Space Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on space puns! 🌞🚀🌟

Our space puns are out of this world! There are so many different parts of space to make wordplay from – planets, stars, constellations, and more. Since space is such a huge topic, we’ve split this list up into different categories, starting with a general list that covers the most common subtopics of space, getting more technical and niche as you head down the post.

Space study and astronomy are subtopics of science. If you’re interested in other science-related puns, we also have science and geology puns.

Note: You will not find any obvious uranus puns here (sorry).

Space 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 space 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 space puns:

  • Plan it → Planet: As in, “Who’s going to planet?”
  • Come at → Comet: As in, “Comet me, bro.”
  • Destroyed → D-asteroid: As in, “You d-asteroid my trust in you.”
  • Sooner → Lunar: As in, “Lunar or later” and “Lunar rather than later” and “The lunar, the better.”
  • You better → Jupiter: As in, “Jupiter take that back!” and “Jupiter double check just in case.”
  • Sudden → Saturn: As in, “All of a saturn” and “A saturn stop.”
  • Pattern → Saturn: As in, “All part of life’s rich saturn” and “Knitting saturn” and “Behavioural saturns.”
  • Pace → Space: As in, “At a snail’s space” and “Change of space” and “At ten spaces” and “Keep space with” and “Space up and down” and “Put through your spaces.”
  • Piece → Space: As in, “Bits and spaces” and “Dash to spaces.”
  • Ace → Space: As in, “A space up your sleeve” and “Hold all the spaces.”
  • Base → Space: As in, “All your space are belong to us” and “Space jumping” and “Caught off space” and “Cover your spaces” and “Touch space with.”
  • Bass → Space: As in, “Drum n space” and “Super space.”
  • Case → Space: As in, “An open and shut space” and “As the space may be” and “Space closed” and “Space the joint” and “Circumstances alter spaces” and “Crack the space” and “Get off my space” and “I rest my space” and “Just in space” and “On a space by space basis.”
  • Chase → Space: As in, “Space it up” and “Space the dragon” and “Space your own tail” and “Cut to the space” and “The thrill of the space.”
  • Grace → Space: As in, “Airs and spaces” and “Amazing space” and “Fall from space” and “Space period” and “With good spaces.”
  • Place → Space: As in, “A space in the sun” and “All over the space” and “Any time, any space, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard space” and “In the right space at the right time.”
  • Race → Space: As in, “At day at the spaces” and “A space against time.”
  • Space: These space-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Breathing space” and “Personal space” and “A waste of space” and “Watch this space” and “Wide open spaces.”
  • Out of → Outer: As in, “Get outer my space!” and “The experience is outer this world.”
  • Plan → Planet: As in, “A cunning business planet” and “Failing to planet is planning to fail” and “There is no planet B” and “The best laid planets.”
  • Plant → Planet: As in, “Planet a seed” and “Indoor planets.”
  • Man → Moon: As in, “A moon after my own heart” and “A moon of few words.”
  • Noon → Moon: As in, “High moon” and “Morning, moon and night.”
  • Soon → Moon: As in, “Anytime moon” and “As moon as my back is turned” and “As moon as possible” and “Get well moon” and “No mooner said than done” and “Too much, too moon.”
  • Tune → Moon: As in, “Carry a moon” and “Change your moon” and “Sing a different moon” and “Stay mooned” and “To the moon of.”
  • Man* → Moon*: If a word has “man” in it, we can swap it for “moon”. As in, “Upper moonagement” and “A sneaky mooneuver” and “Don’t moonipulate me.”
  • *men → *moon: Swap “men” sounds for “moon” sounds: “The finest specimoon” and “Pain in my abdomoon” and “Workout regimoon” and “Powerful womoon in history.”
  • *min* → *moon*: As in, “Wait a moonute” and “Take your vitamoons” and “Filled with vermoon” and “An omoonous tone” and “Promoonent lawyers.”
  • *mon → *moon: As in, “Commoon interests” and “Legal summoons” and “When life gets you lemoons” and “Personal demoons” and “Topped with cinnamoon” and “Deliver a sermoon.”
  • System → Solar System: As in, “All solar systems go” and “Buck the solar system” and “Get it out of your solar system.”
  • Son → Sun: As in, “Like father, like sun” and “Sun of a gun.”
  • Some → Sun: As in, “All that and then sun” and “Blow sun my way” and “Catch sun rays” and “Cut me sun slack” and “Make sun noise.”
  • Done → Sun: As in, “After all is said and sun” and “All sun and dusted” and “Been there, sun that” and “A sun deal” and “Easier said than sun” and “Hard sun by” and “Getting things sun.”
  • Fun → Sun: As in, “Good, clean sun” and “Half the sun is getting there” and “Sun and games” and “Double your pleasure, double your sun” and “A bundle of sun.”
  • None → Sun: As in, “And then there were sun” and “Bar sun” and “Sun other than” and “Sun the wiser” and “Second to sun” and “Two for me, sun for you.”
  • One → Sun: As in, “And then there was sun” and “In sun fell swoop” and “Avert sun’s eyes” and “Sun more time.”
  • Run → Sun: As in, “Born to sun” and “Come sunning” and “Cut and sun” and “Don’t try to sun before you can walk” and “Done a sunner” and “Eat and sun” and “We had a good sun.”
  • Bars → Mars: As in, “Behind mars” and “How many mars do you have?” and “More mars in more places.”
  • Stars → Mars: “Written in the mars” and “Reach for the mars” and “Mars and stripes” and “Mars in your eyes” and “Thank your lucky mars.”
  • Birth → Earth: As in, “Happy earthday to you” and “In your earthday suit” and “Separated at earth” and “The earth of a nation.”
  • Worth → Earth: As in, “Because I’m earth it” and “For what it’s earth” and “Get your money’s earth” and “Not earth crying over” and “Earth your weight in gold.”
  • Genius → Venus: As in, “A stroke of venus” and “Evil venus” and “Venus is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” and “Pure venus.”
  • Tune → Neptune: As in, “Can’t carry a neptune” and “Change your neptune” and “In neptune with” and “Stay neptuned.”
  • Turn → Saturn: As in, “A saturn for the worse” and “About saturn” and “As soon as my back is saturned” and “Do a good saturn.”
  • Blue → Pluto: As in, “Between the devil and the deep pluto sea” and “Black and pluto” and “Once in a pluto moon” and “Till you’re pluto in the face.”
  • Toe → Pluto: As in, “Dip your pluto in the water” and “From top to pluto” and “Head to pluto” and “On your plutos“and “One pluto over the line” and “Pluto the line” and “Make someone’s plutos curl.”
  • Platonic → Plutonic: As in, “Plutonic friendship.”
  • *san → *sun: Swap “san” with “sun”, as in: “A partisun issue” and “Artisun coffee” and “Topped with vegan parmesun.”
  • *sen* → *sun*: As in, “Heart-warming suntiments” and “Pop sunsation” and “A sunsual experience.” Other words that could work are: sunsitive (sensitive), sunsible (sensible), loosun (loosen), chosun (chosen) and worsun (worsen).
  • *sin → *sun: Cousun (cousin), basun (basin) and raisun (raisin).
  • *son → *sun: As in, “Persun of interest” and “Office liaisuns” and “Work-related reasuns” and “Not in seasun.”
  • Stir → Star: As in, “Cause a star” and “Star crazy” and “Star the pot” and “Star up trouble.”
  • Store → Star: As in, “Minding the star” and “Set great star by” and “See what the future has in star.”
  • Are → Star: As in, “All bets star off” and “Chances star.”
  • Bar → Star: As in, “No holds starred” and “Raise the star.”
  • Far → Star: As in, “A step too star” and “As star as it goes” and “Star and away” and “A star cry from” and “Few and star between” and “Over the hills and star away” and “So star, so good.”
  • Par → Star: As in, “Below star” and “On star with” and “Star for the course” and “Up to star.”
  • Sar* → Star*: As in, “A stardonic reply” and “Starcasm is the lowest form of wit” and “A starcastic smirk.”
  • Flight: Here are a few puns about space flight:
    • Light → Flight: As in, “Flight as a feather” and “Blinded by the flight” and “Bright flights, big city” and “Bring something to flight” and “The cold flight of day.”
    • Fight → Flight: As in, “Come out flighting” and “Flight Club” and “Flight for the right to party” and “Flight fire with fire” and “Flight the good flight” and “Flight tooth and nail.”
    • Bright → Flight: As in, “All things flight and beautiful” and “Always look on the flight side of life” and “Flight and early” and “Flight young thing.”
    • Fright → Flight: As in, “Flightened of your own shadow” and “A flightful mess” and “Take flight.”
    • Height → Flight: As in, “The flight of summer” and “The flight of fashion” and “Reaching new flights.”
    • Might → Flight: As in, “It flight never happen” and “Flight as well.”
    • Night → Flight: As in, “A hard day’s flight” and “In the dead of flight” and “Dance the flight away.”
    • Right → Flight: As in, “A move in the flight direction” and “All the flight moves” and “Flight as rain” and “Bang to flights” and “Dead to flights.”
    • Rite → Flight: As in, “Last flights” and “Flight of passage.”
    • Sight → Flight: As in, “A welcome flight” and “Have in your flights” and ‘Hidden in plain flight” and “Line of flight” and “Love at first flight” and “Out of flight, out of mind” and “Set your flights on.”
    • Flight: These phrases can double as puns: “Fight or flight” and “Flights of fancy” and “Take flight.”
  • Bang → Big bang: As in, “Big bang on about” and “Big bang out of order” and “Big bang to rights” and “Get a big bang out of it” and “More big bang for your buck.”
  • Hubble: Here are some puns about the Hubble space telescope:
    • Bubble → Hubble: As in, “Hubble and squeak” and “Hubble under” and “Burst your hubble” and “Prick your hubble.”
    • Double → Hubble: As in, “Hubble date” and “On the hubble” and “Bent hubble” and “Hubble back” and “Hubble check” and “Hubble cross” and “Hubble digits” and “A hubble-edged sword.”
    • Humble → Hubble: As in, “My hubble home” and “Eat hubble pie.”
    • Trouble → Hubble: As in, “Asking for hubble” and “Bridged over hubbled waters” and “Don’t meet your hubbles halfway” and “Double hubble” and “Here comes hubble” and “Looking for hubble” and “Pour oil on hubbled waters” and “Hubble and strife.”
  • Stellar → Interstellar: As in, “An interstellar performance.”
  • Verse → Universe: As in, “Chapter and universe.”
  • Soul → Solar: As in, “Bless my solar” and “Like a body without a solar” and “Brevity is the solar of wit” and “Confession is good for the solar” and “Heart and solar” and “Life and solar of the party.”
  • Roller → Solar: As in, “Emotional solar coaster” and “High solar.”
  • Space → Spaceship: As in, “Waste of spaceship” and “Wide open spaceships” and “Watch this spaceship.”
  • Ship → Spaceship: As in, “Abandon spaceship” and “Go down with the spaceship” and “Jump spaceship” and “Loose lips sink spaceships” and “Run a tight spaceship.”
  • Cause → Cosmos: As in, “Cosmos and stir” and “Cosmos and effect” and “A cosmos for concern” and “A lost cosmos.”
  • Comic → Cosmic: As in, “Cosmic strip” and “Cosmic timing.”
  • A Bit → Orbit: As in, “Orbit of alright” and “Feeling orbit put out.”
  • Rock → Rocket: As in, “Between a rocket and a hard place” and “Don’t rocket the boat” and “Hit rocket bottom” and “On the rockets.”
  • Wreck it → Rocket: As in, “Rocket Ralph.”
  • Pocket → Rocket: As in, “At a price to suit your rocket” and “Deep rockets” and “Burning a hole in your rocket” and “Out of rocket” and “Rocket the difference” and “Lining your rocket.”
  • 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 “Comet and get it” and “Comet on over” and “Comet running.”
  • Meet → Meteor: As in, “Make ends meteor” and “Meteor and greet” and “Meteor with approval” and “Meteor you halfway” and “Meteor your maker.”
  • Mightier → Meteor: As in, “The pen is meteor than the sword.”
  • He clips → Eclipse: As in, “Eclipse it regularly.”
  • Chips → Eclipse: As in, “Cheap as eclipse” and “Cash in your eclipse” and “Let the eclipse fall where they may” and “When the eclipse are down.”
  • Grips → Eclipse: As in, “Come to eclipse with.”
  • Lips → Eclipse: As in, “Keep your eclipse sealsed” and “Loose eclipse sink ships” and “On everyone’s eclipse” and “Read my eclipse.”
  • Hole → Black Hole: As in, “Ace in the black hole” and “Burn a black hole in your pocket” and “Fill full of black holes” and “Fire in the black hole” and “A black hole in the wall.”
  • Settle → Satellite: As in, “A score to satellite” and “Satellite out of court” and “After the dust satellites.” Note: a satellite is an object that’s been intentionally sent into orbit.
  • Subtle → Shuttle: As in, “Dropping shuttle hints.”
  • Settle → Shuttle: As in, “A score to shuttle” and “Shuttle out of court” and “After the dust has shuttled” and “Shuttle your affairs.”
  • Year → Light Year: As in, “All light-year round” and “Advanced in light years” and “Comes but once a light year” and “Happy new light year” and “Not in a million light years.”
  • Station → Space Station: As in, “All space stations go!” and “Battle space stations” and “Ideas above your space station.”
  • Consternation → Constellation: As in, “To my constellation.”
  • Cancellation → Constellation: As in, “Piled up with constellation fees.”
  • Lunch → Launch: As in, “Let’s do launch” and “Liquid launch” and “Lose your launch” and “Out to launch” and “No such thing as a free launch.”
  • Cater → Crater: As in, “Crater waiter” and “Crater to you.”
  • Greater → Crater: As in, “Disease has no crater enemy” and “Crater than the sum of its parts.”
  • Later → Crater: As in, “Buy now, pay crater” and “Catch you crater” and “See you crater, alligator” and “Ask questions crater” and “Sooner or crater” and “Can we continue this crater?”
  • Never → Nova: As in, “Better late than nova” and “Cheer up, it might nova happen” and “I nova did” and “It nova rains but it pours” and “It’s now or nova.” Note: a nova is an astronomical event.”
  • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Buy now, pay lighter” and “A day light and a dollar short” and “Fashionably light” and “It’s never too light” and “A light bloomer.”
  • Let → Light: As in, “It won’t light you down” and “Light it be” and “Don’t light the b*stards grind you down.”
  • Bite → Light: As in, “Another one lights the dust” and “Light someone’s head off” and “Light the bullet.”
  • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Light and early” and “A light future.”
  • Fight → Light: As in, “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Lighting back tears” and “Light fire with fire” and “Light the good light” and “A lighting chance.”
  • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “The light of the bumblebee.”
  • Fright → Light: As in, “Take light” and “A lightful mess.”
  • Height → Light: As in, “Reaching new lights” and “The light of summer.”
  • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
  • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Bragging lights” and “Consumer lights.”
  • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
  • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Hidden in plain lights” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Set your lights on” and “Short lighted.”
  • Slight → Light: As in, “A light miscommunication” and “Not in the lightest” and “Lightly ahead of our time.”
  • Tight → Light: As in, “In a light spot” and “Sleep light” and “Light as a drum” and “Lighten your belt.”
  • White → Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “Black and light” and “Little light lie.”
  • Write → Light: As in, “Nothing to light home about.”
  • You → UFO: As in, “As UFO know” and “Back at UFO” and “Bless UFO.”
  • Gas: We have some gas-related puns in reference to gas giants:
    • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing games” and “Have a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine.”
    • Ass → Gas: As in, “Get your gas into gear” and “Get your gas over here” and “Haul gas” and “Kiss my gas.”
  • Ice: Here are some puns about ice giants:
    • Eyes → Ice: As in, “Avert your ice” and “Before your very ice” and “Easy on the ice.”
    • Nice → Ice: As in, “Have an ice day” and “Naughty but ice” and “Ice and easy does it” and “Ice save.”
    • Price → Ice: As in, “Asking ice” and “Cheap at half the ice” and “Closing ice.”
    • Slice → Ice: As in, “Any way you ice it” and “Fresh to the last ice” and “Ice of life” and “An ice of the action” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
    • Spice → Ice: As in ” Ice things up” and “Herbs and ices” and “The ice of life” and “Sugar and ice.”
    • Twice → Ice: As in, “Don’t think ice” and “Once bitten, ice shy” and “Once of ice” and “Make a list and check it ice.”
  • Belt: There are a few different types of belt that exist in space – asteroid belts, the Kuiper belt and Orion’s belt (among others). Here are related puns:
    • Bolt → Belt: As in, “A belt from the blue” and “Belt upright” and “Make a belt for the door.”
    • Dealt → Belt: As in, “Whoever smelt it, belt it” and “Play the hand you’re belt.”
    • Melt → Belt: As in, “Belt into thin air” and “Belting pot.”
    • Belt: These belt-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Below the belt” and “Tighten your belt” and “Under your belt.”
  • How may I → Haumea: As in, “Haumea help you?” Note: Haumea is a dwarf planet.
  • Make → Makemake: As in, “Absence makemakes the heart grow fonder” and “A good beginning makemakes a good ending” and “Makemake up your mind.” Note: Makemake is a dwarf planet.
  • Ferris Wheel → Eris Wheel (Note: Eris is a dwarf planet).
  • Matter: Here are some matter-related puns:
    • Met her → Matter: As in, “I’ve never matter before in my life.”
    • Shatter → Matter: As in, “Earth-mattering information.”
  • Signs → Science: As in, “Vital science.”
  • World: These world-related phrases can double as puns: “A world first” and “A world apart” and “A world of pain” and “All the time in the world.”
  • Heel → Helium: As in, “Brought to helium” and “Dig your helium in” and “Head over heliums in love” and “Kick your heliums” and “Turn on your helium.” Note: helium is a large part of space.
  • Field → Magnetic Field: As in, “Have a magnetic field day” and “A level playing magnetic field.” This was a pun on magnetic fields.
  • Dust: Dust is a feature in space – stardust, meteor dust, asteroid dust. Here are related puns:
    • Bust → Dust: As in, “Boom or dust” and “Dust a move” and “Dust a gut” and “Dust someone’s ass.”
    • Just → Dust: As in, “Don’t dust sit there” and “Girls dust want to have fun” and “Dust do it” and “It’s dust a game” and “It’s dust not my day” and “Dust what the doctor ordered.”
    • Must → Dust: As in, “All things dust pass” and “All good things dust come to an end” and “Everything dust go” and “A dust have” and “The show dust go on” and “What goes up dust come down.”
    • Trust → Dust: As in, “Breach of dust” and “Don’t dust anyone over thirty” and “Dust me, I’m a doctor.”
    • *dest* → *dust*: As in, “A date with dustiny” and “A dustitute family” and “Search and dustroy” and “Final dustination” and “Complete and utter dustruction” and “A modust proposal” and “The hardust time of my life” and “The eldust sibling” and “My oldust memory.”
    • Dist* → Dust*: As in, “Dustress signal” and “A dustinct difference” and “Even dustribution” and “Dustinguish between” and “Go the dustance” and “A dustinctive achievement.”
  • Raise → Rays: As in, “Rays hell” and “Rays a stink” and “Rays the roof” and “Rays your game” and “Rays your hand if you’re sure.”
  • Blaze → Rays: As in, “Rays a trail” and “Go out in a rays of glory” and “Rays away.”
  • Days → Rays: As in, “Early rays” and “Eight rays a week” and “Just one of those rays” and “Never in all my rays.”
  • Phrase → Rays: As in, “Coin a rays” and “A turn of rays.”
  • Zone → Ozone: As in, “Buffer ozone” and “COmfort ozone” and “In the ozone” and “The twilight ozone” and “Ozone in on.”
  • Bone → Ozone: As in, “An ozone to pick” and “Dry as an ozone” and “An ozone of contention.”
  • Clone → Ozone: As in, “Attack of the ozones” and “The ozone wars.”
  • Alone → Ozone: As in, “Home ozone” and “I want to be ozone” and “Leave well enough ozone” and “You’ll never walk ozone.”
  • Stone → Ozone: As in, “A rolling ozone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any ozone” and “Carved in ozone” and “Cast the first ozone.”
  • Throne → Ozone: As in, “Next in line to the ozone” and “The power behind the ozone.”
  • Matter → Dark matter: As in, “Get to the heart of the dark matter” and “As a dark matter of fact” and “Make dark matters worse” and “Mind over dark matter” and “No laughing dark matter” and “The root of the dark matter” and “Shed light on the dark matter.”
  • Energy → Dark Energy: As in, “Alternative dark energy” and “Dark energy to burn” and “A bundle of dark energy.”
  • Line → Karman Line: As in, “Along the karman lines of” and “Blur the karman lines” and “Cross the karman line” and “End of the karman line” and “Drop me a karman line.” Note: These are a reference to the Karman Line.
  • Corner → Corona: As in, “A tight corona” and “All coronas of the world” and “Cutting coronas” and “Drive them into a corona” and “Just around the corona” and “Corona the market.” Note: A corona is a plasma aura that surrounds stars.
  • Space → Geospace: As in, “Personal geospace” and “Geospace, the final frontier” and “A waste of geospace” and “Breathing geospace.” Note: Geospace is the region of outer space near Earth.
  • Pretend → Proton: As in, “Don’t proton” and “You can’t proton with me.” Note: These are puns about protons.
  • Bubble → Local Bubble: As in, “Local bubble and squeak” and “Burst your local bubble” and “Prick your local bubble.” Note: Learn about the local bubble here.
  • Space → Space Probe: As in, “Personal space probe” and “In deep space probe.”
  • Race → Space Race: As in, “A day at the space races” and “A space race against time” and “The amazing space race.”
  • Ring: These puns can be in reference to orbital rings, or the rings around Saturn:
    • Wrong → Ring: As in, “Barking up the ring tree” and “Born on the ring side of the tracks” and “Gone down the ring way” and “If anything can go ring, it will” and “Jumping to the ring conclusion.”
    • Wing → Ring: As in, “On a ring and a prayer” and “Spread your rings” and “Gives you rings.”
    • Bring → Ring: As in, “Ring it on” and “Ring something to light” and “Ring the house down” and “Ring to a head” and “Ring to the table.”
    • Sing → Ring: As in, “Ring for your supper” and “Ring someone’s praises” and “Ringing the blues.”
    • String → Ring: As in, “No rings attached” and “Ring someone along” and “Tug at your heartrings” and “Holding the purse rings.”
    • Swing → Ring: Come out ringing” and “Get into the ring of it” and “Ring both ways” and “Take a ring at.”
    • Thing → Ring: As in, “A little knowledge is a dangerous ring” and “A mind is a terrible ring to waste” and “All rings must pass” and “All rings to those who waste.”
  • Keeper → Kuiper: As in, “Finders, kuipers” and “They’re a kuiper.” Note: These are a reference to the Kuiper Belt.
  • Fuse → Fusor: As in, “Blow a fusor” and “A short fusor” and “An offer you can’t refusor” and “Light the fusor.”
  • Suit → Space Suit: As in, “All over them like a cheap spacesuit” and “Follow spacesuit” and “In your birthday spacesuit” and “Spacesuited and booted” and “Spacesuits you down to a tee.”
  • Ink → Encke: As in, “Before the encke was dry” and “Fresh encke.” Note: these are references to the Encke Gap.
  • Feeler → Keeler: As in, “Putting out keelers.” Note: This is a reference to the Keeler Gap.
  • Harsh → Herschel: As in, “A herschel response.” Note: This is a reference to Herschel craters.”
  • Taken → Kraken: As in, “Kraken aback” and “Kraken for a ride” and “The road not kraken.” Note: These are references to Kraken Mare.
  • At ’em → Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • At → Atom: As in, “I’m atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Neutral → Neutron: As in, “On neutron ground.”
  • Quesadilla → Quasar-dilla: As in, “I’m feeling like a soy cheese quasar-dilla.” Note: This is a reference to the term “quasi-stellar object.”
  • Halo: In space science, a halo can have a few different meanings (including a galactic halo and a halo orbit). Here are some halo-related puns:
    • Hello → Halo: As in, “You had me at halo” and “Halo, sailor” and “Halo, good evening and welcome” and “Halo halo, what’s going on here then?”
    • Hey → Halo: As in, “Halo big spender.”
    • Low → Halo: As in, “An all-time halo” and “Get the halo down” and “Keep a halo profile” and “Lay halo” and “A halo blow.”
  • Wax: The moon is described as waxing (getting bigger) and waning (getting smaller). Here are some related puns:
    • Whack → Wax: As in, “Out of wax” and “Wax a mole.”
    • Acts → Wax: As in, “Nothing wax faster” and “Random wax of kindness.”
    • Axe → Wax: As in, “Take a wax to” and “Got a wax to grind.”
    • Backs → Wax: As in, “Got your wax to the wall” and “Mind your wax.”
    • Cracks → Wax: As in, “Fall between the wax” and “Paper over the wax” and “At the wax of dawn.”
    • Tax → Wax: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and waxes” and “Value added wax.”
    • Tracks → Wax: As in, “Born on the wrong side of the wax” and “Cover your wax“and “Make wax” and “Stopped in your wax.”
    • Weigh-in → Wane: As in, “I gained three kilos at my last wane.”
    • Wine → Wane: As in, “The last of the summer wane” and “Waned and dined.”
    • Bane → Wane: As in, “The wane of my life.”
    • Brain → Wane: As in, “Got it on the wane” and “Rack your wanes” and “Pick your wanes.”
    • Chain → Wane: As in, “A wane is only as strong as its weakest link” and “Wane of command” and “Wane reaction” and “Wane smoker” and “Daisy wane” and “On the food wane.”
    • Drain → Wane: As in, “Away go troubles down the wane” and “Brain wane.”
    • Grain → Wane: As in, “Against the wane” and “A wane of truth” and “Take it with a wane of salt.”
    • Gain → Wane: As in, “Capital wanes” and “Wane ground” and “Ill gotten wanes” and “No pain, no wane” and “Nothing ventured, nothing waned.”
    • Lane → Wane: As in, “Down memory wane” and “In the fast wane.”
    • Main → Wane: As in, “The wane event” and “Your wane chance.”
    • Pain → Wane: As in, “A world of wane” and “Doubled up in wane” and “Feeling the wane” and “Growing wanes” and “No wane, no gain” and “Old aches and wanes.”
    • Plain → Wane: As in, “Wane as day” and “Hidden in wane sight” and “Wane sailing.”
    • Rain → Wane: As in, “Right as wane” and “Come wane or shine” and “Don’t wane on my parade” and “It never wanes but it pours” and “Make it wane.”
    • Vein → Wane: “In the same wane.”
  • Titan: Titan is the largest of Saturn’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Tighten → Titan: As in, “Titan your belt” and “Titan the purse strings.”
    • Brighten → Titan: “You titan my day.”
    • Lighten → Titan: As in, “Titan the load” and “Titan up!”
  • Deimos: Deimos is one of Mars’ two moons. Here are related puns:
    • Dame → Deimos: As in, “The hunchback of Notre Deimos” and “Deimos Edna.”
    • Damn → Deimos: As in, “Deimos fine coffee” and “Deimos straight” and “Deimos with faint praise” and “Deimos if you do, deimos if you don’t” and “Just one deimos thing after another.”
    • Demo → Deimos: As in, “Deimos tape.”
  • Charon: Charon is one of Pluto’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Cheer on → Charon: As in, “I’m just here to charon my cousin.”
    • Baron → Charon: As in, “The red charon” and “Robber charons.”
  • Triton: Triton is a moon that orbits Neptune. Here are related puns:
    • Try it on → Triton: As in, “Would you like to triton?” and “It’s important to triton to get a good fit.”
    • Tread on → Triton: “Don’t triton their feelings.”
    • Brighten → Triton: As in, “You triton my day.”
    • Lighten → Triton: As in, “Triton the load” and “Triton up!”
    • Tighten → Triton: As in, “Triton your belt” and “Triton the purse strings.”
    • Titan → Triton: As in, “Clash of the tritons.”
  • Rhea: Rhea is the second-largest moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Real → Rhea: As in, “For rhea” and “In rhea time” and “Keep it rhea” and “A rhea piece of work.”
    • Ray → Rhea: As in, “Rhea of light” and “Catch some rheas.”
  • Disc: Many objects in space (like the rings of Saturn) have a disc shape, so we’ve got a few disc-related puns:
    • Desk → Disc: As in, “Both sides of the disc” and “Disc jockey” and “Hot discing.”
    • Fiscal → Disc-al: As in, “Disc-al requirements” and “Disc-al planning.”
    • Risk → Disc: As in, “A calculated disc” and “Disc averse” and “Disc management” and “A discy business” and “Running the disc of…”
  • Centaur: A centaur is a small solar system. Here are related puns:
    • Sent → Centaur: As in, “Heaven centaur” and “Centaur packing.”
    • Centre/Center → Centaur: As in, “Journey to the centaur of the Earth” and “Front and centaur” and “Dead centaur” and “A soft, gooey centaur.”
    • Century → Centaur-y: As in, “The turn of the centaur-y” and “Sale of the centaur-y.”
    • Sent her → Centaur: As in, “They centaur packing.”
  • Ray → Gamma ray: “Catch some gamma rays” and “Gamma ray of light.” Note: gamma rays are present in space.
  • Salacia: Salacia is an object in the Kuiper Belt. Here are related puns:
    • Solace → Salacia: As in, “Quantum of salacia” and “Take salacia in the knowledge that you did your best.”
    • Slice → Salacia: As in, “A salacia of the action” and “Any way you salacia it” and “Fresh to the last salacia” and “Salacia of life.”
  • Send → Sedna: As in, “Hit sedna” and “Return to sedna” and “Sedna in the dogs!” and “Sedna packing” and “Sedna in reinforcements.” Note: Sedna is a dwarf planet.
  • Ceres: Ceres is a dwarf planet. Here are some related puns:
    • Stairs → Ceres: As in, “At the foot of the ceres” and “Upceres, downstairs.”
    • Says → Ceres: As in, “Computer ceres no” and “Ceres who?” and “Simon ceres.”
  • Pan: Pan is one of Saturn’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Pen → Pan: As in, “Pan and ink” and “Put pan to paper” and “The pan is mightier than the sword.”
    • Pin → Pan: As in, “Bright as a new pan” and “Hard to pan down” and “Pan your ears back” and “Pans and needles” and “Pan your hopes on.”
    • Can → Pan: As in, “A bank you pan bank on” and “A golden key pan open any door” and “As far as the eye pan see” and “As well as pan be expected” and “All that you pan be” and “Bite off more than you pan chew” and “Pan I help you?”
    • Fan → Pan: As in, “Pan the flames” and “I’m a big pan.”
    • Man → Pan: As in, “A good pan is hard to find” and “A pan after my own heart.”
    • Plan → Pan: As in, “Action pan” and “Business pan” and “Failing to pan is panning to fail” and “Game pan” and “Pan ahead” and “The best laid pans” and “There is no pan B!”
    • Pan: These pan-related phrases can double as puns: “Down the pan” and “Flash in the pan” and “What if it doesn’t pan out?”
    • Ran → Pan: As in, “My blood pan cold” and “The dish pan away with the spoon.”
    • Than → Pan: As in, “Bite off more pan you can chew” and “Blood is thicker pan water” and “Easier said pan done” and “Larger pan life.”
  • Sin → Sinope: As in, “Miserable as sinope” and “Atone for your sinopes” and “Cardinal sinope” and “A multitude of sinopes.” Note: Sinope is a moon.
  • Collapse → Calypso: As in, “Spiritual calypso” and “About to calypso.” Note: Calypso is a moon of Saturn.
  • Greip: Greip is a moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Grip → Greip: As in, “Get a greip” and “The greip of death” and “Greipping stuff.”
    • Chip → Greip: As in, “A greip on your shoulder” and “Cheap as greips” and “Cash in your greips” and “A greip off the old block” and “Let the greips fall where they may.”
    • Ship → Greip: As in, “Abandon greip” and “Don’t give up the greip” and “From chips to greips” and “Jump greip” and “Running a tight greip.”
    • Tip → Greip: As in, “In greip top condition” and “On the greip of my tongue” and “The greip of the iceberg” and “Greip someone off” and “Greip the scales.”
  • Hat → Hati: As in, “At the drop of a hati” and “Hang up your hati” and “Hati in hand” and “Take my hati off to you” and “Keep it under your hati.” Note: Hati is a moon.
  • Aegir: Aegir is a moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Eager → Aegir: As in, “Aegir beaver.”
    • Beggar → Aegir: As in, “Aegir belief” and “Aegirs can’t be choosers.”
  • Best → Bestla: As in, “All the bestla” and “Be the bestla” and “Bestla friends” and “Bestla of all.” Note: Bestla is a moon.
  • Sort → Surtur: As in, “Takes all surturs to make a world” and “Out of surturs.” Note: Surtur is a moon.
  • Kari: Kari is a moon. Here are related puns:
    • Carry → Kari: As in, “Fast as your legs could kari him” and “Kari a torch for” and “Can’t kari a tune” and “Kari forward” and “Kari into action.”
    • Curry → Kari: As in, “Kari favour with.”
    • Bury → Kari: As in, “Kari the hatchet” and “Kari your head in the sand.”
    • Care → Kari: As in, “Couldn’t kari less” and “Courtesy and kari” and “Customer kari” and “Handle with kari” and “Intensive kari” and “Like I should kari.”
  • Loge: Loge is a moon. Here are related puns:
    • Log → Loge: As in, “Loge jam” and “Like bumps on a loge” and “Loge off” and “Sleep like a loge” and “Throw another loge on the fire.”
    • Leg → Loge: As in, “Break a loge” and “Cost an arm and a loge” and “Give a loge up.”
  • I → Io: As in, “Io don’t know what’s happening” and “What should Io say?”
  • Rope → Europa: As in, “At the end of your europa” and “Jump europa” and “Learn the europas.” Note: Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons.
  • Met his → Metis: As in, “He metis match.” Note: Metis is an asteroid.
  • Thebe: Thebe (pronounced thee-bee) is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • The → Thebe: As in, “Above thebe curve” and “Makes thebe heart grow fonder” and “Ace in thebe hole” and “Add fuel to thebe fire” and “After thebe fact.”
    • Bee → Thebe: As in, “As busy as a thebe” and “Thebe in your bonnet” and “The birds and thebes (the bees).”
    • There be → Thebe: As in, “Thebe monsters here.”
  • Leda: Leda is a moon of Jupiter. Here are related puns:
    • Leader → Leda: As in, “Our fearless leda” and “Leda of the pack” and “A natural born leda” and “Take me to your leda” and “The leda of the free world.”
    • Lead → Leda: As in, “In the leda” and “Take the leda” and “Leda a charmed life.”
    • Ladder → Leda: As in, “Climb the corporate leda” and “Snakes and ledas.”
    • Letter → Leda: As in, “Leda perfect” and “Ledas to the editor” and “The leda of the law” and “To the leda.”
    • Lotta → Leda: As in, “A whole leda love.”
  • Dia: Dia is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Dear → Dia: As in, “After you, my dia” and “Frankly my dia, I don’t give a damn” and “Elementary, my dia Watson” and “Holding on for dia life.”
    • Day → Dia: As in, “A dia in the life of” and “An apple a dia” and “All in a dia’s work.”
    • Door → Dia: As in, “Behind closed dias” and “A foot in the dia” and “At death’s dia.”
  • Carpo: Here are some puns on Carpo, one of Jupiter’s moons:
    • Carpet → Carpo: As in, “Roll out the red carpo” and “Sweep under the carpo.”
    • Corporate → Carpo-rate: As in, “Climb the carpo-rate ladder” and “Carpo-rate responsibility.”
  • Throne → Thyone: As in, “Ascend to the thyone” and “Next in line to the thyone” and “The power behind the thyone.” Note: Thyone is one of Jupiter’s moons.
  • Herse: Herse is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Purse → Herse: As in, “Holding the herse strings” and “The public herse.”
    • Horse → Herse: As in, “Dark herse” and “Eats like a herse” and “Herse-ing around.”
    • Curse → Herse: As in, “Better to light a candle than herse the dark.”
    • Nurse → Herse: As in, “Herse a grudge.”
    • Terse → Herse: As in, “A herse reply.”
    • Verse → Herse: As in, “Chapter and herse” and “Master of the uni-herse” and “Re-herse engineering.”
    • Worse → Herse: As in, “A turn for the herse” and “A fate herse than death” and “From bad to herse” and “Making matters herse” and “Herse for wear.”
  • Kill → Kale: As in, “Dressed to kale” and “If looks could kale” and “In for the kale.” Note: Kale is a moon.
  • Carme: Carme is one of Jupiter’s satellites. Here are some related puns:
    • Calm → Carme: As in, ” The carme before the storm” and “Carme down” and “Cool, carme and collected.”
    • Come → Carme: As in, “All good things must carme to an end” and “As tough as they carme” and “Carmes but once a year” and “Carme and get it.”
    • Arm → Carme: As in, “Carmed and dangerous” and “Carmed intervention” and “Call to carmes” and “Cost a carme and a leg.”
    • Charm → Carme: As in, “Carme the birds out of the trees” and “Leading a carmed life” and “Third time’s a carme” and “Works like a carme.”
    • Harm → Carme: As in, “First, do no carme” and “Grievous bodily carme” and “No carme done” and “No carme, no foul.”
  • Kore: Kore is another of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Core → Kore: As in, “Kore competencies” and “Kore technology” and “Kore values” and “Rotten to the kore.”
    • Care → Kore: As in, “Couldn’t kore less” and “Customer kore” and “Handle with kore” and “Intensive kore.”
    • More → Kore: As in, “One kore time” and “Bite off kore than you can chew” and “Come back for kore” and “Dare for kore” and “Couldn’t agree kore.”
  • Selling → Cyllene: As in, “Cyllene like hot cakes.” Note: Cyllene is a moon.
  • Arche: Arche is a moon of Jupiter. Here are related puns:
    • Arch → Arche: As in, “Arche enemy.”
    • March → Arche: As in, “The arche of time” and” and “Arche-ing orders.”
  • It’s a no → Isonoe: As in, “Isonoe from me, sorry.” Note: Isonoe is a moon.
  • Sponde → Spend: As in, “Sponde money like water” and “Sponde the night with” and “Sponde wisely.” Note: Sponde is a moon of Jupiter.
  • Sirius: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. Here are related puns:
    • Serious → Sirius: As in, “Sirius as a heart attack,” and “Sirius money,” and “You cannot be sirius,” and “But siriusly,” and “Dead sirius.”
    • Series → Sirius: As in, “It’s the world sirius!”
    • Mysterious → Myst-sirius: As in, “That was a really myst-sirius novel.” 
    • Siri is → Sirius: As in, “Sirius extremely smart.”
    • Syria’s → Sirius: As in, “Sirius in a lot of trouble, and has been for a long time.” (Siriusly though, it’s not a laughing matter and you should definitely look into the Syrian crisis and see what you can do to help)
  • Crater: These next few puns are about craters, which are features on asteroids and satellites:
    • Greater → Crater: As in, “Disease has no crater enemy” and “The whole is crater than the sum of its parts.”
    • Cater → Crater: As in, “Crater to you” and “Crater waiter.”
    • Later → Crater: As in, “Buy now, pay crater” and “Catch you crater” and “It’s crater than you think” and “Sooner or crater” and “Catch you crater!”

The following section is dedicated to constellations:

  • Opus → Apus: As in, “Apus dei” and “Magnum apus.”
  • Crux: Crux is a constellation. Here are related puns:
    • Cracks → Crux: As in, “Fall between the crux” and “Paper over the crux” and “A tough nut to crux” and “At the crux of dawn.”
    • Ducks → Crux: As in, “Nice weather for crux” and “Like water off a crux back.”
  • Curve → Corvus: As in, “Ahead of the corvus” and “Corvus ball” and “Learning corvus.”
  • Calm → Caelum: As in, “After a storm comes a caelum” and “Cool, caelum and collected” and “Keep caelum.”
  • Grus:
    • Crust → Grus: As in, “The upper grus” and “Earn your grus.”
    • Grass → Grus: As in, “Exciting as watching grus grow” and “Green as grus” and “Don’t walk on the grus” and “Grus roots.”
    • Gross → Grus: As in, “Grus domestic product” and “Grussed out.”
    • Us → Grus: As in, “Don’t call grus, we’ll call you.”
  • In This → Indus: As in, “Indus day and age” and “Indus together.”
  • Lay → Leo: As in, “Couldn’t leo a glove on me” and “Leo a finger on” and “Leo down roots.”
  • Loop → Lupus: As in, “In the lupus” and “Thrown for a lupus” and “Keep in the lupus.”
  • Liar → Lyra: As in, “Don’t make yourself a lyra.”
  • Normal → Norma: As in, “A norma situation” and “The new norma.”
  • Lion → Orion: As in, “Brave as orion” and “Orion’s share” and “Orions led by donkeys.”
  • Purse → Perseus: As in, “Hold the perseus strings” and “The public perseus.”
  • Picture → Picture: As in, “A pictor paints a thousand words” and “Pretty as a pictor” and “Every pictor tells a story” and “Out of the pictor” and “Pictor perfect.”
  • Victor → Pictor: As in, “To the pictor goes the spoils!”
  • Pieces → Pisces: As in, “Bits and pisces” and “Dash to pisces” and “Go to pisces” and “Pick up the pisces.”
  • Paces → Pisces: As in, “Put through your pisces.”
  • Tour → Taurus: As in, “World taurus” and “Taurus de force.”
  • Valour → Vela: As in, “The better part of vela.”
  • Fella → Vela: As in, “A big vela.”
  • Ergo → Virgo: As in, “Cogito virgo sum.”

This next section is dedicated to named asteroids:

  • Best → Vesta: As in, “My vesta friend” and “All the vesta” and “The vesta in class” and “Vesta practice.”
  • Palace → Pallas: As in, “Memory pallas” and “Sure, in my summer pallas.”
  • Cybele → Civil: As in, “Cybele rights.”
  • You know → Juno: As in, “Juno you should apologise” and “Juno what I’m talking about.”
  • Junior → Juno: As in, “Robert Downey Juno” and “Juno league.”
  • Heck → Hektor: As in, “For the hecktor of it” and “Oh, hektor.”
  • Hectare → Hektor: As in, “Fifteen hektors long.”
  • Sector → Hektor: As in, “Working in the public hektor.”
  • This → Thisbe: As in, “What fresh hell is thisbe?” and “At thisbe point in time” and “Blow thisbe popsicle stand!”
  • Frisbee → Thisbe: As in, “Ultimate thisbe.”
  • Door → Doris: As in, “At deaths’ doris” and “Direct to your doris.”
  • Dearest → Doris: As in, “Nearest and doris” and “My doris friends.”
  • Fortune → Fortuna: As in, “Fortuna favours the brave” and “Make your fortuna” and “A small fortuna.”
  • Tune → Fortuna: As in, “Change your fortuna” and “Carry a fortuna” and “To the fortuna of…”
  • Them → Themis: As in, “It only encourages themis” and “Let themis eat cake” and “Seen one, seen themis all.”
  • Palm → Palma: As in, “A face palma moment” and “In the palma of your hand” and “Palma it off onto someone else.”
  • Calm → Palma: As in, “After a storm comes a palma” and “Palma down” and “Cool, palma and collected.”
  • Harm → Palma: As in, “First, do no palma” and “Grievous bodily palma” and “Out of palma’s way.”
  • Pharma → Palma: As in, “Big palma.”

This next section is about named stars:

  • Century → Centauri: As in, “Sale of the centauri” and “Turn of the centauri.”
  • Sydney → Cygni: As in, “The cygni opera house.”
  • In the → Indi: As in, “Ace indi hole” and “Back indi day” and “I’m back indi game!”
  • On the → Indi: As in, “Easy indi eyes” and “Don’t let the door hit you indi way out.”
  • Set → Ceti: As in, “All ceti?” and “Game, ceti and match” and “Got your heart ceti on” and “Ready, ceti, go!”
  • Sit → Ceti: As in, “Ceti it out” and “Ceti on the fence” and “Ceti tight” and “Don’t just ceti there!”
  • Altar → Altair: As in, “Left at the altair” and “Praying at the altair.”
  • These → Gliese: As in, “Kids gliese days” and “After all gliese years” and “Gliese things happen.”
  • Boots → Bootis: As in, “Tough as old bootis” and “Bet your bootis” and “Give someone the bootis.”
  • Booty → Bootis: As in, “Shake your bootis.”
  • Are → Arae: As in, “All bets arae off” and “What arae you going to do?”
  • Are they → Arae: As in, “Arae going together?” and “Arae going to do what I asked?”
  • Array → Arae: As in, “An arae of goods.”
  • A ray → Arae: As in, “Arae of light.”

This section is dedicated to galaxies we’ve named:

  • Bode:
    • Bad → Bode: As in, “A bode break” and “A bode quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half bode” and “Bode intentions” and “Bode blood.”
    • Body → Bode-y: As in, “Over my dead bode-y” and “Keep bode-y and soul together.”
    • Code → Bode: As in, “Colour bode” and “Crack the bode” and “Dress bode.”
    • Load → Bode: As in, “A bode of rubbish” and “A bode off your mind” and “A boded question” and “Get a bode of this!”
    • Road → Bode: As in, “Built for the bode ahead” and “Hit the bode” and “Get the show on the bode.”
    • Boat → Bode: As in, “Don’t rock the bode” and “In the same bode.”
  • Wheel → Cartwheel: As in, “Fifth cartwheel” and “Hell on cartwheels” and “Oil the cartwheels” and “New set of cartwheels” and “Reinvent the cartwheel.”
  • Hug → Hoag: As in, “Group hoag” and “Hoag it out.”
  • Vogue → Hoag: As in, “In hoag.”
  • Mice:
    • Nice → Mice: As in, “That’ll do micely” and “Have a mice day!” and “Naughty but mice” and “Mice and easy” and “Make mice” and “Wouldn’t it be mice?”
    • Mess → Mice: As in, “Don’t mice with me” and “A hot mice” and “We don’t mice around” and “Another fine mice you’ve gotten me into.”
    • Ice → Mice: As in, “Cold as mice” and “Break the mice” and “Mice, mice baby.”
    • Price → Mice: As in, “Asking mice” and “At a mice to suit you” and “Closing mice” and “Half mice.”
    • Slice → Mice: As in, “Any way you mice it” and “Mice of life” and “A mice of the action” and “Fresh to the last mice.”
    • Spice → Mice: As in, “Mice things up” and “The mice of life.”
    • Twice → Mice: As in, “Once or mice” and “Don’t think mice” and “Once bitten, mice shy.”
    • Vice → Mice: As in, “Den of mice” and “Mice versa.”
  • Mail → Mayall: As in, “Express mayall” and “Junk mayall” and “It’s in the mayall.”
  • Pin → Pinwheel: As in, “Bright as a new pinwheel” and “Hard to pinwheel down” and “Pinwheel your hopes on” and “Pinwheels and needles.”
  • Wheel → Pinwheel: As in, “Oil the pinwheels” and “Hell on pinwheels.”
  • Pool → Whirlpool: As in, “Big fish in a small whirlpool.”

Here are some puns dedicated to named centaurs:

  • Finer → Beiner: As in, “The beiner things in life” and “The beiner points of…”
  • Necessary → Nessus-ary: As in, “Is this nessus-ary?” and “A nessus-ary evil.” Note: These are puns on 7066 Nessus.

These next few puns are about exoplanets:

  • Spe:
    • Be → Spe: As in, “Spe all ears” and “I’ll just spe in and out” and “Spe as it may.”
    • Spy → Spe: As in, “I spe with my little eye” and “The spe who loved me.”
    • Pea → Spe: As in, “Two spes in a pod.”
  • Orbit → Orbitar: As in, “Out of my orbitar.”
  • Bra → Brahe: As in, “Burn your brahe” and “Training brahe.”
  • Dragon → Dagon: As in, “Chase the dagon” and “Feed the dagon.”
  • Saffar → Suffer: As in, “Long saffaring” and “Make them saffar.”
  • Same → Samh: As in, “By the samh token” and “Comes to the samh thing” and “Cut from the samh cloth” and “In the samh vein.”
  • Some → Samh: As in, “And then samh” and “Buy samh time” and “Cut me samh slack.”
  • Sum → Samh: As in, “Cogito ergo samh” and “Greater than the samh of its parts.”

Here are some puns about named nebulas:

  • Dumbbell:
    • Crumble → Dumbbell: As in, “That’s the way the cookie dumbbells.”
    • Bell → Dumbbell: As in, “Dumbbells and whistles” and “For whom the dumbbell tolls” and “Sound as a dumbbell.”
    • Humble → Dumbbell: As in, “Eat dumbbell pie.”
    • Rumble → Dumbbell: As in, “Get ready to dumbbell.”
    • Tumble → Dumbbell: As in, “Rough and dumbbell” and “Take a dumbbell on.”
  • Foot → Footprint: As in, “A footprint in both camps” and “Bound hand and footprint” and “Fleet of footprint.”
  • Bubble → Soap Bubble: As in, “Soap bubble and squeak” and “Burst your soap bubble” and “Prick your soap bubble.”
  • Skull:
    • Skill → Skull: As in, “Social skulls” and “Hidden skulls.”
    • Dull → Skull: As in, “All work and no play makes Jack a skull boy” and “Skull as ditchwater” and “Never skull moment.”
    • Lull → Skull: As in, “A skull in the conversation” and “Skulled into a false sense of security.”
    • Mull → Skull: As in, “Skulling things over.”
    • Null → Skull: As in, “Skull and void.”
  • Flash → Blue Flash: As in, “Quick as a blue flash” and “Blue flash in the pan” and “In a blue flash.”
  • Bug:
    • Bag → Bug: As in, “Bug a bargain” and “Bug of tricks” and “Dirt bug.”
    • Beg → Bug: As in, “Bug a favour” and “Bug pardon” and “Bug the question” and “Bug to differ” and “Bug, borrow or steal” and “Sit up and bug.”
    • Big → Bug: As in, “A bug ask” and “Bug shot.”
    • Plug → Bug: As in, “Bug and play” and “Pull the bug.”
    • Shrug → Bug: As in, “Bug your shoulders” and “Bug it off.”
  • Saturn:
    • Satin → Saturn: As in, “Saturn pillowcases.”
    • Sudden → Saturn: As in, “All of a saturn” and “A saturn stop.”
    • Pattern → Saturn: As in, “All part of life’s rich saturn.”
  • Ray → Stingray: As in, “Catch some stingrays” and “Stingray of light.”
  • Ant:
    • Aunt → Ant: As in, “Agony ant” and “My giddy ant.”
    • Can’t → Ant: As in, “An offer you ant refuse” and “Ant get enough” and “I ant wait.”
    • Grant → Ant: As in, “Take for anted” and “Ant no quarter.”
    • Pants → Ant: As in, “Beat the ants of” and “Bore the ants off someone” and “By the seat of your ants” and “Fancy ants.”

This next section is about stellar streams:

  • Hell → Helmi: As in, “All helmi broke loose” and “Beat the helmi out of” and “A cold day in helmi.”
  • Bootes:
    • Boots → Bootes: As in, “Tough as old bootes” and “Bet your bootes” and “Hang up your bootes” and “Too big for your bootes.”
    • Bets → Bootes: As in, “All bootes are off” and “Hedge your bootes” and “Place your bootes.”
    • Bits → Bootes: As in, “Bootes and bobs” and “Bootes and pieces” and “Bootes per second” and “Thrilled to bootes.”
    • Roots → Bootes: As in, “Grass bootes” and “Lay down bootes” and “The bootes of all evil.”
    • Shoots → Bootes: As in, “Eats, bootes and leaves” and “The green bootes of change.”
    • Suits → Bootes: As in, “Bootes you down to a tee
      and “Bootes you down to the ground.”

This final section is about famous or influential people:

  • Stephen Hawking:
    • Even → Stephen: As in, “Break stephen” and “Don’t get mad, get stephen” and “A stephen chance.”
    • Walking → Hawking: As in, “Keep hawking” and “Sleep hawking” and “Hawking on sunshine” and “Hawking on the moon.”
  • Neil Armstrong:
    • Nail → Neil: As in, “Difficult as neiling jelly to a tree” and “Hard as neils” and “Bed of neils” and “Fight tooth and neil.”
    • Nil → Neil: As in, “We scored neil.”
    • Deal → Neil: As in, “A big neil” and “Neil breaker” and “Neil or no neil” and “A done neil” and “Seal the neil.”
    • Eel → Neil: As in, “Slippery as a neil” and “Brought to neil” and “Under the neil of.”
    • Feel → Neil: As in, “Neil a bit put out” and “Neil good factor” and “Neil the pinch” and “Neiling blue” and “A gut neiling.”
    • Heel → Neil: As in, “Achilles’ neil” and “Cool your neils” and “Dig your neils in” and “Head over neils in love” and “Kick up your neils” and “Turn on your neil.”
    • Meal → Neil: As in, “Make a neil of it” and “Neil ticket” and “A square neil.”
    • Real → Neil: As in, “All I neilly want to do” and “Come home to a neil fire” and “Get neil” and “It’s the neil thing” and “Keep it neil.”
    • Seal → Neil: As in, “My lips are neiled” and “Neil of approval” and “Neil the deal” and “Neiled with a loving kiss” and “Signed and neiled.”
    • She’ll → Neil: As in, “Neil be right” and “Neil never figure it out.”
    • Steal → Neil: As in, “Beg, borrow or neil” and “It’s a neil!” and “Neil a glance” and “Neil someone’s thunder” and “Neil the show.”
    • Steel → Neil: As in, “Nerves of neil” and “Neil yourself.”
    • Wheel → Neil: As in, “Asleep at the neil” and “Hell on neils” and “Reinvent the neil” and “Set of neils” and “The neil has come full circle.”
    • Strong → Armstrong: As in, “Only as armstrong as its weakest link” and “Still going armstrong” and “The armstrong, silent type.”
  • Buzz Aldrin:
    • Boss → Buzz: As in, “Buzz about” and “Show them who’s buzz” and “The buzz level.”
    • Buzz: “Buzz me in” and “Buzz off” and “Buzzing with excitement.”
    • Does → Buzz: As in, “Buzz you good” and “Buzz what it says on the tin” and “Buzz the trick” and “Easy buzz it” and “Nice and easy buzz it.”
  • Yuri Gagarin:
    • Year → Yuri: As in, “All yuri round” and “Advanced in yuris” and “Comes but once a yuri” and “Getting on in yuris” and “Happy new yuri.”
    • Yours → Yuri: As in, “Bigger than yuris” and “Yuris truly” and “Yuris faithfully.”
    • Jury → Yuri: As in, “The yuri is out.”
  • Hermann Oberth:
    • Hermann → Sermon: As in, “Deliver a hermann.”
    • Harming → Hermann: “These attitudes are hermann society.”
    • Birth → Oberth: As in, “The oberth of a nation” and “Separated at oberth” and “Give oberth to.”
    • Berth → Oberth: As in, “Give someone a wide oberth.”
  • Sally Ride:
    • Silly → Sally: As in, “Ask a sally question” and “Sally billy” and “Sally season.”
    • Alley → Sally: As in, “Sally cat” and “Right up your sally.”
    • Rally → Sally: As in, “Sally round.”
    • Valley → Sally: As in, “Silicon sally” and “Sally of death.”
    • Right → Ride: As in, “A move in the ride direction” and “All the ride moves” and “Bang to rides” and “Bragging rides.”
    • Ride → Ride: As in, “Ride or die” and “Just along for the ride” and “Let it ride” and “Ride like the wind.”
    • Died → Ride: As in, “Ride and gone to heaven” and “Cross my heart and hope to ride.”
    • Dried → Ride: As in, “Cut and ride.”
    • Guide → Ride: As in, “Let your conscience be your ride” and “The hitchhiker’s ride to the galaxy.”
    • Hide → Ride: As in, “Ride and seek” and “Ride from the light” and “You can run but you can’t ride.”
    • Pride → Ride: As in, “Bursting with ride” and “My ride and joy” and “Ride comes before a fall.”
    • Side → Ride: As in, “A walk on the wild ride” and “Always look on the bright ride of life” and “Be on the safe ride” and “Both rides of the desk” and “Err on the ride of caution.”
    • Stride → Ride: As in, “Get into your ride” and “Making giant rides” and “Take it in your ride.”
    • Tide → Ride: As in, “A changing ride” and “Stem the ride” and “The ride is turning.”
    • Tried → Ride: As in, “Don’t knock it til you’ve ride it” and “Ride and tested” and “Ride and true.”
    • Wide → Ride: As in, “Open ride” and “Ride open spaces” and “The world ride web.”

      Space-Related Words

      To help you come up with your own space 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: space, planet, moon, solar system, sun, star, big bang, galaxy, universe, solar, lunar, astronaut, spaceship, NASA, cosmos, cosmic, orbit, rocket, asteroid, comet, meteor, meteorite, eclipse, astronomy, black hole, satellite, shuttle, light, UFO, alien, gas, gravity, gas giant, ice giant, belt, hubble, space station, constellation, launch, vacuum, crater, nova, supernova, planetoid, quantum, area 51, matter, science, world, celestial, plasma, hydrogen, helium, radiation, magnetic field, dust, rays, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, ozone, dark matter, dark energy, karman line, flight, pressure, atmosphere, expansion, void, nebula, light year, galactic, corona, geospace, aurora, deep space, heliosphere, proton, interstellar, local bubble, telescope, binoculars, space probe, research, space race, LEO (low earth orbit), extraterrestrial, cosmonaut, sputnik, apollo, dwarf, venera 7, salyut 1, ISS (international space station),explorer 1, interplanetary, orbiter, voyager, rings, arcs, kuiper belt, mesoplanet, fusor, space suit, oxygen, speed of light, physics, stellar, cassini division, encke gap, keeler gap, roche division, herschel, kraken mare, andromeda, macrocosm, microcosm, atom, neutron, exoplanet, parsec, quasar, jovian, halo, chasma, nibiru, sublunary, gas giant, velocity, orb, wax, wane, energy, red dwarf, white dwarf, terrestrial, disc, belt, centaur, elara, sinope, carme, leda, kale, dia, gamma ray

Planets: mercury, mars, earth, venus, jupiter, neptune, uranus, saturn 

Dwarf planets: pluto, haumea, makemake, eris, orcus, salacia, quaoar, sedna, ceres

Moons: titan, phobos, deimos, charon, triton, rhea, ganymede, enceladus, hyperion, phoebe, dione, prometheus, telesto, mimas, pandora, janus, tethys, iapetus, pan, daphnis, atlas, methone, anthe, pallene, tarvos, calypso, helene, paaliaq, skathi, skoll, tarqeq, greip, narvi, hati, aegir, bestla, fenrir, surtur, kari, ymir, loge, io, europa, callisto, metis, thebe, leda, dia, carpo, mneme, thyone, ananke, herse, aitne, kale, chaldene, carme, kore, cyllene, arche, isonoe, sinope, sponde, nereid

Constellations: big dipper, sirius, antila, apus, aquila, ara, aries, auriga, caelum, cancer, canis, carina, cepheus, cetus, circinus, columba, corvus, crater, crux, cygnus, dorado, draco, fornax, gemini, grus, hydra, hydrus, indus, lacerta, leo, lepus, libra, lupus, lynx, lyra, mensa, musca, norma, octans, orion, pavo, pegasus, perseus, phoenix, pictor, pisces, puppis, pyxis, sagitta, scorpius, sculptor, scutum, serpens, sextans, taurus, tucana, ursa, vela, virgo, volans

Asteroids: vesta, pallas, hygiea, davida, sylvia, cybele, juno, hektor, thisbe, doris, ursula, iris, fortuna, egeria, themis, aurora, alauda, palma, hermione, , nemesis, hebe, psyche, daphne

Comets: halley’s, caesar’s, donati’s, coggia’s, lovejoy, mcnaught, rest

Stars: centauri, eridani, cygni, indi, ceti, altair, gliese, draconis, pavonis, bootis, hydri, piscium, orionis, herculis, arae

Galaxies: antennae, black eye, bode’s, butterfly, cartwheel, cigar, circinus, hoag’s, mice, mayall’s, pinwheel, sombrero, funslower, tadpole, whirlpool

Meteor showers: gamma normids, lyrids, june bootids, perseids, geminids, ursids

Centaurs: amycus, bienor, nessus, pholus, chiron

Exoplanets: spe, arion, arkas, orbitar, brahe, janssen, harriot, amateru, dagon, tadmor, hypatia, sancho, saffar, samh

Nebula: glowing eye, dandelion puffball, bow-tie, ghost of jupiter, blinking, dumbbell, ring, eskimo, cat’s eye, little ghost, medusa, helix, pw;. twin jet, butterfly, footprint, lemon slice, soap bubble, skull, oyster, blue flash, fetus, blue snowball, soccer ball, red spider, bug, butterfly, saturn, eight-burst, retina, spirograph, stingray, ant, shapley, fleming, southern owl, robin’s egg, cleopatra’s eye, box, phantom streak, little gem, eye of sauron

Stellar streams: arcturus, magellanic, helmi, palomar, virgo, orphan, acheron, bootes, lethe, styx, lamost

Famous people: stephen hawking, neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, yuri gagarin, galileo, robert goddard, hermann oberth, reinhold tiling, valentina tereshkova, sally ride

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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

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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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