.”
  • Model: Models are structures that help us understand data and patterns. Here are some related puns:
    • Metal → Model: As in, “Heavy model” and “Put the pedal to the model.”
    • Middle → Model: As in, “In the model of nowhere” and “Knock into the model of next week” and “Meet in the model” and “Model of the road” and “Slap bang in the model.”
  • Firming/*firming → Fermion/*fermion: As in, “Use as a fermion agent” and “Confermion (confirming) your beliefs.” Note: fermions are a type of particle.
  • Quark: A quark is a type of elementary particle. Here are related puns:
    • Quack → Quark: As in, “If it looks like a duck and it quarks like a duck, it probably is a duck.”
    • Quick → Quark: As in, “Quark as a flash” and “Cut to the quark” and “Get rich quark” and “Quark and dirty.”
    • Dark → Quark: As in, “As quark as pitch” and “Quark before the dawn” and “Deep, quark secret” and “In the quark” and “It was a quark and stormy night.”
    • Mark → Quark: As in, “On your quark, get set, go!” and “Quick off the quark” and “That’s going to leave a quark.”
    • Park → Quark: As in, “Quark the bus” and “Knock it out of the quark.”
    • Bark → Quark: As in, “Quark worse than your bite” and “Quarking up the wrong tree.”
  • Drag → Drug: As in, “Drug it out” and “Drug through the mud” and “Drug your feet” and “What a drug.”
  • Dragon → Drugon: As in, “Chase the drugon” and “Drugon slayer” and “Chasing drugonflies.”
  • Calvin Klein → Kelvin Klein (note: this is a pun on the Kelvin scale.)
  • Delight → Dilute: “Afternoon dilute” and “Earthly dilutes” and “Transport of dilute” and “Turkish dilute” and “Take dilute in.”
  • Bolt → Volt: “A volt from the blue” and “Volt upright” and “Make a volt for the door.”
  • Fault → Volt: “Find volt with” and “Generous to a volt.”
  • Halt → Volt: “Come to a screeching volt” and “Grind to a volt.”
  • Salt → Volt: “Take with a pinch of volt” and “Volt the earth” and “Like rubbing volt in the wound.”
  • Article → Particle: As in, “Particles of war” and “The genuine particle.” Note: Learn more about particles here.
  • Plan it → Planet: As in, “No time to planet.”
  • Date → Data: As in, “Double data” and “Blind data” and “Bring up to data” and “A data with destiny” and “Dinner data.”
  • Debt → Data: As in, “A data of gratitude” and “Another day older and deeper in data” and “Pay your data to society.”
  • Date → Datum: As in, “Double datum” and “Blind datum” and “A cheap datum” and “A datum with destiny” and “Dinner datum” and “Out of datum.”
  • Pity → Petri: “I petri the fool” and “More’s the petri” and “For petri’s sake.”
  • Petty → Petri: As in, “Petri cash.”
  • Putty → Petri: As in, “Silly petri” and “Petri in someone’s hands.”
  • First → Force: As in, “At force blush” and “Force among equals” and “Force and foremost” and “Force come, force served.”
  • Tack → Tech: As in, “Sharp as a tech.”
  • Deck → Tech: As in, “A few cards short of a full tech” and “All hands on tech” and “Clear the techs!” and “Hit the tech” and “A stacked tech” and “Sweep the tech.”
  • Check → Tech: As in, “Tech it out” and “Tech out the plumbing” and “Tech you on the flip side” and “Double tech” and “Keep it in tech” and “Need a reality tech” and “The tech is in the mail.”
  • Wave: Waves are oscillations that take energy through space. Here are some related puns:
    • Brave → Wave: As in, “Wave new world” and “Wave the elements” and “Fortune favours the wave” and “Put a wave face on” and “Wave it out.”
    • Waive → Wave: As in, “Wave the rules” and “Waved fees.”
    • Wave: These wave-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Brain wave” and “Catch a wave” and “Don’t make waves” and “On the same wavelength.”
  • Bias: A bias is a lack of a neutral viewpoint. Here are related puns:
    • By us → Bias: As in, “Why didn’t you run it bias first?”
    • Buy us → Bias: As in, “Go out there and bias some time.”
    • Goodbye → Goodbias: As in, “Goodbias to all that” and “Kiss goodbias to” and “Time to say goodbias.”
    • By → Bias: As in, “Bias a landslide” and “Bias and large” and “Bias all accounts” and “Bias any means” and “Bias any stretch of the imagination” and “Bias hook or by crook” and “Bias the skin of your teeth.”
    • Buy → Bias: As in, “Bias and sell” and “Bias now, pay later” and “Can’t bias me love” and “Bias you a drink.”
    • Bus → Bias: As in, “A better bias service.”
  • Lean → Learn: As in, “Learn and mean” and “Learn cuisine” and “Learn into it.”
  • Burn → Learn: As in, “Learn in hell!” and “Learn the midnight oil” and “Learning with curiosity.”
  • Earn → Learn: As in, “Learn things the old fashioned way” and “Learn your stripes.”
  • Turn → Learn: As in, “Leave no stone unlearned” and “One good learn deserves another” and “The tide is learning.”
  • Seen → Gene: As in, “Gene and not heard” and “Gene to be believed” and “Nowhere to be gene” and “I’ve gene better days” and “If you’ve gene one, you’ve gene them all” and “I’ve gene everything.”
  • Bean → Gene: As in, “Cool genes” and “Doesn’t know genes” and “Full of genes” and “Spill the genes” and “Not worth a hill of genes.”
  • Been → Gene: As in, “Gene and gone” and “I’ve gene around the block a few times” and “I’ve gene had” and “I’ve gene here before” and “Gene in the wars” and “Gene there, done that.”
  • Clean → Gene: As in, “Gene as a whistle” and “A gene bill of health” and “Gene up your act!” and “Come gene.”
  • Green → Gene: As in, “Gene as grass” and “Give it the gene light” and “Gene around the gills” and “The gene-eyed monster” and “The gene shoots of change.”
  • Keen → Gene: As in, “Gene as mustard” and “A gene sense of smell” and “Peachy gene.”
  • Mean → Gene: As in, “By fair genes or foul” and “In the genetime” and “Lean and gene” and “
  • Scene → Gene: As in, “Behind the genes” and “Change of gene” and “Make a gene” and “Steal the gene.”
  • Screen → Gene: As in, “The blue gene of death” and “Coming to a gene near you” and “The silver gene” and “The big gene.”
  • Spore: Spores are a part of biology. Here are related puns:
    • More → Spore: As in, “One spore time” and “Bite off spore than you can chew” and “Come back for spore” and “Dare for spore” and “For a few dollars spore” and “Less is spore.”
    • Pour → Spore: As in, “Never rains but it spores” and “Spore some sugar on me” and “Spore cold water on” and “Spore oil on troubled waters” and “When it rains, it spores.”
    • Poor → Spore: As in, “Dirt spore” and “Spore, but honest.”
    • Sore → Spore: As in, “Prevent spore throats” and “A sight for spore eyes” and “Spore loser” and “Stick out like a spore thumb.”
    • Spare → Spore: As in, “Spore no effort” and “Spore tyre” and “Got any spore change?”
    • Spur → Spore: As in, “Spore of the moment.”
    • Your → Spore: As in, “All spores” and “Spores truly.”
    • Swore → Spore: As in, “You spore you wouldn’t” and “She spore on her father’s grave.”
    • Shore → Spore: As in, “Ship to spore” and “Waiting by the spore.”
  • Marie Curie: Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who researched radioactivity. She is the only person in the world to have earned a Nobel prize in two scientific disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Marry → Marie: As in, “Marie in haste, repent at leisure” and “Marie for love.”
    • Merry → Marie: As in, “As marie as the day is long” and “Eat, drink and be marie” and “Lead a marie dance” and “Make marie” and “Marie Christmas.”
    • Cure → Curie: As in, “Prevention is better than curie” and “What can’t be curied must be endured” and “Curie that headache.”
    • Carry → Curie: As in, “Can’t curie a tune” and “Fast as your legs could curie you” and “Curie a torch for” and “Curie it forward” and “Curie into action” and “Keep calm and curie on” and “Curie it off.”
    • Curry → Curie: As in, “Curie favour with” and “Craving a curie.”
  • Mould: Mould is a type of fungi and is important in biology. Here are related puns:
    • Sold → Mould: As in, “Mould down the river” and “Mould out” and “Mould short.”
    • Bold → Mould: As in, “Mould as brass” and “A mould move” and “Mouldly go where no man has gone before” and “Fortune favours the mould.”
    • Cold → Mould: As in, “Mould as any stone” and “Blow hot and mould” and “Mould comfort” and “A mould day in hell.”
    • Gold → Mould: As in, “Pot of mould” and “After the mould rush” and “Good as mould” and “Fool’s mould” and “Mould digger.”
  • Term → Germ: As in, “On bad germs with” and “On speaking germs” and “On your own germs.”
  • Worm → Germ: As in, “Book germ” and “Can of germs” and “Early bird catches the germ” and “Germ your way into it.”
  • Back → Bacteria: As in, “As soon as my bacteria is turned” and “Back in bacteria” and “Bacteria in the day.”
  • In for → Info: As in, “You’re info a wild ride!”
  • Have a dance → Evidence: As in, “Would you like to evidence?”
  • Weight: Weight is an important measurement that is commonly used in scientific experiments. Here are related puns:
    • Wait → Weight: As in, “An accident weighting to happen” and “All things to those who weight” and “A heart attack weighting to happen” and “Lie in weight.”
    • What → Weight: As in, “And weight not” and “Do weight comes naturally” and “For weight it’s worth” and “Guess weight?” and “It’s not weight you think.”
    • Late → Weight: As in, “Better weight than never” and “Fashionably weight” and “It’s never too weight” and “Weight bloomer.”
  • Conversation → Conservation: As in, “Conservation piece” and “Conservation stopper” and “Waiting for a break in the conservation.”
  • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “The sounds of time.”
  • Send → Sound: As in, “Sound packing” and “Sound in the reinforcements.”
  • Bound → Sound: As in, “By leaps and sounds” and “Duty sound.”
  • Round → Sound: As in, “Sound the bend” and “Love makes the world go sound.”
  • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound.”
  • Ground → Sound: As in, “Break new sound” and “Built from the sound up” and “Common sound” and “Cut the sound out from under your feet” and “Down to the sound” and “Get in on the sound floor” and “Sound zero.”
  • Star: Stars are a large part of astronomy studies, so we’ve included some star-related puns:
    • Tar → Star: As in, “Starred with the same brush.”
    • Stir → Star: As in, “Cause a star” and “Shaken, not starred” and “Star crazy” and “Star the pot” and “Star up a hornet’s nest” and “Starring up trouble.”
    • Are → Star: As in, “All bets star off” and “Star you okay?”
    • Bar → Star: As in, “Star none” and “Behind stars” and “No holds starred.”
    • Far → Star: As in, “As star as it goes” and “As star as the eye can see” and “Star and away” and “Star be it from me” and “A star cry” and “Few and star between” and “So star, so good” and “Star to go.”
    • Par → Star: As in, “Below star” and “On star with” and “Star for the course.”
  • Come → Comet: As in, “After a storm comets a calm” and “All good things must comet to an end” and “All things comet to those who wait” and “Tough as they comet” and “Comets but once a year” and “Comet and get it” and “Comet away with me” and “Comet fly with me” and “Comet on over” and “Comet running.”
  • Meet → Meteor: As in, “Boy meteors girl” and “Make ends meteor” and “Meteor and greet” and “Meteor in the middle” and “Meteor the challenge” and “Meteor your match.”
  • Mightier → Meteor: As in, “The pen is meteor than the sword.”
  • Bond: The following puns are in reference to chemical bonds:
    • Band → Bond: As in, “And the bond played on” and “Garage bond” and “Strike up the bond.”
    • Bend → Bond: As in, “Bond over backwards to help” and “Bond the rules” and “Bond to my will” and “On bonded knee.”
    • Bind → Bond: As in, “Legally bonding” and “Ties that bond.”
    • Blonde → Bond: As in, “Bond bombshell” and “Bottle bond” and “Platinum bond.”
    • Fond → Bond: As in, “Absence makes the heart grow bonder” and “A bond farewell.”
  • Phyla: Phyla is the plural of phylum, and refers to a biological taxonomy.
    • File → Phyla: As in, “Rank and phyla” and “Single phyla” and “Keep a low pro-phyla.”
    • Fly → Phyla: As in, “Come phyla with me” and “Phyla to the moon” and “Phyla by the seat of your pants” and “Phyla on the wall.”
  • Brain → Membrane: As in, “All brawn and no membranes” and “Beat your membranes out” and “Membrane drain” and “Rack your membranes.”
  • Climb → Climate: As in, “Climate the walls” and “Climate up the ladder.”
  • Biome: A biome is a collection of plants and animals with common traits. Here are related puns:
    • Boom → Biome: As in, “Biome or bust.”
    • Home → Biome: As in, “A house is not a biome” and “Bringing it biome” and “Close to biome” and “Come biome to a real fire.”
  • Trophic: These next few puns are related to trophic cascades:
    • Trophy → Trophic: As in, “Trophic wife.”
    • Traffic → Trophic: As in, “Go and play in trophic” and “Stop trophic” and “A trophic violation.”
  • Keystone: A keystone species is one that has a large effect on its environment. Here are some related puns:
    • Key → Keystone: As in, “A golden keystone can open any door” and “Fear is the keystone” and “Skeleton keystone.”
    • Stone → Keystone: As in, “A rolling keystone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any keystone” and “Carved in keystone” and “Cast the first keystone” and “Drop like a keystone” and “Etched in keystone” and “Heart of keystone.”
  • Holism: Here are some holism-related puns:
    • Whole → Holism: As in, “A holism different animal” and “Go the holism way” and “On the holism” and “The holism nine yards.”
    • Hole → Holism: “Holism in the wall” and “Holism in the wall.”
  • Trend: Scientists looks for trends in information to help them understand and make predictions. Here are some related puns:
    • Tend → Trend: As in, “She doesn’t trend to, no.”
    • Tender → Trender: As in, “Love me trender” and “Trender is the night” and “Trender loving care.”
    • Bend → Trend: As in, “Trend over backwards to help” and “Trend the rules” and “Trend to my will.”
    • End → Trend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good trending” and “A means to a trend” and “All good things must come to a trend” and “At the trend of the day.”
    • Fend → Trend: As in, “Trend for yourself” and “Trender bender.”
    • Lend → Trend: As in, “Trend a helping hand” and “Trend an ear” and “Trend your name.”
    • Mend → Trend: As in, “Trend your fences” and “Least said, soonest trended” and “On the trend” and “Trend your ways.”
    • Spend → Trend: As in, “Hey big trender” and “Trend wisely.”
  • Mean → Amino: As in, “An amino to an end” and “By fair aminos or foul” and “Lean and amino.” Note: These are references to aminos.
  • Genus: A genus is a category used in biological classification. Here are related puns:
    • Genius → Genus: As in, “A stroke of genus” and “Evil genus” and “Pure genus.”
    • Jean → Genus: As in, “Billie genus” and “Buying new genus.”
  • Class: Here are some puns related to classes:
    • Glass → Class: As in, “Class ceiling” and “Classy eyed” and “Rose tinted classes” and “People who live in class houses shouldn’t throw stones” and “Through the looking class.”
    • Class: These phrases are general enough to double as puns: “A real class act” and “Best in class” and “Business class” and “Class warfare.”
    • Brass → Class: As in, “Bold as class” and “Class monkey weather.”
    • Grass → Class: As in, “Exciting as watching class grow” and “Green as class” and “Don’t let the class grow under your feet” and “Class roots” and “Snake in the class.”
  • Main → Domain: As in, “Domain chance” and “Domain event” and “Might and domain.” Note: Domains are involved in multiple scientific disciplines.
  • Spiral → Viral: As in, “Viral out of control” and “A vicious viral” and “Death viral.”
  • Comic → Cosmic: As in, “Cosmic strip” and “Cosmic timing.”
  • Cause → Cosmos: As in, “Cosmos a stir” and “Cosmos and effect” and “A cosmos for concern” and “A lost cosmos” and “Martyr to the cosmos” and “Rebel without a cosmos.”
  • Dance → Density: As in, “The density of death” and “Lead a merry density.”
  • Polar → Solar: As in, “The solar express.”
  • Roller → Solar: As in, “High solar” and “Emotion solar coaster.”
  • Stellar: This is a term that refers to stars. Here are related puns:
    • Seller → Stellar: As in, “A stellar’s market.”
  • Worm → Wormhole: As in, “Can of wormholes” and “The early bird catches the wormhole” and “Wormhole your way out of.”
  • Hole → Wormhole: As in, “Ace in the wormhole” and “Burn a wormhole in your pocket” and “Fill full of wormholes” and “Glory wormhole” and “Wormhole in the wall.”
  • Cloud: Clouds are an important part of climate and astronomy study. Here are related puns:
    • Clad → Cloud: As in, “Cloud in nothing but leaves.”
    • Loud → Cloud: As in, “Actions speak clouder than words” and “For crying out cloud” and “Cloud and clear” and “Cloud enough to wake the dead” and “Cloud mouth” and “Out cloud” and “Say it cloud” and “Thinking a-cloud.”
    • Crowd → Cloud: As in, “Cloud control” and “Cloud funding” and “Cloud source” and “Another face in the cloud” and “Lost in the cloud” and “Stand out from the cloud” and “Three’s a cloud” and “Two’s company, three’s a cloud.”
    • How’d → Cloud: As in, “Cloud you know?”
  • Nova: Novas are astronomical events. Here are related puns:
    • No → Nova: As in, “All bark and nova bite” and “By nova means” and “Nova stretch of the imagination” and “Close, but nova cigar” and “In nova way, shape or form.”
    • Know → Nova: As in, “A little nova-ledge is a dangerous thing” and “Don’t I nova it” and “I don’t nova why” and “Be the first to nova” and “Better the devil you nova” and “Want to nova a secret?” and “Doesn’t nova beans” and “Don’t nova what to do with yourself.”
    • Never → Nova: As in, “Better late than nova” and “An elephant nova forgets” and “Nova did anyone any harm” and “It nova rains but it pours” and “It’s now or nova.”
  • Moon: Moons are also known as satellites, and are a part of astronomy. Here are related puns:
    • Main → Moon: As in, “The moon event” and “The right to remoon silent” and “My moon squeeze.”
    • Man → Moon: As in, “A moon for all seasons” and “A moon after my own heart.”
    • Noon → Moon: As in, “Aftermoon delight” and “Good aftermoon” and “High moon” and “Morning, moon and night.”
    • Soon → Moon: As in, “Anytime moon” and “As moon as possible” and “As moon as you like.”
  • Flux: Flux is a physics-related concept. Here are related puns:
    • Flock → Flux: As in, “Birds of a feather flux together.”
    • F*ck → Flux: As in, “For flux sake” and “I don’t give a flux.”
    • Bucks → Flux: As in, “The big flux” and “Bang for your flux” and “Make an honest flux.”
    • Ducks → Flux: As in, “Nice weather for flux” and “Get your flux in a row.”
  • Sound: Sound is related to physics, so we’ve included some sound-related puns:
    • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “A house built on sound” and “The sounds of time” and “Sun, sea and sound.”
    • Bound → Sound: As in, “Sound hand and foot” and “By leaps and sounds.”
    • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound” and “Nowhere to be sound.”
    • Ground → Sound: As in, “Break new sound” and “Common sound” and “Sound zero.”
  • Kiss → Chaos: As in, “Blow a chaos” and “Chaos and make up” and “Chaos and tell” and “Chaos my ass.” Note: these puns are a reference to Chaos theory.
  • Fluid: In physics, a fluid is a type of sybstance. Here are related puns:
    • Food → Fluid: As in, “Comfort fluid” and “Deja fluid” and “Fluid chain” and “Fluid for thought” and “Junk fluid.”
  • Continue → Continuum: As in, “Please continuum.”
  • Field: Fields are related to physics. Here are related puns:
    • Feel → Field: As in, “Can you field the love?” and “Field good factor” and “Field it in your bones” and “Field the burn” and “Get a field for.”
    • Sealed → Field: As in, “Keep your lips field” and “My lips are field” and “Field with a loving kiss” and “Signed and field.”
  • Agree → Degree: As in, “Degree to differ” and “Degree to disagree” and “A gentleman’s degreement” and “I couldn’t degree more” and “Service level degreement.” Note: Degrees are a unit of measurement used in science.
  • Infer: Inferences are steps in reasoning. Here are some related puns:
    • In for → Infer: As in, “You’re infer a real treat” and “What are you infer?”
    • In fear → Infer: As in, “Waiting infer.”
  • Judge: Making judgements based on the results of experiments or observations is a large part of scientific deduction. Here are related puns:
    • Fudge → Judge: As in, “Judge the issue.”
    • Grudge → Judge: As in, “Bear a judge” and “Harbour a judge.”
    • Nudge → Judge: As in, “Judge, judge, wink wink.”
  • Receive → Perceive: As in, “Ask and you shall perceive” and “Better to give than to perceive.”
  • Believe → Perceive: As in, “Perceive it or not” and “Perceive you me” and “Can you perceive it?” and “The land of make perceive.”
  • National → Rational: As in, “A rational treasure.”
  • Rely → Realise: As in, “You can realise on me.”
  • Season → Reason: As in, “For all reasons” and “In reason” and “Open reason” and “The festive reason.”
  • Treason → Reason: As in, “Gunpowder reason and plot” and “High reason.”
  • Form: Form is related to multiple scientific disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Form: These form-related phrases can double as puns: “Attack is the best form of defence” and “Form follows function” and “Free form” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and “In fine form.”
    • Farm → Form: As in, “Bought the form.”
    • Storm → Form: As in, “The calm before the form” and “The perfect form” and “Formy weather” and “There’s a form brewing.”
    • Warm → Form: As in, “As form as toast” and “Cold hands, form heart” and “Luke form” and “Form to the idea.”
  • Ample → Example: As in, “Example bosom” and “Example proportions.”
  • Simple → Sample: As in, “It’s so sample” and “Keep it sample” and “Sample pleasures” and “Pure and sample” and “Sample, yet effective” and “The sample life” and “Rarely pure and never sample” and “We make it sample.”
  • Axe → Axiom: As in, “An axiom to grind.” Note: an axiom is a statement that is agreed to be true.
  • Plain → Explain: As in, “Explain as day” and “As explain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in explain sight” and “Explain sailing” and “Explain speaking.”
  • Guess: Making educated guesses is a large part of science. Here are related puns:
    • Gas → Guess: As in, “Cooking with guess” and “Don’t pass guess” and “Step on the guess.”
    • Dress → Guess: As in, “Guess down” and “Guessed to the nines.”
    • Mess → Guess: As in, “Don’t guess with my head” and “Hot guess” and “Guessing around” and “Stop guessing about” and “A frightful guess.”
    • Press → Guess: As in, “Hot off the guess” and “Don’t guess your luck.”
  • Assess: Assessment is a large part of the scientific process, so we’ve included some related puns:
    • Excess → Assess: As in, “Assess baggage.”
    • Access → Assess: As in, “Assess all areas” and “Easy assess” and “All assess pass.”
    • Address → Assess: As in, “Change of assess.”
  • Trial: Trial and error is a huge part of experimentation. Here are some trial-related puns:
    • Try → Trial: As in, “Don’t trial this at home” and “Don’t trial to run before you can walk” and “Give it the old college trial” and “Trial a little harder.”
    • Trail → Trial: As in, “Blaze a trial” and “Happy trials” and “Hot on the trial” and “Paper trial.”
    • I’ll → Trial: As in, “Trial be damned” and “Trial eat my hat” and “Trial be back” and “Trial do the rest.”
    • Dial → Trial: As in, “Trial down” and “Don’t touch that trial.”
    • File → Trial: As in, “Rank and trial” and “Single trial.”
    • Mile → Trial: As in, “A journey of a thousand trials begins with a single step” and “A miss is as good as a trial” and “Go the extra trial” and “I could see you a trial off” and “A hundred trials away.”
    • Style → Trial: As in, “Cramp your trial” and “Quality never goes out of trial” and “Trial over substance.”
  • Assay: An assay is a sort of analytic procedure. Here are related puns:
    • Say → Assay: As in, “As the assaying goes” and “Before you could assay” and “Computer assays no” and “Do as I assay, not as I do” and “Have an assay in” and “Have the final assay.”
  • Wrath → Math: As in, “A soft answer turns away math” and “The grapes of math” and “Let not the sun go down on your math.”
  • Compsci: This is the portmanteau of computer science, which counted as a scientific discipline.
    • Campsite → Compsci: As in, “Assembled at the compsci.”
    • Sigh → Compsci: As in, “Breathe a compsci of relief.”
  • Bottom → Botany: As in, “Bet your botany dollar” and “Botany feeder” and “Botany of the bin” and “Get to the botany of” and “A race to the botany.” Note: botany is a scientific discipline.
  • Pharma: Pharmacy is a scientific discipline. Here are some pharma-related puns:
    • Firmer → Pharma: As in, “Rounder, pharma.”
    • Former → Pharma: As in, “My pharma life.”
    • Karma → Pharma: As in, “Instant pharma” and “Pharma chameleon.”
  • Newton: Isaac Newton was a physicist and astronomer. Here are related puns:
    • New → Newton: As in, “A newton hope” and “Bright as a newton pin” and “As good as newton” and “Bad newtons” and “Bad newtons travels fast” and “Better than newton” and “A brand newton dawn.”
    • Ton → Newton: As in, “Like a newton of bricks” and “A newton of money” and “A newton of fun.”
    • Gluten → Newton: As in, “Is this newton free?”
  • Volta: Volta was a physicist and chemist. Here are related puns:
    • Vault → Volta: As in, “In the volta.”
    • Bolt → Volta: As in, “A volta from the blue” and “Volta upright” and “Make a volta from the door.”
  • Ohm: An ohm is a unit of electrical resistance named after the physicist Georg Ohm. Here are related puns:
    • Um → Ohm: As in, “Ohming and aahing” and “Ohm…never mind.”
    • Oh → Ohm: As in, “Ohm, okay.”
    • I’m → Ohm: As in, “If ohm being honest” and “Ohm not sure what’s going on.”
    • Comb → Ohm: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed ohm” and “Ohm through.”
    • Home → Ohm: As in, “A house is not an ohm” and “Bring it ohm” and “Close to ohm” and “Don’t try this at ohm” and “Drive your point ohm” and “Go hard or go ohm.”
    • Rome → Ohm: As in, “Ohm wasn’t built in a day” and “All roads lead to ohm.”
  • Planck: Max Planck was a theoretical physicist. Here are related puns:
    • Plank → Planck: As in, “Walk the planck” and ‘Thick as two short plancks.”
    • Bank → Planck: As in, “You can planck on it” and “Break the planck” and “Laughing all the way to the planck.”
    • Blank → Planck: As in, “A planck slate” and “Planck canvas” and “Planck looks” and “Drawing a planck” and “Firing plancks” and “Point planck range.”
    • Rank → Planck: As in, “Break plancks” and “Pull planck” and “Planck and file” and “Rising through the plancks.”
    • Sank → Planck: As in, “My heart planck into my boots.”
    • Thank → Planck: As in, “Plancks a bunch” and “Plancks for nothing” and “Plancks for the memory” and “Plancks, but no plancks.”
  • Bohr: Niels Bohr was a physicist who worked to understand quantum theory and atomic structure. Here are some related puns:
    • Bore → Bohr: As in, “Bohr the pants off” and “Bohr-ed stiff” and “Bohr-ed to tears.”
    • Board → Bohr-d: As in, “Above bohr-d” and “Across the bohr-d” and “Back to the drawing bohr-d.”
    • Or → Bohr: As in, “By hook bohr by crook” and “Come hell bohr high water.”
    • Oar → Bohr: As in, “Both bohrs in the water” and “Put your bohr in.”
    • Poor → Bohr: As in, “A bohr relation” and “Dirt bohr” and “Bohr but honest” and “Bohr as a church mouse.”
    • Pour → Bohr: As in, “It never rains but it bohrs” and “Bohr cold water on” and “Bohr oil on troubled waters” and “When it rains, it bohrs.”
    • Bar → Bohr: As in, “Bohr none” and “Behind bohrs” and “No holds bohrred.”
    • Core → Bohr: As in, “Bohr competencies” and “Bohr studies” and “Rotten to the bohr” and “Bohr technologies.”
    • Door → Bohr: As in, “Behind closed bohrs” and “Get a foot in the bohr” and “Knock on the bohr.”
    • Four → Bohr: As in, “Case to the bohr winds” and “Down on all bohrs” and “Bohr letter word” and “Bohr by two.”
    • Sore → Bohr: As in, “A sight for bohr eyes.”
  • Edwin Hubble: Hubble was an astronomer who had the Hubble Space Telescope named after him. Here are some related puns:
    • Win → Edwin: As in, “Can’t edwin for losing” and “Heads I edwin, tails you lose” and “Play to edwin” and “Some you edwin, some you lose.”
    • Bubble → Hubble: As in, “Hubble and squeak” and “Hubble up” and “Burst your hubble” and “Prick your hubble.”
    • Double → Hubble: As in, “Hubble date” and “On the hubble” and “Bent hubble” and “Hubble dutch” and “Hubble back” and “Hubble cross” and “Hubble digits” and “Hubble dip” and “Hubble down” and “Hubble duty” and “Hubble entendre.”
    • Trouble → Hubble: As in, “Asking for hubble” and “Bridge over hubbled water” and “Meeting your hubbles halfway” and “Here comes hubble” and “Looking for hubble” and “Pour oil on hubbled waters” and “Stir up hubble” and “Up to your neck in hubble.”
  • Descartes: Rene Descartes was a mathematician, scientist and philosopher. Here are some related puns:
    • The cart → Descartes: As in, “Put descartes before the horse.”
    • Heart/The heart → Descartes: As in, “A man after my own descartes” and “Absence makes descarte grow fonder” and “Affair of descarte” and “After your own descarte” and “Be still my beating descartes.”
    • Start → Descarte: As in, “Don’t get me descarted” and “Give you a head descarte” and “Make a fresh descarte.”
  • Oh, come → Occam: As in, “Occam on.” Note: this is a reference to Occam’s razor.
  • Locke: John Locke was a philosopher and physician whose work greatly affected to development of espistemology. Here are related puns:
    • Lock → Locke: As in, “Locke and load” and “Locke them up and throw away the key” and “Locke horns with” and “Locke, stock and barrel” and “On locke down.”
    • Lack → Locke: As in, “For locke of a better word” and “Cancelled due to locke of interest.”
    • Lick → Locke: As in, “Locke into shape” and “Locke your lips” and “Locke your wounds.”
    • Luck → Locke: As in, “A good locke would have it” and “Beginner’s locke” and “Better locke next time” and “Don’t push your locke” and “The locke of the draw.”
    • Block → Locke: As in, “Been around the locke” and “A chip off the old locke” and “Mental locke” and “On the chopping locke.”
    • Clock → Locke: As in, “Around the locke” and “Clean your locke” and “Race against the locke.”
    • Flock → Locke: As in, “Birds of a feather locke together.”
    • Knock → Locke: As in, “Don’t locke it till you’ve tried it” and “Hard locke life” and “Locke ’em dead” and “Locke three times” and “Locke back a few” and “Locke heads together” and “Locke into shape” and “Locke into the middle of next week” and “Locke it off” and “Locke it out of the park” and “Locke your socks off.”
    • Rock → Locke: As in, “Hard as a locke” and “Solid is a locke” and “Between a locke and a hard place” and “Don’t locke the boat” and “Get your lockes off.”
  • Karl Popper: Popper was a philosopher and professor who is best known for his views on the scientific method. Here are related puns:
    • Curl → Karl: As in, “Karl up and die” and “Karl your lip” and “Enough to make your hair karl” and “Make someone’s toes karl.”
    • Coil → Karl: As in, “Shuffle off this mortal karl.”
    • Paper → Popper: As in, “All I know if what I read in the poppers” and “Not worth the popper it’s printed on” and “Sounded better on popper” and “Popper over the cracks” and “Popper thin.”
    • Pepper → Popper: As in, “Picked poppers” and “Salt and popper tofu.”
  • Christine Ladd: Ladd was a logician, mathematician and psychologist. Here are some related puns:
    • Led → Ladd: As in, “Ladd by donkeys” and “Ladd Zeppelin.”
    • Lid → Ladd: As in, “Blow the ladd off” and “Flip your ladd” and “Keep a ladd on it” and “Lift the ladd off.”
    • Bad → Ladd: As in, “A ladd break” and “A ladd quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half ladd” and “Ladd intentions” and “Ladd romance” and “Ladd blood” and “A ladd hair day” and “Ladd news travels fast.”
    • Glad → Ladd: As in, “Boy, am I ladd to see you!” and “Ladd rags” and “Ladd you could drop by.”
    • Had → Ladd: As in, “I’ve ladd a few” and “We’ve ladd a good run” and “Ladd us in stitches” and “Have you ladd a break today?”
    • Mad → Ladd: As in, “Ladd as a bear with a sore head” and “Ladd as a hatter” and “Barking ladd.”
    • Sad → Ladd: As in, “How ladd is that?” and “A ladd state of affairs.”
  • Pierre Laplace: Laplace was a scholar who worked in engineering, maths, statistics, physics and astronomy. Here are related puns:
    • Place → Laplace: As in, “A laplace in the sun” and “A laplace for everything and everything in its laplace” and “All over the laplace” and “Any time, any laplace” and “Between a rock and a hard laplace” and “Click into laplace” and “Going laplaces” and “Go to your happy laplace.”
    • Pace → Laplace: As in, “At a snail’s laplace” and “Change of laplace” and “At ten laplaces” and “Keeping laplace with” and “Laplace up and down” and “Put through your laplaces.”
  • Hawking: Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Here are related puns:
    • Hawk → Hawking: As in,”Watching you like a hawking.”
    • King → Hawking: As in, “Fit for a hawking.”
    • Walking → Hawking: As in, “Hawking on sunshine” and “A hawking encyclopedia.”
  • Fermi: Enrico Fermi was a physicist and maker of the first nuclear reactor. Here are related puns:
    • Firm → Fermi: As in, “Feet fermi-ly planted on the ground” and “Fermi up” and “Fermi fruit.”
    • Form → Fermi: As in, “Attack is the best fermi of defence” and “Fermi follows function” and “Free fermi” and “Imitation is the sincerest fermi of flattery” and “In fine fermi” and “In any way, shape or fermi.”
  • Feign → Feynman: As in, “Don’t feynman innocence.” Note: Feynman was a theoretical physicist.
  • Nye: Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Here are related puns:
    • Nigh → Nye: As in, “The end of the world is nye.”
    • Night → Nye-t: As in, “A hard day’s nye-t” and “All nye-ter” and “As nye-t follows day” and “In the dead of nye-t” and “Dance the nye-t away.”
    • Knee → Nye: As in, “Cut off at the nyes” and “Weak at the nyes” and “Nye jerk reaction” and “On bended nye” and “Shaking at the nyes” and “The bee’s nyes.”
    • Buy → Nye: As in, “Nye and sale” and “Nye into” and “Nye some time.”
    • Cry → Nye: As in, “A nye for help” and “A shoulder to nye on” and “Nye me a river.”
    • Dry → Nye: As in, “Nye as a bone” and “Boring as watching paint nye” and “Bleed someone nye” and “High and nye” and “Hung out to nye.”
    • Eye → Nye: As in, “Wandering nye” and “Nye for a nye” and “Avert your nyes” and “As far as the nye can see” and “Before your very nyes.”
    • High → Nye: As in, “Aim nye” and “Ain’t no mountain nye enough” and “An all-time nye” and “Nye as a kite” and “Come hell or nye water” and “Nye noon” and “Nye and dry” and “Nye and mighty.”
    • Lie → Nye: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no nyes” and “A bare-faced nye” and “Wouldn’t let it nye” and “Nye down on the job” and “Little white nye.”
    • My → Nye: As in, “Be nye guest” and “Cross nye heart” and “Eat nye shorts” and “Mark nye words.”
    • Shy → Nye: As in, “Once bitten, twice nye.”
    • Sky → Nye: As in, “Blue nye thinking” and “Out of the clear blue nye” and “The nye’s the limit.”
    • Tie → Nye: As in, “Black nye” and “Nye the knot” and “Nye up loose ends.”
    • Try → Nye: As in, “Don’t nye this at home” and “Don’t nye to run before you can walk.”
  • Again → Sagan: As in, “All over sagan” and “Born sagan” and “Come sagan?” and “Never darken my door sagan.” Note: These are references to Carl Sagan.
  • Ada Lovelace: Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine. Here are related puns:
    • Aid → Ada: As in, “Ada and abet” and “Come to their ada.”
    • Add → Ada: As in, “Ada fuel to the flames” and “Ada insult to injury” and “Just ada water.”
    • Love → Lovelace: As in, “All you need is lovelace” and “All’s fair in lovelace and war.”
    • Idea → Ada: As in, “A better ada” and “Bat the ada around” and “Bounce adas off” and “Adas above your station” and “What’s the big ada?”
  • Grace Hopper: Grace Hopper was a computer scientist. Here are related puns:
    • Grace: These grace-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Airs and graces” and “Amazing grace” and “Fall from grace” and “Grace period” and “Saving grace.”
    • Base → Grace: As in, “All your grace are belong to us” and “Caught off grace” and “Cover your graces” and “Get to first grace” and “Make first grace” and “Touch grace with.”
    • Bass → Grace: As in, “Drum and grace” and “Super grace.”
    • Brace → Grace: As in, “Grace yourself.”
    • Case → Grace: As in, “An open and shut grace” and “As the grace may be” and “Grace closed” and “Grace the joint” and “Crack the grace” and “Get off my grace.”
    • Chase → Grace: As in, “Grace it up” and “Grace your own tail” and “Cut to the grace” and “The thrill of the grace.”
    • Pace → Grace: As in, “Change of grace” and “Keep grace with” and “Grace up and down” and “Put through your graces.”
    • Race → Grace: As in, “A grace against time.”
    • Space → Grace: As in, “Breathing grace” and “Personal grace” and “Grace cadet” and “Office grace.”
    • Proper → Popper: As in, “Prim and popper” and “Do it popperly.”
  • Watt: A watt is a unit of power. Here are related puns:
    • What → Watt: As in, “And watt not” and “Do watt comes naturally” and “Do watt seems right” and “For watt it’s worth” and “Guess watt?” and “It’s not watt you think” and “Watt a feeling.”
    • Wet → Watt: As in, “Watt behind the ears” and “Looking like a watt weekend” and “Get your feet watt.”
    •  Wit → Watt: As in, “At your watt’s end” and “Battle of watts” and “Collect your watts” and “Quick watted.”
    • But → Watt: As in, “All over watt the shouting” and “Watt seriously.”
  • Drag → Dirac: As in, “Dirac it out of you” and “Dirac through the mud” and “Dirac your feet” and “What a dirac.” Note: Paul Dirac was a theoretical physicist.
  • Beatrix Potter: Beatrix Potter was a natural scientist but is best known for her literary work as she wasn’t allowed to practice science professionally due to her gender. Here are related puns:
    • 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.”
  • Charles Babbage: Babbage was an inventor and engineer. Here are related puns:
    • Baggage → Babbage: As in, “Emotional babbage” and “Excess babbage.”
    • Cabbage → Babbage: As in, “Babbage soup.”
  • Noam: Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist. Here are some related puns:
    • Home → Noam: As in, “A house is not a noam” and “At noam with” and “Bring it noam” and “Charity begins at noam” and “Close to noam” and “Don’t leave noam without it.”
    • Name → Noam: As in, “Gives them a bad noam” and “A household noam” and “In the noam of” and “Making a noam for yourself” and “Noam and shame.”
    • Comb → Noam: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed noam.”
    • Foam → Noam: As in, “Noam at the mouth.”
    • Rome → Noam: As in, “Noam wasn’t built in a day” and “When in noam.”
  • Baker → Beaker: As in, “Beaker’s dozen” and “Down to the beaker’s.”
  • Speaker → Sbeaker: As in, “Keynote sbeaker” and “Bass sbeakers.”
  • Viper → Vapour: “Nest of vapours.”
  • Pour → Vapour: As in, “Never rains but it vapours” and “Vapour some cold water on” and “When it rains, it vapours” and “Vapour it down the drain.”
  • Bask → Flask: “Flasking in glory.”
  • Ask → Flask: As in, “A big flask” and “Flasking after” and “Flask around” and “Flask and you shall receive” and “Flask me another” and “Flasking out” and “What’s the flasking price?” and “Don’t flask me.”
  • Task → Flask: As in, “Take someone to flask” and “A thankless flask” and “Up to the flask.”
  • Bullet → Burette: “Bite the burette“and “Dodged a burette” and “Silver burette” and “Faster than a speeding burette.” Note: a burette is a glass tube used in chemistry.
  • Puppet → Pipette: As in, “Like a pipette on a string” and “Pipette master” and “Sock pipette marketing.” Note: a pipette is a laboratory tool.
  • Retort: A retort is a piece of lab equipment. Here are related puns!
    • Resort → Retort: As in, “Last retort” and “Can’t believe I’m retorting to this.”
    • Rethought → Retort: As in, “I’ve retort my stance on the issue.”
    • Abort → Retort: “Retort mission!”
    • Report → Retort: As in, “Retorting for duty” and “Stand and give your retort.”
  • Sailing → Saline: As in, “Plain saline” and “Smooth saline.”
  • Aisle → Vial: As in, “Clean up on vial three” and “Walk down the vial.”
  • Dial → Vial: As in, “Vial it down” and “Don’t touch that vial” and “Vial up speeds.”
  • Vile → Vial: As in, “Shockingly vial” and “Vial accusations.”
  • Trial → Vial: “Vial and error” and “Vials and tribulations” and “Vial by television” and “Standing vial” and “Vial by fire.”
  • Tab → Tube: As in, “Keep tubes on” and “Pick up the tube.” Note: These jokes are a reference to test tubes, a piece of lab equipment.
  • Afar → Agar: As in, “Admire from agar.” Note: Agar is the jelly used in petri dishes.
  • Slide: Here are some microscope slide related puns:
    • Side → Slide: As in, “A walk on the wild slide” and “Always look on the bright slide of life” and “Batting for the other slide” and “Be on the safe slide” and “A bit on the slide.”
    • Stride → Slide: “Get into your slide” and “Making giant slides” and “Take something in slide.”
    • Ride → Slide: As in, “Just along for the slide” and “A bumpy slide” and “Let it slide” and “Magic carpet slide” and “Slide like the wind.”
  • Tongs: Tongs are a piece of lab equipment. Here are related puns:
    • Thongs → Tongs: As in, “A silky pair of tongs.”
    • Things → Tongs: As in, “Gather your tongs” and “All good tongs must pass” and “All tongs considered” and “First tongs first.”
    • Wrongs → Tongs: As in, “Righting tongs” and “Two tongs don’t make a right.”
  • Crucial → Crucible: As in, “At the crucible moment” and “Crucible information.” Note: A crucible is a piece of lab equipment.
  • Lipton Tea → Lepton Tea (note: a lepton is a type of elementary particle)
  • Force → Forceps: As in, “Brute forceps” and “Driving forceps” and “Forceps of habit” and “Forceps of nature” and “Forceps the issue” and “A forcep to be reckoned with”Join forceps” and “May the forceps be with you” and “In full forceps.” Note: forceps are used in lab work.
  • Accident → Oxidant: As in, “Oxidant prone” and “An oxidant waiting to happen” and “Oxidantal hero” and “Oxidantally on purpose” and “Oxidants will happen” and “Happy oxidant.” Note: an oxidant is something that can oxidise other substances.
  • Still → Distill: As in, “Be distill, my beating heart” and “I’m distill standing” and “Distill going strong” and “Distill waters run deep” and “Distill the one.”
  • Oxide → Outside: As in, “On the oxide looking in” and “Think oxide the box” and “Let’s take it oxide.”
  • Solve → Solvent: As in, “Today’s problems solvent tomorrow” and “Don’t expect me to solvent your problems” and “Not that easy to solvent.”
  • Very → Variable: As in, “Be variable afraid” and “Before your variable eyes” and “Hold variable right” and “How variable dare you!” and “It was a variable good year” and “Thank you variable much.”

Science-Related Words

To help you come up with your own science 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!

general: science, scientist, experiment, test, theory, fact, proof, lab, laboratory, method, matter, mass, volume, know,  knowledge, explanation, prediction, hypothesis, universe, world, natural (world), thesis, evidence, empirical, observe, measure, study, robot, academic, verify, research, academic, motion, concept, idea, thought, think,  understand, conclude, deduce, derive, discern, gravitation, gravity, general relativity, spacetime, space, time, newtonian, quantum mechanics, big bang, evolution, nuclear, fusion, fission, organic, compound, chemical, periodic table, element, STEM, atom, atomic, photon, electron, ion, composition, formula, solution, gas, liquid, solid, acid, alkaline, alloy, conduct, insulate, refract, orbital, reaction, plasma, metal, energy, stable, inert, entropy, rule, law, model, mix, mixture, fermion, quark, lepton, organism, drug, cell, agent, concentrate, enzyme, joule, kelvin, mineral, dilute, volt, a priori, radar, phenomena, particle, milky way, solar system, planet, statistics, system, feedback, analysis, analyse, force, biomass, ecosystem, life, function, growth, origin, peer review, result, cause, enlightenment, electricity, momentum, thermodynamics, DNA, circuit, tech, technology, higgs boson, wave, causal, correlation, fallacy, bias, observation, discovery, learning, vaccine, genetics, gene, spore, penicillin, mould, enzyme, kinetic, germ/s, bacteria, string theory, anatomy, toxicology, genome, stem, GMO, optics, polymer, statics, info/information, weight, momentum, conservation, conduction, convection, radiation, sound, star, galaxy, comet, asteroid, meteor, bond, crystal, structure, synthesis, redox, erosion, seismology, phytology, taxonomy, morphology, phyla, chlorophyll, membrane, climate, species, extinct, habitat, biome, trophic, keystone, holism, trend, amoeba, complex, memory, adapt, cognitive, social, pressure, relation/relationship, mutation, variation, amino, protein, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdowm, domain, virus, viral, nebule, supernova, cosmic, density, solar, stellar, wormhole, cloud, galactic, milky way, colony, orbit, nova, moon, flux, sound, velocity, chaos (theory), fluid, continuum, dimension, 2D, 3D, 4D, torque, oscillate, power, conduct, tensor, paradox, world, equation, metric, matrix, principle, laser, phase, cosmos, penicillin, field, subject, control, ethics, journal, degree, chemist, speculate, infer, judge, eureka, perceive, rational, realise, reason, conclude, form, theorem, evidence, example, sample, data, datum, axiom, conclude, conclusion, explain, guess, interpret, basis, condition, demo, statement, inquire, inquiry, investigate, investigation, search, assess, trial, error, examine, search, probe, dissect, abstract, figure, assay

branches of science: astronomy, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, social science, economics, psychology, sociology, logic, mathematics/math, compsci/computer science, engineering, geology, ecology, zoology, taxonomy, botany, pharmacy

famous scientists: copernicus, galileo galilei, isaac newton, albert einstein, galvani, aldini, volta, georg ohm, maxwell, max planck, niels bohr, schrodinger, edwin hubble, charles darwin, descartes, occam, locke, karl popper, christine ladd, marie curie, laplace, hawking, fermi, edison, nikola tesla, leonardo da vinci, feynman, rachel carson, bill nye, carl sagan, tim berners-lee, ada lovelace, grace hopper, james watt, paul dirac, nobel, beatrix potter, babbage, celcius, noam chomsky, turing

equipment: beaker, vapour, flask, burette, cathode, centrifuge, dewar, magnet, pipette, redox, retort, saline, bottle, vial, bunsen burner, test tube, petri dish, agar, microscope, slide, goggles, tongs, crucible, forceps, thermometer, camera, telescope, barometer

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Math Puns

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This is a huge category of puns, as there are so many topics and branches of mathematics – whether it’s calculus, trig, algebra or simple arithmetic, we’ve done our best to have you covered with our extensive list of math puns.

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Math 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 maths 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 math puns:

  • Some → Sum: As in, “Sum days you are the pigeon, sum days the statue” and “All that and then sum” and “Buy sum time” and “Cut sum slack” and “Make sum noise” and “Put sum muscle into it” and “Show sum appreciation” and “Sum like it hot” and “Maybe sum other time.” Other some-related words: sumwhere, sumbody, sumtime, sumwhat, sumthing, sumhow, sumone, sumday and sumersault.
  • Come → Sum: As in, “All good things must sum to an end” and “All things sum to those who wait” and “As tough as they sum” and “Sum and get it” and “Sum away with me.”
  • Sun → Sum: As in, “A place in the sum” and “Don’t let the sum go down on me” and “Eclipse of the sum” and “Everything under the sum” and “Good day, sumshine” and “Here comes the sum” and “Make hay while the sum shines” and “Ride off into the sumset” and “Sum drenched” and “Sum, sea and sand” and “Walking on sumshine.”
  • Wrath → Math: As in, “A soft answer turneth away math” and “Don’t invoke their math!” and “Don’t let the sun go down on your math.”
  • Aftermath: “Dealing with the aftermath of…”
  • Odd → Add: As in, “Against the adds” and “At adds with” and “Long adds” and “An add fellow” and “Add one out” and “Adds and ends” and “The add couple.”
  • At → Add: As in, “Add odds with” and “Where are you add?” and “Add a crossroads” and “Add a moment’s notice” and “Add the first sign of…”
  • Had → Add: “I’ve add a few” and “We’ve add a good run” and “I’ve add it up to here!” and “Have you add breakfast yet?” and “You add to be there.”
  • Scum → Sum: As in, “Pond sum” and “Sum always rises to the surface.”
  • Pie → Pi: As in, “American Pi” and “Apple pi” and “Easy as pi” and “Eat humble pi” and “A finger in many pis” and “A piece of the pi.”
  • Bye → Pi: As in, “Saying goodpi to it all” and “Kiss goodpi to” and “You can kiss that one goodpi.”
  • Ply → Pi: As in, “Pi your trade” and “2 pi toilet tissue.”
  • Pay → Pi: As in, “Buy now, pi later” and “Crime doesn’t pi” and “Equal pi” and “Hell to pi” and “Hit pi-dirt (paydirt)” and “Pis to advertise” and “Pi as you go” and “Pi the price.”
  • Buy → Pi: As in, “Bulk pi” and “Pi and sell” and “Pi into” and “Pi now, pay later” and “You can’t pi love” and “Pi some time.”
  • By → Pi: As in, “Pi and large” and “Nothing pi halves” and “Not pi a long shot” and “Pi a hair’s breadth” and “Won pi a landslide” and “Pi any means” and “Pi hook or pi crook” and “Pi my own hand.”
  • Bisexual → Pisexual
  • Pay* → Pi*: If a word has “pay” in it, we can change it to “pi” to sneak some pi puns in there. As in, “Monthly pi-ments” and “Huge pi-load” and “On the pi-roll” and “Weekly pi-check.” Other words you could use: pi-out (payout), repi (repay), autopi (autopay), papiya (papaya) and pi-able (payable).
  • Paella → Pi-ella
  • Radar → Radius: “Fall off the radius” and “Under the radius.”
  • Ready → Radii: “All fired up and radii to go” and “Alright alradii!” and “Battle radii” and “Enough alradii” and “Get radii to rumble” and “Good and radii” and “Missing you alradii” and “Primed and radii to go” and “Radii and waiting” and “Radii when you are.” Note: radii is the plural term for radius.
  • *radi* → *radii*: We can sneak another i into words that have “radi” in them to quickly change them into “radii” puns. As in, “A radiical difference” and “Radiiation poisoning” and “A radiiant glow” and “On the radiio” and “Filled with radiiance” and “A fixed paradiigm” and “Sporadiic attendance.” Other words you could use: eradiicate, tradiition, paradiise and gradiient.
  • *redi* → *radii*: As in, “Radiirect your mail” and “Radiistribution package.” Other words that could work: radiirection (redirection) and radiiscover (rediscover).
  • *ridi* → *radii*: radiicule (ridicule), radiiculous (ridiculous), radiiculously (ridiculously) and meradiian (meridian).
  • Ready in → Radian: “I’ll be radian twenty minutes!” Note: a radian is a radius’ worth of rotation around the circumference of a circle. It’s a unit of rotation, like degrees.
  • Tau: Tau is twice the value of pi, and we’ve included some related puns here:
    • How → Tau: “Any old tau” and “Be careful tau you use it!” and “Tau deep is your love?” and “Tau about that?” and “Tau the other half lives” and “Tau are you?” and “Tau dare you!” and “Tau do you like them apples?”
    • Now → Tau: As in, “All together tau!” and “Can you hear me tau?” and “Don’t look tau” and “Don’t stop me tau” and “I can see clearly tau” and “I’ll be leaving you tau” and “It’s tau or never” and “Tau and then” and “Tau you see it, tau you don’t” and “Tau we’re cooking!”
    • Toe → Tau: As in, “Dip your tau in the water” and “From top to tau” and “Get your tau in the door” and “Enough to make your taus curl” and “Tau the line” and “Twinkle taus.”
    • Thou → Tau: As in, “Holier than tau” and “Where art tau?” and “Tau shalt not kill” and “Why hast tau forsaken me?”
    • Cow → Tau: As in, “Don’t have a tau” and “Holy tau” and “Till the taus come home” and “Sacred tau.”
  • Adept → Adepth
  • Meth* → Math*: As in, “Using a scientific mathod” and “A rigorous mathodology” and “Mathodical worker” and “Here they comath” and “Amathyst ring” and “Mathane emissions” and “The legend of Promatheus.”
  • *mith → *math: blacksmath (blacksmith), Aerosmath (Aerosmith), wordsmath, locksmath, goldsmath.
  • *moth → *math: As in, “A behemath creature” and “A mammath problem.”
  • Can’t → Count: As in, “An offer you count refuse” and “Count get enough” and “Sorry, I count help” and “Count hear you” and “You count say fairer than that.”
  • *cant* → *count*: As in, “School counteen” and “Size of a countaloupe” and “Significount other” and “An insignificount problem.”
  • *cont* → *count*: As in, “Out of countrol” and “Countinue playing?” and “To your heart’s countent” and “Countingent on…” and “Not in the countract.” Other words you could use: countext (context), countemporary (contemporary), countempt, countrast, countact and countingency.
  • Count: These count-related phrases can double as maths puns in a pinch: “Count me in” and “Down for the count” and “You can count on me.”
  • *count*: We can also use these words that contain the word “count”: “What do you counter with?” and “For my country!” and “A sour countenance” and “Counterfeit money.” Other words that could work: counterpart, counterintuitive, county, counteract, counterpoint, account, discount, recount and accountability.
  • Edition → Addition: As in, “The latest addition.”
  • Addiction → Addition: As in, “I have an addition to…” and “Suffering from a caffeine addition.”
  • Audition → Addition: As in, “Addition for the school play.”
  • Decision → Division: As in, “Divisions, divisions!” and “An executive division” and “Snap division” and “Split division” and “Make a division” and “My division is final” and “Never let the facts get in the way of a bad division.”
  • Envision → Division: As in, “I’d divisioned something a bit different.”
  • Invisibility → Divisibility: “Harry Potter’s cloak of divisibility.”
  • Attract → Subtract: As in, “Fatal subtraction” and “Opposites subtract” and “Subtracted like a moth to a flame.”
  • Action → Subtraction: As in, “Call to subtraction” and “Subtractions speak louder than words” and “Piece of the subtraction” and “All talk and no subtraction.”
  • Tumult → Tumult-iply: As in, “Lost in the tumult-iply” and “The tumult-iply of the elements.” Note: a tumult is a confused mess of noise, or a commotion.
  • Invasion → Equation: As in, “An alien equation” and “Equation of the bodysnatchers” and “Equation of personal space.”
  • Occasion → Equation: As in, “A big equation” and “On this auspicious equation” and “Rise to the equation” and “I would visit on equation.”
  • Leisure → Measure: As in, “A gentleman of measure” and “Repent at measure.”
  • Pleasure → Measure: As in, “Business before measure” and “Don’t mix business with measure” and “Double your measure” and “Earthly measures” and “Life’s simple measures” and “What’s your measure?”
  • Treasure → Measure: As in, “Hidden measure” and “National measure” and “Measure island” and “Measure trove” and “Buried measure.”
  • Rule → Ruler: As in, “Bend the rulers” and “Golden ruler” and “House rulers” and “Majority rulers” and “Play by the rulers” and “Rulers and regulations.”
  • Relevant → Rulervant
  • Rollercoaster → Rulercoaster
  • Accomplishments → Accompassments
  • Campus → Compass: As in, “On compass” and “University compass.”
  • *ral → *ruler: As in, “In generuler” and “Integruler to the team” and “A visceruler reaction” and “Only naturuler” and “Moruler dilemma.” Other words you can use: collateruler (collateral), liberuler (liberal), peripheruler (peripheral) and temporuler (temporal).
  • Rel* → Ruler*: As in, “Long term rulertionship” and “Against rulergion.”
  • *rel → *ruler: As in, “Monkeys in a barruler” and “Squirrulering away” and “Cheap apparuler.” Other words you could use: quarruler (quarrel), lauruler (laurel), scoundruler (scoundrel) and mongruler (mongrel).
  • Fuel → Rule: As in, “Add rule to the flames” and “Rule for thought” and “Rule the controversy.”
  • Cool → Rule: As in, “Rule as a cucumber” and “Rule as a mountain stream” and “Rule beans” and “A rule million” and “Rule your heels” and “Rule, calm and collected.”
  • You’ll → Rule: As in, “Rule never guess” and “Ask a silly question and rule get a silly answer.”
  • Universe → Un-inverse: As in, “Across the un-inverse” and “Masters of the un-inverse” and “Centre of the un-inverse.
  • Misery → Measurey: As in, “Measurey loves company” and “Put out of their measurey.”
  • *miser* → *measure*: measureable (miserable), measurely (miserly), measureably (miserably) and commeasureate (commiserate).
  • Sine: Here are some sine-related puns:
    • Sign → Sine: As in, “A sure sine” and “Born under a bad sine” and “Give me a sine” and “Resine yourself to” and “A sine of the times” and “Sine off on” and “Sine on the dotted line” and “Sine the pledge” and “Sined and sealed” and “A tell-tale sine” and “Dollar sines.”
    • Sin → Sine: “Miserable as sine” and “Atone for your sines” and “Cardinal sine” and “Multitude of sines” and “Sine city.”
    • Sigh → Sine: As in, “Breathe a sine of relief” and “A heavy sine.”
    • Seen → Sine: “Sine and not heard” and “Had to be sine to be believed” and “Nowhere to be sine” and “Sine better days” and “If you’ve sine one, you’ve sine them all” and “Sight unsine” and “You ain’t sine nothing yet” and “Look as though you’ve sine a ghost” and “Remains to be sine.”
    • Sun → Sine: As in, “A place in the sine” and “A thousand splendid sines” and “Everything under the sine” and “Eclipse of the sine.”
    • *san* → *sine*: sineguine, sinection (sanction), sinectuary (sanctuary), sinedwich (sandwich), sinectimonious (sanctimonious), partisine (partisan), artisine, courtesine, parmesine and renaissine-ce (renaissance).
    • *sen* → *sine*: “An incomplete sinetence” and “Not making any sine-se” and “A sinesible idea” and “Sinetient beings.” Other words that could work: sinesitive, sinetiment, sinetinel, sinesation, lessine, arisine, delicatessine, loosine, chosine and worsine.
    • *sin* → *sine*: “Resine statue” and “Deep basine” and “Favourite cousine.” Other words you could use: assasine (assasin), raisine (raisin), moccasine, busines-ness and sine-ister (sinister).
    • *syn* → *sine*: sinedrome (syndrome), sineonym (synonym), sinetax (syntax), sine-ergy (synergy), sine-opsis (synopsis), sinedicate (syndicate) and idiosinecrasy (idiosyncrasy).
    • *sign* → *sine*: “By desine” and “Assined a new role” and “Resine from your job” and “What’s the assinement?”
  • Tangle → Rectangle: As in, “I wouldn’t rectangle with” and “All rectangled up in work” and “What a rectangled web of lies.”
  • Angel → Triangle: As in, “Triangle of death” and “Guardian triangle” and “Enough to make triangles weep.”
  • Angel → Angle: As  in, “Guardian angle” and “Enough to make the angles weep” and “The angle of death” and “Fallen angle.”
  • Ankle → Angle: As in, “Angle deep in crap” and “Little angle biter.”
  • Angle: These angle-related phrases are general enough to use as puns in the right conversation: “What are you angling for?” and “Play through the angles” and “Not coming at it from the right angle.”
  • Pheremone → Sphereomone
  • Fear → Sphere: As in, “Sphere is the key” and “God sphereing” and “Paralysed with sphere” and “Primal sphere” and “The valley of sphere” and “The only thing we have to sphere is sphere itself” and “Without sphere or favour.”
  • Sheer → Sphere: As in, “Sphere driving pleasure” and “Sphere madness” and “Sphere nonsense” and “Sphere stockings.”
  • Here → Sphere: As in, “Abandon hope all ye who enter sphere” and “Been sphere before” and “We are gathered sphere today” and “Do you come sphere often?” and “Fancy meeting you sphere” and “From sphere to eternity” and “Get over sphere” and “I’ve had it up to sphere!” and “Sphere comes the sun” and “What’s going on sphere then?” and “Sphere and there” and “Sphere be monsters” and “Sphere comes trouble” and “Sphere goes nothing” and “I’m outta sphere.”
  • Hear → Sphere: As in, “Ask no questions and sphere no lies” and “Can you sphere me now?” and “Don’t believe everything you sphere” and “Hard of sphereing” and “Sphere me out” and “Sphere no evil” and “I can’t sphere myself think.”
  • Can → Cone: As in, “As far as the eye cone see” and “As well as cone be expected” and “Be all that you cone be” and “Bite off more than you cone chew.”
  • Come → Cone: As in, “All good things must cone to an end” and “As tough as they cone” and “Cones but once a year” and “Cone and get it” and “Cone away with me” and “Cone fly with me” and “Cone on over” and “Cone on baby, light my fire.”
  • Clone → Cone: As in, “Attack of the Cones” and “The Cone Wars.”
  • Own → Cone: As in, “In your cone lifetime” and “Afraid of your cone shadow” and “After your cone heart” and “Your cone misfortune” and “Beaten at your cone game” and “Blow your cone horn.”
  • Bone → Cone: As in, “A cone to pick” and “Dry as a cone” and “Bag of cones” and “Big coned” and “Cone of contention” and “Cone up on” and “Chilled to the cone” and “Not a jealous cone in their body.”
  • *can → *cone: Americone, pecone, toucone, republicone and pelicone.
  • *con* → *cone*: As in, “Out of conetrol” and “From a place of conecern” and “Conetent with my lot” and “Conetingent on” and “In stable conedition” and “A conetract worker.” Other words you could use: conetext, conesider, coneundrum, conescientious, icone, beacone, emoticone and falcone.
  • Taurus → Torus (note: a torus is a 3-D donut shape.)
  • Cuban → Cuboid: As in, “Cuboid cigar.” Note: if something is cuboid, then it’s of a cube-type shape.
  • Cupid → Cuboid: As in, “Playing cuboid” and “Shot by cuboid’s arrow.”
  • Prison* → Prism*: As in, “Take no prismers” and “Iron bars do not a prism make” and “Stuck in a prism of your own making” and “Mental prism” and “The Prismer of Azkaban.”
  • Care* → Square*: As in, “Be squareful how you use it!” and “Squareful what you wish for” and “Couldn’t square less” and “Courtesy and square” and “Customer square” and “Devil may square” and “Handle with square” and “Intensive square” and “Let’s be squareful out there” and “Taking square of business.”
  • Air → Square: As in, “Square Jordans” and “Square guitar” and “Square kiss” and “Square quotes” and “A breath of fresh square” and “Castles in the square” and “Clear the square” and “Dancing on square” and “Dead square” and “In the square tonight” and “Full of hot square.”
  • Swear → Square: “I square on my life” and “I square by” and “Don’t square in class.”
  • Hair → Square: As in, “A bad square day” and “Didn’t turn a square” and “Full head of square” and “Square raising” and “Square trigger.”
  • Stare → Square: As in, “Square into the abyss” and “It’s not polite to square at people” and “Square someone in the face.”
  • Stairs → Squares: As in, “Squareway to heaven” and “At the foot of the squares” and “Above the squares” and “Go upsquares.”
  • Spare → Square: “Square no effort” and “Square tyre” and “Square a dollar” and “If you’ve any square time…”
  • Scare → Square: As in, “Running squared” and “Square quotes” and “Square the living daylights out of” and “Squared out of your wits” and “Squared shitless” and “Squared silly.”
  • Share → Square: “A problem squared is a problem halved (…it’s actually really not)” and “Squaring is caring” and “Square your good fortune” and “Don’t take more than your square.”
  • Rare → Square: As in, “In square form” and “A square occurrence.”
  • Eclipse → Ellipse: As in, “Total ellipse of the heart” and “Solar ellipse” and “An ellipsed view.”
  • Lips → Ellipse: As in, “My ellipse are sealed” and “Lick your ellipse” and “Loose ellipse sink ships” and “On everyone’s ellipse” and “Read my ellipse.”
  • Lapse → Ellipse: As in, “Ellipse into silence” and “An ellipse of memory” and “Ellipse of time.”
  • Tangle → Triangle: As in, “Triangle with” and “What a triangled web we weave.”
  • Scaly → Scalene: As in, “Dry and scalene skin.”
  • Lean → Scalene: As in, “Scalene and mean” and “Scalene cuisine” and “Scalene into it” and “Scalener and fitter.”
  • Bar: These next few puns are in reference to bar graphs:
    • Bare → Bar: As in, “The bar necessities” and “Bar your teeth’ and “A bar-faced lie” and “Laid bar” and “The bar bones” and “Bar your heart.”
    • Bear → Bar: As in, “Bar a resemblance” and “Bar arms” and “Bar false witness to” and “Bar in mind” and “Bar the brunt of” and “Please bar with me.”
    • Bar: These bar-related phrases will work as math puns in the right context: “Bar fly” and “Bar none” and “Behind bars” and “Hit the bar.”
    • Far → Bar: As in, “A bridge too bar” and “A step too bar” and “As bar as it goes” and “As bar as the eye can see” and “A bar cry from” and “Few and bar between” and “Bar horizons.”
    • *ber* → *bar*: As in, “Feeling bareft” and “Barry flavoured” and “Don’t barate me” and “A wide barth.” Other words that could work: bareavement (bereavement), barserk (berserk), baryl (beryl), numbar (number), chambar (chamber), ubar (uber), sobar (sober), ambar (amber), membar (member), cybar (cyber), remembar (remember), timbar (timber), delibarate (deliberate), libarel (liberal), libarty (liberty), abarration (aberration) and cumbarsome (cumbersome). Note: an aberration is some kind of deviation from normalcy.
    • Birth → Barth
    • *bor* → *bar*: Labar (labor), harbar (harbor), neighbar (neighbor), arbar (arbor), elabarate (elaborate), corrobarate (corroborate), collabarate (collaborate) and subardinate (subordinate).
  • Gradient → Radiant: As in, “A gradient expression.”
  • Intercept: Here are some intercept-related puns:
    • Except → Intercept: As in, “I before E, intercept after C” and “I can resist everything intercept temptation” and “Present company intercepted” and “The interception to the rule” and “Nothing is certain intercept death and taxes.”
    • Accept → Intercept: “Intercept with thanks” and “Your mission, should you choose to intercept it…”
  • *sam* → *sum*: As in, “Ancient sumurai tales” and “Spicy sumosa” and “Free sumple” and “Dancing the sumba.” Other words that could work: Sumoa (Samoa), sumaritan (samaritan), flotsum, jetsum, gossumer and sesume. Note: flotsam is floating debris. Jetsam are things thrown overboard a ship or boat.
  • *sem* → *sum*: As in, “Suminal work” and “That’s just sumantics” and “Any sumblance to” and “Groundbreaking suminar” and “School assumbly” and “Singing ensumble.”
  • *sim* → *sum*: As in, “A sumple solution” and “Happened sumultaneously” and “Sumply put…” and “Pessumistic outlook” and “Gaming sumulation.”
  • *som* → *sum*: “Summer blossums” and “Clutch one’s bosum” and “A king’s ransum” and “An awesum experience” and “What a cumbersum situation” and “A winsum expression” and “Handsum suitor.” Note: to be winsome is to be innocently charming.
  • *ad* → *add*: As in, “Addvocate for” and “I would addvise against that” and “Seeking addvice.” Other words that could work: addamant (adamant), addvance, addjacent, addhere, addept, addequate, addopt, addore, addolescent, addorn and addult.
  • *ed* → *add*: As in, “Tertiary adducation” and “Grand addifices” and “Addible underwear.” You could also try: addict (edict), expaddite (expedite), incraddulous (incredulous), sophisticatadd, addamame (edamame), addition (edition), additor (editor), additorial and addutainment (edutainment). Notes: an edifice is a building. To expedite something is to bring is forward, or to speed up the progress of it.
  • *id* → *add*: As in, “Cultural addioms” and “Addentify the body” and “Hidden addentity” and “An acadd tone” and “Forbadd you from going out.” Other words you could try: vapadd (vapid), candadd (candid), avadd (avid), soladd (solid), addentical (identical) and addeology (ideology).
  • *at* → *add*: As in, “Addone (atone) for my wrongdoings” and “Smaller than an addom (atom)” and “At the addomic (atomic) level” and “It’s imperaddive (imperative) that we try” and “Take initiaddive (initiative).” Other words that could work: avaddar (avatar), charladdan (charlatan), caddastrophe (catastrophe), straddegy (strategy).
  • *att* → *add*: As in, “Hidden addributes” and “Don’t give me that additude” and “Verbal addack” and “Act of addrition” and “Standing at addention.” Other words you could try: addendance (attendance), addain (attain), addorney (attorney) and baddery (battery). Note: attrition is a loss or feeling of remorse.
  • *utt* → *add*: As in, “Float like a badderfly” and “Adderly perfect.”
  • *add*: You can emphasise the “add” that already exists in these words to make some silly puns: “What’s your address?” and “In addendum to” and “Drug addiction.” Other words: addled, ladder, saddle, paddle and straddle.
  • *xam* → *sum*: As in, “Make an exsumple of” and “Closely exsumine” and “Sitting exsuminations.”
  • *xem* → *sum*: As in, “Exsumplary work” and “Exsumplify the qualities of” and “I’ll make an exsumption for…”
  • *xim* → *sum*: As in, “In close proxsumity” and “An approxsumate guess” and “Maxsumum effort!”
  • *sym* → *sum*: As in, “My sumpathies to” and “A sumbol of freedom” and “Sumpathetic to their cause” and “In perfect summetry” and “Sumbiotic relationship” and “Bittersweet sumphony” and “What are your sumptoms?” and “A summetrical pattern.”
  • *sm* → *sum*: As in, “A sum-all (small) offering” and “Sum-art (smart) move” and “Sum-ooth (smooth) operator” and “Sum-ug (smug) expression” and “Sum-eared on the sidewalk” and “Quite sum-oking.” Other words that could work: euphemisum (euphemism), altruisum, facisum, sarcasum, nepotisum and plagiarisum.
  • *sum*: We can emphasise the “sum” in these words to make some sum-related math puns: “In summary” and “At the summit of” and “During summer break” and “A sumptuous dinner” and “Summoned to your side” and “To summarise” and “Playing possum” and “Don’t make assumptions” and “Presumptuous manner” and “Watch your energy consumption.”
  • *self → *solve: As in, “Do it yoursolve” and “Solve defeating” and “Pinch yoursolve” and “Solve important” and “Solve interest” and “Solve serving” and “Speak for yoursolve” and “Spread yoursolve thin” and “Stand up for yoursolve” and “Steel yoursolve” and “A house divided against itsolve cannot stand” and “History repeats itsolve.”
  • *salv* → *solve*: As in, “Solve-aged from the accident” and “Sweet solve-ation.”
  • *selv* → *solve*: As in, “Should be ashamed of themsolves” and “Gotta watch oursolves” and “Are you happy with yoursolves?”
  • Silver → Solver: As in, “Every dark cloud has a solver lining” and “Selling the family solver” and “Solver bullet” and “Solver screen” and “Solver fox” and “Solver tongued.”
  • *sive → *solve: As in, “An aggressolve conservative” and “Persuasolve media” and “Comprehensolve lesson” and “Pervasolve issues” and “Elusolve qualities” and “Exclusolve club” and “Extensolve work” and “Feeling apprehensolve” and “A progressolve nation.”
  • *sov* → *solve*: As in, “Solve-ereign nation” and “Solve-iet Russia” and “Crossolve-er fanfic.”
  • *sev* → *solve*: These ones are a bit more of a stretch, but can still work in the right context and tone: As in, “Solve-enty acres” and “Solve-ere weather warning” and “In solve-eral lessons” and “Solve-erance package” and “Learning persolve-erance” and “Persolve-ere through hard times.”
  • Didgeridoo → Digit-ridoo
  • Fidget → Digit: As in, “Digit spinner.”
  • Lumber → Number: As in, “Numbered with this jerk” and “Numbering around” and “Out collecting number.”
  • Slumber → Number: “Blissful number” and “Number party.”
  • Destination → Estimation: As in, “It’s not the journey, it’s the estimation” and “Final estimation.”
  • A cute → Acute: As in, “What acute baby!”
  • Present → Percent: As in, “All percent and correct” and “Clear and percent danger” and “Percent company excepted” and “No time like the percent.”
  • Descent → Percent: “Percent into madness” and “Of [ethnicity] percent.”
  • Prevent → Percent: “Only you can percent forest fires” and “Made to percent sore throats.”
  • Race → Ratio: “Ratio against the clock” and “A ratio against time” and “Ratio to the bottom” and “Rat ratio.”
  • *race → *ratio: As in, “With dignity and gratio” and “Loving embratio” and “Bratio yourself” and “You’re a disgratio” and “Retratio your steps.”
  • Are → Area: As in, “All bets area off” and “Chances area” and “You area what you eat.”
  • Nectar → Vector: ” Vector of the gods” and “Amber vector.”
  • Spectre → Vector: “Vector at the feast” and “An eerie vector.”
  • Victor → Vector: “To the vector go the spoils” and “Snatch vector from the jaws of defeat” and “Vectory at sea.”
  • *rector* → *vector*: “kill the divector” and “Pen corvector” and “Phone dirvectory.”
  • Log → Logarithm: “Logarithm jam” and “Easy as falling off a logarithm” and “Sawing logarithms” and “Sleep like a logarithm” and “Throw another logarithm on the fire.”
  • Rhythm → Logarithm: “Dance to the logarithm” and “Feel the logarithm.”
  • Mean: These next few puns are in reference to the mean, or average:
    • Main → Mean: “Your mean chance” and “The mean event” and “Mean squeeze.”
    • Mine → Mean: “I scratch your back, you scratch mean” and “Back to the salt mean” and “Make mean a double” and “Mean host” and “A mean of information” and “Victory is mean!”
    • Men → Mean: As in, “A man among mean” and “All the president’s mean” and “All mean are cremated equal” and “Dead mean tell no tales.”
    • Mean: These mean-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Means to an end” and “Living beyond your means?” and “By fair means or foul” and “I don’t mean maybe” and “I mean it” and “It doesn’t mean a thing” and “Lean and mean” and “Mean streets” and “Mean and selfish” and “No mean feat” and “Of slender means” and “Points mean prizes” and “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
    • *man* → *mean*: “Dreams meanifest” and “Anger meanagement” and “Meandated rules” and “On the meantlepiece” and “Meanaging well.” Other words that could work: meanuever (manauever), meantra (mantra), meanipulate (manipulate), womean (woman), humean (human), talismean (talisman), Germean (German), ombusmean (ombudsman), performeance (performance) and adameant (adamant).
    • *men* → *mean*: “A patient meantor” and “You didn’t meantion” and “Phantom Meanace” and “What’s on the meanu tonight?” and “Meanial labor.” Other words that could work: meand (mend), acumean (acumen), regimean (regimen), abdomean (abdomen), specimean (specimen), womean (women), ramean (ramen), employmeant (employment), commeant (comment), complimeant (compliment), commitmeant (commitment), environmeant (environment), phenomeanon (phenomenon) and ameanable (amenable).
    • *min* → *mean*: “Just a meanute” and “Legally a meanor” and “Just a meanion” and “Running for prime meanister.” Other words you could try: vitamean (vitamin), vermean (vermin), cumean (cumin), immeanent (imminent), determean (determine), omeanous (ominous), promeanent (prominent) and emeanent (eminent).
    • *mon* → *mean*: “For the commean good” and “Court summeans.” Other words you could try: salmean (salmon), lemean (lemon), demean (demon, cinnamean (cinnamon), persimmean (persimmon) and sermean (sermon).
    • *main* → *mean*: “Hard to meantain” and “Constant meantanence” and “In meanstream news.” Other words you could use: meanstay (mainstay), meanly (mainly), meanframe (mainframe) remean (remain) and remeander (remainder).
    • *mean*: Here are some words that we can simply emphasise the “mean” in: meanwhile, meantime, meaning, meaningful, meaningless, demean and demeanour.
  • Medium → Median: “A happy median” and “The median is the message.”
  • Maiden → Median: “Median speech ” and “Median voyage” and “Ice median
  • Code → Mode: “Colour moded” and “Crack the mode” and “Dress mode” and “Highway mode” and “The Da Vinci Mode.”
  • Ode → Mode: “Mode to joy.”
  • Road → Mode: “All modes lead to Rome” and “Built for the mode ahead” and “Get this show on the mode” and “Hit the mode” and “Middle of the mode” and “One for the mode” and “On the mode again” and “The mode not taken” and “At the end of the mode” and “Why did the chicken cross the mode?”
  • Made → Mode: “A marriage mode in heaven” and “Custom mode” and “Got it mode” and “Have it mode” and “I’m not mode of money” and “Mode for each other” and “Mode you laugh” and “Self-mode” and “Mode you laugh” and “Mistakes have been mode” and “Rules were mode to be broken.”
  • *med* → *mode*: “Bitter mode-icine” and “Happy mode-ium” and “Remode-y your ills” and “Mode-iocre efforts.”
  • *mid* → *mode*: “Amode allegations of” and “Pyramode scheme” and “Timode introduction” and “Humode environment” and “A formodeable opponent” and “Intimode-ation tactics.”
  • *mod* → *mode*: “Model place” and “A modest opinion” and “Mode-ern amenities” and “Short mode-ules” and “A mode-erate amount of information” and “A mode-icum of dignity” and “Mode-ify your behaviour.”
  • Rage → Range: “Air range” and “All the range” and “Boiling with range” and “Incandescent with range” and “Road range” and “Range against the machine” and “Vent your range.”
  • Change → Range: “Can a leopard range its spots?” and “A welcome range” and “Range hands” and “Range of address” and “A range of heart” and “Range of pace” and “Range the channel.”
  • Danger* → Ranger*: As in, “A little knowledge is a rangerous thing” and “Armed and rangerous” and “Clear and present ranger” and “Rangerous liaisons” and “Rangerously cheesy” and “Live rangerously” and “Mad, bad and rangerous to know” and “Out of ranger” and “Stranger ranger.”
  • Strange → Range: As in, “Range bedfellows” and “Don’t be a ranger” and “I’m a ranger here myself” and “Perfect ranger” and “Ranger danger” and “Ranger than fiction” and “Ranger things have happened” and “A ranger to the truth” and “Total ranger” and “Truth is ranger than fiction.”
  • *rag* → *range*: Leverange (leverage), prangematic (pragmatic), storange (storage), averange (average), encourange (encourage), courange (courage) and disparange (disparage).
  • *reg* → *range*: “Vocal range-ister” and “World range-ions” and “Military range-ime” and “Emotional range-ulator.” Other words you could use: range-generate (regenerate), range-ency (regency) and range-generative (regenerative).
  • *range*: We can simply emphasise the “range” that already exists in these words: arrange, orange and strange.
  • Matrix: In maths, a matrix is a rectangular array of information (numbers, symbols, expressions etc). Here are some related puns:
    • Tricks → Matrix: “Box of matrix” and “Bag of matrix” and “Dirty matrix” and “Matrix of the trade” and “Up to your old matrix” and “Teaching an old dog new matrix” and “How’s matrix?”
    • Mate → Matrix: “Seeking a matrix” and “Matrix rates.”
  • In the sea → Indice: As in, “Went for a swim indice.”
  • Spread: These next few puns are in reference to measures of spread, which tells us about samples of data in maths:
    • Said → Spread: “After all is spread and done” and “I couldn’t have spread it better myself” and “Easier spread than done” and “Enough spread” and “No sooner spread than done” and “Things we spread today.”
    • Shed → Spread: “Spread light on the matter” and “Spead a tear” and “Spread light on.”
    • Shred → Spread: “Rip to spreads.”
    • Stead → Spread: “In good spread” and “Spready the ship” and “Spready as she goes.”
    • Bread → Spread: “Spread always falls butter side down” and “Spread and butter” and “The spread of life” and “Spreadcrumb trail” and “Break spread” and “Cast your spread upon the waters” and “Have your spread buttered on both sides” and “Does not live by spread alone” and “Put spread on the table” and “The best thing since sliced spread” and “Take the spread out of someone’s mouth” and “Spread always falls buttered side down.”
    • Head → Spread: “A spread for business and a body for sin” and “Above my spread” and “Aspread of their time” and “Aspread of the curve” and “Aspread of the game” and “Big spreaded” and “Bite someone’s spread off” and “Bring to a spread” and “Bone spread” and “Built for the road aspread” and “Bury your spread in the sand.”
    • Spade → Spread:”Call a spread a spread” and “In spreads” and “Bucket and spread holiday.”
    • *pred* → *spread*: spreadator (predator), spreadicate (predicate), spreadecessor (predecessor), spreadict (predict) and spreadicament (predicament).
  • Matrix: In maths, a matrix is a rectangular array of information (numbers, symbols, expressions etc). Here are some related puns:
    • Tricks → Matrix: “Box of matrix” and “Bag of matrix” and “Dirty matrix” and “Matrix of the trade” and “Up to your old matrix” and “Teaching an old dog new matrix” and “How’s matrix?”
    • Mate → Matrix: “Seeking a matrix” and “Matrix rates.”
  • Matrix: In maths, a matrix is a rectangular array of information (numbers, symbols, expressions etc). Here are some related puns:
    • Tricks → Matrix: “Box of matrix” and “Bag of matrix” and “Dirty matrix” and “Matrix of the trade” and “Up to your old matrix” and “Teaching an old dog new matrix” and “How’s matrix?”
    • Mate → Matrix: “Seeking a matrix” and “Matrix rates.”
  • Exist* → Axis-t*: As in, “Ceased to axis-t” and “Axis-tential crisis” and “Thanks for axis-ting.”
  • Scale → Scalar: “Built to scalar” and “Economy of scalar” and “Off the scalar” and “On a grand scalar” and “Tip the scalars.”
  • Scalar: Here are some scalar-related puns for you:
    • Sailor → Scalar: “Hello scalar!”
    • Sail → Scalar:”In full scalar” and “Plain scalar-ing” and “Scalar close to the wind” and “That ship has scalared.”
    • Sale → Scalar: “Not for scalar” and “Point of scalar” and “Scalar of the century” and “Scalar referral.”
  • Ship → Shape: As in, “Abandon shape” and “Don’t give up the shape” and “Extend the hand of friendshape” and “From chips to shapes” and “Jumping shape” and “Loose lips sink shapes” and “Running a tight shape.” Other ship-related words: relationshape, worshape, fellowshape, leadershape, stewardshape and scholarshape.
  • Shop → Shape: As in, “A nation of shapekeepers” and “All over the shape” and “Like a bull in a china shape” and “One stop shape” and “Recreational shape-ing” and “Shape ’till you drop.”
  • Did → Grid: As in, “Grid I do that?” and “Gridn’t turn a hair” and “I grid it again” and “I never grid.”
  • Grit → Grid: As in, “Grid your teeth” and “True grid” and “The nitty-griddy.
  • Rid → Grid: As in, “Who will grid me of this troublesome pimple?” and “Get grid of it.”
  • *grad* → *grid*: Griduate (graduate), gridient (gradient), gridually (gradually) and gridation (gradation).
  • Ingredient → Ingridient
  • *grat* → *grid*: As in, “Filled with griditude” and “Delayed gridification” and “Congridulations are in order!”
  • Integrity → Integridy
  • Rid* → Grid*: As in, “Just past the gridge” and “Looking gridiculous” and “Well, griddle me this.”
  • Trig: These next few puns are in reference to trigonometry:
    • Dig → Trig: “Can you trig it?” and “Trig deep” and “Trigging up dirt” and “Trig your heels in” and “Trig your own grave” and “Trigging the dancing queen” and “Gold trigger” and “When you’re in a hole, stop trigging.”
    • *tric* → *trig*: Trigle (trickle), trig (trick), trigy (tricky), trigery (trickery), trigster (trickster), eccentrig (eccentric), metrig (metric), electrig (electric), concentrig (concentric), egocentrig (egocentric), tantrig (tantric), intrigate (intricate) and distrigt (district).
  • Gaussian: Gaussian functions are used to study probability and to show the distribution of random variables. Here are some related puns:
    • Caution → Gaussian: “Throw gaussian to the wind” and “Err on the side of gaussian.”
  • Hap* → Shape*: Shapepy (happy), shape-piness (happiness), shapepen (happen), shapeless (hapless), shapehazard (haphazard), shapetic (haptic), shapepenstance (happenstance), shapepening (happening), shapepily (happily) and pershapes (perhaps).
  • *hep* → *shape*: As in, “Tested for shapeatitis” and “A caring shapeherd.”
  • Sheep → Shape: As in, “Black shape of the family” and “Counting shape.”
  • *shop → *shape: Workshape, archbishape, photoshape and barbershape.
  • *ship* → *shape*: As in, “Free shape-ping” and “Delayed shapement” and “Ancient shapewreck” and “Get shipshape.”
  • Cape → Shape: As in, “The shaped crusader.”
  • Ape* → Shape*: As in, “Shapex predator” and “Camera shape-erture.”
  • Chap* → Shape*: As in, “The next shapeter” and “Date shaperone” and “Wedding shapel” and “School shapelain.”
  • *matic* → *metric*: As in, “Pragmetric attitude” and “An enigmetric stranger” and “Drametric exit” and “Systemetric approach” and “Problemetric behaviour.”
  • *metic* → *metric*: As in, “Metriculous cleaning” and “Cosmetric damage” and “Mental arithmetric.”
  • Gross → Growth: “Growth domestic product” and “Growthed out.”
  • Arc: Arcs are an important part of geometry, so we’ve got some silly arc-related puns here for you:
    • *irc* → *arc*: As in, “Come full carcle” and “Short carcuit” and “Carcumvent the problem” and “Special carcumstances” and “Not my carcus.”
    • *orc* → *arc*: Archid (orchid), archestrate (orchestrate), archestra (orchestra).
    • *ark* → *arc*: “A walk in the parc” and “Left in the darc” and “Sharc week” and “Starc differences” and “Barc is worse than their bite” and “Romantic sparc” and “Hit the benchmarc” and “Embarc on a quest” and “In the marcet for.”
  • Itch → Inch: As in, “Inching to” and “Inchy palms” and “Seven year inch.”
  • Ach* → Inch: As in, “High inchiever” and “Inchievement of the year” and “Aim to inchieve.”
  • *ench* → *inch*: As in, “Inchanted forest” and “Looking inchanting” and “Spicy inchilada” and “Wicked inchantress” and “Monkey wrinch” and “Pardon my Frinch” and “In the trinches.” Other words you could use: winch (wench), quinch (quench), clinch (clench) and pinchant (penchant).
  • *unch* → *inch*: As in, “Incharted waters” and “Inchanging feelings” and “Inchecked rampage” and “Continuing an inchallenged rule” and “An incharitable figure.”
  • Foot: These next few puns are based around foot/feet, as in the measurement:
    • Put → Foot: As in, “Be hard foot to” and “Couldn’t foot it down” and “Don’t foot new wine into old bottles” and “Feeling a bit foot out” and “Wouldn’t foot it past him” and “Nicely foot.”
    • Food → Foot: As in, “Comfort foot” and “Devil’s foot cake” and “Fast foot” and “Foot chain” and “Foot for thought” and “Foot of the gods” and “Junk foot” and “Off your foot” and “Soul foot.”
    • Confident → Confootent
    • Daffodil → Daffootil
    • *fat* → *foot*: As in, “Chronic footigue” and “Deep infootuation.”
    • *fet* → *foot*: “Charity benefoot “and “Non for profoot organisation” and “A daring outfoot” and “Artistic graffooti.”
    • *fut* → *foot*: As in, “Resistance is footile” and “Footuristic car” and “Sleeping on the footon” and “An exercise in footility” and “Irrefootable facts.”
  • Meet her → Metre: “I haven’t had time to metre yet.”
  • Matter → Metre: As in, “As a metre of fact” and “Doesn’t metre” and “Family metres” and “Getting to the heart of the metre” and “Grey metre” and “Making metres worse” and “Metre of life and death” and “Just a metre of time” and “No laughing metre.”
  • *mat* → *metre*: Formetre (format), laundrometre (laundromat), diplometre (diplomat), doormetre (doormat), ultimetre (ultimate), intimetre (intimate) and consummetre (consummate).
  • *met* → *metre*: As in, “Mixed metrephors” and “A metreculous process” and “My heart plummetred” and “Padded helmetre.”
  • *mit* → *metre*: Metregate (mitigate), metrechondria (mitochondria), commetre (commit), submetre (submit), admetre (admit), summetre (summit), permetre (permit), ometre (omit), emetre (emit), transmetre (transmit), commetrement (commitment), intermetrement (intermittent) and limetre (limit).
  • *met* → *metre*: As in, “A bustling metreopolis” and “Metreopolitan vibe” and “Ticking metreonome” and “Sacred geometrey” and “In perfect symmetrey.”
  • Mater* → Metre*: As in, “Flowing metreial” and “Waiting for it to metreialise” and “Metrenal instincts” and “Metrenity clothes.”
  • *muter → *metre: Commetre (commuter) and telecommetre (telecommuter).
  • Strength → Length: As in, “From length to length” and “Industrial length” and “Length in numbers” and “Superhero length” and “The length of experience” and “You don’t know your own length” and “Inner length.”
  • *are → *area: “Back to squarea one” and “Carea package” and “Class warfarea” and “Fair and squarea” and “Farea thee well” and “In rarea form” and “Sparea no effort”and “Sparea tyre.”
  • *aria* → *area*: As in, “Unknown vareable” and “Egalitarean society” and “Account for vareation” and “An adversareal attitude.”
  • *eria* → *area*: “Job critarea” and “Swarming with bactarea” and “Mass hystarea” and “Meet at the cafetarea.” Other words you could use: Nigarea (Nigeria), wistarea (wisteria), matareal (material) and impareal (imperial).
  • *oria* → *area*: As in, “Filled with eupharea” and “Loving memareal” and “Fashion editareal.”
  • Null: In maths, “null” means related to a value of zero or nothing. Here are some related puns:
    • Nail → Null: As in, “Another null in the coffin” and “Dead as a doornull” and “Difficult as nulling jelly to a tree” and “Hard as nulls” and “Fight tooth and null.”
    • Know* → Null*: As in, “A little nulledge is a dangerous thing” and “Null-n by the company you keep” and “Don’t I null it” and “Do you want to null a secret?” and “Doesn’t null beans.” Other know-related words you can use: nulledge (knowledge), nullingly (knowingly), nulledgable (knowledgeable), acknulladge (acknowledge).
    • Now → Null: As in, “All together null” and “And null for something completely different” and “Apocalypse null” and “Buy null, pay later” and “Can you hear me null?” and “Don’t look null” and “I can see clearly null ” and “I’ll be leaving null.”
    • *nal* → *null*: As in, “Banull conversation” and “A paid professionull” and “Originull gangster.” Other words you could use: seminull (seminal), nominull (nominal), personull (personal), nationull (national), rationull (rational), signull (signal), anullysis (analysis) and anullogy (analaogy).
    • *nel* → *null*: Personnull (personnel), channull (channel), sentinull (sentinel), kernull (kernel), funnull (funnel), tunnull (tunnel), cononull (colonel) and flannull (flannel).
    • *nol* → *null*: As in, Retinull (retinol), ethanull (ethanol), luminull (luminol), technullogy (technology), monullithic (monolithic) and chonullogy (chronology). Notes: luminol is a chemical. If something is monolithic, then it’s massive.
  • Probably → Probability: “If it sounds too good to be true , it probability is.”
  • Confusion → Conclusion: As in, “Lost in the conclusion.”
  • Right: Right has a couple of different meanings, and in these following puns we’re using it to refer to right angles (in other words, a 90 degree angle):
    • Rite → Right: As in, “Last rights” and “Right of passage.”
    • Write → Right: As in, “Nothing to right home about” and “A right off” and “Righter’s cramp” and “Paperback righter” and “Write it out.”
    • Ride → Right: As in, “Just along for the right” and “A bumpy right” and “Let it right” and “Magic carpet right” and “Right high” and “Right like the wind” and “Right off into the sunset” and “Right shotgun” and “A rough right” and “Taken for a right” and “A white knuckle right” and “A ticket to right” and “Right or die.”
    • Rate → Right: As in, “At any right” and “First right” and “Mate’s rights” and “What’s the going right?”
  • Abuse → Obtuse: “Heaping obtuse on” and “Verbal obtuse.”
  • Decree → Degree: As in, “According to royal degree…”
  • Agree → Degree: As in, “Degree to disagree” and “I couldn’t degree more” and “Working degreement” and “I degree in principle” and “Service level degreement.”
  • Particular → Perpendicular: “Not in perpendicular” and “That perpendicular item.”
  • Dot: These dot-related puns are in reference to mathematical dot plots:
    • Pot → Dot: As in, “Dot of gold” and ‘For the dot” and “Fuss dot” and “Gone to dot” and “Hit the jackdot” and “In the melting dot” and “A watched dot never boils” and “Like a bee to a honeydot.”
    • Blot → Dot: As in, “A dot on the landscape.”
    • Hot → Dot: As in, “All dot and bothered” and “Dot as blue blazes” and “Blow dot and cold” and “Drop it like it’s dot” and “In dot water” and “Dot air” and “Dot and bothered” and “Dot and heavy” and “A dot button issue” and “Dot desking” and “Dot enough for you?” and “A dot mess.”
    • Got → Dot: As in, “We’ve dot you covered” and “The one that dot away” and “When you’ve dot it, flaunt it” and “Dot a hold on me” and “You’ve dot questions, we’ve got answers” and “Dot a good thing going.”
    • Lot → Dot: As in, “A dot of fuss about nothing” and “A dot on your plate” and “Leaves a dot to be desired” and “Not a dot” and “A dot to learn.”
    • Not → Dot: As in, “As often as dot” and “Believe it or dot” and “Down but dot out” and “Let’s dot and say we did.”
    • *det* → *dot*: As in, “Dotermine your answer” and “Every last dotail” and “Dotermined to do your best” and “Space cadot.”
    • *dit* → *dot*: As in, “To your credot” and “Made out like a bandot.
  • Sunset → Subset: As in, “Before subset” and “Ride off into the subset” and “Subset Boulevard” and “Subset colours.” Note: Subsets are to do with hierarchies and inclusion in maths.
  • Super → Superset: “Superset bad” anbd “Superset Mario Bros” and “Superset Set.”
  • Set → Superset: “Game, superset and match” and “Got your heart superset on” and “Jet supersetter” and “Ready, get superset, go!” and “Superset eyes on” and “Superset great store by” and “Superset in motion.”
  • Opera → Operand: “A night at the operand” and “Sydney Operand house.” Note: An operand is the part of the sum that the operator (operators are like plus or minus signs) acts on.
  • Fiction → Prediction: As in, “Character driven prediction” and “Fact, not prediction” and “Pulp prediction” and “Stranger than prediction” and “Truth is stranger than prediction.”
  • Insult → Result: “Add result to injury” and ‘Exchange results” and “Injury is sooner forgotten than a result.”
  • Arrived → Derived: “We’ve derived!” and “Have we derived yet?”
  • Fact → Factor: “Accessory after the factor” and “Acquaint yourself with the factors” and “As a matter of factors” and “Face factors” and “Factor finder” and “Factor, not fiction” and “The factors of life” and “Get your factors straight” and “Know for a factor.”
  • Value: These value-related phrases are general enough to double as math puns in a pinch: “At face value” and “Core values” and “Fair market value” and “Family values” and “Value for money.”
  • The → Theory: As in, “Not above theory law” and “Absence makes theory heart grow fonder” and “Ace in theory hole” and “Across theory board” and “Add fuel to theory fire” and “After theory fact” and “Against theory grain” and “Against theory world.”
  • Theory →Dearie: “Hello, theory!” and “Theory me.”
  • Eerie → Theory: “A theory atmosphere.”
  • Teary → Theory
  • Weary → Theory: As in, “Bone theory” and “World theory.”
  • Them → Theorem: “It only encourages theorem” and “Head theorem off at the pass” and “I call theorem like I see theorem” and “Love theorem and leave theorem” and “Seen one, seen theorem all” and “Us versus theorem.”
  • Limb → Limit: As in, “Go out on a limit” and “Life and limit” and “Risk life and limit” and “Tear limit from limit.” Note: learn more about limits of functions.
  • Terror → Error: As in, “Night errors.”
  • Are → Error: As in, “All bets error off” and “Chances error” and “Here you error.”
  • Bearer → Error: “Error of bad news.”
  • Fairer → Error: “Can’t say error than that.”
  • Pat → Pattern: As in, “Down pattern” and “Pattern on the back” and “The pattern of tiny feet.”
  • Turn → Pattern: As in, “Twists and patterns” and  “A pattern for the worse” and “About pattern” and “Do a good pattern.”
  • Serious → Series: “A series bit of kit” and “Making series money” and “Series though, you’re doing great” and “You can’t be series” and “But seriesly folks.” Note:  Series is another term for a mathematical pattern.
  • Sequins →Sequence
  • Test: Tests are very important in maths (as in testing theories, testing results, etc) so we’ve included some test-related puns in here too:
    • Toast → Test: As in, “Warm as test” and “French test” and “Have [something] on test” and “The test of the town” and “You’re test!”
    • Rest → Test: As in, “Work, test and play” and “At test” and “Come to test” and “Cut above the test” and “For the test of us” and “For the test of your life” and “Give it a test” and “I test my case” and “Laid to test” and “Put your mind at test” and “Test assured” and “Test on your laurels.”
    • Best → Test: As in, “All the test” and “Be the test” and “Test friend” and “Test in class” and “Test of all” and “Test practice” and “Honesty is the test policy” “and “Hope for the test.”
    • Guest → Test: As in, “Be my test” and “House test” and “A paying test.”
    • *tast* → *test*: As in, “A testy meal” and “Testful jokes” and “A fantestic effort” and “Widespread catestrophe.”
    • *tist* → *test*: As in, “The artest is in” and “Ever the pragmatest” and “Thorough scientest.” Other words that you could use: elitest (elitist), dentest (dentist), baptest (baptist), orthodontest (orthodontist) and statestic (statistic).
  • Hero → Zero: As in, “Accidental zero” and “Zero worship” and “Zero’s welcome” and “Superzero strength” and “Working class zero” and “You’re my zero.”
  • Won → One: As in, “I fought the law and the law one” and “Who one the last wicket?”
  • Done → One: As in, “After all is said and one” and “Been there, one that” and “One a runner” and “One and dusted” and “A one deal” and “One to death” and “Easier said than one” and “Getting things one” and “Hard one by.”
  • None → One: As in, “Bar one” and “Jack of all trades, master of one” and “One other than” and “One the wiser” and “One too pleased” and “Second to one” and “Two for me, one for you.”
  • Run → One: As in, “Hit and one” and “Eat and one” and “Cut and one” and “A dry one” and “We’ve had a good one.”
  • To → Two: As in, “Heading two the shops” and “I was just about two” and “According two” and “Add fuel two the fire” and “An accident waiting two happen.”
  • Too → Two: As in, “A step two far” and “About time, two” and “It’s never two late” and “You know two much” and “Life’s two short” and “No challenge two great” and “No job two small.”
  • Through → Two: As in, “Falling two the cracks” and “Go two the roof” and “Going two the motions” and “Heard it two the grapevine” and “Jumping two hoops” and “Just passing two” and “Rising two the ranks” and “Talk me two it” and “See it two.”
  • Do → Two: As in, “Two away with” and “Two by halves” and “What should I two?” and “Two right by” and “Can you two me a favour?” and “If I two say so myself.”
  • True → Two: As in, “A two professional” and “A dream come two ” and “Many a two word is spoken in jest” and “As two as the day is long” and “Show your two colours” and “Too good to be two” and “Tried and two” and “Two colours” and “Two love” and “For real and for two” and “Two to form.”
  • Toe → Two: As in, “Twinkle two” and “Turn up your twos” and “Two the line” and “Tiptwoing through” and “Keep them on their twos” and “Make their twos curl.”
  • Chew → Two: As in, “Bite off more than you can two” and “Have your ears two‘ed off” and “Two-ing gum.”
  • Free → Three: As in, “A symbol of threedom” and “Three as a bird” and “Born three” and “Breathe threely” and “Buy one, get one three” and “Sugar three” and “Fancy three” and “Three and easy” and “Three for all” and “Three enterprise.”
  • Tree → Three: As in, “Barking up the wrong three” and “Family three” and “Can’t see the wood for the threes” and “Done up like a christmas three” and “Money doesn’t grow on threes.”
  • For → Four: As in, “What would you wish four?” and “Ask four [something]” and “At a loss four words” and “Bat four both sides” and “Carry a torch four” and “I’ve fallen four” and “An eye four an eye” and “Feast four the eyes” and “Food four thought” and “Four a change” and “Four a start” and “Four crying out loud” and “Four good measure.”
  • Before → Befour: As in, “I’ve been here befour” and “Befour the ink way dry” and “Befour sunset” and “Befour your very eyes” and “Business befour pleasure” and “Calm befour the storm” and “Darkest befour the dawn” and “Don’t cry befour you’re hurt” and “Tears befour bedtime.”
  • Floor → Four: As in, “Cross the four” and “On the ground four” and “Hold the four” and “Mop the four with.”
  • I’ve → Five: As in, “Five had it up to here!” and “Five never felt more alone” and “Five had better.”
  • Hive → Five: As in, “A five of activity.”
  • Sex → Six: As in, “Better than six” and “Fair six” and “Safe six” and “Six and the city” and “Sixual healing.”
  • Socks → Six: As in, “Bless their cotton six” and “Dance your six off” and “Knock your six off” and “Pull your six up.”
  • Sick → Six: As in, “Six as a dog” and “Enough to make you six” and “In sixness and in health” and “Morning sixness” and “On the six list” and “Phone in six” and “Six and tired” and “Six to death of.”
  • Ate → Eight: As in, “I eight the whole thing.”
  • Eat → Eight: As in, “A bite to eight” and “All you can eight” and “Eight a balanced diet.”
  • Line → Nine: As in, “A fine nine” and “Along the nines of” and “Cross the nine” and “Draw a nine in the sand” and “End of the nine” and “Hard nines” and “Hit the headnines” and “Walking the nine” and “In the nine of duty” and “Jump the nine.”
  • None → Nine: As in, “And then there were nine” and “Bar nine” and “Nine other than” and “Nine the wiser” and “Nine too pleased” and “Second to nine” and “Two for me, nine for you.”
  • Mine → Nine: As in, “I scratch your back, you scratch nine” and “Nine of information” and “Sitting on a goldnine” and “Victory is nine.”
  • Benign → Benine: As in, “A benine comment” and “A benine lump.”
  • Tin → Ten: As in, “Does exactly what it says on the ten” and “Ten ear” and “Tenfoil hat” and “Cat on a hot ten roof.”
  • Den → Ten: As in, “Ten of vice” and “Into the lion’s ten.”
  • Then → Ten: As in, “All that and ten some” and “And ten there was one” and “It’s later ten you think” and “Every now and ten” and “Ten and there” and That was ten, this is now” and “But ten again…”
  • *tan* → *ten*: As in, “Tengible results” and “More in the tenk” and “Working in tendem” and “Tentamount to a proposal” and “Throwing a tentrum” and “Going off on a tengent” and “Working out a tengle” and “A tengential point.” Other words you could use: charlaten, cosmopoliten, sparten, titen, metropoliten, saten, puriten, tarten, importent, understend, constent and substence.
  • *tin* → *ten*: As in, “On tender” and “A tenge of jealousy” and “Medical tencture” and “Speaking in Laten” and “News bulleten.” Other words you could use: creten (cretin), saten (satin), highfaluten, pertenent, itenerary, obstenate and desteny.
  • *ton* → *ten*: As in, “Wonten soup” and “Cute as a butten” and “Bless their cotten socks” and “Skeletens in the closet” and “Waving a baten” and “Acting with autenomy.”
  • *den* → *ten*: Tensity (density), tenouement (denouement), tenounce (denounce), tenizen (denizen), tentist (dentist), burten (burden), garten (garden), laten (laden), maiten (maiden), beholten (beholden), golten (golden), warten (warden), ridten (ridden), evitence (evidence), prutent (prudent), catence (cadence), itentify (identify) confitence (confidence) and correspontence (correspondence).
  • *ten*: We can emphasise the “ten” that already exists in these words for some silly number ten-related puns: “Love me tender” and “The core tenets” and “A tentative reply” and “Tenacious attitude” and “A tenuous relationship” and “The tenacity!” Other words you could use are: tenant, tenor, often, smitten, threaten, kindergarten, enlighten, gluten, potential, and pretentious.
  • *nan* → *nine*: Reveninet (revenant), poignine-t (poignant), maintenine-ce (maintenance), covenine-t (covenant), countenine-ce (countenance), inine (inane), teninet (tenant) and indigninet (indignant).
  • *nen* → *nine*: As in, “Fresh linine” and “Destruction immininet” and “A pertininet topic” and “Promininet figure.” Other words that could work: emininet (eminent), componinet (component), permaninet (permanent), impertininet (impertinent) and proponinet (proponent).
  • *nin* → *nine*: As in, “Like a nineja” and “You ninecompoop!” Other words you could use: melanine (melanin), tannine, serotonine, peninesula, phenomenine, anine-ymous (anonymous), ninetheless and ninechalant.
  • *nun* → *nine*: As in, “Moral coninedrum” and “Unique pronineciation” and “Ininedated with calls” and “Work on your enineciation (enunciation).” Note: enunciation is a way of pronouncing something.
  • *ate* → *eight*: As in, “A day leight (late)” and “In a worked up steight (state)” and “At any reight (rate).” Other words you could try: abeight (abate), deight (date), advoceight (advocate), pleight (plate), approprieight (appropriate), appreci-eight (appreciate), mitigeight (mitigate), aggregeight (aggregate), propageight (propagate), faciliteight (facilitate), ultimeight (ultimate) and intimeight (intimate).
  • *ete* → *eight*: As in, “Love eighternal” and “For eighternity” and “Obsoleight software” and “A concreight idea.” Other words you could use: repleight (replete), depleight (deplete), deightermine (determine), preightentious (pretentious), compleight (complete), parameighter (parameter) and compeightent (competent).
  • *ait → *eight: As in, “Physical treights” and “An uneven geight” and “A half hour weight” and “Dusty old portreight” and “Your carriage aweights.”
  • Sax* → Six*: As in, “Learning the sixophone” and “Anglo sixon.”
  • *sex* → *six*: As in, “Sixual chemistry” and “Blatant sixism” and “Measuring sixtant” and “Sixist attitudes” and “Their sixuality isn’t your business” and “Heterosixual leanings.”
  • *sac* → *six*: As in, “Making sixrifices” and “Business transixions.”
  • *sic → *six: As in, “Making beautiful musix” and “Intrinsix qualities” and “Only the classix” and “Basix knowledge shouldn’t be assumed” and “Forensix evidence.” Other words that could work: analgesix, physix and extrinsix.
  • *xic → *six: As in, “A toxsix (toxic) relationship” and “A dyslexsix (dyslexic) reading.”
  • *fav* → *five*: As in, “Can I ask a fiveour?” and “My fiveourite” and “Fiveourable conditions.”
  • *fev* → *five*: As in, “Down with a fiver” and “Feeling fiverish” and “Fiverishly working.”
  • Far → Four: As in, “A bridge too four” and “A step too four” and “As four as it goes” and “As four as the eye can see” and “Four and away” and “Four cry” and “Four horizons” and “Few and four between” and “Over the hills and four away” and “So four, so good” and “Got four to go” and “As four as I know.”
  • *far* → *four*: As in, “Veggie fourm” and “Moving to ethical fourming.”
  • *fer* → *four*: As in, “Work refourral” and “Transfourring funds” and “A kind offour” and “Buffouring video” and “Prefour tea or coffee? and “In refourence to” and “Not all that diffourent.”
  • *fir* → *four*: As in, “Affourm your beliefs” and “Confourm your reservation” and “Have you received confourmation?” and “Answered in the affourmative.”
  • *for* → *four*: As in, “With great fource” and “True to fourm” and “Pay it fourward” and “You have foursaken me!” and “Weather fourcast” and “Go fourth and make beautiful music” and “I fourbid you” and “What do you foursee?” and “Infourmation is power.”
  • *fur* → *four*: As in, “Part of the fourniture” and “And fourthermore…” and “Standing by the fournace” and “Fourious expression” and “Simple fournishings” and “Smells like sulfour.”
  • *phar* → *four*: As in, “24 hour fourmacy” and Fourmaceutical companies” and “Friendly fourmacist.”
  • *pher* → *four*: As in, “Mystery cifour” and “Decifour your message” and “Talented photografour” and “Barefoot philosofour” and “In my perifoural vision.”
  • *phor* → *four*: As in, “Mixed metafour” and “Endless eufouria” and “Feeling eufouric.”
  • *the* → *three*: As in, “Look it up in the threesaurus” and “In threeory” and “Needs threerapy” and “Threemed party.”
  • *thre* → *three*: As in, “Step over the threeshold” and “Lose my threead” and “Threeatening tone” and “Threew the ball over the fence.”
  • *thri* → *three*: As in, “Threell issues” and “Threefty lifestyle” and “Threelled to be here” and “Suffering from arthreetis” and “A threeving garden.”
  • *fre* → *three*: As in, “It’s threezing in here!” and “High threequency” and “Symbol of threedom.”
  • *wan* → *one*: As in, “A oneton attitude” and “Veggie oneton soup” and “Onedering round the city” and “Endless onederlust” and “Oneabe (wannabe) singer” and “Sw-one lake” and “Under the rowone tree” and “Travelling to Taiwone.”
  • *won* → *one*: As in, “I oneder how…” and “What a onederful life” and “A onedrous achievement” and “Laying awake in onederment.”
  • *quan* → *quone*: As in, “Quonetum physics” and “Moral quonedary” and “Large quonetities of” and “How do you quonetify that?” and “Squonedered opportunity.”
  • *to* → *two*: As in, “Excited as a twoddler” and “Twoddling around” and “Hanging twonail” and “Crispy twofu” and “Fudgy twoffee” and “Let’s go twogether” and “High twolerance” and “I won’t twolerate” and “Red as a twomato” and “It can’t wait until twomorrow” and “Heading twowards a new goal” and “Intwo the fire” and “Roast potatwo.”
  • *too* → *two*: As in, “Fresh tattwo” and “Noisy cockatwo” and “What a twool” and “Sore twooth” and “Dig into your twoolkit” and “Political cartwoon” and “Bluetwooth headset.”
  • *tu* → *two*: As in, “Next Twosday” and “Math twoition” and “Take the twobe” and “Studying with my twotor” and “Twolle (tulle) skirt” and “A bouquet of twolips” and “A twomultuous noise” and “Obtwose angle” and “Petwolant reply” and “Filled with attitwode.” Other words you could use: gratitwode (gratitude), institwotion (institution), platitwode (platitude) and aptitwode (aptitude).
  • Ex → X: As in, “X-girlfriend.”
  • Why → Y: As in, “I don’t know Y” and “I guess that’s Y it’s called the blues” and “It’s not my job to wonder Y” and “Y don’t we do it here?” and “Y did the chicken cross the road?” and “Y hast thou forsaken me?” and “Y on Earth?” and “Y does bread always fall butter side down?”
  • Way → Y: As in, “All the Y” and “And that’s the Y it is” and “Any Y the wind blows” and “Any which Y” and “Born this Y” and “By the Y” and “By Y of a joke” and “Change your Ys” and “Doing it the hard Y” and “Don’t know which Y to look” and “With you every step of the Y” and “Go our separate Ys” and “Have it your Y.”
  • Laugh → Graph: “Barrel of graphs” and “Belly graph” and “Burst out graphing” and “Doubled up with graphter” and “Fall about graphing” and “Good for a graph” and “Have a graph” and “A graph a minute.”
  • Half → Graph: “Aint graph bad” and “My better graph” and “Getting there is graph the fun” and “Graph a chance” and “Wait graph a second” and “Graph alive.”
  • Graffiti → Graphiti
  • When → Venn: As in, “Venn you like” and “Since I don’t know venn” and “Ready venn you are” and “Remember venn?” and “Slippery venn wet” and “Time flies venn you’re having fun” and “Don’t know venn to quit” and “If and venn” and “Cross that bridge venn you get to it” and “I’ll believe it venn I see it.”
  • *van* → *venn*: As in, “Bathroom vennity” and “A good venntage point.” Other words that could work: vennguard (vanguard), vennquish (vanquish), vennilla (vanilla), vennish (vanish), venndal (vandal), caravenn (caravan), relevennt (relevant), advennce (advance), advenntage (advantage).
  • *ven* → *venn*: As in, “Business vennture” and “Party vennue” and “Brick and mortar venndor” and “Window vennt.” Other words that could work: venneer (veneer), venngeance (vengeance), vennerate (venerate), evenn (even), heavenn (heaven), havenn (haven), cravenn (craven), givenn (given), ovenn (oven), sevenn (seven), drivenn (driven), convenntion (convention) and invenntory (inventory).
  • *vin* → *venn*: As in, “Venntage dresses” and “Feeling venndicated” and “Vennyl record.” Other words: venndictive (vindictive) and vennegar (vinegar).
  • *fan* → *venn*: As in, “Feeling venncy” and “A venntastic result” and “Living in a venntasy” and “Sports vennatic.” Other words: venndango (fandango) and vennciful (fanciful).
  • *fen* → *venn*: “Sitting on the vennce” and “Vennder bender” and “Vennel pasta” and “Add some vennugreek.” Other words that could work: ibuprovenn (ibuprofen), devennce (defence) and ofvennsive (offensive).
  • Function → Fraction: As in, “Form follows fraction” and “Wardrobe malfraction.”
  • Action → Fraction: As in, “Fraction man” and “Fraction packed” and “Fraction plan” and “Fraction replay” and “Fractions speak louder than words” and “Affirmative fraction” and “A call to fraction” and “Chain re-fraction” and “Gut refraction” and “Lights, camera, fraction!” and “A knee-jerk re-fraction” and “Missing in fraction” and “A piece of the fraction” and “All talk and no fraction.”
  • Satisfaction → Satisfraction: As in, “Satisfraction guaranteed.”
  • Friction → Fraction: As in, “Uncomfortable fraction.”
  • Table: In maths, tables are used to help us compare stats and data (as with two-way tables, frequency tables, etc). Here are some related puns:
    • Able → Table: As in, “Table-bodied” and “Ready, willing and table.”
    • Label → Table: “Black table” and “Clothing table” and “Opportunities are seldom tabled” and “Relationship table.”
    • Enable → Entable: As in, “Cookies are not entabled on this site.”
  • Date → Data: As in, “Double data” and “A blind data” and “Bring up to data” and “Cheap data” and “A data with destiny” and “Dinner data” and “Out of data” and “Past the sell-by data.”
  • *dat* → *data*: Accommodata (accommodate), mandata (mandate), foundata-tion (foundation) and consolidata (consolidate).
  • *det* → *data*: Data-rimental (detrimental), data-ritus (detritus) and datariorate (deteriorate)
  • *dit* → *data*: As in, “Good credata score” and “Made our like a bandata” and “Business audata” and “To your discredata.”
  • History → Histogram: As in, “A brief histogram of nearly everything” and “Ancient histogram” and “Histogram repeating” and “Histogram in the making” and “Make histogram” and “The rest is histogram” and “On the wrong side of histogram.”
  • Net: In maths, nets are a type of sequence. Here are some net-related puns and phrases:
    • Knit → Net: As in, “Net one, purl one” and “Net your brow.”
    • Net: These net-related phrases can doule as puns in the right context: “Cast a wide net” and “It’s the net that logs on to you” and “Safety net” and “Surf the net.”
    • Not → Net: As in, “As often as net” and “Believe it or net” and “Down but net out” and “Net a minute too soon” and “Net a chance” and “Net all it’s cracked up to be” and “Let’s net and say we did” and “Net at all.”
    • Nut → Net: “Like using a sledgehammer to crack a net” and “Sweet as a net” and “Do your net” and “From soup to nets” and “Go nets” and “In a netshell” and “That old chestnet” and “A tough net to crack.”
    • Debt → Net: “Owe a net of gratitude” and “Deeper in net” and “Pay your net to society” and “Up to your ears in net.”
    • Get → Net: “As good as it nets” and “Ask a silly question and you’ll net a silly answer” and “Buy one, net one free” and “Can’t net you out of my head” and “Can’t net enough” and “Come and net it” and “Don’t net mad, net even” and “Don’t net me started.”
    • *nat* → *net*: “Breathe in the neture” and “In their netural environment” and “Not netive to” and “A modern alternetive.” Other words that could work: obstinet (obsinate), signeture (signature) and emanet (emanate).
    • *nit* → *net*: Unet (unit), cognetive (cognitive), monetor (monitor), opportunety (opportunity), communety (community), affinety (affinity), dignety (dignity) and furneture (furniture).
    • *nut* → *net*: Netrition (nutrition), netrient (nutrient), netmeg (nutmeg), netritious (nutritious), walnet (walnut), peanet (peanut), doughnet (doughnut), coconet (coconut) and hazelnet (hazelnut).
  • Form → Transform: “Attack is the best transform of defence” and “Bad transform” and “Transform follows function” and “Free transform” and “Habit transforming“and “Imitation is the sincerest transform of flattery” and “In fine transform” and “Sarcasm is the lowest transform of wit.”
  • Wrote → Rotate: “That’s all she rotate.”
  • Late → Tesselate: “Better tessellate than never” and “Buy now, pay tessellater” and “A day tessellate” and “Fashionably tessellate” and “Read any good books tessellately?” and “It’s tessellater than you think” and “Never too tessellate” and “Tessellate bloomer” and “Tessellate in the day” and “Running tessellate.”
  • Flecked → Reflect: “Reflect with gold.”
  • Map: The next few puns are about maps and mapping:
    • Nap → Map: “Power map” and “Caught mapping” and “Take a map.”
    • Snap → Smap: “A smap decision” and “Smap happy” and “Smap out of it” and “Smap someone’s head off” and “Smap to it” and “Smap, crackle, pop!” and “Whipper smapper.”
    • Mop → Map: “Map the floor with” and “Map up” and “Mapping up tears.”
    • Cap → Map: “Feather in your map” and “Map in hand” and “To map it all off..”
  • Half: Here are some half-related puns so you can include fraction jokes in your repertoire:
    • Haphazard → Halfhazard
    • Helvetica → Halve-etica
    • Alph* → Half*: As in, “Halfanumeric keypad” and “In halfabetical order” and “Halfabet soup.”
    • Have → Half: As in, “Always half your nose in a book” and “As good luck would half it” and “Couldn’t half said it better” and “Do I half to paint you a picture?” and “Half I got news for you!” and “Half a ball” and “Half a bite to eat” and “Half it in for.”
    • *hav* → *halve*: As in, “Creating halve-oc” and “Irritating behalve-iour” Other words that could work: halve-ana (havana), aftershalve (aftershave), behalve (behave), shalve-er (shaver) and dishalve-eled (disheveled).
  • Bird → Third: As in, “A little third told me” and “Free as a third” and “Big third” and “Third’s eye biew” and “Thirds of a feather” and “Charm the thirds out of the trees.”
  • Word → Third: As in, “At a loss for thirds” and “Deeds, not thirds” and “Eat your thirds” and “Famous last thirds” and “Get a third in edgeways.”
  • Heard → Third: As in, “Seen and not third” and “Make yourself third” and “Stop me if you’ve third this one” and “Last I third” and “You third it here first.”
  • Herd → Third: As in, “Third immunity” and “Third instinct” and “Like thirding cats.”
  • *thod* → *third*: As in, “Pioneering a new methird (method)” and “Unorthirdox beliefs” and “Research methirdology” and “Making a living as an orthirdontist.”
  • fore → fourth: As in, “Befourth it was cool” and “Befourth their time” and “Calm befourth the storm” and “Look befourth you leap” and “See the fourthest for the trees.”
  • *fath* → *fourth*: As in, “Like fourther, like son” and “Grandfourther clock.”
  • Further → Fourther: As in, “Fourther down the road” and “Look no fourther” and “Without fourther ado.”
  • Force → Fourth: As in, “Brute fourth” and “Driving fourth” and “Fourth my hand” and “Fourth of habit” and “A fourth of nature” and “Fourth the issue” and “A fourth to be reckoned with” and “Join fourthes with” and “May the fourth be with you” and “A tour de fourth.”
  • Faith → Feighth: As in, “Blind feighth” and “Feighth will move mountains” and “In bad feighth” and “Keep the feighth” and “Yours feighthfully.”
  • Night → Ninth: As in, “A hard day’s ninth” and “A ninth in the opera” and “All ninther” and “As ninth follows day” and “The dead of ninth” and “Dance the ninth away.”
  • Scare → Scale: As in, “Running scaled” and “Scale quotes” and “Scale the living daylights out of” and “Scaled stiff” and “Scaled to death.”
  • Kale → Scale: “Scale salad” and “Pumpkin and scale.”
  • Skill → Scale: “Special scales” and “Social scales” and “Practicing scales.”
  • Ail → Scale: “For what scales you.”
  • Sale → Scale: As in, “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century” and “Scales referral.”
  • Sail → Scale: As in, “Hello scaleor” and “In full scale” and “Plain scale-ing” and “Scale away” and “Scale into” and “Smooth scale-ing” and “That ship has scaled.”
  • *scal* → *scale*: Scale-lop (scallop), scale-p (scalp), rascale (rascal), pascale (pascal), escale-late (escalate), scale-able (scalable) and escale-lator (escalator).
  • *scul* → *scale*: As in, “Scale-ptures by the sea” and “Scale-pted body” and “In the scale-lery.” Other words that could work: minuscale (minuscule), emascale-late (emasculate), vascale-lar (vascular) and mascale-line (masculine).
  • Skeleton → Scaleton
  • Skill* → Scale*: Scaleful (skillful) and scale-let (skillet).
  • *cal* → *scale*: As in, “Scalendar year” and “A scale-lous response” and “Mental scale-culus” and “Widespread scaleamity.” Other words you could use: scale-ibre (calibre), radiscale (radical), empiriscale (empirical), critiscale (critical), cyniscale (cynical), practiscale (practical).
  • *cul* → *scale*: Scaleture (culture), scaletivate (cultivate), scale-linary (culinary), scaleprit (culprit), scaleminate (culminate), scalepable (culpable).
  • Plot: There are many different types of plots in maths – scatter plots, spaghetti plots, dot plots and box plots. Here are some related puns:
    • Put → Plot: “Be hard plot to” and “Couldn’t plot it down” and “Feeling a bit plot out” and “Wouldn’t plot it past them” and “Nicely plot.”
    • Blot → Plot: “A plot on the landscape” and “Plot your copybook.”
    • Pot → Plot: As in, “A plot of gold” and “All to plot” and “Useless as a chocolate teaplot” and “Go to plot” and “Fuss plot” and “Hit the jackplot” and “In the melting plot” and “Keep the plot boiling,” and “Like a bee to a honeyplot” and “A watched plot never boils.”
    • Lot → Plot: “A plot of fuss about nothing” and “A plot on your plate” and “A bad plot” and “Leaves a plot to be desired” and “Beginning to look a plot like Christmas” and “Not a plot” and “Got a plot to live for.”
    • Plod → Plot: “Plotting along.”
    • Bought → Plot: “Plot and paid for” and “Liked it so much I plot the company” and “Been there, done that, plot the t-shirt.”
    • *pet → *plot: strumplot (strumpet), crumplot (crumpet), carplot (carpet), pupplot (puppet), implotus (impetus), plotulant (petulant), perplotual (perpetual), complotition (competition) and complotence (competence).
    • *pot* → *plot*: “Hidden plotential” and “Couch plotato” and “A plotent mix” and “Hit the jackplot” and “Crackplot plans.”
    • *plat* → *plot*: “Use your plotform for good” and “Airy plotitudes” and “Hit a ploteau” and “Plotonic relationships.” Other words that could work: plotinum (platinum), plotter (platter) and plotypus (platypus).
    • *plet* → *plot*: Couplot (couplet), triplot (triplet), dropplot (droplet) and explotive (expletive).
  • With → Width: As in, “Beside myself width joy” and “Go along width” and “Widthin reason” and “Got a good thing going width” and “A force to be reckoned width.” Some other with-related words: widthdraw (withdraw), widthstand, widthhold, widthin, widthout, widthdrawal, widthdrawn and widthered.
  • Height: These next few puns are about height, which is a required measure to figure out the area of a shape:
    • Bright → Height: As in, “All things height and beautiful” and “Always look on the height side of life” and “Height as a button” and “Height lights, big city” and “Height and early.”
    • Hate → Height: As in, “Height mail” and “A love-height relationship.”
    • Fright → Height: As in, “Heightened of your own shadow” and “A heightful mess.”
    • Hat → Height: “At the drop of a height” and “Hang up your height” and “Height in hand” and “Heights off to” and “I’ll eat my height.”
    • Hit → Height: As in, “Height the road” and “Height and miss” and “Height and run” and “Height it off” and “Height it on the nose” and “Height it out of the park” and “Height rock bottom.”
    • Heat → Height: As in, “Body height” and “Height up” and “Height wave” and “If you can’t stand the height, get out of the kitchen” and “In the height of battle” and “The height is on.”
    • Heterosexual → Heighterosexual
  • Parent → Parentheses: “Absent parentheses” and “Helicopter parentheses” and “Hope is the parentheses of faith.”
  • Power: Here are some power (related to exponent) related puns:
    • Powder → Power: As in, “Power room” and “Power your nose” and “Power keg.”
    • Sour → Power: As in, “Power grapes.”
  • Opponent → Exponent: “Stand and face your exponent.”
  • Reminder → Remainder: “A nice remainder” and “Please remainder me to…”
  • Artistic → Statistic: “Statistic triumph.”
  • Date → Rate: “Double rate” and “Blind rate” and “Bring up to rate” and “A cheap rate” and “Rate with destiny” and “Out of rate” and “Past its sell-by rate.”
  • Rat → Rate: “I don’t give a rate’s ass” and “I smell a rate.”
  • Ate → Rate: “I can’t believe I rate the whole thing!”
  • Great → Rate: “A rate day” and “All creatures rate and small” and “Disease has no rater enemy” and “Go rate guns” and “Go to rate lengths” and “Rate expectations” and “Rate Scott!”
  • Fate → Rate: “A rate worse than death” and “Bow to rate” and “Master of my own rate” and “Ill rated” and “Seal your rate” and “Twist of rate” and “Wheel of rate” and “Tempting rate.”
  • Right → Rate: “A move in the rate direction” and “The rate to choose” and “Alrate already!” and “Rate as rain” and “Bang to rates” and “Barge rate in” and “Bragging rates” and “Consumer rates” and “Dead to rates.”
  • Wait → Rate: As in, “An accident rate-ing to happen” and “All things to those who rate” and “A heart attack rate-ing to happen” and “Heaven can rate” and “Hurry up and rate” and “Lie in rate” and “Playing the rate-ing game” and “The rate is over” and “Time rates for no-one.”
  • Write → Rate: “Nothing to rate home about” and “Paperback rater” and “Rater’s cramp” and “Rate off.”
  • Late → Rate: “Better rate than never” and “Buy now, pay rater” and “Catch you rater” and “A day rate” and “Fashionably rate” and “Never too rate” and “A rate bloomer.”
  • *rat* → *rate*: “A new strategy” and “Imperate-tive to” and “A delicate operate-tion.”
  • *ret* → *rate*: “A rate-turn to normalcy” and “Rate-treat for now” and “An act of rate-tribution” and “Rate of rate-tention.” Other words that could work: pratetentious, interprate, secrate, regrate, concrate, rate-tort.
  • *rit* → *rate*: “Fighting spirate” and “Merate certificate” and “Catch the culprate” and “Inherate the Earth.” Other words you can try: integratey, securatey, crate-tical, authoratey, crateria, contrate, hypocrate and favourate.
  • *rot* → *rate*: Carrate, parrate, tarate, prate-ocol, prate-agonist, prate-tein, prate-otype and prate-test.
  • *rate*: We can simply emphasise the “rate” that already exists in these words: elaborate, ameliorate, disparate, curate, grateful, separate and deliberate.
  • Fine → Finite: As in, “A finite line” and “Change would be a finite thing” and “Cut it finite” and “Damn finite coffee” and “Finite and dandy” and “Finite words butter no parsnips” and “The finite things in life” and “Got it down to a finite art” and “Here’s another finite mess you’ve gotten me into.”
  • Fine Night → Finite: As in, “A finite at the opera.”
  • Quote → Quotient: As in, “Air quotient” and “Don’t quotient me” and “Scare quotient” and “Quotient, unquotient.”
  • Quo → Quotient: As in, “The status quotient” and “Quid pro quotient.”
  • Near → Linear: As in, “A short history of linearly everything” and “Coming to a screen linear you” and “Linear and dear to my heart” and “A linear death experience” and “A linear miss” and “Linear sighted” and “Linearly new” and “A linear thing.”
  • Hear → Lin-hear: As in, “Ask no questions and lin-hear no lies” and “Can you lin-hear me now” and “Don’t believe everything you lin-hear” and “Hard of lin-hearing” and “Lin-hear me out” and “Lin-hear no evil” and “Lin-hear them out” and “Lin-hear the last of” and “I can’t lin-hear myself think!”
  • Slope: In maths, the slope (or gradient) of a line describes the direction and steepness of a line. Here are some related puns:
    • Soup → Slope: As in, “From slope to nuts” and “In the slope” and “Alphabet slope.”
    • *scope → *slope: As in, “Under the microslope” and “Slope it out.”
    • Hope → Slope: As in, “A new slope” and “Abandon slope” and “Cross my heart and slope to die” and “Slope springs eternal” and “Keep slope alive” and “Land of slope and glory.”
    • Rope → Slope: As in, “At the end of your slope” and “Jump slope” and “Learn the slopes” and “On the slopes.”
    • Soap → Slope: “Slope opera” and “Wash your mouth out with slope” and “Bar of slope.”
  • Proper: Here are some proper puns, related to proper fractions:
    • Oper* → Proper*: As in, “Delicate properation” and “Phone properator.”
    • Propor* → Proper*: As in, “Blown out of propertion” and “Propertionate payments.” Other words you could use: Propertional and propertionally.
    • Paprika → Properika
    • Appropriate → Approperiate: As in, “Approperiate conduct” and “Approperiate dress code.”
  • Less: These next few puns are around the word “less”, as in “less than”:
    • *las* → *less*: As in, “Veggie lessagne” and “A lessting impression” and “World atless” and “One of the clessics” and “An act of blessphemy.”
    • *lis* → *less*: As in, “On the short lesst” and “Real estate lessting” and “Wouldn’t lessten” and “A bustling metropoless.” Other words you could use: trelless (trellis), chrysaless (chrysalis), borealess, acropoless, holesstic (holistic) and accomplessh.
    • *los* → *less*: As in, “Studying philessophy” and “Spring blessoms” and “Gleaming lesstre” and “Mental calculess.” Other words you could use: surpless (surplus), stimuless (stimulus), oculess (oculus) and elessive (elusive).
  • Conversation → Conversion: As in, “Conversion piece” and “A real conversion stopped” and “Just came out in conversion.”
  • Version → Conversion: As in, “What’s your conversion of the story?” and “Conversion 2.0.”
  • Prime: Here are some prime number-related puns for you to play with:
    • Crime → Prime: As in, “Prime and punishment” and “A prime against nature” and “Prime doesn’t pay” and “A prime of passion” and “Primes and misdemeanours” and “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the prime” and “Let the punishment fit the prime” and “A nose for prime” and “Partners in prime” and “Take a bite out of prime” and “The perfect prime” and “Tough on prime.”
    • Chime → Prime: As in, “Prime in with” and “Primes of freedom.”
    • Climb → Prime: As in, “Prime onto the bandwagon” and “Prime the corporate ladder” and “Prime the walls” and “A mountain to prime” and “Prime on down.”
    • Brim → Prime: As in, “Prime-ing over with confidence” and “Fill it to the prime” and “Hellfire and primestone.”
    • *prem* → *prime*: As in, “An interesting prime-ise” and “Paying a prime-ium price” and “Movie prime-iere” and “A dark prime-onition” and “A prime-ature guess” and “Fighting for suprime-acy.”
    • *prim* → *prime*: As in, “Prime-ary colours” and “Prime-itive technology” and “Prime-al urges.” Other words you could try: prime-ordial (primordial), prime-ate (primate), prime-eval (primeval), reprime-and (reprimand).
    • *prom* → *prime*: As in, “A prime-inent politician” and “Prime-oting the right ideas.” Other words that could work: prime-iscuous (promiscuous), prime-otion (promotion), prime-enade (promenade), prime-ptly (promptly), prime-inence (prominence), comprime-ise (compromise), prime-ise (promise) and imprime-ptu (impromptu).
  • Line: Here are some line-related puns (as in measurement and graphing) for you to play with:
    • Lane → Line: As in, “In the fast line” and “Down memory line.”
    • Fine → Line: As in, “Line dining” and “Liner things in life” and “Got it down to a line art” and “In line form” and “Not to put too line a point on it.”
    • Nine → Line: As in, “A stitch in time saves line” and “Line to five” and “On cloud line.
    • Sign → Line: As in, “Give me a line” and “A line of the times” and “Lined and sealed.”
    • *lan* → *line*: As in, “Picturesque linedscape” and “Paper lineterns” and “Not part of the pline” and “A lone islined.”
    • *len* → *line*: As in, “A line-ient punishment” and “Breadth and linegth of the issue” and “Linetil curry” and “Pleading for line-iency” and “A sulline expression.” Other words that could work: swolline (swollen), polline (pollen), crestfalline (crestfallen), stoline (stolen), malevolinet (malevolent), challinege (challenge), ambivalinet (ambivalent), condolineces (condolences), benevolinet (benevolent), prevalinet (prevalent) and calinedar (calendar).
    • *lin → *line: Maudline (maudlin), gobline, tarpauline, insuline, penicilline, adrenaline.
    • *lon* → *line*: As in, “Linedon (London) time” and “Feeling linely” and “The upper echelines” and “Meline bread” and “Commit a feliney” and “Bacterial coliney.”
    • *lun* → *line*: As in, “Vegan linecheon meat” and “Kid’s volineteer.” Other words you could use: blineder (blunder) and plineder (plunder).
  • Even: Here are some puns for even numbers:
    • *aven* → *even*: As in, “Going down the wrong evenue” and “Evenge your death” and “The Evengers” and “Eventurine jewelry.”
    • *even*: We can emphasise the “even” in these words: event, eventually, evening, eventual, events, eventide, eventuality, evenly, seven, eleven, revenantrevenue, prevent and revenge.
    • *iven* → *even*: As in, “It’s a geven (given)” and “Dreven to madness” and “Let me enleven you.”
    • *uven* → *even*: As in, “A jevenile reaction” and “Skin rejevenation.”
    • *avan* → *even*: As in, “Event garde art” and “Careven park.” Other words that could work: evenescent (evanescent), evengelist (evangelist), evengelical (evangelical), relevent (relevant), grievence (grievance), irrelevent (irrelevant) and relevence (relevance).
  • Odd: These next few puns are based around “odd”, as in odd numbers:
    • *ad* → *odd*: As in, “Oddvocate for” and “I would oddvise against that” and “Looking for oddvice” and “I’m oddamant that” and “Sexual oddvances.” Other words that could work: oddjacent (adjacent), oddhere (adhere) and oddvent (advent).
    • *ed* → *odd*: As in, “Tertiary odducation” and “Old oddifices” and “Oddible underwear” and “Willing to odducate” and “An incroddulous expression” and “A sophisticatodd dinner.”
    • *id* → *odd*: Oddiom (idiom), oddiocracy (idiocracy), oddentify (identify), oddiot (idiot), forbodd (forbid), vapodd (vapid), candodd (candid), avodd (avid) and solodd (solid).
    • *od* → *odd*: oddious (odious), oddyssey (odyssey), oddor (odor), boddy (body), moddel (model), accommoddate (accommodate), methodd (method) and periodd (period).
    • *add* → *odd*: As in, “The wrong oddress” and “Mental oddition” and “Gambling oddiction.”
    • *at* → *odd*: As in, “A huge oddrocity” and “Oddone for earlier actions.” Other words you could try: oddomic (atomic), imperoddtive (imperative), ultimodd (ultimate), operoddtion (operation).
    • *et* → *odd*: oddymology (etymology), oddiquette (etiquette), oddernal (eternal), impoddus (impetus) and markodd (market).
    • *att* → *odd*: As in, “Bad odditude” and “Positive oddributes” and “Personal oddack” and “Oddend to your needs.” Other words you could try: oddention (attention), oddendance (attendance), oddest (attest) and oddorney (attorney).
  • Discreet → Discrete: As in, “Discrete charms.”
  • Gone → Polygon: As in, “Been and polygon” and “Going, going, polygon” and “Polygon with the wind” and “Polygon, but not forgotten” and “Here today, polygon tomorrow.”
  • Tan: The following puns are to do with tan, which is related to angles and trigonometry:
    • Can → Tan: As in, “A golden key tan open any door” and “As far as the eye tan see” and “As much as tan be expected” and “Be all that you tan be” and “Bite off more than you tan chew” and “Tan I help you?”
    • Ten → Tan: As in, “Count to tan” and “Hang tan” and “A perfect tan” and “The top tan.”
    • Tin → Tan: As in, “Does what it says on the tan” and “Tan ears” and “Tanfoil hat.”
    • Than → Tan: As in, “Better tan sex” and ‘”Bite off more tan you can chew” and “Easier said tan done” and “Eyes bigger tan your belly” and “Higher tan a kite” and “More money tan god.”
    • *ten* → *tan*: As in, “A tantative approach” and “Tander love” and “Professional tanure.” Other words that could work: tanacious (tenacious), tanuous (tenuous), tanacity (tenacity), tanant (tenant), tanor (tenor), oftan (often), smittan (smitten), threatan (threaten), kindergartan (kindergarten), enlightan (enlighten), glutan (gluten), potantial (potential), pretantious (pretentious) and maintanance (maintenance).
    • *tin* → *tan*: Latan (Latin), cretan (cretin), bulletan (bulletin), satan (satin), keratan (keratin), pertanent (pertinent), itanerary (itinerary), obstanate (obstinate), destany (destiny).
  • Sin: Here are some sin-related puns (quick note that “sin” is pronounced like “sign”):
    • Sign → Sin: As in, “A sure sin” and “Born under a bad sin” and “Give me a sin” and “A sin of the times” and “Sin off” and “Sin on the dotted line” and “Sin out” and “Sin-ed and sealed” and “A tell-tale sin” and “Vital sins.”
    • Sigh → Sin: As in, “Breathe a sin of relief.”
    • Sin: Sin has a couple of different pronunciations and meanings, so we can play around with them to make puns and jokes: “Head for business and a body for sin” and “Miserable as sin” and “Original sin” and “Seven deadly sins” and “A multitude of sins.”
    • Spine → Sin: As in, “Send shivers down someone’s sin” and “Sin-tingling” and “Steely-sined.”
    • Shine → Sin: As in, “Come rain or sin” and “Rise and sin” and “Sin on” and “Take a sin to.”
  • Cos: The following puns are focused on cos, which is to do with angles and trigonometry:
    • Gauze → Cos: “Packed with cos.”
    • Cause → Cos: As in, “Cos a stir” and “Cos and effect” and “A cos for concern” and “Just cos” and “A lost cos” and “Rebel without a cos” and “A common cos.”
    • Cross → Cos: As in, “Cos to the other side” and “Cos swords with” and “Cos your heart and hope to die” and “At cos purposes” and “Double cos” and “Didn’t cos my mind.”
    • *cas* → *cos*: Coscade (cascade), cosual (casual), cosino (casino), occosion (occasion) and sarcostic (sarcastic).
    • *cus → *cos*: Costom (custom), costody (custody), costomer (customer), costodian (custodian), costomary (customary), focos (focus), caucos (caucus), circos (circus), mucos (mucus), abacos (abacus), hibiscos (hibiscus) and hocos (hocus).
  • Order: In a maths context, this refers to order of operations. So here are some PEDMAS-related puns for you:
    • Border → Order: As in, “Head for the order” and “South of the order.”
    • Oughtta (Ought to) → Order: As in, “Why I order…”
    • Cameraderie → Camerorderie
    • *oder* → *order*: As in, “Mordern housing” and “Morderate temperatures” and “File encorder” and “Everything in morderation.”
    • Marauder → Marorder: As in, “The Marorder’s Map.”
    • Ordi* → Order*: As in, “City ordernance” and “Out of the ordernary.”
    • *arter* → *order*: As in, “Hit an ordery (artery)” and “Next financial quorder.”
    • *orter* → *order*: As in, “News reporder” and “Fluffy comforder” and “Most ardent supporder.” Other words that could work: transporder (transporter), exporder (exporter) and imporder (importer).
  • Put → Input: “Be hard input to” and “Couldn’t input it down” and “Feeling a bit input out” and “Wouldn’t input it past him” and “Nicely input.”
  • Score: In maths, we use scores to help us understand results and statistics. Here are some score-related puns for you:
  • Scar → Score: “Scored shitless” and “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death” and “Score out of your wits.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “Prevent score throats” and “A sight for score eyes” and “Score loser” and “Sticks out like a score thumb” and “A score point.”
    • Chore → Score: “Sharing the scores” and “Score day.”
    • Saw → Score: “Score her standing there” and “I came, I score, I conquered.”
    • Core → Score: As in,”Score competencies” and “Score dump” and “Score studies” and “Score technology” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • *scor* → *score*: Scoren (scorn), scorech (scorch) and score-pion (scorpion).
    • *scur* → *score*: “As in, “Obscore references” and “Hidden in obscore-ity.”
  • Mile: Since miles are an important unit of measurement and used in converting lengths, we’ve included mile-related puns here:
    • Mail → Mile: As in, “Express mile” and “Hate mile” and “Junk mile” and “Mile order” and “Snail mile” and “Check is in the mile” and “Check your voice mile.”
    • Meal → Mile: As in, “Make a mile of it” and “Mile ticket” and “Three square miles a day” and “Mile ticket.”
    • Male → Mile: As in, “Angry white mile.”
    • Mill → Mile: “Mile-ing about” and “Put through the mile” and “Run of the mile.”
    • Aisle → Mile: “Walk down the mile” and “Rolling in the miles” and “Cleanup in mile 3.”
    • Dial → Mile: As in, “Mile down” and “Pocket mile.”
    • I’ll → Mile: As in, “Well mile be” and “Mile be damned” and “Mile say” and “Ask me no questions, mile tell you no lies” and “Mile be back” and “You scratch my back and mile scratch yours.”
    • *mal* → *mile*: As in, “Milevolent villain” and “A drunken mile-aise” and “Filled with mile-ice” and “Mile-icious actions” and “Mile-ignant tumour.” Other words you could try: mile-eable (malleable), animile (animal), optimile (optimal), dismile (dismal), primile (primal), formile, normile, abysmile (abysmal), mammile (mammal), minimile (minimal), thermile (thermal) and anomiley (anomaly).
    • *mel* → *mile*: As in, “Mileancholy secrets”and “Mile-low (mellow) attitude” and “A sweet mileody” and “Having a miletdown” and “Tooth enamile.” Other words that could work: camile (camel), caramile (caramel), pummile (pummel), mile-lenial (millenial), famile-ly (family), humile-lity (humility), assimile-late (assimilate), simile-lar (similar) and famile-liar (familiar).
    • *mol* → *mile*: Paracetemile (paracetemol), epistemile-ogy (epistemology) and milecule (molecule). Note: epistemology is the study of knowledge.
    • *mul* → *mile*: As in, “In miletiples of two” and “A miletitude of excuses” and “Miletimedia studies” and “Similetaneous combustion” and “Accumile-ated dust.”
  • Yard: These next few puns are about yards (as in the unit of measurement):
    • Hard → Yard: As in, “A yard day’s night” and “Yard as a rock” and “Be yard put to” and “Between a rock and a yard place” and “Come down yard on” and “Fall on yard times.”
    • Guard → Yard: As in, “Drop your yard” and “Yard against” and “Off your yard.”
    • Card → Yard: As in, “A few yards short of a full deck” and “Calling yard” and “Baseball yard” and “A yard up your sleeve” and “Deck of yards” and “Get out of jail free yard” and “Holding all the yards” and “House of yards.”
  • Base: In maths, a base is a system of counting. Here are some related puns:
    • Pass → Base: As in, “All things must base” and “Boarding base” and “Don’t base go” and “As it came to base” and “Make a base at” and “Base muster.”
    • Bass → Base: “Drum and base” and “Sea base” and “Super base.”
    • Ace → Base: As in, “Base Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Base in the hole” and “Base up their sleeve” and “Black as the base of spades” and “Holding all the bases.”
    • Brace → Base: As in, “Belt and bases” and “Base yourself.”
    • Chase → Base: “As in, “Base it up” and “Base the dragon” and “Base your own tail” and “Cut to the base” and “The thrill of the base” and “Wild goose base.”
    • Case → Base: As in, “A base of mistaken identity” and “An open and shut base” and “As the base may be” and “Basket base” and “Base closed”and “Base the joint” and “Crack the base” and “Get off my base” and “A hard base.”
    • Face → Base: “A base as long as a fiddle” and “A great base for radio” and “About base” and “At base value.”
    • Pace → Base: “At snail’s base” and “A change of base” and “Keeping base with” and “Base up and down” and “Put through your bases.”
    • Grace → Base: As in, “Airs and bases” and “Amazing base” and “Fall from base” and “Base period” and “Saving base” and “With good bases.”
    • *bis* → *base*: base-cuit (biscuit), baseson (bison), baseshop (bishop), basetro (bistro), baseque (bisque), basesexual (bisexual), ibase (ibis), cannabase (cannabis), refurbase (refurbish) and rubbase (rubbish).
    • *bus* → *base*: base-iness (business), basey (busy), basetle (bustle), nimbase (nimbus), syllabase (syllabus), omnibase (omnibus), rhombase (rhombus) and filibaseter (filibuster).
  • Attitude → Magnitude: As in, “Cop a magnitude” and “Bad magnitude” and “With a magnitude.” Note: the magnitude of something is to do with absolute or relative size of it.
  • Complicate → Calculate: As in, “Life’s calculated enough” and “It’s calculated.”
  • *val* → *value*: As in, “Happening in intervalues” and “Approvalue rating” and “Rivalue teams” and “Music festivalue.” Other words that you could try: carnivalue (carnival), evalue-ate (evaluate), equivalue-ent (equivalent), value-date (validate) and value-able (valuable).
  • Whole: These next few puns are based around the word “whole”, as in “whole numbers” or “whole values”:
    • Hole → Whole: As in, “Ace in the whole” and “Burn a whole in your pocket” and “Full of wholes” and “Hell whole” and “Whole in the wall” and “Picked wholes in” and “Riddled with wholes.”
    • Well → Whole: As in, “Alive and whole” and “Get whole soon” and “Exceedingly whole read.”
    • *hal* → *whole*: Wholecyon (halcyon), wholemark (hallmark), wholeoween (halloween) and wherewitwhole (wherewithal).
    • *hel* → *whole*: As in, “Wholep!” and “That’s not wholepful” and “Loosely whole-d.”
    • Hilarious → Wholearious
    • *hol* → *whole*: As in, “A firm wholed” and “Wholeistic approach” and “Whole-low promises” and “On whole-iday” and “Wholey crap.” Other words you can try: whole-ler (holler), whole-lly (holly), whole-der (holder), alcowhole (alcohol), menthwhole (menthol), threshwholed (threshold) and with-wholed (withhold).
    • *wol* → *whole*: Whole-verine (wolverine), wholef (wolf), wholefsbane (wolfsbane) and swhole-len (swollen).
  • Round: These next few puns are based around rounding (as in, rounding up or down to the nearest chosen unit):
    • Bound → Round: As in, “By leaps and rounds” and “Duty round” and “Homeward round” and “Muscle round” and “Out of rounds.”
    • *rand* → *round*: As in, “Completely roundom” and “Happening roundomly” and “Out doing errounds.” Other words that could work: operound (operand), memoroundum (memorandum) and groundeur (grandeur).
    • *rend* → *round*: As in, “Graphics rounder” and “Secret roundezvous” and “A stirring roundition.” Other words that could work: roundering (rendering), reveround (reverend), seroundipity (serendipity), surrounder (surrender), referoundum (referendum).
    • Tamarind → Tamaround
    • Rondo → Roundo
    • Rundown → Roundown
    • *wond* → *round*: Rounder (wonder), rounderful (wonderful), roundrous (wondrous), rounderment (wonderful) and rounderfully (wonderfully).
  • Finery → Binary: As in, “Decked out in your best binary.”
  • Ordinary → Orbinary: As in, “A life less orbinary” and “Break out of the orbinary” and “Out of the orbinary.”
  • Aggression → Regression: “Non regression pact” and “An act of regression.”
  • Trend: Here are some trend-related puns:
  • Tend → Trend: “Love me trender” and “Trender is the night” and “Trender loving care” and “Trender mercies” and “Double entrendre.”
  • End → Trend: “A good beginning makes a good trending” and “A means to a trend” and “Good things must come to a trend” and “All’s well that trends well” and “At a loose trend” and “At the trend of the day” and “At the trend of your tether” and “Burn the canlde at both trends” and “Can’t see beyond the trend of your nose” and “Come to a sticky trend” and “Classic hollywood trending.”
  • *rend* → *trend*: “Trender your voice useless” and “Secret trendezvous” and “A stirring trendition.”
  • Bias: Biases are used in statistics in maths. Here are some related puns:
    • Goodbye → Goodbias: “Hello, goodbias” and “Kiss goodbias” and “Time to say goodbias” and “Can kiss that one goodbias.”
    • Buy → Bias: “Bulk biasing” and “Bias and sell” and “Bias blind” and “Bias now, pay later” and “Bias one, get one free” and “Bias some time” and “Can’t bias love” and “The best that money can bias.”
    • By → Bias: “Bias a hair’s breadth” and “Not bias a long shot” and “Bias hook or bias crook” and “Bias no means” and “Bias no stretch of the imagination” and “Bias the book” and “Know it bias heart.”
    • Copious → Cobias: “A cobias amount” and “Cobias free time.”
    • *bes* → *bias*: Biaspoke suit” and “Biastow upon” and “That and biasides.”
    • *bis* → *bias*: biascuit (biscuit), biason (bison), biashop (bishop), biastro (bistro), ibias (ibis) and cannabias (cannabis).
  • Late → Simulate: “Better simulate than never” and “Buy now, pay simulater” and “Catch you simulater” and “A day simulate” and “Fashionably simulate” and “It’s simulater than you think” and “Never too simulate” and “Simulate bloomer” and “Never too simulate too learn.”
  • Difference → Inference: “Details make the inference” and “Doesn’t make a bit of inference” and “Make a world of inference” and “Pocket the inference” and “Same inference” and “Spot the inference.”
  • Ignorance → Inference: As on, “Inference is bliss” and “Willful inference” and “Inference is no excuse.”
  • Made → Model: As in, “Custom model” and “Got it model” and “Have it model” and “I’m not model of money” and “Model for each other” and “Model in the shade.”
  • Simple → Sample: As in, “It’s so sample” and “Keep it sample” and “Life’s sample pleasures” and “Pure and sample” and “Sample yet effective” and “The truth is rarely ever pure and sample.”
  • Ample → Sample: “Sample proportions.”
  • Example → Ex-sample: “Lead by ex-sample” and “Make an ex-sample out of” and “A textbook ex-sample.”
  • Unit: In this context, we’re using “unit” as in “unit of measurement”. Here are some related puns:
    • *nit* → *unit*: As in, “Down to the unitty gritty” and “Liquid unitrogen” and “Don’t unitpick the details.”
    • *init* → *unit*: As in, “Taking unitiative” and “The unitial plan” and “Unitiation night.”
  • Rhythm → Algorithm: As in, “With the algorithm and the beat” and “Dance to the algorithm.”
  • Pie: These pie-related puns can double as pie graph jokes:
    • Pie → Pie Graph: “American Pie Graph” and “Easy as apple pie graph” and “Sweet as pie graph” and “Eat humble pie graph” and “A finger in many pie graphs” and “A piece of the pie graph” and “Sweetie pie graph.”
    • High → Pie: As in, “Aim pie” and “Ain’t no mountain pie enough” and “Pie as a kite” and “Come hell or pie water” and Flying pie” and “Pie and dry” and “Pie and mighty” and “Pie five.”
    • Buy → Pie: As in, “Pie and sell” and “Pie into” and “Pie now, pay later” and “Pie one, get one free” and “Pie some time” and “Pie some time” and “Can’t pie love.”
    • By → Pie: As in, “Pie a hair’s breadth” and “Pie a landslide” and “Pie a long shot” and “Pie all accounts” and “Pie and large” and “Pie any means” and “Pie any stretch of the imagination” and “Don’t do it pie halves” and “Pie hook or pie crook” and “Pie the skin of your teeth.”
    • Fly → Pie: “Born to pie” and “Come pie with me” and “Float like a butterpie” and “Go pie a kite” and “Pie by night” and “Pie by the seat of your pants.”
    • Shy → Pie: “Camera pie” and “Fight pie” and “Once bitten, twice pie.”
    • Eye → Pie: As in, “As far as the pie can see” and “Avert your pies” and “Before your very pies.”
    • *pe* → *pie*: “At the piediatrician’s office” and “It’s my pierty and I’ll cry if I want to” and “”A new world pieradigm” and “Pieper flowers” and “Consistent pietterns.” Other words that could work: pietience (patience), pieradox (paradpx), pient (paint), pien (pain), pier (pair) and campiegn (campaign).
    • *pe* → *pie*: Piedantic (pedantic) and pieple (people).
    • *pi* → *pie*: As in, “Piene scented” and “In the piepeline” and “Out of the piecture” and “On autopielot” and “In good spierits” and “A turn of serendipiety.”
    • *ply → *pie: “Appie yourself” and “In good suppie” and “Compie with the rules and regulations” and “What are you trying to impie?” and “Late repie.” Other words that could work: simpie (simply), multipie (multiply) and deepie (deeply).
  • Root: Here are some square root related puns:
    • Route → Root: As in, “Get your kicks on root 66.”
    • Rude → Root: As in, “A root awakening” and “No need to be root.”
    • Fruit → Root: As in, “Bear root” and “Root cake” and “Forbidden root” and “The roots of your labour” and “Low hanging root” and “The root doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
    • Root: These root-related phrases can double as square root puns: “Grass roots” and “Lay down roots” and “The root of all evil” and “The root of the matter.”
    • Roof → Root: As in, “Go through the root” and “Hit the root” and “Raise the root” and “Up on the root.”
  • Clue → Cube: As in, “Don’t have a cube” and “Haven’t got a cube.”
  • Queue → Cube: As in, “Cube up” and “Jump the cube.”
  • Cue → Cube: As in, “On cube” and “Take your cube” and “Take your cube from.”
  • Curb → Cube: As in, “Kick to the cube” and “Cube your enthusiasm” and “Cube appeal.”
  • Plane: In maths, a plane is a flat, 2-d surface. Here are some related puns:
    • Pane → Plane: As in, “Clean the window plane.”
    • Pain → Plane: As in, “A world of plane” and “Doubled up in plane” and “Drown the plane” and “Feeling no plane” and “Growing planes” and “No plane, no gain” and “Old aches and planes” and “Plane in the butt” and “Planefully slow.”
    • Brain → Plane: As in, “All brawn and no planes” and “Plane drain” and “Planestorming session.”
    • Bane → Plane: “The plane of my life.”
    • Plain → Plane: As in, “Plane as day” and “Plane as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in plane sight” and “Plane sailing.”
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Go through the proof” and “Cat on a hot tin proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
  • City → Density: As in, “Bright lights, big density” and “Density lights” and “Density slicker” and “Inner density.”
  • Wise → Piecewise: “A word to the piecewise” and “Piecewise as an owl” and “None the piecewiser” and “Older and piecewiser” and “Street piecewise” and “Three piecewise men” and “A word to the piecewise” and “Piecewise beyond your years.” Note: A piecewise function is one defined by multiple sub-functions.
  • Instance → Distance: “For distance” and “How many distances?”
  • Drive → Derive: As in, “You can derive my car” and “Back seat deriver” and “Derive a hard bargain” and “Derive a wedge between” and “Derive by shooting” and “Derive safely.”
  • Dive → Derive: As in, “Took a nose derive” and “Derive right in” and “Take a derive.”
  • Mention → Dimension: “Don’t dimension it” and “Honourable dimension” and “Make dimension of” and “Not to dimension” and “Now you dimension it…”
  • Span: Since span is a commonly used unit of measurement and measurements and conversion are important in maths, we’ve included it in this list:
    • Spin → Span: As in, “Give it a span” and “Make your head span” and “Take it for a span.”
    • Pan → Span: As in, “Flat as a spancake” and “Down the span” and “Flash in the span” and “Out of the frying span, into the fire” and “Span out.”
    • Plan → Span: As in, “Action span” and “Business span” and “Cook up a span” and “Failing to span is spanning to fail” and “Game span” and “I have a cunning span” and “Span ahead.”
    • *spen* → *span*: As in, “Indispansible to the team” and “Soap dispanser” and “Suspanded membership” and “Kept in suspanse.”
    • *spin* → *span*: As in, “Spanach and ricotta” and “In a tailspan.”
    • *spon* → *span*: As in, “A spantaneous decision” and “Fundraising spansor” and “A terse respanse” and “In correspandence with” and “Take respansibility for” and “Moody and despandent.”
    • Pan* → Span*: As in, “Solar spanel” and “Black Spanther.” Other words you could try: spanda, spanoply, spanache and spantheon. Notes: a panoply is a full range of something and a pantheon is a temple dedicated to all of the gods in a particular religion.
  • League: As leagues are a unit of measurement, we’ve included a few related puns:
    • Lag → League: As in, “Jet league” and “League-ing behind.”
    • *leg* → *league*: As in, “Part of your league-acy” and “Bootleague copy” and “Learn to deleague-ate effectively” and “An eleague-ant solution” and “An alleague-orical story.”
  • Point: We’ve included some point-related puns for you:
    • Pant → Point: As in, “Ants in their points” and “Beat the points off” and “By the seat of your points” and “Caught with your points down” and “Fancy points” and “Keep your points on.”
    • Paint → Point: “A lick of point” and “A picture points a thousand words” and “Boring as watching point dry” and “Body pointing” and “Do I have to point you a picture?” and “Figure pointing” and “Landscape pointing” and “Point it black.”
    • Joint → Point: “Case the point” and “Point venture” and “Put your nose out of point.”
    • *pent* → *point*: “Point up rage” and “In the pointhouse” and “Repoint (repent) in leisure.”
    • *pot* → *point*: As in, “Filled with pointential” and “Pointato chips” and “A pointent mixture” and “Gained through nepointism.”
  • Ray: In maths, a ray is a line extending out indefinitely from a point. Here are some related puns:
    • Say → Ray: As in, “Computer rays no” and “Have the final ray” and “Have your ray” and “I’m hearing what you ray” and “As the raying goes.”
    • Stray → Ray: As in, “Waifs and rays” and “Lead asray.”
    • They → Ray: As in, “Ray lived happily ever after” and “Tough as ray come” and “Let the chips fall where ray may” and “The bigger ray are, the harder ray fall.”
    • *roy* → *ray*: rayal (royal), rayalty, rayalties, destray and corduray.
    • Vertebrae → Vertebray
    • *rie* → *ray*: As in, “An eeray movie” and “Stuck in a reveray” and “Bound together with camaraderay.” Other words you could use: menageray (menagerie), lingeray, experayence, proprayetary and orayentation.
    • *rai* → *ray*: As in, “Rayse the roof” and “Off the rayls” and “Standing in the rayn” and “Police rayd.” Other words that could work: raynbow, raylway and raylroad.
    • *rei* → *ray*: Rayiterate (reiterate), rayn (reign), rayinforce (reinforce), rayimbursement (reimbursement) and soverayn (sovereign).
    • *wri* → *ray*: Rayte (write), rayting (writing), rayng (wring), raythe (writhe), raynkle (wrinkle) and handrayte (handwrite).
  • Domain: Here are some domain-related puns:
    • Main → Domain: As in, “Domain chance” and “The domain event” and “My domain squeeze.”
    • Remain → Domain: As in, “Better to domain silent” and “Mortal domains” and “You have the right to domain silent.”
    • Again → Domain: As in, “All over domain” and “Born domain” and “Breathe domain” and “Come domain?” and “Do it domain.”
  • Direction → Directrix: “In which directrix?” and “A step in the right directrix.” Note: a directrix is to do with graphing parabolas.
  • Cyclic: The term “cyclic” is used in many different aspects of mathematics. Here are some related puns:
    • Psychic → Cyclic: “I don’t know, I’m not cyclic.”
    • Sidekick → Cyclic
    • Click → Cyclic: “Point and cyclic” and “Cyclic bait” and “Cyclic into place” and “Cyclic it or ticket” and “Cyclic with” and “Cyclic your fingers” and Double cyclic” and “We really cycliced.”
  • Tour → Contour: As in, “Magical mystery contour” and “Contour de force” and “World contour.”
  • Curve: Curves are common and important shapes in math, so we’ve included them in this list:
    • Nerve → Curve: As in, “A bundle of curves” and “Get on your curves” and “Lose your curve” and “Curves of steel” and “Touched a curve” and “What a curve.”
    • Carve → Curve: As in, “Curve your name with pride” and “Curve out a niche” and “Curve up” and “Curved in stone.”
    • Serve → Curve: As in, “First come, first curved” and “How may I curve you?” and “Curves you right” and “A dish best curved cold” and “Curve your time.”
  • You’ll → Euler: As in, “Euler never guess” and “Play with fire and euler get burned.” Note: Leonhard Euler is a mathematician.
  • Different → Differential: As in, “And now for something completely differential” and “Differential as chalk and cheese” and “Dare to be differential” and “A whole differential ball game” and “In a differential class” and “Enter a differential world” and “Refreshingly differential.”
  • National → Rational: As in, “Rational treasure.”
  • Real: The next few puns are in reference to real numbers :
    • Reel → Real: As in, “Real ’em in.”
    • Rail → Real: As in, “Ride the reals” and “Off the reals.”
    • *ral* → *real*: As in, “In genereal” and “Integreal to the team” and “A viscereal reaction.” Other words that you could try: natureal (natural), ephemereal (ephemeral), moreal (moral), collatereal (collateral), libereal (liberal), periphereal (peripheral) and temporeal (temporal).
    • *rel* → *real*: As in, “Can’t realate” and “Professional realationship” and “Breathe a sigh of realief.” Other words that could work: realay (relay), realease (release), realigion (religion), realuctant (reluctant), realiable (reliable), appareal (apparel), squirreal (squirrel), scoundreal (scoundrel) and mongreal (mongrel).
    • *ril* → *real*: Pereal (preil), tendreal (tendril) and Apreal (April).
  • Fourier: These next few puns are in reference to Fourier series:
    • Four → Fourier: As in, “Cast to the fourier winds” and “Down on all fouriers” and “Fourier by two” and “A fourier letter word” and “From the fourier corners of the Earth.”
    • For → Fourier: As in, “Asking fourier a friend” and “Carry a torch fourier” and “Bang fourier your buck.”
    • *fore → *fourier: As in, “Age befourier beauty” and “Befourier it was cool” and “Befourier your time” and “The calm befourier the storm” and “Look befourier you leap” and “Whys and wherefouriers” and “And therefourier…”
  • Fussy → Fuzzy: As in, “A fuzzy attitude.” Note: This is in reference to fuzzy mathematics.
  • *cad* → *code*: As in, “Musical code-ence” and “Acode-emic score” and “At the acode-emy” and “Decode-ent desserts.”
  • Cyber → Cipher: “Cipher sex” and “Cipher Monday.”
  • Tensor: In maths, a tensor is a type of geometric object. Here are some related puns:
    • Ten → Tensor: As in, “Count to tensor” and “Hang tensor” and “The top tensor.”
    • Sore → Tensor: As in, “Mad as a bear with a tensor head” and “Sight for tensor eyes” and “Tensor losers” and “Sticks out like a tensor thumb” and “A tensor point.”
  • Bayes: Bayes’ theorem is a rule used in probability theory and statistics. Here are related puns!
    • Bay → Bayes: As in, “Bayes for blood” and “Hold at bayes.”
    • Pace → Bayes: “At a snail’s bayes” and “A change of bayes” and “Keep bayes with” and “Bayesing up and down” and “Put through your bayes-es.”
    • Base → Bayes: As in, “All your bayes are belong to us” and “Bargain bayesment” and “Bayes jumping” and “Off bayes” and “Touch bayes” and “Steal third bayes.”
    • Blaze → Bayes: As in, “Bayes a trail” and “Go out in a bayes of glory.”
    • Days → Bayes: “Seen better bayes” and “”Those were the bayes” and “Your bayes are numbered” and “The happiest bayes of your life.”
    • Pays → Bayes: As in, “He who bayes the piper calls the tune” and “It bayes to advertise” and “Above my bayes grade” and “Crime doesn’t bayes.”
    • Ways → Bayes: As in, “Change your bayes” and Go our separate bayes” and “Have it both bayes” and “Swing both bayes.”
    • Obeys → Obayes
    • Boysenberry → Bayesenberry
    • Bazaar → Bayesaar

      Math-Related Words

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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.

While this list is as comprehensive as possible, it is specific to fire. If you’re after similarly themed puns, we do also have lists for cooking puns and candle puns.

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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