Chemistry Puns

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Continuing on the STEM related fun from our mega math pun list, we now have a chemistry pun entry for all of your highly technical (and corny) needs.

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Chemistry 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 chemistry 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 chemistry puns:

  • At ’em → Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • At → Atom: As in, “Atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Platonic → Platomic: As in, “An platomic relationship.”
  • Verbatim → Verbatom
  • Mister → Chemist-er: As in, “No more chemist-er Nice Guy” and “Chemist-er Right is a myth.”
  • Missed → Chemist: “Chemist it by that much!” and “My heart chemist a beat.”
  • Signs → Science: “Vital science” and “Missed all the science.”
  • Lap → Lab: As in, “Lab it up” and “Lab of luxury” and “Lab of honour” and “Fall into your lab.”
  • 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.”
  • Article → Particle: As in, “Newspaper particle” and “Particle of clothing” and “The genuine particle.”
  • Party → Particle: As in, “Bachelorette particle” and “Fight for the right to particle” and “Cuddle particle” and “The injured particle” and “It’s my particle and I’ll cry if I want to” and “Particle like it’s 1999″ and “Particle animal” and “Down to particle.”
  • 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.”
  • Eye on → Ion: As in, “I’ve got my ion you” and “What have you got your ion?”
  • Eye → Ion: As in, “Wandering ion” and “All fun and games until someone loses an ion” and “An ion-opening experience” and “Avert your ions” and “Bat your ions” and “Beauty is in the ion of the beholder” and “Bedroom ions” and “Before your very ions” and “Better than a poke in the ion with a sharp stick” and Do my ions deceive me?”
  • Iron → Ion: “Hard as ion” and “A cast ion alibi” and “Ion man” and “Ion out the wrinkles” and “Pumping ion” and “Rule with an ion first” and “Strike while the ion is hot.”
  • Particular → Particle-ar: “Not in particle-ar” and “Only for particle-ar people.”
  • Electric → Electron: As in, “Do android dream of electron sheep?”
  • Electronic (emphasise the “electron” in “electronic”).
  • *atum → *atom: We can sneak “atom” into words that have the “atum” sound for some atomically bad puns: Stratom (stratum) and ultimatom (ultimatum).
  • *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.” Other words that could work: labido (libido), laberate (liberate), delaberate (deliberate), gullable (gullible) and equilabrium (equilibrium).
  • *lob* → *lab*: Labster (lobster), labby (lobby) and labbyist (lobbyist).
  • *lub* → *lab*: Labricant (lubricant) and labricate (lubricate).
  • *lap* → *lab*: As in, “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).
  • 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:
    • Met her → Matter: As in, “No, I haven’t matter before.”
    • Metre → Matter: As in, “By the matter” and “50 matters to the left.”
    • *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.”
  • Maths → Mass: As in, “Mental mass” and “Late for mass class.”
  • Mess → Mass: As in, “Mass with your head” and “A frightful mass” and “Hot mass” and “Massing around” and “Massed up” and “Stop massing about.”
  • Miss → Mass: “Blink and you’ll mass it” and “Hit and mass” and “Give it a mass” and “I’ll mass you” and “Mass the boat” and “Massing link” and “Massing in action” and “Massing, presumed lost.”
  • Meant → Element: As in, “Element to be” and “Element to fly.”
  • *mas* → *mass*: “A Christmass miracle!” and “Massquerade ball” and “Bananas in Pyjamass.”
  • *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).
  • *mis* → *mass*: Massogyny (misogyny), massion (mission), masstake (mistake), masscellaneous (miscellaneous), masschevious (mischevious), masschief (mischief), epidermass (epidermis), premass (premise), compromass (compromise), commassion (commission) and euphemassism (euphemism).
  • *mos* → *mass*: As in, “Buzzing around like a massquito” and “At the masst” and “The best in the cosmass.” Other words you could try: thermass (thermos), atmassphere (atmosphere) and animassity (animosity).
  • *mus* → *mass*: Masscle (muscle), masster (muster), masstard (mustard), hummass (hummus), litmass (litmus) and masslin (muslin).
  • *mac* → *mass*: As in, “Another cog in the masshine.” Other words you could try: masserate (macerate), masshete (machete), pharmassy (pharmacy) and emassiated (emaciated).
  • Charge: Protons and electrons will have either a positive or negative charge, so we’ve included charge in this list too:
    • Barge → Charge: “Don’t just charge right in.”
    • Large → Charge: As in, “Charger than life” and “At charge” and “By and charge” and “Looming charge.”
    • Change → Charge: As in, “A charge is as good as a rest” and “A leopard cannot charge its spots” and “A welcome charge” and “Charge for the better” and “Charge hands” and “Charge of heart” and “Charge of pace” and “Charge the subject.”
  • Positive: These positive-related phrases are in reference to positive charge, and are general enough to use as chemistry puns: “Positive thinking” and “I’m absolutely positive” and “Came back positive.”:
  • Negative: These negative-related phrases are about negative charge and can double as science puns: “Negative equity” and “A negative thinker” and “That’s a negative.”
  • pH: The pH level of a substance is the measure of how acidic or basic it is. Here are some related puns:
    • *pH*: If we emphasise a capital “H” in words that already have “ph” in them, it’s a quick and easy way to make pH puns: “Off to the pHarmacy” and “pHantom menace” and “Had an epipHany.” Other words that could work: elepHant, empHasis, pHenomenon, pHeasant, catastropHe, apostropHe, peripHeral, epHemeral, atmospHere, decipHer, pHilosopHy, pHilanthropy, sopHisticated and grapHic.
    • *f* → *pH*: Since “f” and “ph” have the same sound, we can swap the “f” in words for “ph” and emphasise the “h” for a quick pH pun: “On the sopHa” and “AlpHalfa sprouts” and “pHamily pHoto” and “Two-pHaced.” Other words that could work: pHactor (factor), benepHactor (benefactor), nepHarious, pHaith, lipHe (life), stripHe (strife), knipHe (knife), pHever, repHerence (reference), pHeature (feature), manipHest, pHeasible, pHeel (feel) and pHeign (feign).
  • California → Califormula
  • 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 chemistry puns: “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” and “Time to think up some solutions.”
  • Iconic → Ionic: As in, “An ionic image” and “What an ionic outfit” and “Ionic celebrity.”
  • 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.”
  • Shell → Cell: As in, “Come out of your cell” and “Drop a bombcell” and “In a nutcell” and “Cell out” and “Cell shocked.”
  • Bell → Cell: “Alarm cells begin to ring” and “Clear as a cell” and “Cells and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a cell.”
  • Smell → Cell: “Come up celling of roses” and “I cell a rat” and “Cells like teen spirit” and “Stop and cell the roses.”
  • Spell → Cell: “Do I have to cell it out?” and “Fall under [someone’s] cell” and “Break the cell” and “A dry cell.”
  • Well → Cell: As in, “Exceedingly cell read” and “Get cell soon” and “Just as cell.”
  • Hehe → HeHe: (He is the symbol for helium)
  • Heal → Helium: As in, “Helium thyself.”
  • Lie → Li: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no Lis” and “A bald-faced Li” and “You’ve made your bed and now you must Li in it” and “Just wouldn’t let it Li” and “Hips don’t Li” and “Cannot tell a Li” and “The camera doesn’t Li.” Note: Li is the symbol for lithium, a chemical element.
  • Beryllium: Beryllium is a chemical element with the symbol Be. Here are some related puns:
    • Billion → Beryllium: As in, “Beryllium dollar deal” and “One in a beryllium.”
    • Bee → Be: “Busy as a Be” and “A Be in your bonnet” and “The birds and the Bes” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a Be” and “Like a Be to a honeypot” and “Make a Beline for” and “Flight of the BumbleBe” and “The Be’s knees.”
    • Be: These be-related phrases can double as puns: “Happy as can Be” and “Not all it’s cracked up to Be” and “I’ll Be glad to see the back of” and “Be still my beating heart” and “Leave it Be.”
  • Boron:  Boron is a chemical element with the symbol B. Here are some boron-related puns:
    • Born → Boron: As in, “A star is boron” and “Naked as the day you were boron” and “Boron to fly” and “Boron free” and “Boron this way” and “Boron again” and “I was boron ready.”
    • Boring → Boron: As in, “Boron as a wet weekend” and “As boron as watching paint dry” and “A deeply boron subject.”
    • Moron → Boron: As in, “You utter boron” and “That would be boronic.”
    • Bee → B: “Busy as a B” and “The birds and the Bs” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a B.”
    • Be → Be: As in, “B kind to yourself” and “Where would you like to B in five years?”
  • C: Carbon is an element with the symbol C. These puns are centred around carbon’s symbol:
    • Sea → C: As in, “C to shining C” and “An island of curiosity surrounded by a C of question marks” and “All at C” and “Between the devil and the deep blue C” and “Deeper than the deep blue C” and “On the high Cs” and “A C change” and “There’s plenty more fish in the C.”
    • See → C: As in, “As far as the eye can C” and “Be the change you wish to C in the world” and “Can’t C beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t C the wood for the trees” and “Come up and C me sometime” and “I can C clearly now” and “Could C you a mile off.”
  • Night → Nitrogen: As in, “A hard day’s nitrogen” and “A nitrogen at the opera” and “In the dead of nitrogen” and “Dance the nitrogen away.”
  • Oh → O: As in, “O my goodness” and “O well.” Note: O is the symbol for oxygen.
  • Neon: Neon is a chemical element with the symbol Ne. Here are related puns:
    • Knee → Neon:  As in, “Cut off at the neons” and “Go down on bended neon” and “Weak at the neons” and “A neon jerk reaction” and “Shaking at the neons” and “The bee’s neons.” These will all also work for Ne, the symbol of neon: “weak at the Nes” and “Ne jerk reaction” and “Down on bended Ne.”
    • Be on → Neon: As in, “Be sure to neon time.”
    • *nee → *Ne: NomiNe (nominee), traiNe (trainee), assigNe (assignee).
    • *ni* → *Ne*: As in, “A funded iNetiative” and “An affiNety for” and “With grace and digNety” and “The dictionary defiNetion of…”
    • *ny → *Ne: misogyNe (misogyny), synoNem (synonym), compaNe (company), epiphaNe (epiphany), iroNe (irony), acroNem (acronym)m harmoNe (harmony), uncanNe (uncanny) and scrutiNe (scrutiny).
  • Sodium: Sodium is a chemical element with the symbol Na. Here are related puns:
    • Sodium → Podium: As in, “Get down from the sodium!”
    • Nah → Na: As in, “Yeah, but Na.”
    • *na* → *Na*: Emphasise the “n” in words that already have “na” (this tends to work better if the n is in the middle of the word): “Getting back to Nature” and “Control the Narrative” and “Not a Native to” and “After a thorough aNalysis” and “A hidden persoNa” and “Natural phenomeNa” and “Slipped on a baNaNa peel” and “Fresh in the areNa.”
    • *ne* → *Na*: Nafarious (nefarious), Namesis (nemesis), busiNass (business) and beNafit (benefit).
    • *ni* → *Na*: INatiative (initiative), affiNaty (affinity), digNaty (dignity) and defiNation (definition).
    • *no → *Na: PiaNa (piano), inferNa (inferno), casiNa (casino), rhiNa (rhino) and domiNa (domino).
  • I’ll → Al: As in, “Well, Al be” and “Al be a monkey’s uncle” and “Al be damned” and “You scratch my back and Al scratch yours” and “Ask no questions and Al tell you no lies.”
  • Silicon: Silicon is a chemical element with the symbol Si. Here are related puns:
    • Silly → Silicon: As in, “Laugh yourself silicon” and “Silicon season.”
    • See → Si: As in, “As far as the eye can Si” and “Be the change you wish to Si” and “Si no evil” and “Call them as I Si them” and “Could Si you a mile off” and “I can Si clearly now.”
    • Sea → Si: As in, “All at Si” and “Between the devil and the deep blue Si” and “From Si to shining Si” and “Deeper than the deep blue Si” and “On the high Sis” and “Si change” and “More fish in the Si” and “At Si level” and “Get your Si legs.”
    • She → Si: As in, “I think Si’s got it” and “He said, Si said” and “Is Si or isn’t Si?”
    • Say → Si: “Do as I Si, not as I do” and “Have the final Si” and “Just Si the word.”
  • Phosphorus: Phosphorus is a chemical element with the symbol P. Here are puns related to the symbol:
    • Pea → P: “Like two Ps in a pod” and “Easy as shelling Ps” and “P soup.”
    • Plea → P: As in, “P bargain.”
  • Sulfur: Sulfur is a chemical element with the symbol S. Here are related puns:
    • Suffer → Sulfur: As in, “Long sulfuring” and “When elephants make war, it’s the mice that sulfur.”
    • Stuffer → Sulfur: “Stocking sulfur.”
  • Argon: Argon is a colourless gas with the symbol Ar. Here are related puns:
    • Are gone → Argon: As in, “It’s too late, they argon.”
    • Are → Ar: “All bets Ar off” and “Chances Ar” and “Here you Ar!”
    • Argh → Ar
  • Titanium: This is a metal with the symbol Ti. Here are puns related to titanium’s symbol:
    • Tea → Ti: As in, “High Ti” and “I’d kill for a cup of Ti” and “It’s not my cup of Ti” and “Let’s have some Ti.”
    • Tee → Ti: “Fits you to a Ti” and “Ti it up.”
    • The → Ti: As in, “You’re not above Ti law” and “Absence makes Ti heart grow fonder” and “Ace in Ti hole” and “Add fuel to Ti fire” and “After Ti fact” and “Against Ti clock.”
    • Tie → Ti: “A black Ti event” and “Ti a ribbon on.”
  • Chromium: Chromium ias a chemical element with the symbol Cr. Here are related puns:
    • Chrome → Chromium: As in, “Chromium dome” and “Chromium pony.”
    • Comb → Chromium: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed chromium.”
  • Eye on → Iron: As in, “Keep an iron the pot” and “Keeping an iron the situation.”
  • Fe: Fe is the symbol for iron. Here are related puns:
    • Fee → Fe: As in, “For a Fe” and “No hidden Fes.”
    • Free → Fe: “Fe as a bird” and “Born Fe” and “Buy one, get one Fe” and “Calorie Fe” and “Fancy Fe” and “A Fe for all.”
    • Flee → Fe: “Fe the scene of the crime.”
  • Go → Co: As in, “Nowhere to Co” and “Don’t Co there” and “Easy come, easy Co” and “From the word Co” and “Give something a Co” and “Co a long way” and “Co ahead” and “Co all out” and “Co along for the ride” and “Co back in time” and “Co back to the drawing board.” Note: Co is the symbol for cobalt, which is a chemical element.
  • Nickel: Nickel is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Ni. Here are related puns for you to play with:
    • Knee → Ni: As in, “Down on bended Ni” and “Weak at the Nis” and “A Ni jerk reaction” and “Learn at your mother’s Ni” and “Shaking at the Nis” and “The bee’s Nis.”
    • Tickle → Nickle: As in, “How nickled I am” and “Bit of slap and nickle” and “Nickle the piano keys” and “Nickled pink” and “Nickled to death” and “Whatever nickles your fancy” and “Nickle their funny bone.”
    • Fickle → Nickle: As in, “The nickle finger of fate.”
    • Trickle → Nickle: As in, “Nickle down economics.”
  • See you → Cu: As in, “I’ll Cu later!” Note: Cu is the symbol for copper, which is a metallic chemical element.
  • Sink → Zinc: As in, “Everything but the kitchen zinc” and “A zincing feeling” and “Hook, line and zincer” and “Loose lips zinc ships” and “Zinc like a stone” and “Zinc or swim” and “Zinc your teeth into it.” Note: zinc is a chemical element with the symbol Zn.
  • Stink → Zinc: As in, “Kick up a zinc” and “Zincing rich” and “Zincs to high heaven” and “All of the options zinc.”
  • Germanium: Germanium is a metallic element with the symbol Ge. Here are some related puns for you:
    • Geranium → Germanium: As in, “Growing germaniums” and “How to care for your germaniums.”
    • Gee → Ge: As in, “Golly Ge” and “Ge whiz.”
  • Arsenic: This is a metallic element with the symbol As. Here are some related puns:
    • As: Use As in place of “as”: “As a rule” and “As long As” and “As far As you know” and “Cute As can be.”
    • Has → As: As in, “i nine lives” and “Every dog As his day” and “Every rose As a thorn” and “Every stick As two ends” and “Well, somebody As to do it.”
    • Ass → As: As in, “Bust your As” and “Don’t give a rat’s As” and “Kiss my As.”
  • Selenium: This is a chemical element with the symbol Se. Here are some related puns:
    • See → Se: As in, “As far as the eye can Se” and “Can’t Se beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t Se the wood for the trees” and “Come up and Se me sometime” and “I can Se clearly now” and “I just call ’em like I Se ’em.”
    • Sea → Se: As in, “All at Se” and “Between the devil and the deep blue Se” and “Deeper than the deep blue Se” and “Se change” and “Sun, Se and sand.”
    • She → Se: “I think Se’s got it” and “Is Se or isn’t Se?” and “That’s all Se wrote.”
  • Bromine: Bromine is a chemical element with the symbol Br. Here are a couple of related puns:
    • Mine → Bromine: As in, “I scratch your back, you scratch bromine” and “Make bromine a double” and “Victory is bromine!”
    • Brr → Br
  • Yttrium: Yttrium is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Y. Here are related puns:
    • Atrium → Yttrium: As in, “Waiting in the hotel yttrium.”
    • Why → Y: As in, “I don’t know Y” and “That’s Y” and “I wonder Y” and “Y walk when you can ride?”
    • Way → Y: As in, “All the Y” and “And that’s the Y it is” and “Surely there’s another Y?” and “Born this Y” and “By Y of explanation” and “Change your Ys” and “Doing it the hard Y.”
  • Sir → Zr: As in, “That’ll do nicely, Zr” and “Aye aye Zr!” and “Yes Zr.” Note: Zr is the symbol for zirconium.
  • Mo: Mo is the symbol for the chemical element molybdenum. Here are related puns:
    • No → Mo: As in, “All bark and Mo bite” and “All dressed up and nowhere to Mo” and “By Mo means.”
    • Know → Mo: As in, “That’s all I Mo” and “Don’t I Mo it” and “Be the first to Mo” and “Want to Mo a secret?” and “Goodness Mos.”
    • More → Mo: As in, “One Mo time” and “Mo in sorrow than from anger” and “Bite off Mo than you can chew” and “Come back for Mo” and “Dare for Mo” and “For a few dollars Mo” and “Couldn’t agree Mo” and “Just one Mo thing” and “Less is Mo.”
  • Technician → Technetium: As in, “Audio technetium.” Note: technetium is a chemical element with the symbol Tc.
  • Ru: Ru is the symbol for the chemical element ruthenium. Here are some related puns:
    • Are you → Ru: As in, “Ru sure?” and “Ru leaving soon?”
    • Rue → Ru: As in, “Ru the day!”
    • You → Ru: As in, “As Ru know” and “Back at Ru” and “Believe Ru me” and “Bless Ru” and “Crawl before Ru walk.”
    • Who → Ru: As in, “All things to those Ru wait” and “Abandon hope all ye Ru enter here.”
  • Seedy → Cd: As in, “A Cd situation.” Note: Cd is the symbol for the chemical element cadmium.
  • In: These phrases are general enough to use as puns: As in, “Ace In the hole” and “Back In the day” and “As In” and “I’m back In the game!” Note: In is the symbol for the chemical element indium.
  • Tin: Tin is a chemical element, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Ten → Tin: “Count to tin” and “Eight out of tin prefer it” and “Hang tin” and “A perfect tin.”
    • *tan* → *tin*: As in, “In tindem” and “Tingible benefits” and “Tintamount to” and “Throwing a tintrum” and “Off on another tingent.” Other words you could try: charlatin (charlatan), cosmopolitin (cosmopolitan), spartin (spartan), tartin (tartan) and metropolitin (metropolitan).
    • *ten* → *tin*: As in, “Love me tinder” and “The five tinets of…” and “Tintative glances.” Other words that could work: tinure (tenure), tinacious (tenacious), tinacity (tenacity), oftin (often), smittin (smitten), threatin (threaten), kindergartin (kindergarten), enlightin (enlighten), glutin (gluten), potintial (potential), pretintious (pretentious), consistint (consistent), existintial (existential) and maintinance (maintenance).
    • *ton* → *tin*: As in, “A hot buttin issue” and “100% cottin” and “Skeletins in the closet” and “Gluttin for punishment.”
    • *din* → *tin*: Coortinate (coordinate) and extraortinary (extraordinary).
  • Tellurium: This is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Te. Here are some puns about tellurium for you:
    • Delirium → Tellurium: As in, “In a sleep-deprived tellurium.”
    • Tea → Te: As in, “Afternoon Te” and “Put the kettle on and we’ll have Te” and “Spill the Te.”
    • Tee → Te: As in, “Te shirt” and “Te it up” and “Suits you to a Te.”
    • The → Te: As in, “Above Te curve” and “Not above Te law” and “Absence makes Te heart grow fonder” and “Ace in Te hole” and “Across Te board” and “Adding fuel to Te fire” and “Against Te grain.”
    • Tree→ Te: As in, “Partridge in a pear Te” and “Difficult as nailing jelly to a Te” and “Barking up the wrong Te” and “Can’t see the wood for the Tes” and “Charm the birds out of the Tes” and “Family Te” and “Legs like Te trunks” and “Make like a Te and leave” and “Lit up like a Christmas Te.”
  • Case in → Caesium: As in, “Caesium point.” Note: caesium is a chemical element.
  • Bury him → Barium: As in, “Barium in legal fees!” Note: barium is a chemical element.
  • Tongue → Tungsten: As in, “Acid tungsten” and “Bite your tungsten” and “Cat got your tungsten?” and “Hold your tungsten” and “Keep a civil tungsten in your head” and “Mother tungsten” and “On the tip of my tungsten.” Note: tungsten is a chemical element.
  • We → Re: As in, “Here Re go again!” and “This is where Re come in.” Note: Re is the symbol for the element rhenium.
  • Gold: Gold is a chemical element, so we’ve included it in this list. Here are some related puns for you:
    • Gold: These gold-related phrases can double as puns: “Gold rush” and “Good as gold” and “Fool’s gold” and “Pot of gold” and “Gold star” and “Go for gold.”
    • Cold → Gold: “Gold as blue blazes” and “Blow hot and gold” and “Break out in a gold sweat” and “Catch a gold” and “Gold comfort.”
    • Goal → Gold: “With a gold in mind” and “Moving the goldposts” and “Score a gold.”
    • Bold → Gold: As in, “Gold as brass” and “A gold move” and “Goldly go where no man has gone before.”
    • Old → Gold: “Gold as the hills” and “Tough as gold boots” and “A chip off the gold block” and “For gold times’ sake” and “I’m growing gold.”
  • Lead: Lead is a heavy metal on the periodic table, so we’ve included it on this list:
    • Led → Lead: As in, “Led around by the nose.”
    • Lid → Lead: As in, “Blow the lead off” and “Flip your lead” and “Keep a lead on it.”
    • Lit → Lead: As in, “I lead a fire” and “Her face lead up.”
    • Let → Lead: As in, “Buy to lead” and “Don’t lead the bastards grind you down” and “Just wouldn’t lead it lie” and “Lead it be” and “Lead down” and “Be lead into the secret” and “I won’t lead you down.”
    • Fled → Lead: As in, “Lead the scene of the crime.”
  • Bismuth: Bismuth is a chemical element with the symbol Bi. Here are puns related to both bismuth and its symbol:
    • Business → Bismuth: “A dirty bismuth” and “Back in bismuth” and “Bismuth acumen” and “Bismuth as usual” and “Bismuth before pleasure” and “Bismuth class” and “The bismuth end” and “Let’s get down to bismuth” and “Go about your own bismuth” and “Like nobody’s bismuth” and “Open for bismuth” and “Mind your own bismuth.”
    • By → Bi: “Not Bi a long shot” and “Won Bi a landslide” and “Bi and large” and “Not Bi any means” and “Don’t do it Bi halves” and “Know off Bi heart” and “Do it Bi hand.”
    • Buy → Bi: As in, “Bulk Bi” and “Bi and sell” and “Don’t Bi into it” and “Bi now, pay later” and “I’ll Bi some time” and “You can’t Bi love.”
    • Be → Bi: “Not all it’s cracked up to Bi” and “Bi done with it” and “I’ll Bi glad to see the back of” and “You’ll Bi your own worst enemy” and “Well, Bi that as it may…”
    • Goodbye → GoodBi: “Kiss goodBi to” and “Time to say goodBi” and “Wish me luck and wave goodBi.”
    • Pie → Bi: As in, “American Bi” and “Easy as Bi” and “Apple Bi” and “Sweet as Bi” and “Eat humble Bi.”
    • Bee → Bi: “Busy as a Bi” and “Bi in your bonnet” and “The birds and the Bis” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a Bi.”
  • At: At is the symbol for astatine, which is a chemical element. Here are some related puns:
    • At: Capitalise the “a” in “at” for some quick and easy astatine puns: “Where you At?” and “All At once” and “We’ve arrived At the destination” and “I’m At a loss for words” and “Going At full tilt.”
    • Add → At: As in, “At fuel to the flames” and “At insult to injury” and “Just At water.”
  • Right on → Radon: As in, “Radon the money.” Note: radon is a chemical element.
  • Radium: Radium is a chemical element. Here are some related puns:
    • Ready in → Radium: As in, “I’ll be radium twenty minutes!”
    • Stadium → Radium: As in, “Sports radium.”
  • Bohrium: This is a synthetic element, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Boring→ Bohrium: As on, “Bohrium as watching paint dry” and “Deeply bohrium.”
    • Emporium → Embohrium
  • His → Hs: As in, “A chip on Hs shoulder” and “Ahead of Hs time” and “Ants in Hs pants” and “Fast as Hs legs could carry him” and “By the sweat of Hs brow” and “Wears Hs heart on his sleeve.” Note: Hs is the symbol for the element Hassium.
  • Can → Cn: As in, “A bank you Cn bank on” and “Anything you Cn do” and “As far as the eye Cn see” and “As well as Cn be expected” and “Be all that you Cn be.” Note: Cn is the symbol for the chemical element copernicium.
  • Nah → Nh: As in, “Yeah but Nh” and “I asked but they said Nh.” Note: Nh is the symbol for nihonium.
  • Organism → Oganesson: As in, “Microscopic organessons.” Note: oganesson is a chemical element.
  • Ce: Ce is the symbol for the element cerium, so we’ve got a couple of Ce-related puns here:
    • Sea → Ce: As in, “All at Ce” and “Between the devil and the deep blue Ce” and “From Ce to shining Ce” and “On the high Ces” and “Ce change” and “Sun, Ce and sand.”
    • See → Ce: As in, “As far as the eye can Ce” and “Be the change you wish to Ce in the world” and “Can’t Ce beyond the end of your nose” and “Come up and Ce me” and “I can Ce clearly now” and “I could Ce you a mile off.”
    • She → Ce: As in, “Every little thing Ce does is magic” and “Maybe Ce’s born with it” and “I’ll have what Ce’s having.”
  • You → Eu: As in, “As Eu know” and “Back at Eu” and “Believe Eu me” and “Bless Eu” and “Crawl before Eu walk” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call Eu” and “Here Eu are!” Note: Eu is the symbol for the chemical element europium.
  • Dy: Dy is the symbol for dysprosium, which is an element on the periodic table. Here are some related puns:
    • Die → Dy: As in, “Do or Dy” and “Curl up and Dy” and “Cross my heart and hope to Dy” and “Dy another day.”
    • Dry → Dy: As in, “Boring as watching paint Dy” and “Dy as dust” and “Bleed someone Dy” and “Dy humour” and “A Dy run.”
  • Ho: Ho is the symbol for holmium, which is an element on the periodic table. Here are some related puns:
    • Oh → Ho: As in, “Ho my goodness” and “Ho my gosh” and “Ho well.”
    • Hoe → Ho: As in, “A hard row to Ho” and “Ho down.”
  • Er: Er is the symbol for the element erbium. Here are related puns!
    • Err → Er: As in, “Er on the safe side” and “To Er is human.”
    • Are → Er: As in, “All bets Er off” and “Chances i” and “Here you Er.”
    • Air → Er: As in, “i quotes” and “A breath of fresh Er” and “Clear the Er” and “Ers and graces” and “Dancing on Er.”
    • *ar* → *Er*: As in, “Should any problems Erise” and “I’ll be Eround” and “Close to the Ertery” and “Well Erticulated.” Other words that could work: Erbitrary (arbitrary), Ergument (argument), dictionEry (dictionary) and dispErate (disparate).
    • *er* → *Er*: As in, “Can’t believe it’s ovEr” and “High enErgy” and “A full on expErience” and “Free entErprise.” Other words that could work: undErstand (understand), ethEreal (ethereal), exErcise (exercise), and epheumEral (ephemeral).
    • *ir* → *Er*: Errelevant (irrelevant), Erate (irate), Eridescent (iridescent) and aspEration (aspiration).
    • *or* → *Er*: Erganic (organic), Eriginal (original), Erientation (orientation), Eracle (oracle), infErmation (information), allegEry (allegory) and authErity (authority).
  • Lu: Lu is the symbol for the chemical element lutetium. Here are related puns:
    • Lieu → Lu: As in, “In Lu of.”
    • *lo* → *lu*: BuffaLu (buffalo), apolLu (apollo), helLu (hello), anaLugy (analogy) and deveLupment (development).
    • *lu* → *Lu*: As in, “Rolling in Luxury” and “A Ludicrous claim.” Other words that could work: Lucid, Luck, Lurch, Lush, Lurid, bLue, cLub, soLution, infLuence, curricuLum, eLusive and colLusion.
  • Th → The: “Above Th curve” and “Absence makes Th heart grow fonder” and “Ace in Th hole” and “Across Th board” and “Add fuel to Th fire” and “After Th fact” and “Against Th grain” and “Ahead of Th game” and “All over Th place.” Note: Th is the symbol for thorium, an element on the periodic table.
  • You → U: As in, “As U know” and “Back at U” and “Between U and me” and “Bless U.” Note: U is the symbol for uranium, which is an element on the periodic table.
  • Am: Am is the symbol for americium, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Am: Emphasise the “a” in am: “I Am never going to forgive you” and “I Am going to work” and “Is that Am or pm?”
    • I’m → Am: As in, “If Am being honest” and “No, Am not being funny.”
  • Come → Cm: As in, “All good things must Cm to an end” and “As tough as they Cm” and “Cm and get it” and “Cm running” and “Hard to Cm by.” Note: Cm is the symbol for curium.
  • Back → Bk: As in, “Answer Bk” and “As soon as my Bk is turned” and “Bk in black” and “Bk to the future” and “Bk in the day” and “Bounce Bk.” Note: Bk is the symbol for berkelium.
  • California → Californium: As in, “Hotel Californium” and “Californium girls.” Note: californium is an element on the periodic table.
  • Es: Es is the symbol of einsteinium, and we’ve got some related puns here:
    • As → Es: As in, “Es is” and “What did you come Es?” and “Not Es a rule” and “Just do Es best you can” and “Deal with it Es it happens.”
    • Is → Es: As in, “As Es” and “As the day Es long” and “A week Es a long time” and “The devil Es in the details.”
  • Firm → Fermium: As in, “So round and fermium” and “Terra fermium” and “Fermium up.” Note: fermium is an element on the periodic table.
  • No: No is the symbol for nobelium. Here are related puns!
    • Know → No: As in, “That’s all I No” and “And don’t I No it” and “Be the first to No” and “Better the devil you No” and “Do you want to No a secret?” and “Doesn’t No beans” and “Don’t No what to do with myself” and “Don’t No which way to look” and “For all I No.”
    • No: Emphasise the “n” in no for some easy nobelium puns: “Cut No ice” and “I wouldn’t say No.”
  • Halogen: Halogen is a gas. Here are some related puns:
    • Allergen → Halogen: “Free from gluten and nut-related halogens.”
    • Halo → Halogen: As in, “A halogen of light.”
  • Quark: A quark is a type of elementary particle. Here are related puns:
    • Quirk → Quark: As in, “Personality quark.”
    • Quick → Quark: As in, “Quark as a flash” and “Cut to the quark” and “Get rich quark” and “In quark succession” and “Kiss me quark” and “Quark and dirty” and “Quark off the mark” and “Quark smart” and “The quark brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
  • Lipton Tea → Lepton Tea (note: a lepton is a type of elementary particle)
  • Baryon: A baryon is a type of composite subatomic particle. Here are related puns!
    • Bury → Baryon: As in, “Baryon the hatchet” and “Baryon your head in the sand” and “Baryon yourself in your work.”
    • Carry on → Baryon: As in, “Keep calm and baryon” and “Alright, baryon your 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.
  • Base: We’ve got some base-related puns for you to play with:
    • Bass → Base: As in, “Drum and base” and “Super base.”
    • Pace → Base: “At walking base” and “Change of base” and “Keeping base with” and “Put through your bases” and “Base-ing up and down” and “Ten more bases.”
    • Ace → Base: “Base in the hole”and “Holding all the bases” and “Base up your sleeve.”
    • Brace → Base: As in, “Base yourself.”
  • Baker → Beaker: As in, “Beaker’s dozen” and “Down to the beaker’s.”
  • Speaker → Sbeaker: As in, “Keynote sbeaker” and “Bass sbeakers.”
  • Boil → Oil: As in, “Burn the midnight boil” and “Not a boil painting” and “Boil and water don’t mix” and “Boil the wheels” and “Pouring boil on troubled waters.”
  • Boy → Boil: As in, “A boil’s best friend” and “Atta boil!” and “Boil next door” and “Boil meets girl.”
  • Spoil → Sboil: As in, “Sboiled for choice” and “Sboiling for a fight” and “Too many cooks sboil the broth.”
  • Ball → Boil: As in, “Boils to the wall” and “Baseboil card” and “A brand new boilgame” and “A curve boil” and “Dropped the boil” and “Get the boil rolling.”
  • Bell → Boil: As in, “Alarm boils begin to ring” and “Clear as a boil” and “Boils and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a boil” and “Give me a boil sometime” and “Jingle boils.”
  • 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.”
  • Viper → Vapour: “Nest of vapours.”
  • 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.”
  • Bask → Flask: “Flasking in glory.”
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Charm: A charm quark is the third largest quark. Here are related puns:
    • Calm → Charm: As in, “A charming influence” and “The charm before the storm” and “Charm down” and “Cool, charm and collected” and “Keep charm and carry on.”
    • Arm → Charm: As in, “Charm candy” and “Charmed and dangerous” and “Charmed intervention” and “Charmed to the hilt” and “Charmed to the teeth” and “Charms akimbo” and “Brothers in charms” and “Call to charms.”
    • Harm → Charm: As in, “First, do no charm” and “Bodily charm” and “In charm’s way” and “No charm done” and “No charm, no foul” and “Out of charm’s way.”
    • Cham* → Charm*: As in, “In your charmbers” and “Undefeated charmpion” and “Fashion charmeleon” and “Rose charmpagne.”
    • Ash Ketchum → Ash Ketcharm
  • 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.”
  • Grandma → Gamma: As in, “Visiting gamma’s house.” Note: This is in reference to gamma rays or radiation.
  • Compensation → Condensation: “Demand condensation.”
  • Avocado → Avogadro: As in, “Growing an avogadro tree” and “Finally, the perfect avogadro.” Note: This is in reference to Avogadro’s law.
  • Boyle: These next few puns are in relation to Boyle’s law:
    • Boil → Boyle: As in, “Boyle with rage” and “Boyle-ing mad” and “It all boyles down to” and “Bring to the boyle” and “Keep the pot boyle-ing” and “A watched pot never boyles.”
    • Spoil → Boyle: “You’re boyle-ing me” and “Boyled for choice” and “Boyled rotten” and “Boyles of war” and “To the victor goes the boyles” and “Too many cooks boyle the broth” and “One bad apple boyles the whole bunch.”
    • Coil → Boyle: “Shuffle off this mortal boyle.”
    • Oil → Boyle: As in, “Burn the midnight boyle” and “Boyle painting” and “Boyle and water don’t mix” and “Boyle the wheels” and “Pour boyle on troubled waters.”
    • Boy → Boyle: “A boyle’s best friend” and “Atta boyle” and “Boyle meets girl” and “Golden boyle” and “The boyle next door.”
  • Fick: The next few puns are in reference to Fick’s laws:
    • Fix → Ficks: As in, “Get your coffee ficks” and “Have a ficks” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t ficks it.”
    • Mix → Ficks: “Don’t ficks business with pleasure” and “In the ficks” and “Ficks and match” and “A ficks-ed bag” and “Ficks-ed blessing” and “Ficks-ed metaphors.”
    • *phic → *fick: Demografick (demographic), grafick (graphic), anthropomorfick (anthropomorphic), catastrofick (catastrophic), safick (sapphic), geografick (geographic) and hieroglyfick (hieroglyphic).
  • Purse → Disperse: As in, “Hold the disperse strings” and “The public disperse” and “Disperse your lips.” Note: this is in relation to disperson.
  • 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.”
  • More than → Mordant: As in, “It’s mordant we expected.” Note: a mordant is a dye fixative.
  • Haul → Alcohol: As in, “Alcohol ass” and “Alcohol over the coals” and “In for the long alcohol.”
  • Hide → Aldehyde: As in, “Aldehyde and seek” and “Aldehyde from the light” and “Neither aldehyde nor hair” and “You can run, but you can’t aldehyde.” Note: An aldehyde is an organic compound.
  • Road → Corrode: As in, “Built for the corrode ahead” and “Follow the yellow brick corrode” and “Get this show on the corrode” and “Hit the corrode” and “In the middle of the corrode.”
  • All over → Allomer: “I’ve got glitter allomer me!” Note: This pun is in reference to allomerism.
  • Anion: Here are some anion-related puns:
    • Onion → Anion: As in, “With or without anions?” and “Crying anion tears.”
    • Union → Anion: As in, “Are you an anion member?” and “Civil anion” and “Fruit of the anion.”
    • Canyon → Anion: As in, “The grand anion.”
    • *inion → *anion: As in, “Difference in opanion” and “Treating me like a manion” and “Everyone should watch the Domanion documentary.”
  • Cation: We’ve got some cation-related puns for you:
    • Nation → Cation: As in, “The birth of a cation.”
    • Station → Cation: As in, “All cations go!” and “Battle cations” and “Ideas above your cation.”
  • Anode: We have some anode-related puns too:
    • I know → Anode: “Yes, anode.”
    • Abode → Anode: As in, “Welcome to my humble anode.”
  • Aspersion → Dispersion: As in, “Casting dispersions.”
  • Curve → Cuvette: As in, “Ahead of the cuvette” and “Cuvette ball” and “Learning cuvette” and “Stay ahead of the cuvette.” Note: a cuvette is a small container commonly used by chemists.
  • Treasure → Pressure: As in, “Hidden pressure” and “National pressure” and “One’s trash is another’s pressure” and “Pressure island” and “Pressure chest.”
  • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Catch you lighter” and “A day light and a dollar short” and “Fashionably light” and “It’s lighter than you think” and “Never too light” and “A light bloomer” and “Light in the game.”
  • Might → Light: As in, “Cheer up, it light never happen!” and “Light as well” and “Be careful what you wish for; you light get it.”
  • Slight* → Light: As in, “Apply light pressure” and “Not in the lightest” and “Lightly ahead of our time.”
  • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Hidden in plain light” and “Know by light” and “Lose light of” and “Love at first light.”
  • Lied → Light: As in, “You light to me?”
  • Bright → Light: “All things light and beautiful” and “Look on the light side of life” and “Light as a new pin” and “Light and early” and “Light young thing” and “A light future.”
  • Flight → Light: As in, “Take light” and “Light of the bumblebee.”
  • Height → Light: “Reach new lights” and “The light of fashion” and “Wuthering lights.”
  • *lat* → *light*: Lighteral (lateral), lightitude (latitude), lightency (latency), articulight (articulate), conflight (conflate), emulight (emulate), collighteral (collateral) and volightile (volatile).
  • *lit* → *light*: Lighterature (literature), lighterally (literally), lightany (litany), lighteral (literal), lightigation (litigation), facilightate (facilitate), qualighty (quality), humilighty (humility), liabilighty (liability), realighty (reality) and accountabilighty (accountability).
  • *lite → *light: As in, “Satellight images” and “In polight company” and “Impolight remarks” and “Charming socialight.”
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “Love-heat relationship.”
  • Heed → Heat: As in, “Heat my words” and “Take heat.”
  • Height → Heat: “Reach new heats” and “The heat of fashion” and “Wuthering heats.”
  • Seat → Heat: As in, “Back heat driver” and “By the heat of your pants” and “Hold on to your heat.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in, “Hard heatting” and “Heavy heatter” and “Heat the road” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat it off” and “Heat it out of the park” and “On someone’s heat list” and “Heat rock bottom” and “Heat the brakes” and “Heat the ground running” and “Heat the hay” and “Heat the jackpot” and “Heat the nail on the head.”
  • *het* → *heat*: heaterosexual (heterosexual), epitheat (epithet), ratcheat (ratchet) and propheat (prophet).
  • Profess → Process: “Process your love for…”
  • Progress → Process: “A work in process” and “Working towards process.”
  • Shell: Electrons form a shell outside an atom’s nucleus, so we’ve included some shell-related puns in this list:
    • Shall → Shell: As in, “Seek and ye shell find” and “The truth shell set you free” and “Shell never be defeated” and “This too shell pass.”
    • Sell → Shell: As in, “Buy and shell” and “Shell out” and “Shelling like hot cakes” and “Past the shell by date.”
    • Cell → Shell: As in, “Shell division” and “In a padded shell.”
    • Celebration → Shellebration
    • Hell → Shell: As in, “All shell broke loose” and “Burn in shell” and “Give someone shell” and “Shell bent” and “Come shell or high water.”
    • *sel* → *shell*:  As in, “A shellect few” and “Would shelldom happen” and “A shellfish person.” Other words that could work: shellection (selection), counshell (counsel), veshell (vessel), caroushell (carousel), chishell (chisel), weashell (weasel), eashell (easel), morshell (morsel), dieshell (diesel) and caroushell (carousel).
    • *cial* → *shell*: As in, “Crushell to understanding” and “Speshell someone.” Other words that could work: soshell (social), benefishell (beneficial), commershell (commercial), superfishell (superficial), offishell (official), finanshell (financial), artifishell (artificial), provinshell (provincial), soshellism (socialism) and espeshelly (especially).
  • 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.”
  • Alley → Alloy: As in, “Alloy cat” and “Right up your alloy.”
  • Ally → Alloy: As in, “An alloy to the cause.”
  • Chin → Chain: As in, “Keep your chain up” and “Take it on the chain.”
  • Can → Chain: “As well as chain be expected” and “As far as the eye chain see” and “Be all that you chain be.”
  • Change → Chain: “Chain hands” and “Chain of address” and “Chain of heart” and “Chain the channel” and “Chunk of chain” and “Climate chain.”
  • Gain → Chain: “Capital chains” and “Chain admittance” and “Chain the advantage” and “Chaining ground” and “Ill gotten chains” and “No pain, no chain” and “Nothing ventured, nothing chained.”
  • Grain → Chain: “Go against the chain” and “A chain of truth” and “Take it with a chain of salt.”
  • Bust → Combust: As in, “Boom or combust” and “Combust a gut” and “Combust a move” and “Combust someone’s ass” and “Go combust.”
  • Conduct: “A star for good conduct.” This phrase can work as a pun as conduct has two meanings: a way of behaving, and the transference of electrical energy.
  • Retract → Refract: As in, “I refract my statement.” Note: refraction is the change in the direction of a wave.
  • 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.
  • Sold → Solid: As in, “Solid down the river” and “Solid out” and “Solid short.”
  • Solid: These solid-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Solid as a rock” and “Do me a solid” and “On solid ground.”
  • Liquid: These phrases can work as jokes in a pinch: “Liquid assets” and “Liquid lunch” and “Warm liquids” and “Liquid courage.”
  • 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.”
  • *ges* → *gas*: “A hollow gasture” and “Gastation period” and “Traffic congastion.”
  • *gis* → *gas*: Regaster (register), logastics (logistics), legaslation (legislation) and magastrate (magistrate).
  • *gos* → *gas*: Gassamer (gossamer) and gaspel (gospel).
  • *gus* → *gas*: Fungas (fungus), bogas (bogus), esophagas (esophagus) and disgasting (disgusting).
  • Ghastly → Gastly
  • As* → Gas*: As in, “I wouldn’t gassume” and “Gassess the damage” and “Liquid gassets” and “A formal gassessment” and “Gassert your views” and “In a gassertive manner” and “Gascend to the next level.” Other words that could work are: gashamed (ashamed), gaside (aside), gasleep (asleep), gaspire (aspire), gaspiration (aspiration) and gaspersion (aspersion).
  • Medal → Metal: As in, “First place metal” and “Do you want a metal for that?”
  • Meddle → Metal: “Don’t metal in other’s affairs.”
  • Mettle → Metal: As in, “Show your mettle.” Note: mettle is the trait of endurance or courage.
  • Metal: These metal-related phrases can double as puns: “Death metal” and “Heavy metal” and “Put the pedal to the metal” and “Dude, that’s so metal.”
  • Joule: Joules are units of energy. Here are related puns:
    • 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.”
    • Cruel → Joule: “Joule and unusual punishment” and “Joule to be kind” and “Don’t be joule.”
    • Dual → Joule: “Joule income, no kids” and “Joule action blades.”
    • You’ll → Joule: “Joule regret this!” and “Joule never guess” and “Play with fire and joule get burned” and “Ask a silly question and joule get a silly answer.”
  • Calvin Klein → Kelvin Klein (note: this is a pun on the Kelvin scale.)
  • Fashion → Fusion: “After a fusion” and “Fusionably late” and “The height of fusion” and “Passion for fusion” and “Fusions come and go.”
  • Stable: Stability of substances is a commonly measured thing in chemistry, so we have some puns related to stability here:
    • Table → Stable: “Bring to the stable” and “Lay your cards on the stable” and “Bread 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.”
  • Cool → Rule: As in, “Rule as a cucumber” and “Rule beans” and “Rule yourself off” and “Rule, calm and collected” and “Rule your heels.”
  • Cruel → Rule: As in, “Rule and unusual punishment” and “Rule to be kind” and “Don’t be rule.”
  • Fuel → Rule: As in, “Add rule to the flames” and “Rule for thought” and “Rule the controversy.”
  • 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).
  • *rel* → *rule*: Rule-evant (relevant), rule-ief (relief), rule-ease (release), rule-ationship (relationship), rule-igion (religion), ruleation (relation), ruleuctant (reluctant), ruleiable (reliable), barrule (barrel), squirrule (squirrel), apparule (apparel), scoundrule (scoundrel) and mongrule (mongrel).
  • Awe* → Law*: As in, “Shock and law” and “The lawsome foursome” and “Gazing in law.”
  • Flaw → Law: As in, “Looking lawless” and “Design law” and “Working to overcome your laws.”
  • Puppet → Pipette: As in, “Like a pipette on a string” and “Pipette master” and “Sock pipette marketing.”
  • 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.”
    • 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.”
  • Teary → Theory: As in, “Theory-eyed.”
  • Eerie → Theory: “The haunted science lab had a theory atmosphere.”
  • Delight → Dilute: “Afternoon dilute” and “Earthly dilutes” and “Transport of dilute” and “Turkish dilute” and “Take dilute in.”
  • Pity → Petri: “I petri the fool” and “More’s the petri” and “For petri’s sake.”
  • Slide: Here are some microscope slide related puns:
    • 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.”
    • 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” and “Born on the wrong slide of the tracks” and “Check you on the flip slide” and “Err on the safe slide” and “Go over to the other slide.”
  • Split: We’ve included some split-related puns in this list too:
    • Bit → Split: As in, “A split much” and “Laying it on a split thick.”
    • Pit → Split: As in, “Bottomless split ” and “In the split of your stomach” and “Mosh split” and “Split your wits against.”
    • Spit → Split: As in, “Split and polish” and “Split and sawdust” and “Split blood” and “Split in the eye of” and “The splitting image of” and “Splitting with rain” and “Within splitting distance.”
    • Sit → Split: As in, “Splitting comfortably” and “Don’t just split there” and “Split on it” and “Splitting on the fence” and “Split tight” and “Split up and take notice” and “Splitting on a goldmine.”
    • Quit → Split: “Call it splits” and “Double or split” and “Split while you’re ahead.”
  • Tongs: Since tongs are a common lab equipment, we have a few related puns in this list:
    • Strong → Tong: As in, “A chain is only as tong as its weakest link” and “Still going tong” and “Soft, tong and very long” and “The tong, silent type” and “A tong stomach.”
    • Long → Tong: “A face is a tong time in politics” and “As tong as he needs me” and “As honest as the day is tong” and “At tong last” and “Cast a tong shadow” and “Cut a tong story short.”
    • Wrong → Tong: “Barking up the tong tree” and “Born on the tong side of the tracks” and “Get off on the tong foot” and “Jumping to the tong conclusion.”
  • Rack: These next few puns are in relation to drying racks, which are a common piece of chem lab equipment:
    • Wreck → Rack: “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Rock → Rack: “Hard as a rack” and “Solid as a rack” and “Between a rack and a hard place” and “Don’t rack the boat” and “Get your racks off” and “Hit rack bottom” and “Just wanna rack and roll all night” and “Rack your world.”
  • Tunnel → Funnel: “Light at the end of the funnel” and “Funnel of love” and “Funnel vision.”
  • 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.
  • Clamp: Clamps are a piece of lab equipment, so we’e got some clamp-related puns in this list:
    • Camp → Clamp: “A foot in both clamps” and “Boot clamp.”
    • Cramp → Clamp: As in, “Clamp your style” and “Writer’s clamp.”
    • Stamp → Clamp: “Clamping ground” and “Clamp of approval” and “Put your clamp on.”
  • Gel: Some gel-related puns for you in this section:
    • Girl → Gel: As in, “All-American gel” and “Gel with a pearl earring” and “Boy meets gel” and “Gels just wanna have fun.”
    • Cell → Gel: “Gel division” and “In a padded gel.”
    • Bell → Gel: “Alarm gels begin to ring” and “Clear as a gel” and “Gels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a gel” and “Give someone a gel” and “Jingle gels.”
    • Sell → Gel: “Buy and gel” and “Past the gel-by date” and “Gel out” and “Gelling like hot cakes” and “Gel your soul to the devil” and “Gelling point.”
    • Smell → Gel: “Come up gelling of roses” and “I gel a rat” and “Stop and gel the roses” and “Gels like teen spirit” and “The sweet gel of success” and “Tastes as good as it gels.”
    • Spell → Gel: As in, “Do I have to gel it out?” and “Fall under their gel” and “Gels trouble.”
    • Tell → Gel: “Dead men gel no tales” and “Every picture gels a story” and “Cannot gel a lie” and “Kiss and gel” and “Live to gel the tale” and “Never gel tales out of school” and “Only time will gel” and “Pray gel” and “Show and gel” and “Gel it like it is” and “Gel me about it” and “You’re gelling me.”
    • Well → Gel: “Alive and gel” and “Exceedingly gel read” and “Get gel soon” and “Health and gelness” and “Just as gel” and “You know full gel…”
    • *gal* → *gel*: Gelaxy (galaxy), gelore (galore), prodigel (prodigal), frugel (frugal), regel (regal), legel (legal) and centrifrugel (centrifrugal).
    • *gil* → *gel*: Vigel (vigil), vigelant (vigilant), agelity (agility) and fragelity (fragility).
  • Vault → Volt
  • 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.”
  • Novelty → Novolty
  • *alt* → *volt*: A green volternative” and “Acts of voltruism” and “Voltegether now!” and “At higher voltitudes.”
  • Vicious → Viscous: As in, “A viscous circle.”
  • Must → Rust: As in, “All things rust pass” and “All good things rust come to an end” and “Everything rust go” and “Rust have” and “Rust have accessory” and “The show rust go on.”
  • Bust → Rust: As in, “Boom or rust” and “Rust a move” and “Rust someone’s ass” and “Go rust.”
  • Crust → Rust: As in, “Upper rust” and “Earn your rust.”
  • Dust → Rust: As in, “Done and rusted” and “Another one bites the rust” and “Dry as rust” and “Rust bunny” and “Gathering rust” and “Kiss the rust” and “After the rust has settled.”
  • Just → Rust: As in, “Betcha can’t eat rust one” and “Girls rust want to have fun” and “Rust wouldn’t let it lie” and “Rust do it.”
  • Trust → Rust: “A breach of rust” and “Rust me, I’m a doctor” and “Rusted everywhere” and “The most rusted brand.”
  • Force: We’ve included some force-related puns for you:
    • Course → Force: As in, “Blown off force” and “Chart a force” and “Correspondence force” and “Crash force” and “In due force” and “Let nature take its force” and “Stay the force.”
    • Horse → Force: As in, “Dark force” and “Hold your forces” and “Get off your high force.”
  • Phase: In chemistry, a phase is an abrupt change in chemical composition. Here are some phase-related puns:
    • Face → Phase: As in, “Phase as long as a fiddle” and “Angel phase” and “Plain as the nose on your phase” and “Take at phase value” and “Until you’re blue in the phase” and “A bare phased lie.”
    • Faze → Phase: As in, “Don’t let it phase you.”
    • *fes* → *phase*: Phasetival (festival), phaseter (fester), phasetoon (festoon), phasetivity (festivity), maniphaset (manifest), prophase-sional (professional) and prophase-sor (professor).
  • Model: Basically put, models are structures to help understand data and patterns in chemistry and science. These model-related phrases can be used as puns in the right context: “Model behaviour” and “Model of virtue” and “Model pupil” and “Role model.”
  • Form → Transform: “Attack is the best transform of defence” and “Bad transform” and “Transform follows function” and “Free transform” and “Habit transforming“and “Imitation is the sincerest transform of flattery” and “In fine transform” and “Sarcasm is the lowest transform of wit.”
  • New → Nuclear: As in, “A nuclear broom sweeps clean” and “Bright as a nuclear pun” and “Better than nuclear” and “A brand nuclear dawn.”
  • Clear → Nuclear: As in, “Nuclear as crystal” and “Nuclear as day” and “Nuclear and present danger” and “A nuclear conscience” and “Nuclear the air” and “In the nuclear.”
  • Active → Radioactive: “For a radioactive life” and “Radioactive voice” and “A radioactive listener.”
  • Fix → Mix: “Get a mix on” and “In a mix” and “If it’s not broke, don’t mix it.”
  • *max* → *mix*: Miximum (maximum) and climix (climax).
  • *mics → *mix: Dynamix (dynamics), economix (economics), ergonomix (ergonomics), academix (academics), ceramix (ceramics), thermodynamix (thermodynamics) and comix (comics).
  • Firmly on → Fermion: As in, “Plant your feet fermion the ground.” Note: fermion is a particle that follows certain rules.
  • Simple → Sample: As in, “Keep it sample” and “Pure and sample” and “The sample life” and “Sample, yet effective.”
  • Ample → Sample: As in, “Sample proportions.”
  • Vile → Vial
  • 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.”
  • Trial → Vial: “Vial and error” and “Vials and tribulations” and “Vial by television” and “Standing vial” and “Vial by fire.”
  • Best → Test: As in, “All the test” and “Test friends forever” and “Test in class” and “Test practice” and “Do your level best.”
  • Chest → Test: As in, “Get it off your test” and “Puts hair on your test” and “Treasure test.”
  • Guest → Test: As in, “Be my test” and “House test” and “A paying test.”
  • Nest → Test: As in, “A test of vipers” and “Empty test syndrome” and “Feather your test” and “Leave the test” and “Love test” and “Test egg” and “The hornet’s test.”
  • Rest → Test: As in, “Work, test and play” and “A change is as good as a test” and “At test” and “Come to test” and “Cut above the test” and “For the test of us” and “For the test of your life” and “I test my case” and “No test for the wicked.”
  • Toast → Test: As in, “Have something on test” and “The test of the town” and “You’re test!”
  • *tast* → *test*: Testy (tasty), fantestic (fantastic) and catestrophe (catastrophe).
  • *tist* → *test*: “Ever the pragmatest” and “An elitest point of view.” Other words you could use: scientest (scientist), dentest (dentist), orthodontest (orthodontist), statestic (statistic).
  • *dest* → *test*: As in, “A date with testiny” and “Search and testroy.” Other words that could work: testitute (destitute), testination (destination), testruction (destruction), testined (destined), testroyed (destroyed), motest (modest), hartest (hardest), eltest (eldest), immotest (immodest), kintest (kindest), broatest (broadest), fontest (fondest), darntest (darndest), oltest (oldest), clantestine (clandestine), petestrian (pedestrian), petestal (pedestal).
  • *dist* → *test*: As in, “Testress signal” and “Testinct differences” and “Even testribution.” Other words you could use: testinguish (distinguish), testance (distance), testintive (distinctive), testinction (distinction) and testribute (distribute).
  • *tab* → *tube*: As in, “Under the tube-le” and “It’s tube-oo.” Other words that could work: tube-let (tablet), tube-loid (tabloid), estube-lish (establish), inevitube-le (inevitable), accountube-ility (accountability), comfortube-le (comfortable) and inscrutube-le (inscrutable).
  • *tib* → *tube*: Susceptube-le (susceptible), compatube-le (compatible), antube-iotic (antibiotic) and irrestube-le (irrestible).
  • *tob* → *tube*: Tubeacco (tobacco), autube-iography (autobiography) and Octube-er (October).
  • Bond: Bond has a few meanings, and in a scientific context it means the attachment between particles, molecules, etc. Here are related puns:
    • Band → Bond: As in, “Strike up the bond” and “Garage bond” and “The bond played on.”
    • Pond → Bond: “Little fish in a big bond” and “Bond life” and “Bond scum” and “The big bond” and “From the other side of the bond.”
    • Bend → Bond: “Bond over backwards” and “Bond the rules” and “Bond to my will” and “Bond your ear” and “Round the bond” and “Fender bonder” and “Down on bonded knee.”
    • Blond → Bond: As in, “Bleached bond” and “Bond bombshell” and “Bond hair.”
    • Fond → Bond: “Absence makes the heart grow bonder” and “A bond farewell.”
    • *band* → *bond*: Bondwagon (bandwagon), bondanna (bandanna), bondicoot (bandicoot), bondeau (bandeau), husbond (husband), contrabond (contraband), abondon (abandon) and bondit (bandit).
    • *bund* → *bond*: As in, “Bondle of joy” and “In abondance of.”
    • *pand* → *bond*: Bondemonium (pandemonium), bondering (pandering) and Bondora (Pandora).
    • *pond* → *bond*: Bonder (ponder), bondering (pondering), corresbond (correspond), resbond (respond), desbondent (despondent) and corresbondence (correspondence).
  • Pound → Compound: As in, “Compound the pavement” and “In for a penny, in for a compound.”
  • Wave: Very simply put, waves are oscillations that transport energy through space. Here are some related puns:
    • Waive → Wave: As in, “Wave the rules” and “Waved fees.”
    • 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.”
    • 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.”
  • State: In science, a “state” refers to the general form of a substance (gas, liquid, solid, plasma). Here are related puns:
    • Stayed → State: As in, “State at home” and “Overstate your welcome.”
    • *stit* → *state*: Constate-ute (constitute), instate-tution (institution), constate-tution (constitution), substate-ute (substitute).
    • Stadium → State-ium
    • *stead → *state: As in, “Walking unstateily” and “This instate of that” and “Back at the homestate” and “The family farmstate.”
  • Bound: Since bonds and binding are important in science and bound is a related word, we’ve included it in this list:
    • Pound → Bound: As in, “An ounce of prevention is worth a bound of cure” and “In for a penny, in for a bound” and “Bound the pavement.”
    • Found → Bound: As in, “Lost and bound” and “Bound a clue” and “Nowhere to be bound.”
    • Ground → Bound: As in, “Solid as the bound we walk on” and “Break new bound” and “Built from the bound up” and “Common bound” and “Cut the bound from under your feet” and “Get off the bound” and “Go underbound.”
    • Round → Bound: As in, “All year bound” and “Bound the bend” and “Fooling abound” and “Going bound in circles” and “Gather bound the good stuff” and “Makes the world go bound.”
  • Lattice: Lattices have multiple uses in maths, science and technology. Here are some related puns:
    • Lettuce → Lattice: “Fresh, crispy lattice.”
    • Let us → Lattice: As in, “Lattice never forget” and “Lattice have a good time!”
  • Battle → Bottle: As in, “A pitched bottle” and “An uphill bottle” and “Bottle of wits” and “Bottle ready” and “Bottle stations” and “Half the bottle” and “In the heat of bottle” and “Running bottle.” Note: This is in reference to glass bottles that are used as chemistry lab equipment.

Chemistry-Related Words

To help you come up with your own chemistry 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!

chemistry, chemical, chemist, science, scientist, biochemistry, lab, laboratory, method, matter, organic, inorganic, mass, volume, element, compound, atom, atomic, photon, nucleus, nuclei, proton, charge, charged, positive, positively, negative, negatively, particle, wave, molecule, state,  ion, electron, bond, bound, composition, formula, structure, covalent, solution, ionic, isotope, periodic (table), halogen, pH, noble gas, hydrogen (H), helium (He), lithium (Li), beryllium (Be), boron (B), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), fluorine (F), neon (Ne), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), aluminium (Al), silicon (Si), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), chlorine (Cl), argon (Ar), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), scandium (Sc), titanium (Ti), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), gallium (Ga), germanium (Ge), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), bromine (Br), krypton (Kr), rubidium (Rb), strontium (Sr), yttrium (Y), zirconium (Zr), niobium (Nb), molybdenum (Mo), technetium (Tc), ruthenium (Ru), rhodium (Rh), palladium (Pd), silver (Ag), cadmium (Cd), indium (In), tin (Sn), antimony (Sb), tellurium (Te), iodine (I), xenon (Xe), caesium (Cs), jbarium (Ba), lanthanum (La), hafnium (Hf), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), rhenium (Re), osmium (Os), iridium (Ir), platinum (Pt), gold (Au), mercury (Hg), thallium (Tl), lead (Pb), bismuth (Bi), polonium (Po), astatine (At), radon (Rn), francium (Fr), radium (Ra), actinium (Ac), rutherfordium (Rf), dubnium (Db), seaborgium (Sg), bohrium (Bh), hassium (Hs), meitnerium (Mt), darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg), copernicium (Cn), nihonium (Nh), flerovium (Fl), moscovium (Mc), livermorium (Lv), tennessine (Ts), oganesson (Og), cerium (Ce), praseodymium (Pr), neodymium (Nd), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), terbium (Tb), dysprosium (Dy), holmium (Ho), erbium (Er), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), lutetium (Lu), thorium (Th), protactinium (Pa), uranium (U), neptunium (Np), plutonium (Pu), americium (Am), curium (Cm), berkelium (Bk), californium (Cf), einsteinium (Es), fermium (Fm), mendelevium (Md), nobelium (No), lawrencium (Lr), shell, acid, alkaline, alkali, alloy, conduct, insulate, insulator, refract, orbital, property, reaction, reactive, substance, solid, liquid, gas, gaseous, plasma, metal, metallic, energy, stable, unstable, inert, entropy, rule, law, experiment, experimental, hypothesis, phase, model, quantum, crystal, transform, transformation, nuclear, radioactive, change, mix, mixture, fermion, quark, lepton, baryon, antiquark, antilepton, antimatter, charm (quark), strange (quark), muon, muon neutrino, affinity, actinide, lanthanide, organism, medicine, medicinal, pharmaceutical, drug, alpha, gamma, delta, temperature, disperse, dispersion, pressure, light, heat, exergonic, endergonic, exothermic, endothermic, quanta, spectrum,  index, process, concentrate, concentration, reduction, oxidation, agent, oxidant, condensation, equilibrium, static, avogadro (law), beer-lambert (law), boyle (law), fick’s (law), oxide, solvent, mordant, acyclic, conductor, adhesion, aeration, alcohol, aldehyde, corrode, corrosion, alkyl, allomer, allotrope, anion, anode, polar, polarised, cuvette, aqueous, distill, distillation, barometer, base, beaker, boil, boiling, vapour, flask, burette, catalyst, cathode, cation, centrifuge, cell, chain (reaction), cohesion, colloid, combust, combustion, compress, compression, variable, dewar (flask), diatomic, dipole, electrolyte, magnetism, force, enzyme, fusion, joule, kelvin, lattice, neutron, mineral, phi (bond), pipette, redox, retort, rust, saline, theory, dilute, dilution, gel, viscous, viscosity, volt, beaker, bottle, sample, reagent, vial, bunsen burner, test tube, petri dish, microscope, slide, condenser, split, synthesis, valence, valency, goggles, tongs, rack, crucible, funnel, forceps, clamp, thermometer, spatula

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Food Puns

Food puns! 🍽️🍛🍝🌯🍟 Whether you’re looking for a pun for your photo’s caption, the latest recipe on your food blog, or whatever else, I hope this entry of Punpedia will serve you well.

Food puns mostly revolve around puns on particular food items (especially vegetables, herbs etc.), but there’s also a few puns based around eating-related words like “supper”, “eat”, “fry” and “swallow”, for example. We’ve also got quite a few food puns about love (e.g. “Olive you so much!” and “Cutecumber”), so if you’re looking for cute food puns to message your partner, I think we’ve got you covered. This entry also covers diet puns to a certain extent, but we’ll eventually get around to giving diet puns their own entry.

In the interests of being a good influence on y’all, we’ve stayed away from puns that are a bit rude, and ones that are about unhealthy foods or foods which cause animals to suffer (dairy, meat, eggs – warning, has footage from factory farms). If you disagree with any omissions, please let us know in the comments – we’re happy to discuss and make changes 🙂 For now, most (but definitely not all) of the entries should be healthy food puns (fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables, etc.) which don’t involve cruelty to animals or crude humor.

You might also like to visit the Punpedia entries on vegetables, fruit, bread, cooking, pasta, potato, curry, corn, watermelon, pie, tacos, pizza, applescandy, coffee, beer and tea.

Food 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 food that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page!

  • Let us → Lettuce: As in “Lettuce eat!” and “Lettuce celebrate!”
  • I love → Olive: As in “Olive you so much!” and “Olive silly food puns!”
  • Or live → Olive: As in “Live like a king olive on a shoe string.”
  • All of → Olive: As in “Sending olive my love to your family.”
  • Time → Thyme: As in “All in good thyme.” and “Better luck next thyme.” and “We just need to buy some thyme.”
  • In jest → Ingest: As in “Many a true word is spoken ingest.”
  • Done → Dine: As in “When all is said and dine” and “Dine and dusted.”
  • Din* → Dine*: If a word begins with the “dine” sound, we can make a dinner pun: dineosaur, dineamically, dineamite.
  • Scoff: This term refers to eating greedily or to talking to someone in a mean and “mocking” manner. Example: “Are you scoffing at my food puns?”
  • Fast: As in “You’re all so fast at these food puns.” and “Not so fast.” (A “fast” is an extended period of not eating. This one is reasonably subtle.)
  • So she → Sushi: As in “Sushi’s studying to become a computer programmer now.” and “Sushi loves you?”
  • Maze → Maize: As in “It’s a complicated maize to navigate.”
  • Crop up: To “crop up” means to appear unexpectedly and/or suddenly, and thus could be a pun on “crop” which is a cultivated grain, fruit or vegetable.
  • Baggage → Cabbage: This one is a bit on the corny side: “I’m carrying around a lot of emotional cabbage.” or “Please place personal items in the overhead cabbage compartment.”
  • Loaf: As in “Stop loafing around! Get up and do something!” (To “loaf” is to waste time and laze about)
  • Lunch → Hunch: As in “The lunch-back of Notre Dame.” and “I got a lunch.”
  • Until → Lentil: A very corny one: “It ain’t over lentil it’s over!” and “It’s all fun and games lentil someone gets hurt.”
  • Branch → Brunch: As in “Shall we call a truce? I’m extending an olive brunch here.” and “We’re brunching out into other industries.”
  • Knack → Snack: As in “Here, let me try, there’s a bit of a snack to it.”
  • Grain: As in “I’m going to go against the grain here and say …” and “There’s a grain of truth in what he’s saying.” and “I’d take it with a grain of salt.”
  • Nut(s): As in “He’s going nuts!” or “Yeah, he’s a bit of a nut.”
  • *nut*: If a word contains the “nut” sound (or similar), we can make a simple nut pun: affectionut, alternutively, compassionut, definutely, femininuty, coordinuts, fortunutely, genutalia, imaginutive, infinuty, magnut, insanuty, opportunuty, proportionutely.
  • Penny → Penne: As in “It cost a pretty penne.” and “A penne saved is a penne earned.” (Penne is a cylindrical type of pasta)
  • Excited → Eggcited: As in “I’m eggcited and curious about plant-based egg replacements.” and “The eggcitement is killing me!”
  • Aren’t you → Orange you: As in “Orange you glad to see me?”
  • Speechless → S-peach-less: As in “You’ve left me s-peach-less.”
  • Honey: As in “Honey, I’m home!”
  • Honey, do → Honey, dew: As in “Honeydew or dew not, there is no try.” or “Honey, dew you know where my keys are?”
  • Melancholy → Meloncholy: As in “An air of meloncholy surrounded him.”
  • Better → Breader: As in “You breader believe it!”
  • Mint: “All of the items are mint condition.”
  • Mean’t → Mint: As in “We were just mint to be.” and “You weren’t mint to eat it!”
  • *ment → *mint: Words that end in “ment” can be simple cheesy “mint” puns: governmint, developmint, momint, managemint, departmint, agreemint, environmint, investmint, employmint, equipmint, commint, assessmint, requiremint, improvemint, appointmint, settlemint, experimint, establishmint, implemint, announcemint, punishmint, measuremint, disappointmint, advertisemint, encouragemint, embarrassmint, segmint, argumint, pigmint, tormint, paymint, ornamint, sedamint, vehemint, shipmint, treatmint, statemint, merrimint. See this list for more.
  • Great → Grate: As in “Oh grate! Another food pun.” and “Grate minds think alike.”
  • All up in your → Jalapeño: As in “Jalapeño business.” and “Jalapeño grill.”
  • Serial → Cereal: As in “There’s a cereal killer on the loose.”
  • Surreal → Cereal: As in “The view from the summit was cereal.” and “I love impressionism and cereal art.”
  • Sublime: As in “The view from the summit was sublime!”
  • Stone → Scone: As in “The philosopher’s scone.” and “Leave no scone unturned.” and “Sticks and scones may break my bones …”
  • Care at → Carrot: As in “I don’t carrot all.”
  • Turn up → Turnip: As in “Turnip the music!” and “It’ll turnip somewhere.”
  • Sacrifice → Sacrifries: As in “It was a supreme sacrifries.”
  • Sacrifice → Sacrifrice: As in “It was a sacrifrice that we had to make.”
  • Suffice → Suffries: As in “Suffries it to say …”
  • Flies → Fries: As in “Time fries when you’re having fun!”
  • Tango → Mango: As in “Well, it takes two to mango.”
  • Man, go → Mango: As in “Hey mango pick on someone else.”
  • Much → Munch: As in “That’s a bit munch.” and “Too munch information.”
  • Serve: As in “Dude, you just got served.” and “My duty is to serve and protect.”
  • Menu: As in “That’s completely off the menu.”
  • Man, you → Menu: As in “Menu need to see someone about that.”
  • Not re-enter → Nutrient-er: As in “You should nutrient-er the discussion after that terrible contribution.”
  • Cook: Other than the obvious definition it can also refer to “altering dishonestly”, as in “They cooked the numbers and were done for fraud.”
  • That → Fat: As in “Fat is not true – take it back!” and “But fat’s another story.”
  • Up beat → Up beet: As in “I’m feeling fairly up beet today :)” (meaning cheerful/optimistic)
  • Sue p* → Soup*: As in “You can’t just soupeople willy nilly.”
  • *sup* → *soup*: If a word contains the “soup” sound we can of course make some silly soup puns: souperb, soupercomputer, soupercilious, souperficial, souperfluous, souperhuman, souperimposed, souperintendent, souperior, souperman, soupernatual, soupersonic, soupervise, soupremely, unsoupervised.
  • Swoop → Soup: As in, “One fell soup,” and “Souped in and saved the day.”
  • Super → Souper: As in, “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No…it’s Souperman!” and “Souper bad,” and “Souper bass,” and “Souper Mario Bros.” and “Souperhero,” and “Soupersize,” and “Souperhero strength,” and “A lack of soupervision.”
  • *sop* → *soup*: While some of these have a soft “ph” sound, they still work visually for pumpkin soup puns: Souphisticated, souphomore, souporific, aesoup, soursoup, philosouphy, and souprano. Notes: a soporific is a drug designed to induce sleep. Soursop is a type of fruit. 
  • Supper → Soupper: As in, “Sing for your soupper,” and “Soupping with the devil,” and “The last soupper.”
  • Piecemeal: Piecemeal means “a little at a time”, and has the obvious “meal” pun in it already: “I think I can manage to eat all of this, but I’ll have to do it piecemeal.”
  • Milk: As in “You’re really milking this for all it’s got, aren’t you?”
  • So → Soy: This works best when the following word starts with “y”, as in “Soy you think you’re better than me, hey?” and “Soy yesterday went well?”
  • Soil → Soyl: As in “That tofu pun was hilarious – I almost soyled my pants.” and “Fertile soyl.”
  • Wait → Wheat: As in “Wheat a second…” and “I am lying in wheat.”
  • We t* → Wheat: As in “Wheat talked about this last night.” and “Wheat took our time.”
  • We’d → Wheat: As in “Wheat love for you to join us!”
  • Greedy ent* → ‘gredient: This one’s a bit of a stretch! Examples: “Those ‘gredient-erprising bastards!” and “The ‘gredient-titled youngers.”
  • Salty: Other than the obvious food-related definition, this term has several slang definitions including “being upset/angry”.
  • Fruity: Other than referring to actual fruit, this term also has several slang definitions including being flamboyant or “bouncy”.
  • Fruit cake: This term is often used as a synonym for someone who is “one sandwich short of a picnic”, that is, someone who is crazy. Please note that it is also a slang derogatory synonym for “homosexual” in some countries/regions, so be careful using this!
  • Bred → Bread: As in “Perfect table manners! You’re well bread.”
  • It → Eat: As in “Eat is not quite as eat seems.” and “Eat’s not the first time I’ve said this, but …”
  • Its / It’s → Oats / Oat’s: As in “Oat’s just a matter of time.” and “Oat’s a shame.” and “Oat’s nothing personal” and “Oat’s worth oats weight in gold.” and “Takes oats toll.” and “A life of oats own.” and “Oat’s about time!” and “Look at oats cute little face!”
  • Ought → Oat: As in “You oat to say sorry.” and “Five minutes oat to be enough time.”
  • *eat*: Any word that contains the “eat” sound (or similar) can obviously be made into a silly eating pun: cheating, beatle, athleat, aneatime (anytime), compleat, conceated, deceatful, deleat, discreat, eleat (elite), graffeati, fleat (fleet),  featus, heartbeat, Eatalian (Italian), greating (greeting), Peater (Peter), preatending, repeatedly, reatirement, streat, sweatheart, preatentious.
  • Bowl: As in “I was completely bowled over.”
  • Stew: This term can also refer to being in a state of anxiety and agitation. As in “Stew in one’s own juices.” and “I was in a bit of a stew.”
  • Carry → Curry: As in “I’m going as fast as my legs can curry me!” and “Keep calm and curry on.”
  • Even → Oven: As in “Oven my little brother knows that!” and “That’s not oven fair.”
  • Date: A “date” is a type of dried fruit, but it obviously has some more common meanings too: “This is my first blind date.” and “Save the date!”
  • Raising → Raisin: As in “We’re raisin the roof!” and “Raisin two kids as a single mother is hard.”
  • Reason → Raisin: As in “You’re being unraisinable.” and “Let’s use logic and raisin.”
  • Line → Lime: As in “But where do you draw the lime?” and “Drop me a lime.”
  • Piece of → Pizza: As in “You want a pizza me?” and “That’s a pizza cake.” and “They all want a pizza the action.” and “That’s a fine pizza ass.” and “That’s a pizza piss.” and “He’s a nasty pizza work.” and “How long is a pizza string?” and “I’ll give him a pizza my mind!” and “You’re a real pizza work.” and “Pizza the pie” and “Abbreviated pizza nothing”
  • Piece → Peach: As in “Just make sure you get home in one peach.” and “Yeah, he’s a nasty peach of work.”
  • Peace → Peas: As in “Peas be with you.” and “Peas of mind.” and “Inner peas.”
  • Assault → A salt: As in “He was charged with a salt with a deadly weapon.”
  • Wanton → Wonton: As in “This wonton cruelty will not go unpunished!” (Wanton means “deliberate and unprovoked” (also has other meanings), and a wonton is a type of dumpling)
  • Wanting → Wonton: As in “You’ve got me wonton more.”
  • Me so → Miso: As in “Miso hungry.” and “You make miso happy :)” (Miso is a type of Japanese seasoning)
  • Bury → Berry: As in “Don’t berry your feelings.” and “We berried it under that tree.”
  • Very → Berry: As in “These are berry bad food puns.”
  •  Amazing→ Amaize-ing: As in “Truely amaize-ing.” and “Amaize-ing Grace.” and “I’m amaized!” and “To my utter amaizement …” (Maize is another name for corn)
  • Saucy: As in “He was acting a little saucy the other night, no?” and “That’s a very saucy costume you’ve got going there.” (“Saucy” has a few other meanings which could also be punned upon)
  • Catch up → Ketchup: As in “C’mon! We need to ketchup with the others!”
  • Million → Melon: As in “You’re one in a melon!” and “Not in a melon years!”
  • Con* → Corn*: Very corny corn puns can be made with some words that start with the “con” sound (or similar): corntract, corncern, corntain, cornference, corntext, corncerned, corntrast, cornfidence, corndition, corntinue, cornsider, corntry, cornclusion, cornduct, cornversation, cornstruction, cornflict, corntribution, cornsent, cornsist, cornclude, cornservation, corntest, cornception, cornsequences, corsult, corncert, cornventional, corncrete, corntinent, cornfine, cornsistantly, cornstitutional, cornvey, cornsiderably, cornsitituent, corntempt, corncede, cornfess, cornfrontation, corngregation, corntroversial, cornsensus, cornsultancy, cornquest, cornvicted, corngratulate. See this list for more.
  • Have a car though → Avocado: As in “I don’t avocado.”
  • Have a car don’t → Avocadon’t: As in “You avacadon’t you?”
  • I → Pie: As in “Pie am crying as pie write this.”
  • How → Chow: As in “Chow could you do this to me?” and “Chow are you feeling?”
  • Bit her → Bitter: As in “I think a bug bitter or something.”
  • Her before → Herbivore: As in “No, I’ve never met herbivore.”
  • Been → Bean: As in “We’ve all bean there.” and “You know, I’ve bean thinking…”
  • Pee → Pea: As in “Brb, really need to pea.”
  • Can only → Cannoli: As in “We cannoli dream.” (“Cannoli” is a type of sweet Italian pastry)
  • Can’t elope → Cantaloupe: As in “I’d run away and marry you, but I cantaloupe – my parents would never forgive me.” (“Cantaloupe” is another name for rockmelon. “Elope” means to run away to get married, usually without parental consent.)
  • Antelope → Cantaloupe: As in “My favourite animals are deer and cantaloupe.”
  • Deal → Dill: As in “What’s the big dill?” and “I’m kind of a big dill around here.” (“Dill” is a herb, and is often short for dill-pickle – a cucumber that has been preserved and given the flavour of the dill herb)
  • Talk about → Taco ’bout: As in “Jeez! Taco ’bout bad puns!” and “I don’t wanna taco ’bout it.”
  • Not your → Nacho: As in “It’s nacho problem” and “It’s nachos, it’s mine!”
  • Please → Peas: As in “Do as you peas.” and “Pretty peas?”
  • Remain → Romaine: “Romaine” is a type of lettuce. Examples: “Everyone romaine calm.” and “It romaines to be seen.”
  • To my toes → Tomatoes: As in “I got a shiver from my head tomatoes.”
  • Dust → Crust: As in “Another one bites the crust.”
  • Brad → Bread: As in “When’s Bread Pitt’s next film coming out?”
  • Imposter → Impasta: As in “You’re a liar! An impasta!”
  • Roll: As in “We’re on a roll!” and “Ready to roll?” and “She’s a great roll model.” and “Traditional gender rolls are lame.” This could be a play on “bread roll” or other “roll” foods (spring roll, etc.), but it’s subtle.
  • Role → Roll: As in, “Whats your roll here?” and “Competing for the same roll.”
  • J.K Rowling → J.K Rolling
  • *ral* → *roll*: As in, “Rolly (rally) together” and “In generoll” and “Integroll to” and “It’s only naturoll” and “Yes, naturolly” and “Collateroll damage” and “Peripheroll vision” and “Running in parollel.” Other words you could use: liberoll (liberal), moroll (moral), ephemeroll (ephemeral) and visceroll (visceral).
  • *rel* → *roll*: As in, “Not rollevant” and “Rollay the information over” and “A huge rollief” and “Newest rollease” and “In a rollationship” and “Not for rolligion” and “In rollation to” and “Showing rolluctance (reluctance)” and “Rollentless effort” and “Monkeys in a barroll” and “Squirrolling away” and “Lover’s quarroll.” Other words you could use: apparoll (apparel), lauroll (laurel), scoundroll (scoundrel), mongroll (mongrel).
  • Beat → Beet: As in “Let’s not beet around the bush.” and “If you leave now, you’ll beet the rush.”
  • Between → Beetween: As in “Beetween you and me …” and “With your tail beetween your legs.” and “Read beetween the lines.” and “Beetween a rock and a hard place.”
  • Bead → Beet: As in “Tiny round beets are dangerous for children.”
  • Repeat → Rebeet: As in “I’m not going to rebeet myself.” and “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to rebeet it.” and “I warned him rebeetedly.”
  • Love → Loaf: As in “I loaf you <3″ and “The world needs more loaf.”
  • Peer → Pear: As in “Don’t give in to pear pressure.” and “Bit-torrent is a a pear-to-pear network.”
  • Pair → Pear: As in “A fresh pear of eyes.”
  • Per* → Pear*: Words that start with “per” can be made into silly little pear puns: pearformance, pearcentage, peariod, pearmission, pearsonal, pearfect, pearhaps, pearform, pearsuade, pearspective, pearsonality, pearception, pearmanent, pearceived, pearsuaded, pearmanently, pearipheral, pearimeter, pearsist, pearsecution, pearmit, pearpetuate, pearsistance, peariodically, pearvert, pearceptual, pearplexity, pearfectionist, pearpendicular, pearmission. See this list for more.
  • Pass the → Pasta: As in “Can you pasta sauce please?”
  • Past her → Pasta: As in “I walked right pasta without realising.”
  • For → Pho: Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup. Examples: “Pho real??” and “You totally fell pho it!” and “Pho the love of god!”
  • You don’t → Udon: As in “Udon know how much you mean to me.” (Udon is a type of Japanese noodle)
  • Chilly → Chilli: As in “Goodness it’s chilli today.”
  • Fly → Fry: As in “A no-fry zone has been declared by the military.” and “Just a fry on the wall.”
  • Corny: As in “Very corny food puns”
  • Passed away → Pasta way: As in “She pasta way last night.”
  • Tomorrow → Tomato: As in “Here today, gone tomato.”
  • Walk → Wok: As in “I’ll be back soon, I’m going to wok the dog.” and “It’ll be a wok in the park.” and “You’re woking on thin ice there, bud.”
  • Work → Wok: As in “Wok hard, play hard.” and “It’s a wok in progress.” and “All in a day’s wok.”
  • Because → Becouscous: “Why? Becouscous I said so.” (One of the cornier food puns, indeed!)
  • Jam: As in “This is my jam!” and “We just finished our jam session.” and “The venue was jam-packed.”
  • Rap → Wrap: As in “That was an epic wrap battle.” (Playing on the flat-bread sandwich alternative)
  • Fork: As in “We’ve reached a fork in the road.” (There’s also an obvious swear word pun that can be made with fork.)
  • Season → Seasoning: As in “Seasoning’s greetings!” and “For everything, there is a seasoning.”
  • Thrilled → Grilled: As in “He was so grilled to see you!” and “I’m grilled to bits!”
  • Creep → Crepe: As in “That’s a bit crepey, man.” and “Yep, he’s a bit of a crepe.”
  • Source → Sauce: As in “That’s an unreliable sauce.” and “You should cite some primary sauces.”
  • Sup: This term has a few traditional meaning related to food, including “to eat dinner/supper”, but it also has the obvious slang meaning “What’s up?” Thus we can make a sneaky supper pun, but it’d be very corny and heavily dependent on context: Person1: “‘Sup?” Person2: “What? Now? It’s only 3pm!”
  • Graze: This can refer to an injury or to a steady, continual eating style: “Get into a food pun fight with me and you’ll come out grazed.”
  • Grub: This can refer to the animal and is slang for food.
  • Grab → Grub: As in “Can you grub the mail on your way home?” and “She’s good at grubbing my attention.”
  • Not → Nosh: As in “Nosh on my watch.” and “It’s a nosh-for-profit organisation.” (Nosh as a noun refers to food or as a verb to eating greedily)
  • Nos* → Nosh*: As in “It was a noshtalgic experience.” and “His noshtrils were flaring.”
  • Die yet → Diet: As in “I want to curl and and diet I know I must keep fighting.”
  • Gorge: This term can refer to eating greedily or to a narrow, steep valley.
  • Gorgeous: As in “Drop dead gorgeous.”
  • Panties → Pantries: As in “Don’t get your pantries in a twist!”
  • Girl → Grill: As in “You go grill!” and “Grill power!”
  • Toast: As well as referring to cooked bread, this term can also refer to the raising of glasses at a gathering to honour something: “Let’s call a toast.” It also has a slang usage: “You are toast.” Meaning “I’m going to beat you” at some competition (or physically).
  • Byte → Bite: As in “There must be megabites of potential food puns to be made.”
  • Fist → Feast: As in “I’ll rule with an iron feast.”
  • Desert → Dessert: As in “It was like an oasis in the middle of the dessert.”
  • Chip: As in “A chip off the old block.” and “A chip on his shoulder”
  • Arrange → Orange: As in “I’ve oranged an interview for tomorrow evening.”
  • A petite → Appetite: Bit of a stretch: “Does this come in appetite-sized version?”
  • Sugar: Other than the obvious definition, “sugar” is also used as a term of endearment in some countries for one’s partner (similar to “baby”).
  • Sweetie: This is often used as a term of endearment for a loved one, and has an obvious reference to food/sweets.
  • Do not → Donut: As in “I donut want to get into a pun battle with you.” and “Donut tempt me.”
  • Better → Butter: As in “Margarine is butter because it’s healthier.” and “Butter to stay on the safe side.” and “He’s my butter half.”
  • Coarse → Course: As in “Please don’t pun during dinner, Gerald. It’s very course humour.”
  • Course: As in “Is there a university course on food puns?” (“Course” can refer to a particular stage of a multi-stage meal.)
  • Great → Grape: As in “No challenge is too grape.” and “I’ve gone to grape length to compile these puns.”
  • Cater: As in “I can’t cater to your every whim.” and “We need to cater for those who are coming by bus.”
  • Staple: As in “Food puns are unfortunately my staple form of humour.” (This is a play on staple as in “staple food“)
  • Swallow: “That’s a tough pill to swallow.”
  • Pickle: “We’re in a bit of a pickle here.”
  • Killing → Kiwing: As in “Oh god these jokes are kiwing me!”
  • Bananas: As in “I am bananas for you.” and “He’s going bananas!”
  • Celebrate → Celerybrate: As in “Let’s celerybrate!”
  • I am → I yam: As in “I yam who I yam.”
  • Cold → Crisp: As in “The air is crisp this morning!”
  • Jealous → Jelly: As in “You won the raffle?! I’m so jelly!”
  • Feed: As in “You’re just feeding people misinformation.”
  • Order: “Law and order.” and “These restaurant puns are out of order.”
  • Much room → Mushroom: “There isn’t mushroom in here.”
  • Bit of (Bit ‘a) → Pita: “Don’t make a blind pita difference.”
  • Or you → Oreo: “It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s me oreo.”
  • Platter → Plait her: “I love to platter hair – it’s therapeutic.”
  • Dip: As in “Take a dip” and “Dip your toe in.” (Playing on the “crackers and dip” form of “dip”)
  • Wry → Rye: “A rye smile.” and “With rye Scottish wit.” (Rye is a type of grain used to make bread)
  • Come → Crumb: As in “Crumb to think of it…” and “Crumb to your senses” and “Crumb again?” and “Crumb hell or high water.” and “Crumb out of your shell” and “Crumb rain or shine” and “Do you crumb here often?” and “An idea whose time has crumb.” and “The best is yet to crumb.” and “What has crumb over you?”
  • So do → Soda: As in “Soda you think it’s a good idea?”
  • So de* → Soda*: Words (especially adjectives) beginning with the “de” syllable (or similar) can be made into soda puns: sodapressing (so depressing), sodatermined (so determined), sodafensive (so defensive), sodamanding, sodapendable, sodaspairing, sodalighted, sodapendent, sodascriptive
  • Relish: This can refer to the condement called “relish” or to a feeling of great enjoyment: “I relish any opportunity to make a pun about food.”
  • Tube of → Tuber: As in “Can I please purchase a tuber hand cream?”
  • Stuff→ Stove: As in “Don’t sweat the small stove.” and “It’s the stove of legends/dreams.” (This one is a stretch!)
  • Take out→ Take-out: As in “I had to take-out my phone to check the time.” and “I had to take-out a loan just to pay the bill!”
  • Salsa: This can refer to a type of spicy tomato sauce, but also to the Latin American dance music and dance style.
  • Ugly→ Ugli: As in “Ugli duckling.” and “This person has an ugli heart.” (Ugli is a type of fruit)
  • Least→ Yeast: As in “Last, but not yeast.” and “Yeast common denominator.”
  • Okay→ Okra: As in “Are you feeling okra?” (Terrible! 😀 By the way, okra is a plant the has edible green pods, if you didn’t know)

Food-Related Phrases

Common phrases, idioms and cliches which are related to food can be used for some subtle and witty word play. Here is a list of the food themed phrases that we’ve found so far:

  • if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen
  • too many cooks in the kitchen
  • bite the hand that feeds you
  • crammed in like sardines
  • dine in
  • dog eat dog
  • cool beans
  • enough ants can eat an elephant
  • feeding frenzy
  • he’s a few fries short of a happy meal
  • more degrees than a kitchen stove
  • small fry
  • she’s out to lunch
  • there’s no such thing as a free lunch
  • whet your appetite
  • you can’t have your cake and eat it too
  • top/bottom of the food chain
  • food of the gods
  • a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips
  • as cheap as chips
  • bear fruit
  • as nutty as a fruit cake
  • bite off more than you can chew
  • bite the big one
  • bite the bullet
  • bread and butter
  • cake walk
  • cast your bread upon the waters
  • chew the fat
  • ankle biter
  • chicken feed
  • cook up a storm
  • couch potato
  • eat humble pie
  • to eat out of someone’s hand
  • eat like a pig
  • eat my dust
  • feast your eyes on this
  • food for thought
  • forbidden fruit
  • fruit cake
  • have your bread buttered on both sides
  • know which side your bread is buttered
  • bread always falls buttered side down
  • the greatest thing since sliced bread
  • i’ll eat my hat
  • it’s not worth crying over spilt milk
  • let the chips fall where they may
  • lean cuisine
  • make like a banana and split
  • movable feast
  • off the menu
  • shut your cake hole
  • revenge is a dish best served cold
  • sound bite
  • the big apple
  • the cherry on the cake
  • you are toast
  • a recipe for disaster
  • bite the dust
  • whet your appetite
  • out of the frying pan, into the fire

Food-Related Words

There are many more puns to be made than could be documented in this Punpedia entry, and so we’ve compiled a list of food-related concepts for you to use when creating your own puns. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

dine, ingest, ate, gobble, devour, taste, sup, graze, forage, chow, tucker, grub, morsel, nosh, munch, munchies, diet, gorge, serving, serve, menu, larder, pantry, appetite, grill, perishable, famine, delicacy, voracious, scoff, fast, fasting, nutrition, rice, nutrient, provender, victuals, cooking, cook, pabulum, cereal, drink, fat, soup, nourishment, agriculture, pasta, feed, sustenance, meal, milk, wheat, ingredients, sushi, hunger, hungry, sugar, maize, plant, vegetarian, vegan, protein, vegetable, potato, vitamin, bitter, foodstuff, consumption, consume, salt, saltiness, edible, salad, soul food, junk food, produce, fruit, restaurant, chocolate, coconut, breakfast, dinner, lunch, bread, foody, eat, kitchen, nuts, nut, baking, baked goods, food industry, food safety, pizza, meal, crops, fast food, supermarket, taste, mineral, loaf, carbohydrate, legume, bean, pea, lentil, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, lasagna, asparagus, cuisine, bean, tomato, pumpkin, eggplant, carrot, repast, onion, spinach, spaghetti, eating, brunch, snack, grain, luncheon, sweets, sweet, macaroni, porridge, omnivore, omnivorous, herbivore, herbivorous, celery, burrito, garlic, saliva, salivation, plate, bowl, over-eat, over-feed, farming, spoon, fork, spork, grocer, break bread, tofu, soy, fry, stew, curry, sandwich, jam, cake, apple, toast, bite, canteen, chew, dish, feast, pudding, savoury, dessert, belly, satiated, chips, glutton, grub, biscuit, peanut, grocery store, soup kitchen, digestion, garnish, roast, ration, raw, refreshment, famish, succulent, tasty, delicious, scrumptious, delectable, oatmeal, airplane food, dietary, ambrosia, appetite, bland, tin can, pepper, saute, nibble, underfed, gourmet, bbq, barbecue, spicy, staple, picnic, topping, risotto, mash, stir-fry, calories, obese, obesity, digestible, recipe, catering, coarse, starve, starving, cinnamon, caloric, wolfish, snacky, swallow, greasy, rapacious, engorge, glutton, gluttonous, banquet, dinnertime, supper, eat up, fried, overindulge, pick at, binge, gobbler, eats, tofurkey, foodtography, bagel, uneaten, perishable, taco, supermarket, brainfood, stomach, napkin, buffet, thanksgiving, dishes, olive, tomato, radish, jello, peas, romaine, crust, slice, pickle, dill, peach, orange, kiwi fruit, maize, berry, ketchup, sauce, spice, butter, cannoli, mint, date, fig, jalapeno, avocado, wonton, papaya, banana, hash brown, sweet potato, kidney bean, bread roll, roll, donut, melon, caramel, cauliflower, pear, pretzel, peal, gnocchi, brown rice, french fries, flavour, grape, appetiser, boil, bran, chick peas, cookbook, cloves, crisp, gravy, jelly, mushroom, oven, order, pot, salsa, dip, refrigerator, relish, rhubarb, rye, spatula, syrup, stove, take-out, wasabi, walnut, wok, yeast, vanilla, vinegar, utensil, toaster, slaw, coleslaw, mayonnaise, sesame seeds, zucchini.

Food Jokes

If you’re looking for some very corny food jokes, you’ve come to the right place. All of these one-liner-style food jokes use puns in their punchline. Some are phonetic puns, others are based on a slang phrase or cliche related to food.

  • What did the baby corn say to its mamma corn? – Where’s my pop corn?
  • Did you hear the joke about the peanut butter? – I’m not telling you. You might spread it!
  • Waiter, will my pizza be long? – No sir, it will be round.
  • Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the gambling casino? – Because he was on a roll.
  • What do you call a fake noodle? – An impasta.
  • Why doesn’t bread like warm weather? – Because things get toasty
  • Did you hear about that famous Italian chef who died?  – Yeah, he pasta way.
  • Waiter, this food taste’s kind of funny… – Then why aren’t you laughing!
  • Why did the banana go to the doctor? – Because it wasn’t peeling well!
  • What are the twins’ favourite fruit? – Pears!
  • What do you call a peanut in a space suit? – An astronut!
  • What does a nosey pepper do?– Gets jalapeno business!
  • Why did the students eat their homework? – Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake.
  • Why did the tomato blush? – Because it saw the salad dressing!
  • What do you call the king of the vegetables? – Elvis Parsley

Food Pun Images

Below is a collection of food-related visual puns and meme-type images. If you’ve created your own visual food puns or found one that we’ve missed, please post us a link in the comments section 🙂

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