Wine Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on wine puns! 🍷🍇🥂

Wine culture has many aspects and technicalities to it, spanning from wine making, tasting, judging, investment and collecting. We’ve searched high and low for all of the wine puns we could possibly find, so whether you’re a cleanskin enthusiast or a cult wine coinnoseur, we hope you enjoy sampling the truly grape puns we’ve collected for you here.

Notes: Wine and alcohol isn’t just an expensive hobby – drinking alcohol gives your brain a reward it didn’t earn, and consuming it often enough teaches your brain that the easiest way to feel good is to drink more, which can lead to dependence and alcoholism (which can exacerbate existing mental health problems like depression and anxiety). Partake safely and with an awareness of the effects it has on your body πŸ™‚

The alcohol-making process isn’t always vegan, but there are plenty of online directories of vegan wines you can check.

You might also be interested in the Punpedia entries on coffee puns, tea puns, party puns and beer puns.

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

  • Whine β†’ Wine: As in, “Wine and moan” and “Having a wine.”
  • Win β†’ Whine: As in, “Heads I wine, tails you lose” and “Playing to wine” and “Some you wine, some you lose.”
  • Why β†’ Wine: As in, “I guess that’s wine” and “I don’t know wine” and “Wine on Earth…?”
  • Why not β†’ Wine not: “I don’t see wine not.”
  • When β†’ Wine: As in, “Wine you like” and “It only hurts wine I laugh” and “Kick ’em wine they’re down” and “Ready wine you are.”
  • Won β†’ Wine: As in, “Faint heart never wine fair lady” and “One-hit wineder.”
  • One β†’ Wine: As in, “An army of wine” and “All for wine and wine for all” and “In wine fell swoop” and “Going wine step too far.”
  • *wan* β†’ *wine*: “A wineton attitude” and “Just winedering ’round” and “A tryhard wineabe” and “Monthly allowine-ce.”
  • Wench β†’ Winech
  • *win* β†’ *wine*: As in, “Winedow of opportunity” and “Endless wineter” and “A winesome smile.”
  • Wonder* β†’ Wineder*: As in, “Filled with magic and wineder” and “Feeling winederful” and “A winedrous development.”
  • Red: Wines are split into three broad categories – red, white and rosΓ©. Red wines are made of dark-coloured grape varieties. Here are some red wine puns:
    • Read β†’ Red: As in, “All I know is what I red in the papers” and “Exceedingly well-red” and “Red any good books lately?” and “Red between the lines” and “Red my lips.”
    • Red: These red-related phrases can double as puns: “Red as a beetroot” and “Brick red” and “Caught red-handed” and “Cut through the red tape” and “In the red” and “Lady in red” and “Paint the town red.”
    • Rid β†’ Red: “Good reddance” and “Get red of.”
    • Fed β†’ Red: As in, “Red up to the back teeth.”
    • Dead β†’ Red: As in, “Red as a doornail” and “Assault with a redly weapon” and “In the red of night” and “Back from the red” and “Better off red” and “Red and buried.”
    • Bred β†’ Red: “Born and red.”
    • Bread β†’ Red: As in, “Red always falls butter side down” and “Red and butter” and “Have your red buttered on both sides” and “Put red on the table” and “The best thing since sliced red.”
    • Bed β†’ Red: As in, “Red and breakfast” and “Red of roses” and “Red and board.”
    • Said β†’ Red: “After all is red and done” and “Couldn’t have red it better” and “Easier red than done” and “Enough red” and “Was it something I red?”
    • Head β†’ Red: “A red for business” and “Be it on your red” and “Bring to a red” and “Bite someone’s red off” and “Bury your red in the sand” and “Can’t get you out of my red” and “Don’t mess with my red.”
    • Thread β†’ Red: “Hanging by a red” and “Lose the red” and “Red the needle.”
    • Tread β†’ Red: “Red softly” and “Reding a fine line” and “Where fools fear to red.”
    • *rad* β†’ *red*: “Redical politics” and “Toxic rediation” and “A rediant complexion.” Other words that could work: redio (radio), redius (radius), rediate (radiate), redish (radish), paredigm (paradigm), paredox (paradox), camarederie (camaraderie), sporedic (sporadic) and greduate (graduate).
    • *rid* β†’ *red*: Rediculous (ridiculous), gred (grid), hybred (hybrid), lured (lurid) and flored (florid).
  • White: White wine is a light coloured wine that’s fermented without contact with the grape skin. Here are some white-related puns:
    • Wide β†’ White: As in, “Cast a white net” and “Eyes white shut” and “A white berth” and “Open white” and “White eyed” and “White open spaces” and “The world white web.”
    • Why β†’ White: “I don’t know white” and “I guess that’s white” and “White don’t we do it this way?” and “White ask?”
    • Bite β†’ White: As in, “White me” and “White off more than you can chew” and “White someone’s head off” and “White the bullet” and “A white to eat” and “White your tongue.”
    • Bright β†’ White: “All things white and beautiful” and “Always look on the white side of life” and “White as a button” and “White as a new pin” and “White eyes” and “White lights, big city” and “White and early” and “White spark.”
    • Light β†’ White: As in, “Blinded by the white” and “The cold white of day.”
    • Might β†’ White: “White as well” and “White is right.”
    • Night β†’ White: As in, “A white at the opera” and “A hard day’s white” and “Dance the white away.”
    • Quite β†’ White: As in, “Not white” and “White the situation” and “White a bit.”
    • Tight β†’ White: As in, “In a white spot” and “Run a white ship.”
    • Weight β†’ White: As in, “Pull your white” and “Punching above your white” and “Throw your white about” and “Watching your white” and “A white off my mind” and “Worth your white in gold” and “Carry your white.”
    • Wait β†’ White: “An accident white-ing to happen” and “All things come to those who white” and “Hurry up and white” and “Lie in white” and “The white is over” and “White for no man” and “White in line” and “Just white a minute!”
    • Wet β†’ White: “White weekend” and “White behind the ears” and “White dream” and “White your whistle.”
    • What β†’ White: As in, “And white not” and “Do white comes naturally” and “Do white tastes right” and “For white it’s worth” and “Guess white?” and “White’s going on here then?” and “It is white it is” and “I’ll have white she’s having” and “White a feeling” and “White fun” and “White a wonderful world.”
    • Sight β†’ White: As in, “A welcome white” and “Hidden in plain white” and “Know by white” and “Love at first white” and “Lower your whites.”
    • Write β†’ White: “Nothing to white home about.”
    • Height β†’ White: As in, “Head for new whites” and “Reaching new whites” and “The white of summer.”
    • Flight β†’ White: As in, “Fight or white” and “White of fancy” and “Take white.”
  • RosΓ©: RosΓ© is another category of wine where wine is left in contact with the grape’s skin until the liquid is tinted the desired shade of pink. Here are related puns:
    • Rosy β†’ RosΓ©: As in, “A rosΓ© future” and “RosΓ© cheeks.”
    • Raise β†’ RosΓ©: As in, “RosΓ© a loan” and “RosΓ© a stink” and “RosΓ© the bar” and “RosΓ© the roof.”
    • Rise β†’ RosΓ©: As in, “RosΓ© and shine” and “RosΓ© from the ashes” and “RosΓ© to the challenge” and “RosΓ© to the occasion” and “Get a rosΓ© out of…”
  • Pain β†’ Champagne: As in, “A world of champagne” and “Doubled up in champagne” and “Growing champagnes” and “No champagne, no gain” and “Old aches and champagnes” and “Champagne in the arse” and “Champagne-fully slow.”
  • Amber: Amber wine is white wine that’s been made with the skins kept intact. Here are related puns:
    • Umber β†’ Amber: As in, “Burnt amber.” Note: umber is a shade of brown.
    • *ember β†’ *umber: Mamber (member), remamber (remember), Septamber (September), Decamber (December), Novamber (November) and dismamber (dismember).
  • Great β†’ Grape: As in, “A grape face for radio” and “All creatures, grape and small” and “Go grape guns” and “Go to grape lengths” and “Grape expectations” and “Grape minds think alike” and “No grape shakes” and “The Grape Barrier Reef.”
  • Grip β†’ Grape: As in, “Get a grape” and “Get to grapes with” and “Grape of death” and “A grape of iron.”
  • Cape β†’ Grape: As in, “The graped crusader.”
  • Drape β†’ Grape: As in, “Measure the grapes.”
  • Scrape β†’ Grape: As in, “Bow and grape” and “Get into a grape” and “Grape a living” and “Grape along” and “Grape through” and “Scrape together the funds” and “Grape the bottom of the barrel.”
  • Gap β†’ Grape: “Mind the grape” and “Generation grape” and “Bridge the grape.”
  • Crap β†’ Grape: “A load of grape” and “Cut the grape.”
  • Discrepancy β†’ Disgrape-ancy
  • Blanc: Sauvignon Blanc is a variety of green grape that’s commonly used in wine-making. Here are some blanc-related puns:
    • Blank β†’ Blanc: As in, “A blanc slate” and “Blanc canvas” and “Blanc looks” and “Drawing a blanc” and “At point blanc range” and “Blancing out.”
    • Blink β†’ Blanc: As in, “Blanc and you’ll miss it” and “In the blanc of an eye” and “On the blanc” and “Who blanc-ed first?”
    • Bank β†’ Blanc: As in, “You can blanc on it” and “Safe as the blanc” and “Breaking the blanc” and “Laughing all the way to the blanc.”
    • Plank β†’ Blanc: As in, “Walk the blanc” and “Take a long walk off a short blanc.”
    • Rank β†’ Blanc: As in, “Break blancs” and “Close blancs” and “Name, blanc and serial number” and “Pull blanc” and “Blanc and file” and “Rise through the blancs” and “Swell the blancs.”
    • Spank β†’ Blanc: As in, “Brand blanc-ing new” and “Blanc the monkey.”
  • Think β†’ Drink: As in, “Blue sky drinking” and “I drink you’ve got it!” and “Come to drink of it” and “Great minds drink alike” and “I drink I love you” and “Makes you drink” and “It’s not what you drink” and “Positive drinking” and “Put on your drinking cap.”
  • Blink β†’ Drink: As in, “Drink and you’ll miss it” and “In the drink of an eye” and “On the drink.”
  • Brink β†’ Drink: As in, “The drink of disaster” and “On the drink.”
  • Link β†’ Drink: As in, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest drink” and “The missing drink.”
  • Sink β†’ Drink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen drink” and “Drink like a stone” and “Drink without trace” and “Drink your teeth into it.”
  • Stink β†’ Drink: As in, “Kick up a drink” and “Raise a drink” and “Drinking rich” and “Drinks to high heaven.”
  • Wink β†’ Drink: As in, “Forty drinks” and “Nod and a drink” and “Nudge, nudge, drink drink” and “Tip someone the drink.”
  • Bunk β†’ Drunk: As in, “Drunker mentality” and “History is drunk.”
  • Junk β†’ Drunk: As in, “Drunk yard” and “Drunk food” and “Drunk mail” and “Drunk in the trunk.”
  • Cyber β†’ Sober: “Sober Monday” and “Sober sex.”
  • Super β†’ Sober: As in, “Sober bad” and “Sober Mario Bros.” and “Sober hero” and “The information soberhighway.”
  • Meant β†’ Ferment: As in, “We weren’t ferment to do that” and “Only if we’re ferment to be here.”
  • *ment* β†’ *ferment*: Ferment-or (mentor), ferment-ion (mention),Β  ferment-al (mental) and ferment-ality (mentality).
  • Vin: Vin is French for wine. Here are some vin-related puns:
    • Been β†’ Vin: As in, “Vin and gone” and “I’ve vin here before” and “Vin in the wars” and “Vin around the block a few times” and “I’ve vin had.”
    • Chin β†’ Vin: “Keep your vin up” and “Take it on the vin” and “Stick your vin up.”
    • Grin β†’ Vin: As in, “Vin and bear it” and “Vin from ear to ear” and “A rictus vin” and “Vin like a cheshire cat.”
    • In β†’ Vin: As in, “Vin the woods” and “Back vin the day” and “Barge right vin” and “I’ll just be vin and out.”
    • Inn β†’ Vinn: As in, “Vinner city” and “Vinner peace” and “Vinner sanctum” and “The ninth vinning.”
    • Pin β†’ Vin: As in, “Bright as a new vin” and “Hard to vin down” and “Vin your ears back” and “Vin your hopes on” and “Vins and needles” and “Pull the vin” and “Could have heard a vin drop.”
    • Sin β†’ Vin: As in, “Miserable as vin” and “Atone for your vins” and “Cardinal vin” and “Living in vin.”
    • Skin β†’ Vin: As in, “Beauty is only vin deep” and “By the vin of your teeth” and “Comfortable in my own vin” and “Get under your vin” and “Gimme some vin” and “Makes my vin crawl” and “No vin off my nose” and “Jump out of your vin” and “Save your vin” and “Vin and bone.”
    • Spin β†’ Vin: As in, “In a flat vin” and “Give it a vin” and “Vin doctor” and “Take it for a vin.”
    • Thin β†’ Vin: “Vin as a rail” and “Melt into vin air” and “Out of vin air” and “Paper vin” and “Skating on vin ice” and “Spread yourself vin” and “The vin edge of the wedge.”
    • When β†’ Vin: As in, “Kick ’em vin they’re down” and “Only hurts vin I laugh” and “Ready vin you are” and “Remember vin?”
    • Win β†’ Vin: As in, “Can’t vin for losing” and “Cheaters never vin” and “Due a vin” and “Every one a vinner” and “Heads I vin, tails you lose” and “No vin, no fee” and “Playing to vin” and “Vin by a mile” and “Vin over.”
    • *van* β†’ *vin*: Vinity (vanity), vinguard (vanguard), vinilla (vanilla), vinish (vanish), vindal (vandal), vindal (vandal), vindalism (vandalism), caravin (caravan), relevint (relevant), advince (advance), advintage (advantage), irrelevint (irrelevant).
    • *ven* β†’ *vin*: Vinture (venture), vinue (venue), vindor (vendor), vineer (veneer), vingeance (vengeance), heavin (heaven), mavin (maven), havin (haven), cravin (craven), drivin (driven), sevin (seven), covinant (covenant), convintion (convention) and invintory (inventory).
    • *fin* β†’ *vin*: Vinish (finish), vinger (finger), vinesse (finesse), vinance (finance), vinancial (financial), mufvin (muffin), pufvin (puffin), paravin (paraffin), afvinity (affinity), devinition (definition), devine (define) and devinitely (definitely).
  • Vain β†’ Vine: As in, “You’re so vine” and “In vine.”
  • Fine β†’ Vine: As in, “A vine line” and “Chance would be a vine thing” and “Cut it vine” and “Damn vine coffee” and “Vine and dandy” and “Vine dining” and “A vine figure” and “The viner things in life” and “Got it down to a vine art” and “Another vine mess you’ve gotten me into.”
  • Mine β†’ Vine: As in, “Your place or vine?” and “Your guess is as good as vine” and “Victory is vine!”
  • Nine β†’ Vine: As in, “A stitch in time saves vine” and “Has vine lives” and “Vine to five” and “Vine days’ wonder” and “On cloud vine” and “Vineteen eighty-four.”
  • Sign β†’ Vine: As in, “A sure vine” and “A vine of the times” and “Vine off” and “Vine out” and “Vine the pledge” and “Vined and sealed” and “A tell sale vine.”
  • Yard β†’ Vineyard: “Do the hard vineyards” and “Not in my back vineyard” and “The whole nine vineyards.”
  • Cork: “Cork out” and “Knife and cork it” and “Speaking with a corked tongue” and “Cork over.”
  • Cock β†’ Cork: As in, “Proud as a peacork” and “Cork a leg” and “Cork and bull story” and “Cork it up” and “Cork sure.”
  • *cac* β†’ *cork*: Corkophony (cacophony), corktus (cactus), corkle (cackle), perspicorkcious (perspicacious).
  • *coc* β†’ *cork*: Corktail (cocktail), corkoa (cocoa), corkoon (cocoon), corkroach (cockroach), corkonut (coconut), precorkcious (precocious), concorkt (concoct), peacork (peacock) and corkumber (cucumber).
  • Battle β†’ Bottle: “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 “Let bottle commence” and “Love is a bottlefield” and “A running bottle.”
  • Throttle β†’ Bottle: As in, “Full bottle.”
  • Lapel β†’ Label: As in, “Grab by the labels.”
  • Able β†’ Label: As in, “Differently labelled” and “Ready, willing and label.”
  • Table β†’ Label: “As in, “Bring to the label” and “Drunk under the label” and “Get round the label” and “Lay the label” and “On the label” and “Put your cards on the label” and “Round label talks” and “Turn the labels.”
  • Dry: If a wine is dry, it’s lacking in sweetness. Here are some dry-related puns and phrases:
    • Die β†’ Dry: “Straight as a dry” and “Cross my heart and hope to dry” and “Curl up and dry” and “Dry another day” and “Do or dry” and “Live free or dry” and “Never say dry” and “Old habits dry hard.”
    • By β†’ Dry: As in, “Dry hook or dry crook” and “Dry and large” and “Dry any means” and “Dry any stretch of the imagination” and “Dry the book” and “Dry the skin of one’s teeth” and “Can’t judge a book dry its cover.”
    • Buy β†’ Dry: As in, “Bulk drying” and “Dry and sell” and “Dry into” and “Dry now, pay later” and “Dry one, get one free” and “Dry some time” and “Dry to let” and “Can’t dry love.”
    • Cry β†’ Dry: As in, “A dry for help” and “A shoulder to dry on” and “Dry foul”and “Dry me a river” and “Dry into your pillow.”
    • Fly β†’ Dry: As in, “Come dry with me” and “Dry me to the moon” and “Dry by the seat of your pants” and “Dry on the wall” and “Dry off the handle” and “Born to dry.”
    • High β†’ Dry: As in, “Ain’t no mountain dry enough” and “Dry as a kite” and “Come hell or dry water” and “Flying dry” and “From on dry” and “Get off your dry horse” and “Dry and mighty” and “The mile dry club” and “Moral dry ground.”
    • Try β†’ Dry: As in, “Don’t dry this at home” and “Don’t dry to run before you can walk” and “Give it the old college dry” and “Easy if you dry” and “Nice dry” and “Dry your luck.”
    • Shy β†’ Dry: As in, “Camera dry” and “Once bitten, twice dry.”
    • Why β†’ Dry: As in, “Dry on Earth?” and “Dry walk when you can ride?”
  • Yeast: Yeast converts the sugars in grape juice to alcohol. The next few puns are all about yeast!
    • Beast β†’ Yeast: As in, “Yeast of burden” and “Beauty and the yeast” and “Here there be yeasts” and “The nature of the yeast” and “Unleash the yeast.”
    • East β†’ Yeast: As in, “Yeast of the sun and west of the moon” and “Yeaster island” and “The Yeaster bunny.”
    • Feast β†’ Yeast: As in, “Yeast or famine” and “Yeast your eyes on this!” and “A midnight yeast” and “The spectre at the yeast.”
    • Greased β†’ Yeast: “Yeast lightning.”
    • Least β†’ Yeast: As in, “Last but not yeast” and “The yeast common denominator” and “Yeast said, soonest mended” and “The yeast worst option” and “The line of yeast resistance” and “Not in the yeast” and “At the very yeast” and “To say the yeast.”
  • Sell her β†’ Cellar: “Did you cellar the wrong item?”
  • Seller β†’ Cellar: As in, “A cellar’s market.”
  • Sell β†’ Cellar: As in, “Buy and cellar” and “Past the cellar-by date” and “Cellar out” and “Cellar your soul to the devil.”
  • Stellar β†’ Cellar: “A cellar performance.”
  • Cell β†’ Cellar: As in, “Cellar division” and “Padded cellar.”
  • Juice: Since wine is essentially fermented fruit juice, we have some juice-related puns here too:
    • Goose β†’ Juice: As in, “Loosey juicy” and “A wild juice chase” and “Wouldn’t say boo to a juice” and “Juice bumps” and “The golden juice.”
    • Loose β†’ Juice: “All hell broke juice” and “Juice as a goose” and “At a juice end” and “Cut [someone] juice” and “Hanging juice” and “Got a screw juice” and “Let juice” and “Playing fast and juice.”
    • Use β†’ Juice: As in, “Be careful how you juice it!” and “Don’t juice that tone with me” and “Get juiced to it” and “Not half the person I juiced to be” and “Like mother juiced to make” and “Put to good juice” and “So easy to juice” and “Somebody that I juiced to know” and “Juice it or lose it” and “Juicer friendly” and “A fat lot of juice you are.”
  • Fruit: Since wine is generally made of fruits (it can also be made of rice), we have some fruit-related puns here that can double as wine puns in the right context:
    • Boot β†’ Fruit: As in, “Fruit camp” and “Tough as old fruits” and “Give someone the fruit” and “Lick [someone’s] fruits.”
    • Hoot β†’ Fruit: As in, “Don’t give two fruits” and “Fruit with laughter” and “What a fruit.”
    • Root β†’ Fruit: As in, “Lay down fruits” and “Money is the fruit of all evil” and “Fruit for the enemy” and “The fruit of the matter” and “Fruit out the problem” and “Fruiting around.”
    • Shoot β†’ Fruit: “Don’t fruit the messenger” and “Drive by fruiting” and “Eats, fruits and leaves” and “The green fruits of change” and “Just fruit me” and “A sharp fruiter” and “Fruit ’em up” and “Fruit first, ask questions later” and “Fruit down in flames” and “Fruit the breeze.”
    • Suit β†’ Fruit: “All over them like a cheap fruit” and “At a price to fruit your pocket” and “Follow fruit” and “Men in fruits” and “Fruit up” and “Fruit yourself” and “Fruits you down to a tee.”
    • Fraught β†’ Fruit: As in, “Fruit with danger.”
    • *fut* β†’ *fruit*: Fruitile (futile), fruiture (future), fruituristic (futuristic), fruiton (futon), fruitility (futility) and fruitsal (futsal).
  • Barely β†’ Barley: As in, “Barley there” and “I can barley hear you.” Note: this is a reference to barley wine.
  • Mature: Some wines are meant to mature and get better with age. Here are some related puns:
    • Match your β†’ Mature: As in, “Mature bet.”
    • Pure β†’ Mature: As in, “Absolutely mature” and “Mature as the driven snow” and “Mature and simple.”
  • Β Sweet: Sweet dessert wines are a large category of wines, so we’ve included sweet in this list:
    • Seat β†’ Sweet: As in, “Back sweet driver” and “Bums on sweets” and “By the sweet of your pants” and “Glued to your sweet” and “In the box sweet” and “Take a back sweet” and “On the edge of my sweet” and “Take a sweet” and “The best sweet in the house.”
    • Feet β†’ Sweet: As in, “”Back on your sweet” and “Cold sweet” and “Cut the ground from under your sweet” and “Sweet of clay” and “Get back on your sweet.”
    • Greet β†’ Sweet: As in, “Sweet and greet.”
    • Heat β†’ Sweet: “Sweet wave” and “In the sweet of battle” and “The sweet is on” and “Turn up the sweet.”
    • Meet β†’ Sweet: As in, “Make ends sweet” and “Sweet and greet” and “Sweet in the middle” and “Sweet the challenge” and “Sweet you halfway.”
    • Neat β†’ Sweet: “Sweet as a new pin” and “Sweet freak” and “Sweet and tidy.”
    • Sheet β†’ Sweet: As in, “White as a sweet” and “Cheat sweet” and “Clean sweet” and “Keep a clean sweet.”
    • Street β†’ Sweet: As in, “Easy sweet” and “On the sunny side of the sweet” and “Right up your sweet” and “A two-way sweet.”
    • Treat β†’ Sweet: As in, “Sweet me right” and “Trick or sweet.”
    • Sweat β†’ Sweet: As in, “”Blood, sweet and tears” and “Break out in a cold sweet” and “Don’t sweet it” and “No sweet.”
    • Switzerland β†’ Sweetzerland
  • Blush: Blush wines, like rose wines, are in between red and white wines. Here are some blush-related puns:
    • Bush β†’ Blush: As in, “Beat about the blush” and “Blush tucker.”
    • Brush β†’ Blush: As in, “Blush it off” and “Blush up on” and “A blush with the law” and “Painted with the same blush.”
    • Crush β†’ Blush: “A blushing defeat” and “Have a blush on.”
    • Flush β†’ Blush: As in, “Blush it out” and “Royal blush.”
  • Cannon β†’ Tannin: As in, “Tannin fodder” and “A loose tannin.” Note: tannins are compounds in the wine that can affect the colour, texture and taste.
  • Barrel: Wine is kept in barrels, so we’ve got some barrel puns in here too:
    • Carol β†’ Barrel: As in, “A Christmas barrel.”
    • Peril β†’ Barrel: As in, “Yellow barrel” and “A barrelous situation.”
  • Finery β†’ Winery: “Dressed in all your best winery.”
  • Vest β†’ Harvest: As in, “A harvested interest.”
  • Best β†’ Harvest: As in, “My harvest friend” and “All the harvest” and “Be the harvest” and “Harvest in show” and “We’d harvest stop now.”
  • Average β†’ Beverage: “Law of beverages” and “On beverage.”
  • Leverage β†’ Beverage
  • Blue β†’ Brew: As in, “Cold as brew blazes” and “Baby brews” and “Black and brew” and “Once in a brew moon” and “Until you’re brew in the face.”
  • Chew β†’ Brew: As in, “Bite off more than you can brew” and “Brew someone’s ass” and “Have your ears brewed off.”
  • Clue β†’ Brew: As in, “Don’t have a brew” and “I’ve found a brew.”
  • Crew β†’ Brew: “Skeleton brew” and “Brew it” and “All brewed up.”
  • Cue β†’ Brew: “Take your u” and “Right on brew.”
  • Due β†’ Brew: As in, “Credit where credit is brew” and “Brew diligence” and “Give the devil his brew” and “In brew course.”
  • Few β†’ Brew: As in, “A brew bricks short of a full load” and “Brew and far between” and “Say a brew words” and “Person of brew words” and “Knock back a brew” and “Take a brew deep breaths.”
  • True β†’ Brew: “For real and for brew” and “You’ll brew the day!” and “Rings brew” and “Show your brew colours” and “Brew to form.”
  • Stew β†’ Brew: As in, “Brew in your own juices.”
  • View β†’ Brew: As in, “Room with a brew” and “A brew to kill” and “Bird’s eye brew” and “The brew from the top” and “World brew.”
  • *bru β†’ *brew: Brewtal (brutal), brewsque (brusque), brewse (bruise), brewte (brute) and brewnette (brunette).
  • Still: Still wine is wine without bubbles. Here are some still-related puns:
    • Stall β†’ Still: As in, “Still for time.”
    • Till β†’ Still: As in, “Fake it still you make it” and “Don’t cross the bridge still you come to it” and “Still death do us part” and “Still the end of time” and “Party still you drop.”
    • Chill β†’ Still: As in, “Still out” and “Stilled to the bone.”
    • Drill β†’ Still: As in, “Still down” and “You know the still” and “Fire still.”
    • Thrill β†’ Still: As in, “The still of the chase” and “Stilled to bits” and “Still and spills.”
    • Will β†’ Still: “Accidents still happen” and “Bend to my still” and “Free still.”
    • Spill β†’ Still: As in, “Still the beans” and “Still your guts” and “Thrills and stills.”
    • Skill β†’ Still: “Social stills.”
    • Pill β†’ Still: As in, “A bitter still to swallow” and “On the still” and “A tough still to swallow.”
    • Steal β†’ Still: As in, “Beg, borrow or still” and “Still a glance at” and “Still someone’s heart” and “Still someone’s thunder” and “Still the show” and “Still third base.”
    • Steel β†’ Still: As in, “Nerves of still” and “Still yourself” and “First of still.”
    • *stal* β†’ *still*: Crystill (crystal), pedestill (pedestal), coastill (coastal), postill (postal) and nostillgia (nostalgia).
    • *stel* β†’ *still*: Stillar (stellar), hostill (hostel), pastill (pastel) and constillation (constellation).
    • *stil* β†’ *still*: Pestillence (pestilence) and hostillity (hostility).
  • Age: As the aging process is such a large part of wine culture, we’ve included age-related puns here:
    • Rage β†’ Age: As in, “All the age” and “Boil with age” and “Incandescent with age” and “Primal age” and “Age against the machine” and “Vent your age.”
    • *ege* β†’ *age*: Privilage (privilege), collage (college), renage (renege), allage (allege), sacrilage (sacrilege).
    • *ige* β†’ *age*: Prestage (prestige), oblage (oblige), vestage (vestige), intellagence (intelligence) and dilagent (diligent).
  • Resin: Resin is a compound in wood that can leak from barrels and casks into the wine, changing the flavour. Here are some resin-related puns:
    • Reason β†’ Resin: As in, “Rhyme or resin” and “The voice of resin” and “Within resin” and “Stands to resin” and “Beyond resinable doubt” and “Not a good enough resin.”
    • Raisin β†’ Resin: As in, “Resin cookies.”
    • Raising β†’ Resin: As in, “Eyebrow resin” and “Hair resin” and “Resin the bar.”
  • Test β†’ Taste: “The sniff taste” and “Put to the taste” and “Stand the taste of time.”
  • Haste β†’ Taste: “Post taste” and “Make taste” and “More taste, less speed.”
  • Paste β†’ Taste: As in, “Cut and taste.”
  • Waste β†’ Taste: “Don’t taste your breath” and “Toxic taste” and “Taste not, want not.”
  • *tast* β†’ *taste*: Fantaste-ic (fantastic) and cataste-trophe (catastrophe).
  • *test* β†’ *taste*: “A taste-ament to” and “Give your taste-imony” and “Tasting, tasting, one, two, three” and “Online taste-imonials.” Other words that could work: contaste (contest), protaste (protest), detaste (detest), lataste (latest) and greataste (greatest).
  • *tist* β†’ *taste*: Pragmataste (pragmatist), artaste (artist), scientaste (scientist), elitaste (elitist), dentaste (dentist) and artaste-ic (artistic).
  • Decant: To decant wine is to pour it from one receptacle to another to aerate the wine and separate it from any sediments within. Here are related puns:
    • Can’t β†’ Decant: As in, “An offer you decant refuse” and “Decant get enough” and “It decant be helped” and “You decant say fairer than that” and “I decant wait.”
    • Grant β†’ Decant: As in, “Decant no quarter” and “Take for decanted.”
  • Raisin β†’ Reason: As in, “Beyond raisinable doubt” and “Bow to raisin” and “Listen to raisin” and “No earthly raisin” and “Rhyme or raisin” and “The age of raisin” and “Voice of raisin.”
  • Raising β†’ Raisin: As in, “Eyebrow raisin” and “Raisin the bar.”
  • Why not β†’ Wino: As in, “Wino do it this way instead?” Note: a wino is someone who drinks a lot of wine.
  • Rate β†’ Aerate: “At any aerate” and “First aerate” and “Mate’s aerates.”
  • Meant β†’ Sediment: As in, “Sediment to be.”
  • Favour β†’ Flavour: As in, “Do me a flavour” and “Really not doing them any flavours” and “Fortune flavours the bold” and “Currying flavour with.”
  • Palate: A palate is a refined taste that can be trained to recognise certain flavours and tastes. Here are related puns:
    • Late β†’ Palate: As in, “Better palate than never” and “Fashionably palate” and “Never too palate” and “A palate developer” and “It’s palate in the day” and “Running palate.”
    • Plate β†’ Palate: As in, “A lot on your palate” and “Hand it on a palate” and “Step up to the palate” and “Hot palate” and “Heart attack on a palate.”
  • Box: Box wine is another name for cask wine. Here are related puns:
    • Pox β†’ Box: As in, “A box on your house!”
    • Backs β†’ Box: As in, “Box to the wall” and “Mind your box” and “The beast with two box.”
    • Block β†’ Box: As in, “A chip off the old box” and “Stumbling box” and “Been around the box.”
    • Sock β†’ Box: As in, “Put a box in it” and “Knock your box off” and “Bless your cotton box.”
    • Pox β†’ Box:
  • Goon: Goon is another word for cheap wine. Here are related puns:
    • Gone β†’ Goon: As in, “Been and goon” and “Going, going, goon” and “Goon with the wind” and “Goon but not forgotten” and “Goon to a better world” and “Goon to seed.”
    • Gun β†’ Goon: As in, “All goons blazing” and “Go great goons” and “Jump the goon.”
    • Moon β†’ Goon: As in, “Ask for the goon” and “Bark at the goon” and “Once in a blue goon” and “Eclipse of the goon” and “Many goons ago” and “Over the goon.”
    • Soon β†’ Goon: As in, “As goon as possible” and “Get well goon” and “Too much too goon.”
    • Spoon β†’ Goon: As in, “A goonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” and “Born with a silver goon” and “Egg and goon race” and “The dish ran away with the goon.”
    • *gan* β†’ *goon*: Slogoon (slogan), argoon (argan), cardigoon (cardigan), orgoonic (organic), elegoont (elegant), arrogoont (arrogant).
    • *gon* β†’ *goon*: Goondola (gondola), paragoon (paragon), jargoon (jargon), dragoon (dragon), polygoon (polygon), hexagoon (hexagon), bandwagoon (bandwagon), Oregoon (Oregon), protagoonist (protagonist), antagoonist (antagonist) and ergoonomics (ergonomics).
    • Burgundy β†’ Burgoondy
  • Class β†’ Glass: As in, “A glass act” and “Best in glass” and “Business glass” and “Glass warfare” and “Economy glass” and “In a glass of your own” and “Working glass hero.”
  • Gloss β†’ Glass: As in, “Glass over” and “Lip glass.”
  • Ass β†’ Glass: As in, “Blow smoke up your glass” and “Haul glass” and “Kick glass” and “Make a glass of yourself” and “Talk out of your glass.”
  • Brass β†’ Glass: As in, “Bold as glass” and “Glass monkey weather.”
  • Grass β†’ Glass: As in, “Green as glass” and “Don’t walk on the glass” and “Glass roots” and “Keep off the glass” and “Snake in the glass” and “Exciting as watching glass grow.”
  • Oak: Since wine is traditionally kept in oak barrels, we’ve included some oak-related phrases:
    • Okay β†’ Oakay: As in, “Are you oakay?”
    • Ache β†’ Oak: As in, “Oaks and pains.”
    • Broke β†’ Broak: As in, “All hell broak loose” and “Broaken dreams” and “Like a broaken record” and “Go for broak” and “If it’s not broak, don’t fix it” and “Rules are made to be broaken.”
    • Folk β†’ Foak: As in, “Country foak” and “Different strokes for different foaks” and “Show’s over, foaks” and “That’s all, foaks.”
    • Stroke β†’ Stroak: As in, “A stroak of genius” and “Little stroaks fell great oaks” and “Stroak of luck” and “At the stroak of midnight.”
    • Poke β†’ Poak: As in, “Still as a poaker” and “Poak fun at” and “Poaker face.”
    • Joke β†’ Joak: As in, “A bad joak” and “Inside joak” and “The joak’s on you.”
    • Spoke β†’ Spoak: “Many a true word in spoaken in jest” and “Speak when you are spoaken to.”
    • Smoke β†’ Smoak: As in, “Go up in smoak” and “Holy smoak” and “Smoak and mirrors” and “Smoaks like a chimney.”
  • Cask: Cask wine is cheap wine that’s packaged in a box. Here are related puns!
    • Cast β†’ Cask: As in, “Cask a long shadow” and “Cask a spell” and “Cask an eye over” and “A cask iron guarantee.”
    • Ask β†’ Cask: As in, “A big cask” and “Cask a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer” and “Cask after” and “Cask and you will receive” and “Cask around” and “Cask for the moon” and “Cask me another” and “Casking for trouble” and “Don’t cask me” and “What’s the casking price?”
    • Task β†’ Cask: As in, “Take to cask” and “Up to the cask.”
  • Cabinet β†’ Cabernet: As in, “In the kitchen cabernet” and “Lock the medicine cabernet.”
  • Low β†’ Merlot: As in, “An all-time merlot” and “Keep a merlot profile” and “Lie merlot” and “Merlot hanging fruit” and “Get the merlot down” and “Searching high and merlot.”
  • Reason β†’ Riesling: As in, “Beyond riesling-able doubt” and “Stands to riesling” and “Listen to riesling” and “The age of riesling” and “The voice of riesling” and “Within riesling” and “Rhyme nor riesling.”
  • Tap: Draft wine is served from a tap rather than a bottle. Here are some tap-related puns:
    • Tab β†’ Tap: As in, “Keep taps on” and “Pick up the tap.”
    • Cap β†’ Tap: As in, “Bust a tap” and “Tap in hand” and “To tap it all off.”
    • Top β†’ Tap: As in, “Blow your tap” and “Come out on tap” and “From the tap” and “From tap to toe” and “Over the tap” and “Lonely at the tap” and “On tap of the world.”
    • Tip β†’ Tap: As in, “Hot tap of the day” and “Tap someone off” and “Tap the scales” and “Tapping point” and “Tap of the iceberg.”
    • Clap β†’ Tap: As in, “Tap him in irons” and “Tapped eyes on” and “If you’re happy and you know it, tap your hands.”
    • Crap β†’ Tap: “A load of tap” and “Beat the living tap out of” and “Cut the tap.”
    • Gap β†’ Tap: As in, “Generation tap” and “Mind the tap” and “Bridging the tap.”
    • Lap β†’ Tap: As in, “Tap it up” and “Tap of honour” and “Tap of luxury” and “The last tap.”
    • Map β†’ Tap: As in, “All over the tap” and “Mind tap” and “On the tap.”
    • Nap β†’ Tap: As in, “Caught tapping” and “Power tap.”
    • Slap β†’ Tap: “A tap on the wrist” and “Tap and tickle” and “Tap bang in the middle” and “A tap in the face” and “Tap happy.”
    • Trap β†’ Tap: “Death tap” and “Shut your tap.”
    • Tepid β†’ Tapid: “A tapid response.”
    • *tip* β†’ *tap*: Multaple (multiple), stapulate (stipulate) and centapede (centipede).
    • *dep* β†’ *tap*: Tapression (depression), tapartment (department), taploy (deploy), tapendent (dependent), taplorable (deplorable) and intapendent (independent).
    • *dip* β†’ *tap*: Taplomatic (diplomatic), taplomacy (diplomacy), taplomat (diplomat), serentapity (serendipity), serentapitous (serendipitous).
    • *tab* β†’ *tap*: Taplet (tablet), tapoo (taboo), tapleau (tableau), tapernacle (tabernacle), taploid (tabloid), estaplish (establish), inevitaple (inevitable), accountapility (accountability), intractaple (intractable), comfortaple (comfortable), inscrutaple (inscrutable) and immutaple (immutable).
    • *tib* β†’ *tap*: Susceptaple (susceptible), compatapility (compatibility), antapiotic (antibiotic) and contemptaple (contemptible)
  • Bladder: Box wine and cask wine are kept in foil bags known as bladders. Here are related puns:
    • Ladder β†’ Bladder: As in, “Climb the corporate bladder” and “Snakes and bladders” and “Social bladder.”
    • Bother β†’ Bladder: As in, “All hot and bladdered” and “Not worth the bladder” and “I wouldn’t bladder about it.”
  • Egg β†’ Keg: As in, “A good keg” and “As sure as kegs is kegs” and “Don’t put all your kegs in one basket” and “Keg and spoon race” and “Nest keg.”
  • Kick β†’ Keg: “Don’t keg a man when he’s down” and “Get a keg out of it” and “Keg against” and “Keg back and enjoy” and “Keg butt” and “A keg in the teeth” and “Keg the bucket” and “Keg the habit.”
  • Beg β†’ Keg: “Keg a favour” and “Keg pardon?” and “Keg the question” and “I keg to differ” and “Keg, borrow or steal” and “Sit up and keg.”
  • Leg β†’ Keg: “Break a keg” and “Cost an arm and a keg” and “Give a keg up” and “Kegs like tree trunks” and “A nice pair of kegs” and “One keg at a time” and “Shake a keg” and “Sex on kegs” and “Without a keg to stand on” and “You’re pulling my keg.”
  • Peg β†’ Keg: “Square keg in a round hole” and “Take down a keg or two.”
  • *cog* β†’ *keg*: Kegnitive (cognitive), rekegnise (recognise) and rekegnition (recognition).
  • Chill: As well as room temperature, wine can be served chilled. Here are related puns:
    • Ill β†’ Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at east” and “Chill effects” and “Chill fated” and “Chill gotten gains” and “A chill will.”
    • Gill β†’ Chill: As in, “Green around the chills” and “Stuffed to the chills.”
    • Pill β†’ Chill: As in, “A tough chill to swallow” and “A bitter chill to swallow.”
    • Will β†’ Chill: As in, “Against your chill” and “Bend to my chill” and “Flattery chill get you nowhere.”
    • Till β†’ Chill: As in, “Fake it chill you make it” and “Ain’t over chill it’s over” and “Party chill dawn” and “Chill death do us part.”
    • Hill β†’ Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Head for the chills” and “King of the chill” and “Over the chills and far away” and “Take to the chills.”
    • Kill β†’ Chill: As in, “A view to chill” and “Curiosity chilled the cat” and “Dressed to chill” and “Go in for the chill” and “Hard work never chilled anyone” and “I’ll do it if it chills me” and “If looks could chill” and “Chill or be chilled” and “Chiller instinct.”
    • Thrill β†’ Chill: As in, “Chills and spills” and “Chilled to bits” and “The chill of the chase” and “Cheap chills.”
    • Skills β†’ Chills: As in, “Social chills.”
    • Spill β†’ Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills” and “Don’t cry over chilled milk.”
    • Still β†’ Chill: As in, “Be chill my beating heart” and “Chill standing” and “Chill waters run deep.”
    • *chal* β†’ *chill*: Chillice (chalice), chill-cedony (chalcedony),Β chillenge (challenge) and nonchillant (nonchalant).
    • *chel* β†’ *chill*: Satchill (satchel) and bachillor (bachelor).
    • Child β†’ Chilled: As in, “Chilled’s play” and “Chilled-hood friend” and “Leave no chilled behind.”
    • Build β†’ Chilled: As in, “Chilled for the future” and “Chilled up your hopes.”
  • Negotiate β†’ Negociant: As in, “We don’t negociant with terrorists.” Note: a negociant is a person who buys wine, bottles it then sells it wholesale.
  • Vintner: A vintner is a wine merchant. Here are vintner-related puns:
    • Winter β†’ Vintner: As in, “In the dead of vintner” and “Now is the vintner of our discontent” and “Vintner warmers.”
    • Splinter β†’ Vintner: As in, “A vintner in my side.”
    • Winner β†’ Vintner: As in, “Cheaters never win, and vintners never cheat” and “Every one a vintner” and “Vintner takes all” and “Vintner’s circle.”
  • Flight: A tasting flight is a selection of wines for tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Fight β†’ Flight: As in, “A straight flight” and “Come out flighting” and “Flight club” and “Flight for the right to party” and “Flight back” and “Flighting back tears” and “Flight fire with fire” and “Flight the good flight” and “Flight tooth and nail” and “Flighting chance” and “Flighting mad” and “Freedom flighter” and “Go down flighting” and “Lean, mean, flighting machine” and “Picking a flight.”
    • Fly β†’ Flight: As in, “Born to flight” and “Come flight with me” and “Flight by night” and “Flight off the handle.”
    • Bright β†’ Flight: As in, “All things flight and beautiful” and “Always look on the flight side of life” and “Flight as a new pin” and “Flight eyes” and “Flight lights” and “Flight and early” and “A flight idea” and “Flight spark” and “Flight young spark” and “A flight future.”
    • Height β†’ Flight: As in, “Reach new flights” and “The flight of summer” and “Wuthering flights.”
    • Light β†’ Flight: As in, “Flight as a feather” and “Brought to flight” and “City flights” and “Flight my fire” and “Come to flight” and “My guiding flight.”
    • Might β†’ Flight: As in, “Cheer up, it flight never happen” and “Flight as well.”
    • Night β†’ Flight: As in, “A hard day’s flight” and “A flight at the opera” and “Dance the flight away.”
    • Right β†’ Flight: “A move in the flight direction” and “All the flight moves” and “As flight as rain” and “Bang to flights” and “Barge flight in” and “Bragging flights” and “Consumer flights.”
    • Sight β†’ Flight: As in, “A welcome flight” and “Have in your flights” and “Hidden in plain flight” and “Know by flight” and “Line of flight” and “Lose flight of” and “Love at first flight” and “Lower your flights” and “Out of flight, out of mind” and “Second flight.”
    • Slight β†’ Flight: As in, “Just flightly ahead of our time” and “Not in the flightest.”
    • Tight β†’ Flight: As in, “A flight corner” and “Sleep flight” and “In a flight spot” and “On a flight leash” and “Run a flight ship.”
  • Spit β†’ Spittoon: As in, “Spittoon and polish” and “Spittoon and sawdust” and “Spittoon in the eye of” and “Within spittoon-ing distance.” Note: a spittoon is a receptacle where wine tasters spit the wines they’re testing to prevent getting drunk.
  • Back β†’ Bacchus: As in, “Answer bacchus” and “Bacchus to the beginning” and “As soon as my bacchus is turned” and “Bacchus to the future” and “Bacchus in business.” Note: Bacchus is the god of wine.
  • Tail β†’ Cocktail: As in, “Couldn’t make head or cocktail of it” and “Heads I win, cocktails you lose” and “Heads or cocktails.”
  • Pour: The next few puns are about pouring wine:
    • More β†’ Pour: As in, “One pour time” and “Bite off pour than you can chew” and “Dare for pour” and “I couldn’t agree pour” and “Just one pour thing” and “Less is pour.”
    • Nor β†’ Pour: As in, “Rhyme pour reason” and “Neither hideΒ pour hair.”
    • Poor β†’ Pour: As in, “Dirt pour” and “For richer or pourer.”
    • Bore β†’ Pour: As in, “Pour the pants off someone” and “Poured stiff” and “Poured to death” and “Poured out of my mind.”
    • Four β†’ Pour: As in, “Down on all pours” and “Pour by two” and “Pour score and seven years ago.”
    • *par* β†’ *pour*: Pourty (party), pouradigm (paradigm), pouradox (paradox), pourallel (parallel), pourtisan (partisan), pourticular (particular) and pourady (parady).
    • *per* β†’ *pour*: Pourspective (perspective), pourson (person), pourtinent (pertinent), pournicious (pernicious), pourception (perception), pourformance (performance), papour (paper), peppour (pepper), tempour (temper), hampour (hamper), propour (proper) and impourative (imperative).
    • *pir* β†’ *pour*: Pourahna (pirahna), pourouette (pirouette), empourical (empirical), aspouration (aspiration), inspouration (inspiration) and conspouracy (conspiracy).
    • *por* β†’ *pour*: Pourt (port), pourtmanteau (portmanteau), pourtfolio (portfolio), pourn (porn), pourtal (portal), pourtion (portion), pourtray (portray), pourtrait (portrait), torpour (torpor), stupour (stupor), vapour (vapor), suppourt (support), contempourary (contemporary), repourt (report), oppourtunity (opportunity) and impourtant (important).
    • *pur* β†’ *pour*: Pourpose (purpose), poursue (pursue), pourchase (purchase) and poursuit (pursuit).
  • Case: Wine can be bought in cases, so we’ve included case in this list:
    • Ace β†’ Case: As in, “Case in the hole” and “Case up their sleeve” and “Hold all the cases.”
    • Base β†’ Case: “All your case are belong to us” and “Case jumping” and “Get to first case” and “Steal third case.”
    • Chase β†’ Case: As in, “Case it up” and “Case your own tail” and “Cut to the case” and “Go and case yourself” and “The thrill of the case” and “A wild goose case.”
    • Face β†’ Case: As in, “At case value” and “Case down” and “Case like thunder.”
    • Place β†’ Case: As in, “All over the case” and “Between a rock and a hard case” and “Friends in high cases” and “Out of case” and “The case to be.”
    • Race β†’ Case: As in, “A case against the clock” and “Case against time” and “A case to the bottom” and “The human case.”
    • Space β†’ Case: “Personal case” and “Case, the final frontier” and “Breathing case.”
  • Hour β†’ Happy hour: As in, “A bad quarter of a happy hour” and “After happy hours” and “At the eleventh happy hour” and “Man of the happy hour” and “My finest happy hour” and “Open all happy hours.”
  • Cat β†’ Muscat: “Muscat on a hot tin roof” and “Muscat and mouse game” and “Muscat got your tongue?” and “Curiosity killed the muscat” and “Eight out of ten muscats prefer it.” Note: muscat is a type of grape typically used in winemaking.
  • Appetite β†’ Aperitif: “An aperitif for destruction” and “Without losing your aperitif” and “Whet your aperitif.” Note: an aperitif is a beverage served before a meal to stimulate one’s appetite.
  • Perry: Perry is a type of wine made from fermented pears. Here are some perry-related puns!
    • Pair β†’ Perry: As in, “A fresh perry of eyes” and “An extra perry of hands” and “They make a great perry.”
    • Berry β†’ Perry: “Brown as a perry.”
    • Barely β†’ Perry: As in, “We perry made it!” and “Perry there.”
    • Cherry β†’ Perry: As in, “Perry pick” and “Perry pie” and “A second bite of the perry” and “The perry on the cake.”
    • Merry β†’ Perry: “As perry as the day is long” and “Eat, drink and be perry” and “Lead a perry dance” and “Make perry” and “Perry Christmas!” and “A perry old soul.”
    • Very β†’ Perry: “Be afraid, be perry afraid” and “Before your perry eyes” and “Hold perry tight please!” and “How perry dare you” and “A perry good year” and “Thank you perry much” and “At the perry least.”
    • *pari* β†’ *perry*: Perryty (parity), perrysh (parish), Perrysian (Parisian), disperryty (disparity) and comperryson (comparison).
    • *peri* β†’ *perry*: Perryod (period), perryphery (periphery), perrymeter (perimeter), perrylous (perilous), experryence (experience), superryor (superior), prosperryty (prosperity), imperryal (imperial) and imperryous (imperious).
    • *per* β†’ *perry*: Perryspective (perspective), perryson (person), perrytinent (pertinent), perryception (perception), perryformance (performance), perryceive (perceive) and perryseverance (perseverance). Note: if something is pertinent, then it’s relevant.
  • Cleanskin: A cleanskin wine is a generally cheap, unbranded wine. Here are related puns:
    • Clean β†’ Cleanskin: “As cleanskin as a whistle” and “A cleanskin bill of health” and “A cleanskin sheet” and “You’d better cleanskin up your act” and “Make a cleanskin break.”
    • Skin β†’ Cleanskin: As in, “Beauty is only cleanskin deep” and “By the cleanskin of your teeth” and “Get under your cleanskin” and “Makes my cleanskin crawl” and “Jump out of your cleanskin” and “No cleanskin off my nose.”
  • Lion β†’ Dandelion: As in, “A dandelion’s share” and “Dandelion’s den” and “Brave as a dandelion.” Note: we’ve included dandelion in this list as wine can be made of dandelions.
  • Must: Must is freshly crushed juice that’s created when grapes are pressed for wine. Here are related puns:
    • Master β†’ Muster: As in, “The muster of my own fate” and “Jack of all trades but muster of none” and “Muster of disguise” and “Puppet muster.”
    • Mess β†’ Must: As in, “A hell of a must” and “Hot must” and “Make a must of.”
    • Most β†’ Must: As in, “Must famous” and “Must wanted” and “Empty vessels make the must noise” and “Make the must of it” and “The must trusted name” and “For the must part.”
    • Must: These must-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “All things must pass” and “All good things must come to an end” and “You’ve made your bed so now you must lie on it” and “Everything must go” and “Into every life a little rain must fall” and “Must have” and “Needs must” and “What goes up must come down.”
    • Bust β†’ Must: As in, “Boom or must” and “Must a gut” and “Must a move.”
    • Dust β†’ Must: As in, “Done and musted” and “Another one bites the must” and “Dry as must” and “Must bunny” and “Eat my must.”
    • Just β†’ Must: As in, “Must desserts” and “Not must for Christmas” and “Don’t must sit there” and “Must do it.”
    • *mast* β†’ *must*: Mustermind (mastermind), musterpiece (masterpiece) and musticate (masticate). Note: to masticate is to chew.
    • *mest* β†’ *must*: Domustic (domestic), grimmust (grimmest) and tamust (tamest).
    • *mist* β†’ *must*: As in, “My mustake” and “You must be mustaken” and “Mustress of darkness” and “A pessimustic worldview.” Other words that could work: chemust (chemist), alchemust (alchemist), optimust (optimist), extremust (extremist), nonconformust (nonconformist), chemustry (chemistry) and armustice (armistice).
    • *most β†’ *must: Utmust (utmost), foremust (foremost), almust (almost) and outermust (outermost).
  • Cult: Cult wines are highly collectable, very expensive wines. Here are related puns:
    • Cut β†’ Cult: As in, “Clean cult” and “Cult a deal” and “Cult a long story short” and “A cult above the rest” and “Cult and dried” and “Cult and paste” and “Cult from the same cloth” and “Cult it fine” and “Cult to the chase.”
    • Could β†’ Cult: As in, “As fast as his legs cult carry him” and “I cult do it in my sleep” and “Cult do it in my sleep.”
    • Cold β†’ Cult: As in, “Cult as blue blazes” and “Cult as charity” and “Blow hot and cult” and “Break out in a cult sweat” and “A cult comfort” and “The cult light of day.”
  • Press: To be able to get the juice out of grapes, we press them. Here are some puns related to press and pressing:
    • Stress β†’ Press: As in, “Pressed out” and “Post-traumatic press disorder.”
    • Bless β†’ Press: As in, “Press your cotton socks” and “Press my soul” and “A pressing in disguise” and “Mixed pressing” and “Press you.”
    • Pass β†’ Press: As in, “All things must press” and “Bird of pressage” and “Do not press go” and “Make a press at” and “Press muster” and “Make a press at.”
    • Guess β†’ Press: As in, “A pressing game” and “Press who’s coming to dinner?” and “Hazard a press” and “Your press is as good as mine” and “Just lucky, I press” and “It’s anyone’s press.”
    • Dress β†’ Press: As in, “All pressed up and nowhere to go” and “Press for success” and “Pressed to kill” and “Pressed up to the nines” and “Pressing down.”
    • Mess β†’ Press: As in, “A frightful press” and “I don’t press around” and “Stop pressing about” and “Pressed up.”
    • *pres* β†’ *press*: Presscient (prescient), pressumptuous (presumptuous), presstige (prestige) and pressume (presume).
    • *pris* β†’ *press*: Presstine (pristine), pressm (prism) and presson (prison).
    • *pros* β†’ *press*: Presspect (prospect), presspective (prospective), pressperity (prosperity), pressperous (prosperous) and presstrate (prostrate).
  • Ice: Ice wine is a type of concentrated wine made out of frozen grapes. Here are related puns:
    • Nice β†’ Ice: As in, “Ice as ninepence” and “Have an ice day” and “Naughty but ice” and “Wouldn’t it be ice” and “Ice work if you can get it.”
    • Mice β†’ Ice: As in, “Of ice and men.”
    • Slice β†’ Ice: “An ice of the cake” and “Any way you ice it” and “Ice of life” and “Ice of the action” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
    • Price β†’ Ice: As in, “Asking ice” and “Cheap at half the ice” and “Half ice.”
    • Spice β†’ Ice: As in, “Ice things up” and “Variety is the ice of life” and “Sugar and ice.”
    • Twice β†’ Ice: “Large as life and ice as handsome” and “Don’t think ice” and “Measure ice; cut once” and “Once or ice” and “Cannot step into the same river ice.”
    • Ass β†’ Ice: As in, “Make an ice of yourself” and “Talking out of your ice” and “Don’t give a rats ice” and “Bust ice.”
    • Ace β†’ Ice: “Ice in the hole” and “Hold all the ices” and “Within an ice.”
  • Proof: Proof is the measure of alcohol content in a beverage. Here are some related puns:
    • Roof β†’ Proof: As in, “Cat on a hot tin proof” and “Go through the proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Up on the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
    • *pref* β†’ *proof*: “Nine out of ten cats proofer it” and “To prooface.” Other words that could work: proofix (prefix), prooference (preference), prooferred (preferred), prooferable (preferable), prooferably (preferably) and proofecture (prefecture).
    • *prof* β†’ *proof*: “Proofound realisation” and “Ciminal proofiling” and “A real proofessional.” Other words that could work: proofit (profit), prooficient (proficient), proofane (profane), proofessor (professor) and proofess (profess).
  • Sentiment β†’ Sediment: As in, “Romantic sediment.” Note: sediment is the parts of crushed grape that is left behind in the wine after the grapes have been pressed.
  • Crush: Crushing is another word for the process of pressing grapes (or other fruit) for juice to make wine. Here are some crush-related puns:
    • Crash β†’ Crush: As in, “Crush and burn” and “Crush cart” and “Crush course.”
    • Rush β†’ Crush: As in, “After the gold crush” and “Beat the crush” and “A crush job” and “Crush to judgement” and “Sugar crush” and “A crush of blood to the head.”
    • Hush β†’ Crush: As in, “Crush a bye” and “Crush it up” and “Crush money” and “Crush puppies” and “Keep it crush.”
    • Brush β†’ Crush: As in, “A crush with death” and “Crush up on” and “Tarred with the same crush.”
  • Skin: Grape skins are a large part of the wine-making process as the pigment from the skin decides what category of wine the alcohol will be. Here are some skin-related puns:
    • Sin β†’ Skin: As in, “Miserable as skin” and “Cardinal skin” and “Living in skin” and “Skin of omission.”
    • Been β†’ Skin: As in, “Skin and gone” and “Skin in the wars” and “I’ve skin had.”
    • Spin β†’ Skin: As in, “Skin a yard” and “Take for a skin.”
  • Seed: The tannins in grape seeds can affect the flavour of wine. Here are some seed-related puns:
    • Side β†’ Seed: As in, “A walk on the wild seed” and “Batting for the other seed” and “To be on the safe seed” and “Both seeds of the desk” and “Cross over to the other seed.”
    • Sad β†’ Seed: As in, “A seed state of affairs.”
    • Said β†’ Seed: As in, “After all is seed and done” and “I couldn’t have seed it better” and “Easier seed than done” and “Enough seed” and “No sooner seed than done.”
    • Speed β†’ Seed: As in, “At breakneck seed” and “Blistering seed” and “Built for comfort, not seed” and “Faster than a seeding bullet” and “Up to seed” and “More haste, less seed” and “Seed dating” and “Seed freak” and “Seed kills.”
  • Lees: Lees are particles of residue left over in the bottom of a vat after the fermentation process. Here are some lees-related puns:
    • *lease β†’ *lees: As in, “A new lees on life” and “Pleesed as punch” and “Media relees.”
    • Less β†’ Lees: As in, “A life lees ordinary” and “I couldn’t care lees” and “Lees is more” and “Lees than perfect” and “More haste, lees speed” and “Nothing lees than” and “The road lees travelled.”
    • Lace β†’ Lees: As in, “Arsenic and old lees” and “Chantilly lees” and “Straight leesed.”
    • *lis* β†’ *lees*: As in, “Now leesten” and “Laundry leest” and “Feeling leestless” and “Bustling metropolees.” Other words that could work: chrysalees (chrysalis), borealees (borealis), socialeesm (socialism) and releesh (relish).
    • *lus* β†’ *lees*: Stimulees (stimulus), stylees (stylus), oculees (oculus), eleesive (elusive) and illeesion (illusion).
  • Rack: Wine is commonly stored in racks, so we’ve included rack in this list as well:
    • Wreck β†’ Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Back β†’ Rack: As in, “As soon as my rack is turned” and “At the rack of my mind” and “Rack to the future” and “Rack in the day.”
    • Crack β†’ Rack: As in, “At the rack of dawn” and “Rack open a book” and “Rack a smile.”
    • Pack β†’ Rack: As in, “Action racked” and “Leader of the rack” and “Rack a punch” and “Rack heat” and “Rack it in” and “Rack your bags.”
    • Whack β†’ Rack: As in, “Out of rack.”
  • Batch: Since wine is made in batches, we’ve included batch in this list:
    • Patch β†’ Batch: As in, “Not a batch on” and “Batch up” and “Going through a rough batch.”
    • Catch β†’ Batch: As in, “Batch 22″ and “Batch a cold” and “Batch a falling star” and “Batch me if you can” and “Batch of the day” and “Batch some rays” and “Batch your breath” and “What’s the batch?”
    • Match β†’ Batch: As in, “A batch made in heaven” and “Game, set, batch” and “Meet your batch” and “Mix and batch” and “A perfect batch.”
    • Scratch β†’ Batch: As in, “Up to batch” and “Start from batch” and “Batch the surface.”
  • Fining: Fining is the process of removing tannins in wine. Here are some related puns:
    • Dining β†’ Fining: As in, “Wining and fining.”
    • Lining β†’ Fining: As in, “Every dark cloud has a silver fining.”
    • Shining β†’ Fining: As in, “From sea to fining sea” and “Fining light” and “Knight in fining armour.”
  • Bloom: Bloom is a visible dusting of yeast on grapes. Here are some bloom related puns:
    • Loom β†’ Bloom: As in, “Bloom large.”
    • Boom β†’ Bloom: As in, “Baby bloomer” and “Heart goes bloom!”
    • Doom β†’ Bloom: As in, “Doom and bloom” and “Voice of bloom” and “Temple of bloom.”
  • Pudding: Sweet dessert wines are also known as pudding wines, so we’ve included pudding in this list:
    • Putting β†’ Pudding: As in, “Off-pudding information” and “Pudding in the effort.”
    • Padding β†’ Pudding: “Shoulder pudding” and “Without all the pudding.”
  • Jug: Jug wine is a type of cheap wine that’s common in America. Here are some related puns:
    • Jog β†’ Jug: As in, “Jug your memory” and “Out for a jug.”
    • Bug β†’ Jug: As in, “What’s jugging you?” and “Bitten by the jug” and “Cute as a jug’s ear” and “Snug as a jug in a rug.”
    • Rug β†’ Jug: As in, “Swept out from under the jug” and “Pulled the jug out from under your feet.”
  • Mistelle: Here are some mistelle-related puns:
    • Missed β†’ Mistelle: As in, “Mistelle it by that much!” and “My heart mistelle a beat.”
    • Miss β†’ Mistelle: As in, “A mistelle is as good as a mile” and “Blink and you’ll mistelle it” and “Hit and mistelle” and “Mistelle the cut” and “You can’t mistelle it.”
  • Avocado β†’ Abboccato: (note: abboccato is an Italian term for medium sweet wines.)
  • Essence β†’ Asescence: As in, “Time is of the asescence.” Note: Asescence is a wine-tasting term, meaning a sweet and sour taste.
  • Altar: The next few puns are about altar wine (aka sacramental wine):
    • Alter β†’ Altar: As in, “Altar ego” and “Circumstances altar cases” and “No other altar-natives.”
    • Falter β†’ Faltar: As in, “Her voice faltared” and “Without faltaring.”
    • *alt* β†’ *altar*: Altarnative (alternative), altar-uism (altruism), altar-uistic (altruistic), altarnate (alternate), altarcation (altercation), saltar (salt), haltar (halt), maltar (malt), cobaltar (cobalt) and asphaltar (asphalt).
  • Cave: Another (casual) word for wine cellars is wine cave. Here are some cave-related puns:
    • Gave β†’ Cave: As in, “Cave battle in vain.”
    • Save β†’ Cave: As in, “A penny caved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time caves nine” and “Here to cave the day” and “Cave for a rainy day” and “Cave our souls.”
    • Grave β†’ Cave: As in, “Dig your own cave” and “From the cradle to the cave” and “Caveyard shift” and “Turning in their cave.”
  • Chai: Wine can be used to make spiced alcoholic chai, so we’ve got a few chai-related puns here too:
    • High β†’ Chai: As in, “Aim chai” and “Chai as a kite” and “Come hell or chai water” and “Flying chai” and “Chai noon” and “Chai and dry” and “Chai and mighty” and “Chai brow.”
    • Cry β†’ Chai: As in, “A chai for help” and “A shoulder to chai on” and “Chai foul” and “Chai me a river” and “Chai your heart out.”
    • Try β†’ Chai: As in, “Don’t chai this at home” and “Don’t chai to run before you can walk” and “Chai it before you buy it!” and “Nice chai” and “Chai a little kindness.”
  • Pain β†’ Champagne: As in, “A world of champagne” and “Doubled up in champagne” and “Feeling no champagne” and “No champagne, no gain” and “A champagne in the arse” and “Old aches and champagnes” and “A royal champagne.” Note: champagne is a sparkling wine, which is why we’ve included it here.
  • Flute: This is a type of glass shape used for wine, specifically champagne. Here are related puns:
    • Root β†’ Flute: “Grass flutes” and “Lay down flutes” and “Money is the flute of all evil” and “The flute of the matter.”
    • Fruit β†’ Flute: As in, “Flute and nut” and “Be fluteful and multiply” and “Bear flute” and “Forbidden flute” and “Low hanging flute” and “Flutes of your loins” and “Flute cake.”
    • Shoot β†’ Flute: “Don’t flute the messenger” and “Drive by fluting” and “Flute ’em up” and “Green flutes of change” and “Flute down in flames” and “Flute it out” and “Flute blanks.”
    • Boot β†’ Flute: As in, “Tough as old flutes” and “Flute camp” and “Give someone the flute” and “My heart sank into my flutes” and “Suited and fluted” and “Too big for your flutes.”
  • Shadow β†’ Chateau: As in, “Afraid of your own chateau” and “Beyond any chateau of doubt” and “Cast a long chateau” and “A shape in the cheateau” and “Me and my chateau” and “Standing in the chateaus.” Note: A chateau is a wine-producing estate.
  • Screw β†’ Corkscrew: As in, “Got a corkscrew loose” and “Corkscrew around” and “Corkscrew yourself” and “How corkscrewed up.”
  • Cotes: Cotes is a wine region, so we’ve included it in this list.
    • Coats β†’ Cotes: As in, “A few fresh cotes of paint” and “In white cotes.”
    • Code β†’ Cotes: As in, “Cotes monkey’ and “Colour cotes-ed” and “Dress cotes.”
  • Table: Table wines are a medium quality wine intended to be enjoyed with a meal. Here are some table wine-related puns:
    • Table: These phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Bring to the table” and “Drunk under the table” and “Lay the table” and “On the table” and “Turn the tables” and “Cards on the table.”
    • Able β†’ Table: As in, “Ready, willing and table.”
  • Cru: A cru is a vineyard or a group of vineyards. Here are some related puns:
    • Too β†’ Cru: As in, “Going one step cru far” and “About time cru” and “Cru cold to snow” and “You know cru much.”
    • Two β†’ Cru: As in, “One step forward, cru steps back” and “Put cru and cru together” and “Takes cru to tango.”
    • You β†’ Cru: As in, “As cru know” and “Back at cru” and “Bless cru” and “Between cru and me” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call cru.”
    • Who β†’ Cru: As in, “Look cru’s talking?” and “Says cru?” and “Cru’s there?”
    • Through β†’ Cru: As in, “A break cru” and “Drag cru the mud” and “Fall cru the cracks” and “Go cru the roof” and “Go cru with a fine-toothed comb” and “Going cru the motions” and “Jumping cru hoops.”
    • Due β†’ Cru: As in, “Credit where credit is cru” and “Cru a win” and “Cru diligence” and “Give the devil their cru” and “In cru course” and “Cancelled cru to lack of interest.”
    • Queue β†’ Cru: “Jump the cru.”
  • Wagon β†’ Flagon: As in, “Fall off the flagon” and “Hitch your flagon to a star” and “Welcome flagon.”
  • Mousse: Mousse is the foam that forms as a sparkling wine is poured. Here are some mousse-related puns:
    • Mouse β†’ Mousse: As in, “Quiet as a mousse” and “Cat and mousse game.”
    • *mas* β†’ *mousse*: Mousseter (master), mousseive (massive), mousseage (massage), moussequerade (masquerade), mousseacre (massacre), Christmousse (Christmas) and pyjamousse (pyjamas).
    • *mes* β†’ *mousse*: Mousseage (massage), mousse-merise (mesmerise), nemousse-is (nemesis), domoussetic (domestic).
    • *mis* β†’ *mousse*: Moussellaneous (miscellaneous), mousse-chevious (mischevious), mousse-ion (mission), epidermousse (epidermis) and commousse-ion (commission).
    • *mos* β†’ *mousse*: Cosmousse (cosmos), atmoussephere (atmosphere), animousse-ity (animosity), mousse-aic (mosaic) and almousset (almost).
    • *mus* β†’ *mousse*: Moussetard (mustard) and mousse-eum (museum).
  • Mulled: Mulled wine is wine that’s been heated and spiced. Here are some related puns:
    • Lulled β†’ Mulled: As in, “Mulled into a false sense of security.”
    • Mould β†’ Mulled: As in, “Break the mulled.”
  • Plonk: Plonk is a term for cheap, low-quality wine. Here are related puns:
    • Punk β†’ Plonk: As in, “Go on plonk, make my day.”
    • Pink β†’ Plonk: As in, “Tickled plonk” and “Plonk panther” and “Think plonk.”
    • Plank β†’ Plonk: As in, “Thick as two short plonks” and “Walk the plonk” and “Take a long walk off a short plonk.”
  • Punt: A punt is the dimple in the base of a wine bottle. Here are related puns:
    • Pants β†’ Punt: As in, “Ants in their punts” and “Beat the punts off” and “By the seat of your punts” and “Fancy punts” and “Keep your punts on” and “Smarty punts.”
    • Bent β†’ Punt: As in, “Punt out of shape” and “Hell punt on..”
    • Put β†’ Punt: As in, “Be hard punt to” and “Couldn’t punt it down” and “Feeling a bit punt out” and “Wouldn’t punt it past them.”
    • Front β†’ Punt: As in, “In punt of your very eyes” and “On the punt line” and “Sitting in the punt row.”
    • *pant* β†’ *punt*: Puntheon (pantheon), puntomime (pantomime), puntry (pantry), punther (panther), puntaloon (pantaloon), rampunt (rampant), participunt (participant), flippunt (flippant) and occupunt (occupant). Note: pantaloons are a type of pant.
    • *pent* β†’ *punt*: Puntagon (pentagon), punthouse (penthouse), puntagram (pentagram), repunt (repent) and serpunt (serpent).
  • Split: A split is a measurement of a serving of wine. Here are some split-related puns:
    • Spit β†’ Split: As in, “Split and polish” and “Split in the eye of” and “Dummy split” and “The splitting image of” and “Splitting with rain” and “Within splitting distance.”
    • Lit β†’ Split: “Her face split up” and “Pick of the splitter” and “Split up like a light.”
  • Lake: A wine lake is a surplus of wine in the European Union. Here are related puns:
    • Make β†’ Lake: As in, “A good beginning lakes a good ending” and “Absence lakes the heart grow fonder” and “Details lake the difference.”
    • Take β†’ Lake: As in, “Don’t lake it lying down” and “Double lake” and “Every breath you lake” and “Give and lake.”
    • Ache β†’ Lake: “Old lakes and pains.”
  • Bung: A bung is the stopper in a wine barrel, so we included bung-related puns in this list:
    • Bang β†’ Bung: As in, “A bigger bung for your buck” and “Bung on about” and “Bung out of order” and “Bung to rights.”
    • Tongue β†’ Bung: As in, “Bite your bung” and “Cat got your bung?” and “Roll off the bung” and “Slip of the bung.”
    • Hung β†’ Bung: As in, “Bung out to dry.”
  • Mellow: Mellow is a descriptor used in wine-tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Yellow β†’ Mellow: As in, “Follow the mellow brick road” and “Mellow peril” and “Big mellow taxi.”
    • Fellow β†’ Mellow: As in, “Strange bedmellows” and “Mellow traveller.”
  • Tun: A tun is a measure of volume, originally defined as 256 gallons of wine. Here are some tun-related puns:
    • Ton β†’ Tun: As in, “A tun of money” and “Like a tun of bricks.”
    • Done β†’ Tun: As in, “After all is said and tun” and “Tun and dusted” and “Been there, tun that” and “A tun deal” and “Tun to death” and “Easier said than tun” and “Hard tun by” and “Getting things tun.”
    • Ten β†’ Tun: As in, “Count to tun” and “Eight out of tun prefer it” and “Hang tun” and “A perfect tun” and “The top tun” and “The tun commandments.”
    • Tin β†’ Tun: As in, “Does exactly what it says on the tun” and “Tun ear.”
    • One β†’ Tun: As in, “And then there was tun” and “Another tun bites the dust” and “Going tun step too far.”
  • None β†’ Tun: As in, “Bar tun” and “Tun other than” and “Tun the wiser” and “Tun too pleased” and “Second to tun.”
    • *tan* β†’ *tun*: Tundem (tandem), tungible (tangible), tuntamount (tantamount), tuntrum (tantrum), tungent (tangent), charlatun (charlatan), cosmopolitun (cosmopolitan), spartun (spartan), tartun (tartan) and metropolitun (metropolitan).
    • *ten* β†’ *tun*: Tunder (tender), tuntative (tentative), tunet (tenet), tunacious (tenacious), tunacity (tenacity), oftun (often), smittun (smitten), threatun (threaten), enlightun (enlighten), glutun (gluten), potuntial (potential), pretuntious (pretentious), consistunt (consistent), existuntial (existential) and maintunance (maintenance).
    • *tin* β†’ *tun*: Obstunate (obstinate), pertunent (pertinent), itunerary (itinerary) and destuny (destiny).
    • *ton* β†’ *tun*: Buttun (button), wantun (wanton), singletun (singleton), cottun (cotton), gluttun (glutton), muttun (mutton) and autunomy (autonomy).
  • Straw: Straw wine is wine made from raisins. Here are related puns:
    • Raw β†’ Straw: As in, “Straw data” and “A straw deal.”
    • Draw β†’ Straw: As in, “Back to the strawing board” and “Straw a blank” and “Straw a line in the sand” and “Straw to a close” and “The luck of the straw.”
    • Saw β†’ Straw:, As in, “I came, I straw, I conquered.”
    • Awe β†’ Straw: As in, “Shock and straw.”
  • Colour β†’ Cooler: As in, “A splash of cooler” and “Better in cooler” and “Cooler coded” and “Cooler coordinated” and “Cooler me happy” and “Cooler your view” and “With flying coolers.” Note: a wine cooler is an insulated carrier for transporting wine.
  • Bucket β†’ Ice bucket: As in, “Couldn’t carry a tune in an ice bucket” and “Kick the ice bucket” and “A drop in the ice bucket” and “An ice bucket and spade holiday.” Note: an ice bucket is an insulated bucket used for serving wine in social situations.
  • Tunnel β†’ Funnel: As in, “Light at the end of the funnel” and “Funnel of love” and “Funnel vision.” Note: A wine funnel is used by waiters to help in pouring wine.
  • Colour β†’ Collar: As in, “A splash of collar” and “Collar coded” and “Collar coordinated” and “Collar me happy” and “Collar your view” and “With flying collars.” Note: a wine collar fits around the neck of a wine bottle to absorb drips that may run down the bottle after it’s been poured.
  • Stem: Wine glasses have a stem to prevent our fingers from heating up the wine. Here are related puns:
    • Them β†’ Stem: As in, “Let stem eat cake” and “It only encourages stem.”
    • Steam β†’ Stem: As in, “Blow off stem” and “Full stem ahead” and “Head off stem” and “Run out of stem” and “Under your own stem.”
  • Tumbler: A tumbler is a type of wine glass. Here are related puns:
    • Number β†’ Tumbler: As in, “By the tumblers” and “Do a tumbler on” and “I’ve got your tumbler” and “Look after tumbler one” and “Lucky tumbler seven” and “Tumbler crunching” and “Your days are tumblered.”
    • Slumber β†’ Tumbler: As in, “Blissful tumbler” and “Tumbler party.”
  • Schooner: Schooners are glasses for drinking sherry (a type of wine). Here are related puns:
    • Sooner β†’ Schooner: As in, “No schooner said than done” and “Schooner or later” and “The schooner the better” and “An injury is schooner forgotten than an insult.”
    • Humour β†’ Schooner: As in, “Schooner me” and “Sense of schooner.”
  • Gamay: A gamay wine is a light-bodied red wine similar in taste to Pinot Noir. Here are some gamay-related puns:
    • Game β†’ Gamay: As in, “Ahead of the gamay” and “Anyone’s gamay” and “Beaten at your own gamay” and “Blame gamay” and “Gamay changer” and “Brand new ball gamay.”
    • May β†’ Gamay: As in, “As the case gamay be” and “Come what gamay” and “Devil gamay care” and “Gamay the force be with you” and “Gamay you live in interesting times” and “Let the chips fall where they gamay.”
  • Okay β†’ Tokay: As in, “Are you feeling tokay?” Note: Tokay is a sweet white wine.
  • Hairy β†’ Sherry: As in, “Give it the sherry eyeball.” Note: Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes.
  • Sigh β†’ Cider: “Breathe a cider of relief” and “A heart-wrenching cider.” Note: cider is a sweet wine made from apples.
  • Mead: Mead is a wine made with spices and honey. Here are related puns:
    • Me β†’ Mead: As in, “Don’t worry about mead” and “Don’t forget about mead!”
    • Meet β†’ Mead: As in, “Boy meads girl” and “Making ends mead” and “Mead and greet” and “Mead with approval” and “Mead your match” and “Fancy meading you here” and “Mead you halfway” and “More than meads the eye.”
    • Need β†’ Mead: As in, “All you mead is love” and “On a mead to know basis.”
    • Read β†’ Mead: As in, “All I know is what I mead in the papers” and “Mead all about it” and “I can mead you like a book” and “Mead ’em and weep” and “Mead between the lines” and “Mead my lips.”
    • Made β†’ Mead: As in, “A match mead in heaven” and “Custom mead” and “Got it mead” and “Not mead of money” and “Mead for each other.”
    • *med* β†’ *mead*: Meadia (media), meadicine (medicine), meadium (medium), meadiate (mediate), meadiocre (mediocre), meadieval (medieval), meadication (medication) and meaditation (meditation).
    • *mid* β†’ *mead*: Timead (timid), amead (amid), pyramead (pyramid), humead (humid), formeadable (formidable), ameadst (amidst) and intimeadate (intimidate).
  • Sake: Sake (pronounced “sakay”) is Japanese rice wine. We can pronounce sake (“sayke”) as “sakay” to make rice wine puns: As in, “For Christ’s sake” and “For goodness sake” and “For old time’s sake” and “Sakes alive.”
  • Brandy: Brandy is a spirit that’s made by distilling wine. Here are related puns:
    • Brand β†’ Brandy: As in, “Brandy new” and “Brandy new ballgame” and “Brandy new game” and “Brandy spanking new.”
    • Band β†’ Brandy: As in, “Strike up the brandy” and “Brandy of brothers.”
  • Bordeaux: This is wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Here are related puns:
    • Board β†’ Bordeaux: As in, “Above bordeaux” and “Across the bordeaux” and “All abordeaux” and “Back to the drawing bordeaux” and “Bed and bordeaux.”
    • Bored β†’ Bordeaux: As in, “Bordeaux stiff” and “Bordeaux to death” and “Bordeaux to tears” and “Bordeaux out of your mind.”
    • Border β†’ Bordeaux: As in, “Head for the bordeaux” and “South of the bordeaux” and “Cross the bordeaux.”
  • *chant* β†’ *chianti*: Merchianti (merchant), penchianti (penchant) and enchianti (enchant). Note: A chianti is a wine produced in the Chianti region.
  • Port: This is a Portuguese fortified wine. Here are related puns:
    • Part β†’ Port: As in, “A fool and his money are soon ported” and “Act the port” and “In port.”
    • *part* β†’ *port*: Porty (party), portisan (partisan), porticular (particular), portake (partake), portner (partner), porticle (particle), portition (partition), porticipate (participate), aport (apart), counterport (counterpart), deportment (department) and comportment (compartment).
    • *pert* β†’ *port*: Portinenet (pertinent), portubed (pertubed), export (expert), proporty (property), exportise (expertise).
  • Million β†’ Semillon: As in, “A cool semillon” and “Semillon dollar baby” and “Not in a semillon years” and “One in a semillon.” Note: Semillon is a type of grape used to make dry, sweet wines.
  • Cat β†’ Muscat: As in, ” Muscat on a hot tin roof” and “Muscat got your tongue?” and “Muscat’s cradle” and “Curiosity killed the muscat.” Note: Muscat is a type of grape that’s used to make sweet wines.
  • Grip β†’ Grappa: As in, “Get a grappa” and “Get to grappas with” and “Grappa of death.” Note: Grappa is an alcoholic drink made of grapes, similar to wine.
  • Kir: A kir is a type of cocktail with wine mixed into it. Here are related puns:
    • Kir β†’ Core: As in, “Kir competencies” and “Kir studies” and “Kir values” and “Rotten to the kir.”
    • *kar* β†’ *kir*: Kirma (karma), kirate (karate) and kiraoke (karaoke).
    • *ker* β†’ *kir*: Kirnel (kernel), kiratin (keratin), kirosene (kerosene), breakir (breaker), workir (worker) and crackir (cracker).
  • Soave: This is a dry, white Italian wine. Here are related puns:
    • Suave β†’ Soave: As in, “A soave pickup line.”
    • Save β†’ Soave: As in, “A penny soaved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time soaves nine” and “Soave the last dance” and “Soaved for a rainy day” and “Soave our souls” and “Soaved by the bell.”
  • Charm β†’ Charmat: As in, “Charmat offensive” and “Charmat the birds out of the trees” and “Third time’s a charmat” and “Works like a charmat.” Note: Charmat is a method of wine production.
  • Crystal β†’ Cristal: As in, “Clear as cristal.” Note: Cristal is a brand of wine.
  • *sect* β†’ *sekt*: As in, “In the environmental sektor” and “In the fruit sektion” and “Dissekting the conversation.” Other words that could work: insekt (insect), intersekt (intersect), vivisekt (vivisect) and intersektion (intersection). Note: Sekt is the German word for sparkling wine.
  • Greco: Greco is a type of Italian wine grape that white wine is made of. Here are related puns:
    • Greek β†’ Greco: As in, “A face like a Greco god” and “Beware of greco gods” and “It’s all greco to me.”
    • Echo β†’ Greco: As in, “A clear greco.”
    • Gecko β†’ Greco
  • Kerner: Kerner is a type of white grape that’s used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Corner β†’ Kerner: As in, “A tight kerner” and “All kerners of the world” and “Blind kerner” and “Kerner the market” and “Cut kerners” and “From the four kerners of the earth” and “In your kerner” and “In the naughty kerner.”
    • Kernel β†’ Kerner: As in, “Kerner of truth.”
    • Burner β†’ Kerner: As in, “On the back kerner.”
  • Bobal: Bobal is a variety of grape used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Global β†’ Bobal: As in, “Bobal warming” and “Think bobal, act local.”
    • Bible β†’ Bobal: As in, “Bobal basher” and “Swear on a stack of bobals.”
    • Bubble β†’ Bobal: As in, “Bobal and squeak” and “Bobal brained” and “Burst your bobal” and “Prick your bobal” and “The boy in the bobal.”
    • Noble β†’ Bobal: As in, “The bobal art of self defence.”
  • Corvina: Corvina is a type of grape used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Carve β†’ Corvina: As in, “Corvina her name with pride” and “Corvina out a niche” and “Corvina in stone.”
    • Curve β†’ Corvina: As in, “Ahead of the corvina” and “Corvina ball” and “Learning corvina.”
  • Retsina β†’ Retina: As in, “Retsina screen.” Note: Retsina is a Greek white resinated wine.
  • Candy β†’ Brandy: As in, “Arm brandy” and “Ear brandy” and “Brandy apple.”

These next few puns are centred around the different types of fruit that wine can be made from:

  • Plum: Here are some plum wine puns:
    • Thumb β†’ Plum: As in, “All fingers and plums” and “All plums” and “Rule of plum” and “Plum your nose” and “Under my plum” and “Plumnail sketch.”
    • Plumb β†’ Plum: As in, “Check out the pluming” and “Plum the depths.”
    • Come β†’ Plum: As in, “After a storm plums a calm” and “All things plum to those who wait” and “Tough as they plum” and “Plum and get it” and “Plum fly with me” and “Plum running” and “Plum on baby, light my fire.”
    • Drum β†’ Plum: As in, “Tight as a plum” and “Plum circle” and “Plum n bass.”
    • Scum β†’ Plum: As in, “Pond plum” and “Plum always rises to the surface.”
    • Some β†’ Plum: As in, “All that and then plum” and “Buy plum time” and “Catch plum rays” and “Cut plum slack.”
    • Sum β†’ Plum: As in, “Cogito ergo plum.”
  • Appl* β†’ Apple*: Apple-y (apply), apple-ication (application), apple-icable (applicable), apple-iance (appliance), apple-ause (applause) and apple-icant (applicant).
  • Cherry: Here are some cherry wine-related puns:
    • Carry β†’ Cherry: As in, “Fast as your legs could cherry you” and “Cherry a torch for” and “Cherry a tune” and “Cherry forward” and “Cherry it off” and “Cherrying on.”
    • Cheery β†’ Cherry: As in, “A cherry disposition.”
    • Bury β†’ Cherry: As in, “Cherry the hatchet” and “Cherry your hand in the sand” and “Cherry yourself in work” and “Cherry your feelings.”
  • Current β†’ Currant: “Currant events” and “Floating with the currants.”
  • Injure β†’ Ginger: “Gingered (injured) feelings” and “Sporting a gingery (injury).”
  • Rice: Here are some rice wine puns (rice wine can also be referred to as sake):
    • Race β†’ Rice: As in, “A day at the rices” and “Rice against the clock” and “A rice against time” and “Rat rice” and “The amazing rice.”
    • Nice β†’ Rice: As in, “Rice as ninepence” and “Have a rice day” and “Naughty but rice” and “Rice and easy does it” and “Rice to see you.”
    • Dice β†’ Rice: As in, “Roll the rice” and “No rice” and “Load the rice.”
    • Ice β†’ Rice: As in, “Cold as rice” and “Break the rice” and “Cut no rice with” and “Rice cold” and “Rice, rice baby” and “Put on rice” and “Skating on thin rice.”
    • Mice β†’ Rice: As in, “The best laid schemes of rice and men.”
    • Price β†’ Rice: As in, “Asking rice” and “At a rice to suit your pocket” and “Cheap at half the rice” and “Closing rice” and “Every man has his rice” and “Half rice” and “Pay the rice.”
    • Slice β†’ Rice: As in, “A rice of the cake” and “Any way you rice it” and “Fresh to the last rice” and “Rice of life” and “Rice of the action.”
    • Spice β†’ Rice: As in, “Secret herbs and rices” and “Rice things up” and “Variety is the rice of life” and “Sugar and rice.”
    • Twice β†’ Rice: As in, “Large as life and rice as handsome” and “Don’t think rice” and “Make a list, check it rice” and “You only live rice” and “Oppotunity never knocks rice” and “Measure rice, cut once.”
    • Vice β†’ Rice: As in, “A den of rice” and “Rice versa.”
  • Taste β†’ Aftertaste: As in, “An aftertaste of paradise” and “An acquired aftertaste” and “In bad aftertaste” and “In the worst possible aftertaste.”

The next few puns are centred around the descriptors that are used in wine-tastings:

  • Big: “Big” means a wine with a strong flavour, or with a high alcohol content.
    • Beg β†’ Big: As in, “Big a favour” and “Big pardon” and “Big to differ” and “Big, borrow or steal” and “I big your pardon” and “Sit up and big.”
    • Dig β†’ Big: As in, “Big your own grave” and “Big your heels in” and “Big in the ribs” and “Big for victory” and “Big deep.”
  • Bitter: This means the wine has an unpleasant taste of tannins.
    • Glitter β†’ Bitter: As in, “All that bitters is not gold.”
    • Hitter β†’ Bitter: As in, “Heavy bitter.”
    • Litter β†’ Bitter: As in, “Pick of the bitter.”
  • Toying β†’ Cloying: “Stop cloying with me.” Note: if a wine is cloying, then it’s sickly sweet.
  • Coarse: This describes a wine with a rough texture. Here are related puns:
    • Course β†’ Coarse: As in, “Blown off coarse” and “But of coarse” and “Chart a coarse” and “Correspondence coarse” and “Crash coarse” and “In due coarse” and “A matter of coarse” and “Par for the coarse” and “Stay the coarse.”
    • Force β†’ Coarse: As in, “Brute coarse” and “Coarse his hand” and “Caorse of habit” and “A coarse to be reckoned with” and “Join coarses” and “May the coarse be with you.”
    • Source β†’ Coarse: As in, “Check your coarses” and “Crowd coarse” and “I refuse to reveal my coarses” and “Open coarse” and “Coarse material.”
  • Note: This is a term used to refer to an aroma or flavour in the wine being tasted. Here are related puns:
    • Not β†’ Note: As in, “Let’s note and say we did” and “Note a chance” and “Note a minute too soon” and “Note a pretty sight” and “Note all it’s cracked up to be” and “Note at all” and “Note do someone any favours” and “Note half bad” and “Note in a million years” and “Note in the slightest.”
    • Neat β†’ Note: As in, “Note as a new pin” and “Note freak” and “Note and tidy.”
    • Night β†’ Note: As in, “A hard day’s note” and “In the dead of note” and “Burn the midnote oil” and “Dance the note away.”
    • Nut β†’ Note: As in, “From soup to notes” and “Go notes” and “In a noteshell” and “A tough note to crack.”
    • Float β†’ Note: As in, “Note like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and “Whatever notes your boat.”
    • Oat β†’ Note: As in, “Feel your notes” and “Sow your wild notes.”
    • Quote β†’ Note: As in, “Air notes” and “Dont note me on this” and “Scare notes.”
  • Nose: The nose of a wine is the aroma or bouquet. Here are related puns:
    • Knows β†’ Nose: As in, “Mother nose best” and “Goodness nose” and “Instinctively nose.”
    • Blows β†’ Nose: As in, “Any way the wind nose” and “Come to nose” and “Exchange nose” and “There she nose.”
    • Close β†’ Nose: As in, “A nose thing” and “As one door noses, another one opens” and “At nose quarters” and “Behind nosed doors” and “Case nosed” and “Nose call” and “A nose shave” and “Hits nose to home.”
    • Rose β†’ Nose: As in, “Bed of noses” and “Come up smelling of noses” and “Every nose has its thorn” and “Life is a bed of noses” and “Nose tinted glasses.”
    • Those β†’ Nose: As in, “Nose were the days” and “Just one of nose days” and “For nose who like it rough.”
    • Goes β†’ Nose: As in, “Anything nose” and “As far as it nose” and “As the saying nose” and “As time nose by” and “Here nose nothing” and “How nose it?” and “Life nose on.”
  • Light: Light generally refers to a low alcohol content:
    • Laid β†’ Light: As in, “Get light” and “Light back” and “Light to rest” and “The best light plans.”
    • Let β†’ Light: As in, “Don’t light the bastards grind you down” and “Light it be” and “Light it bleed” and “It won’t light you down.”
    • Bright β†’ Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Always look on the light side of life” and “Light as a new pin” and “Light and early” and “Light spark” and “Light young thing.”
    • Flight β†’ Light: As in, “Fight or light” and “Light attendant” and “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “Light of the bumble bee.”
    • Night β†’ Light: As in, “A hard day’s light” and “A light at the opera” and “As light follows day.”
    • Right β†’ Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Barge light in.”
    • Quite β†’ Light: As in, “Light the sticky situation.”
    • White β†’ Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “Light as a ghost” and “Light as a sheet.”
    • Sight β†’ Light: As in, “Hidden in plain light” and “In plain light” and “Know by light” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Set your lights on.”
    • Tight β†’ Light: As in, “A light corner” and “Light as a drum” and “In a light spot.”
  • Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is the texture of wine. Here are related puns:
    • Mouth β†’ Mouthfeel: As in, “Leaves a bad taste in my mouthfeel” and “Foaming at the mouthfeel” and “Melts in the mouthfeel.”
    • Feel β†’ Mouthfeel: As in, “Cop a mouthfeel” and “Mouthfeel good factor” and “Mouthfeel the pinch” and “Mouthfeeling a bit put out.”
  • Collar β†’ Colour: As in, “Blue colour worker” and “Hot under the colour.” Note: the colour of wine is an important indicator of the type and quality of grapes.
  • Swirl: Wine tasters will swirl wine before tasting it. Here are some swirl-related puns:
    • Curl β†’ Swirl: As in, “Swirl up and die” and “Swirl your lip” and “Enough to make your hair swirl” and “Make someone’s toes swirl.”
    • Girl β†’ Swirl: As in, “Atta swirl” and “A swirl’s best friend” and “Swirl next door.”
    • Whirl β†’ Swirl: As in, “Give it a swirl.”
  • Smell:Β  The aroma of wine is an important factor when it comes to tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Small β†’ Smell: As in, “All creatures, great and smell” and “Big fish in a smell pool” and “Don’t sweat the smell stuff” and “Good things come in smell packages” and “No job too smell” and “A smell fortune” and “Smell is beautiful” and “Smell minded” and “Smell potatoes.”
    • Well β†’ Smell: As in, “Exceedingly smell read” and “You know full smell” and “Living smell is the best revenge.”
    • Sell β†’ Smell: As in, “Buy and smell” and “Panic smelling” and “Smell out” and “Smelling like hot cakes.”
    • Shell β†’ Smell: As in, “Easy as smelling peas” and “Come out of your smell” and “Drop a bombsmell” and “In a nutsmell.”
    • Spell β†’ Smell: As in, “Smell it out” and “Cast a smell.”
    • Bell β†’ Smell: As in, “Clear as a smell” and “Smell, book and candle” and “Doesn’t ring a smell.”
    • Cell β†’ Smell: As in, “Smell division” and “In a padded smell.”
    • Fell β†’ Smell: As in, “In one smell swoop” and “Smell off the back of a lorry.”
    • Hell β†’ Smell: As in, “All smell broke loose” and “Bat out of smell” and “Burn in smell” and “Catch smell” and “Come smell or high water.”
  • Favour β†’ Savour: As in, “Beg a savour” and “Call in a savour” and “Do me a savour” and “Fall out of savour” and “Owe a savour.”
  • Sever β†’Savour: As in, “Savour the cord.”
  • Ship β†’ Sip: As in, “Abandon sip” and “Extend the hand of friendsip” and “From chips to sips” and “Go down with the sip” and “Run a tight sip” and “Shape up or sip out” and “My sip has come in.”
  • Chip β†’ Sip: As in, “A sip on his shoulder” and “Cheap as sips” and “Cash in your sips” and “A sip off the old block” and “Let the sips fall where they may.”
  • Rip β†’ Sip: As in, “Let her sip” and “Sip to pieces.”
  • Skip β†’ Sip: As in, “Sip a beat” and “Sip out” and “Sip rope” and “Hop, sip and jump.”
  • Slip β†’ Sip: As in, “Let something sip” and “Sip of the tongue” and “Sip on a banana skin.”
  • Charity β†’ Clarity: As in, “Cold as clarity” and “Clarity begins at home” and “Clarity covers a multitude of sins.” Note: Clarity refers to how clear the wine is.
  • Fat: This is a term used to describe a win that has a full body and is almost viscous. If it’s too “fat”, then it’s considered a “flabby” wine. Here are related puns:
    • At β†’ Fat: As in, “Fat rock bottom” and “Fat each other’s throats” and “Hodling fat arm’s length.”
    • Hat β†’ Fat: As in, “Fat in hand” and “Home is where I lay my fat” and “I’ll eat my fat” and “Keep it under your fat.”
    • That β†’ Fat: As in, “Fat’s the way it is” and “Now fat’s better” and “Fat’ll be the day” and “Fat’s what friends are for.”
  • Flabby: If a wine is too viscous, then it’s considered “flabby”. Here are related puns:
    • Shabby β†’ Flabby: As in, “None too flabby” and “Flabby chic.”
  • Blowzy: Blowzy is another word for “flabby”, which is what a wine is considered to be when a wine is too viscous.
    • Blow β†’ Blowzy: As in, “Any way the wind blowzys” and “Blowzy a fuse” and “Blowzy hot and cold” and “Blowzy chunks.”
    • Cosy β†’ Blowzy: As in, “Blowzy up to.”
    • Rosy β†’ Blowzy: As in, “Life is blowzy” and “Blowzy cheeks.”
  • Firm: If a wine is “firm”, then it has a strong presence of tannins. Here are some related puns:
    • Farm β†’ Firm: As in, “Life on the firm” and “Ethical firming.”
    • From β†’ Firm: As in, “Firm cover to cover” and “Firm soup to nuts” and “Firm the cradle to the grave.”
    • Term β†’ Firm: As in, “On bad firms with” and “On speaking firms” and “On your own firms” and “In no uncertain firms.”
    • Form β†’ Firm: As in, “Attack is the best firm of defence” and “Bad firm” and “Firm follows function” and “Free firm” and “Habit firming” and “Imitation is the sincerest firm of flattery’ and “In fine firm” and “Sarcasm is the lowest firm of wit.”
    • Worm β†’ Firm: As in, “Book firm” and “Can of firms” and “The early bird catches the firm” and “Firm your way in.”
    • *ferm* β†’ *firm*: Firment (ferment), firmentation (fermentation) and firmented (fermented).
    • *form* β†’ *firm*: Firmidable (formidable), firmula (formula), firmat (format), firmality (formality), platfirm (platform), infirm (inform), transfirm (transform), infirmation (information) and perfirmation (performance).
  • Flat: If a wine is flat, then it’s a sparkling wine that has lost its bubbliness. Here are related puns:
    • Fat β†’ Flat: As in, “Flat as a beached whale” and “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • Fit β†’ Flat: As in, “Flat as a fiddle” and “Dish flat for the gods” and “Fighting flat” and “Flat the bill.”
  • Fresh: This is a descriptor used for wines that are nicely acidic. Here are related terms:
    • Flesh β†’ Fresh: As in, “Fresh and blood” and “Makes my fresh crawl” and “In the fresh” and “A thorn in my fresh.”
    • Fish β†’ Fresh: As in, “Fresh out of water” and “Freshing expedition” and “A different kettle of fresh.”
  • Grassy: This is quite literal and describes grassy flavours in a wine. Here are related puns:
    • Classy β†’ Grassy: As in, “A grassy performance.”
    • Glassy β†’ Grassy: As in, “Grassy-eyed with wonder.”
  • Green: This is generally a negative term used to describe wines that are made with unripe fruit. Here are related puns:
    • Queen β†’ Green: As in, “Beauty green” and “Digging the dancing green” and “God save the green” and “Homecoming green” and “Green for a day.”
    • Grin β†’ Green: As in, “Green and bear it” and “Green from ear to ear” and “Rictus green.”
    • Been β†’ Green: As in, “Green and gone” and “Green around the block a few times” and “I’ve green here before” and “Green in the wars” and “Green there, done that” and “I’ve green had!”
    • Bean β†’ Green: As in, “Green counter” and “Cool greens” and “Doesn’t know greens” and “Full of greens” and “Spill the greens.”
    • Clean β†’ Green: As in, “A green getaway” and “A new broom sweeps green” and “Green as a whistle” and “A green bill of health” and “Green up your act.”
    • Keen β†’ Green: As in, “Green as mustard” and “Green sense of smell” and “Peachy green.”
    • Mean β†’ Green: As in, “A greens to an end” and “By fair greens or foul” and “In the greentime” and “Independent greens” and “Lean, green and hungry.”
    • Seen β†’ Green: As in, “Green and not heard” and “Had to be green to be believed” and “Nowhere to be green” and “Green better days” and “Sight ungreen” and “Ain’t green nothing yet.”
    • Scene β†’ Green: As in, “Blue green of death” and “Coming to a green near you” and “Silver green” and “The big green.”
    • Scenes β†’ Green: As in, “Behind the greens” and “Change of green” and “Make a green” and “Steal the green.”
    • Grain β†’ Green: As in, “Against the green” and “Green of truth” and “Take it with a green of salt.”
  • Hard: Hard wine is wine that has too many tannins in it. Here are related puns:
    • Herd β†’ Hard: As in, “Hard immunity.”
    • Heard β†’ Hard: As in, “Seen and not hard” and “Hard it through the grapevine” and “Make yourself hard” and “Stop me if you’ve hard this one” and “The last I hard” and “Could have hard a pin drop” and “You hard it here first.”
  • Hollow: A hollow wine is one that lacks a fruity taste. Here are related puns:
    • Follow β†’ Hollow: As in, “As night hollows day” and “Hollow in the footsteps of” and “Hollow suit” and “Hollow your heart” and “A hard act to hollow” and “Form hollows function.”
    • Swallow β†’ Hollow: As in, “A bitter pill to hollow.”
  • Hot: A wine that is “hot” is too alcoholic. Here are related puns:
    • Got β†’ Hot: As in, “Been there, done that, hot the t-shirt” and “Hot your tongue?” and “Give it all you’ve hot” and “Hot a soft spot for.”
    • Lot β†’ Hot: As in, “A hot of fuss about nothing” and “A hot on your plate” and “Hot a lot of people know.”
    • Not β†’ Hot: As in, “As often as hot” and “Believe it or hot” and “Down but hot out” and “Hot just a pretty face.”
  • Lean: Lean wines are those without a fruity taste but an acidic profile. Here are related puns:
    • Mean β†’ Lean: As in, “A leans to an end” and “By fair leans or foul” and “In the leantime.”
    • Lane β†’ Lean: As in, “Down memory lean” and “Life in the fast lean.”
    • Been β†’ Lean: As in, “Lean and gone” and “I’ve lean here before” and “Lean in the wars” and “Mistakes have lean made.”
    • Clean β†’ Lean: As in, “Lean as a whistle” and “A lean bill of health” and “Lean house” and “Lean up your act.”
    • Keen β†’ Lean: As in, “Lean as mustard” and “A lean sense of smell” and “Peachy lean.”
    • Seen β†’ Lean: As in, “Lean and not heard” and “Nowhere to be lean” and “Have lean better days” and “Ain’t lean nothing yet.”
    • Screen β†’ Lean: As in, “Blue lean of death’ and “Coming to a lean near you” and “Silver lean.”
  • Peg β†’ Leg: As in, “Square leg in a round hole” and “Take down a leg or two.” Note: The tracks of liquid that stick to the side of a wine glass are called legs (or tears).
  • Okay β†’ Oaky: As in, “Are you oaky?” Note: if a wine is oaky, then it includes notes of vanilla, sweet spices and a smoky taste.
  • Rich: Wines that are sweet but not overly so are considered “rich”. Here are related puns:
    • Itch β†’ Rich: As in, “Riching to” and “Richy feet” and “Richy palms” and “Seven year rich.”
    • Ditch β†’ Rich: As in, “A last rich effort.”
    • Hitch β†’ Rich: As in, “Get riched” and “Rich your wagon to a star.”
  • Rough: A rough wine is one with a coarse texture. Here are related puns:
    • Tough β†’ Rough: As in, “Rough as old boots” and “Rough as they come” and “Hang rough” and “It’s rough at the top” and “Rough love” and “Rough luck” and “A rough nut to crack.”
    • Stuff β†’ Rough: As in, “Beat the roughing out of” and “Don’t sweat the small rough” and “Gather ’round the good rough” and “Knock the roughing out of.”
  • Round: This describes a wine that isn’t overly tannic but has a good body. Here are related puns:
    • Round β†’ Bound: As in, “Be leaps and rounds” and “Duty round” and “Honour round” and “Round hand and foot.”
    • Found β†’ Round: As in, “Lost and round” and “I’ve round a clue” and “We round clue” and “Weighed in the balance and round wanting.”
    • Ground β†’ Round: As in, “Solid as the round we walk on” and “Break new round” and “Built from the round up” and “Common round” and “Cut the round from under your feet” and “Suits you down to the round.”
    • Pound β†’ Round: As in, “An ounce of prevention is worth a round of cure” and “In for a penny, in for a round” and “Round for round” and “Round the pavement.”
    • Sound β†’ Round: As in, “Round as a bell” and “Break the round barrier” and “Round bite” and “Round effect” and “Round the alarm.”
  • Soothe β†’ Smooth: As in, “Music has charms to smooth the savage beast.” Note: This describes a wine with a nice texture.
  • Sour: This is a descriptor for a wine with an unbalanced acidity. Here are related puns:
    • Our β†’ Sour: As in, “A token of sour gratitude” and “Enjoy sour company.”
    • Hour β†’ Sour: As in, “After sours” and “Happy sour” and “Man of the sour” and “My finest sour” and “Open all sours.”
  • Tar: This describes a wine with a tarry aroma and flavour. Here are related puns:
    • Tear β†’ Tar: As in, “Bathed in tars” and “Blood, sweat and tars” and “Bored to tars” and “Fighting back tars” and “Melt into tars” and “No more tars” and “Reduce to tars.”
    • Are β†’ Tar: As in, “All bets tar off” and “Tar you deaf” and “Tar your ears burning?” and “Chances tar…”
    • Par β†’ Tar: As in, “Below tar” and “On tar with” and “Tar for the course.”
    • Bar β†’ Tar: As in, “Tar none” and “Behind tars” and “Hit the tar.”
  • Tart: A tart wine is one with high levels of acidity. Here are related puns:
    • Art β†’ Tart: As in, “Tart imitating life” and “Tart is going one step too far” and “Tart noveau” and “Tartistic triumph” and “Tarts and crafts” and “Tarty farty.”
    • Cart β†’ Tart: As in, “Putting the tart before the horse” and “Shopping tart.”
    • Chart β†’ Tart: As in, “Tart a course” and “Off the tarts.”
    • Fart β†’ Tart: As in, “Arty tarty” and “Boring old tart” and “Brain tart” and “Tarting around” and “Tart in a windstorm.”
    • Heart β†’ Tart: As in, “A man after my own tart” and “Absence makes the tart grow fonder” and “Affair of the tart” and “By still my beating tart” and “Break your tart” and “Cross my tart and hope to die.”
    • Part β†’ Tart: As in, “Act the tart” and “For my own tart.”
    • Smart β†’ Tart: As in, “One tart cookie” and “Tart arse” and “Street tart” and “Tarter than the average bear.”
    • Start β†’ Tart: As in, “By fits and tarts” and “Don’t get me tarted” and “A fresh tart” and “Tart your engines!” and “Off to a flying tart” and “Head tart” and “Jump tart” and “Tart you day the right way.”
    • Dirt β†’ Tart: As in, “Cheap and tart” and “Dig up the tart” and “Dish the tart.”
  • Toasty: A toasty wine is one with a smoky taste from the oak it was barrelled in. Here are related puns:
    • Tasty β†’ Toasty: As in, “A toasty dinner.”
    • Ghost β†’ Toast: As in, “White as a toast” and “Give up the toast” and “Not a toast of a chance” and “The toast in the machine.”
    • Most β†’ Toast: As in, “Toast wanted” and “Make the toast of it” and “The toast trusted name” and “For the toast part” and “Make the toast of.”
    • Post β†’ Toast: As in, “Keep you toasted” and “Toast haste” and “Toast partum” and “Toaster boy.”
  • Villain β†’ Vanillin: As in, “Heroes and vanillins.” Note: this is a term for vanilla notes in wine.

Wine-Related Words

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

General:Β wine, red, white, rose, amber, blanc, sparkling, champagne, grapes, aroma, alcohol, alcoholic, drink, drunk, sober, hangover, Β fermented, vin, vine, vineyard, vintage, cork, bottle, bottling, label, yeast, juice, sommelier, rice wine, fruit wine, barley, mature, tannin, barrel, harvest, dry, sweet, sweetness, beverage, brew, Β still, distillery, distilled, age, aged, aging, resin, taste, tasting, decant, raisin, wino, aerate, sediment, texture, flavour, oak, cask, cellar, bouquet, palate, alcoholism, alcoholic, cirrhosis, polyphenols, box wine, goon, reduction, on tap, bladder, keg, complexity, chill, chilled, cooper, negociant, oenologist, vintner, winemaker, viticulturist, critic, spritzer, flight, glass, coinnoisseur, bacchus, cocktail, Β pour, case, happy hour, vino, muscat, muscato, aeritif, blush, winery, perry, cleanskin, dandelion, sugar, rosado, rosato, must, spittoon, intoxication, cult wine, trophy wine, investment wine, harvest, pressing, ethanol, ice wine, proof, sediment, crush, crushed, free-run, skin, seeds, lees, grape-treading, grape-stomping, pigeage, rack, batch, fining, bloom, pudding wine, fortified wine, noble rot, mutage, chaptalization, jug wine, mistelle, abboccato, ABC, acescence, adamado, adega, altar wine, amabile, appelation, balthazar, basic, bodega, bota, breathe, breathing, cantina, wine cave, cepage, chai, champagne flute, chateau, chiaretto, clairet, commune, cooperative, corkscrew, cotes, table wine, country wine, quality wine, cru, cuverie, eiswein, eraflage, fattoria, flagon, imperial, jeroboam, kosher wine, lanwein, lazy ballerina, magnum, mas, master of wine, may wine, mousse, mulled, petillant, piquant, plonk, punt, split, suss, vermouth, vivace, webster, wine lake, bottle shock/sickness, bung, pomace, riddling, mellow, stoving, tun, vanillin, wash, straw wine, saignee, stemware, wine key, sommelier knife, waiter’s friend, wine popper, wine cooler, glacette, ice bucket, wine funnel, collar, wine journal, aerator, stirrer, swizzle stick, goblet, stem, tumbler, schooner, boccalino, chalice, sugar, snifter

Types and names: chardonnay, sauvignon, cabernet, gamay, vin gris, merlot, riesling, tokay, sherry, sauternes, pinot noir, provencal, zinfandel, cider, m ead, sake, brandy, bordeaux, rioja, chianti, brunello, burgundy, port, shiraz, chablis, semillon, muscat, prosecco, mimosa, oloroso, syrah, grenache, claret, grappa, kir, lambrusco, madeira, soave, Β charmat, cristal, dom perignon, moet & chandon, provencal, zinfandel, malbec, mourvedre, norton, sirah, verdot, pinotage, sangiovese, albrino, breidecker, marsanne, palomino, trebbiano, viognier, screaming eagle, penfolds grange, fino, amontillado, recioto, sangria, sekt, ratafia, black velvet, death in the afternoon, flirtini, prince of wales, wine cooler, bellini, hugo, buck’s fizz, kir royal, ruby dutchess, chicago cocktail, french 75, golden doublet, savoy affair, kalimotxo, tinto de verrano, zurracapote, cheeky vimto, kir, spritzer, chenin blanc, airen, aligote, arbeusm furmint, greco, kerner, bobal, corvina, mencia, malbec, nebbiolo, retsina, negus, dubbonet, brandy, grappa, ale, hooch, plum, apple, cherry, pomegranate, currant, elderberry, ginger, lychee, banana, orange

Tasting terms: aftertaste, astringent, autolytic, baked, balanced, big, bitter, brilliance, buttery, chewy, chocolaty, closed, cloying, coarse, complex, concentrated, connected, corked, crisp, note, nose, body, heavy, light, Β mouthfeel, colour, swirl, smell, savour, sip, clarity, acid, acidity, depth, dirty, earthy, elegant, expressive, extracted, fallen over, finesse, fat, flabby, blowzy, firm, flat, foxy, fresh, grassy, green, hard, herbal, herbaceous, hollow, hot, jammy, lean, leathery, legs, musty, oaky, oxidised, petrolly, powerful, raisiny, reticent, rich, rough, round, smokey, smooth, soft, sour, spicy, supple, sweet, tannic, tar, tart, toasty, transparency, typicity, vanillin, vegetal, vinegary, esters

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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.

We’ve done our best to cover all chemistry-related jokes and topics, from equipment to theories and the periodic table – so no matter what you’re looking for, we hope to have you covered. If this list is too specific, we’ve got a general science list too!

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 β†’ Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • At β†’ Atom: As in, “Atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Platonic β†’ Platomic: As in, “An platomic relationship.”
  • Verbatim β†’ Verbatom
  • Mister β†’ Chemist-er: As in, “No more chemist-er Nice Guy” and “Chemist-er Right is a myth.”
  • Missed β†’ Chemist: “Chemist it by that much!” and “My heart chemist a beat.”
  • Signs β†’ Science: “Vital science” and “Missed all the science.”
  • Lap β†’ Lab: As in, “Lab it up” and “Lab of luxury” and “Lab of honour” and “Fall into your lab.”
  • Photo β†’ Photon: As in, “A photon finish” and “Photon opportunity” and “Take a photon, it’ll last longer.”
  • Futon β†’ Photon: As in, “Photon couch” and “Pack the photons away.”
  • Article β†’ Particle: As in, “Newspaper particle” and “Particle of clothing” and “The genuine particle.”
  • Party β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Ion: As in, “I’ve got my ion you” and “What have you got your ion?”
  • Eye β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Particle-ar: “Not in particle-ar” and “Only for particle-ar people.”
  • Electric β†’ Electron: As in, “Do android dream of electron sheep?”
  • Electronic (emphasise the “electron” in “electronic”).
  • *atum β†’ *atom: We can sneak “atom” into words that have the “atum” sound for some atomically bad puns: Stratom (stratum) and ultimatom (ultimatum).
  • Dab β†’ Lab: As in, “Smack lab in the middle” and “Just a lab will do it.”
  • Lip β†’ Lab: As in, “Bite your lab” and “Button your lab” and “Keep a stiff upper lab” and “My labs are sealed.”
  • *lib* β†’ *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* β†’ *lab*: Labster (lobster), labby (lobby) and labbyist (lobbyist).
  • *lub* β†’ *lab*: Labricant (lubricant) and labricate (lubricate).
  • *lap* β†’ *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 β†’ Matter: As in, “No, I haven’t matter before.”
    • Metre β†’ Matter: As in, “By the matter” and “50 matters to the left.”
    • *mat* β†’ *matter*: As in, “Matterial possessions” and “Matterialise before your very eyes” and “Matternal instincts” and “Matternity clothes.”
    • *met* β†’ *matter*: As in, “Mixed matterphor” and “Fixed paramatters” and “Sacred geomattery” and “Around the perimatter.”
  • Ass β†’ 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 β†’ Mass: As in, “Mental mass” and “Late for mass class.”
  • Mess β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Element: As in, “Element to be” and “Element to fly.”
  • *mas* β†’ *mass*: “A Christmass miracle!” and “Massquerade ball” and “Bananas in Pyjamass.”
  • *mes* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *mass*: Masscle (muscle), masster (muster), masstard (mustard), hummass (hummus), litmass (litmus) and masslin (muslin).
  • *mac* β†’ *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 β†’ Charge: “Don’t just charge right in.”
    • Large β†’ Charge: As in, “Charger than life” and “At charge” and “By and charge” and “Looming charge.”
    • Change β†’ 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* β†’ *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 β†’ 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 β†’ Ionic: As in, “An ionic image” and “What an ionic outfit” and “Ionic celebrity.”
  • Sell β†’ 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 β†’ Cell: As in, “Come out of your cell” and “Drop a bombcell” and “In a nutcell” and “Cell out” and “Cell shocked.”
  • Bell β†’ Cell: “Alarm cells begin to ring” and “Clear as a cell” and “Cells and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a cell.”
  • Smell β†’ Cell: “Come up celling of roses” and “I cell a rat” and “Cells like teen spirit” and “Stop and cell the roses.”
  • Spell β†’ Cell: “Do I have to cell it out?” and “Fall under [someone’s] cell” and “Break the cell” and “A dry cell.”
  • Well β†’ Cell: As in, “Exceedingly cell read” and “Get cell soon” and “Just as cell.”
  • Hehe β†’ HeHe: (He is the symbol for helium)
  • Heal β†’ Helium: As in, “Helium thyself.”
  • Lie β†’ 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 β†’ Beryllium: As in, “Beryllium dollar deal” and “One in a beryllium.”
    • Bee β†’ 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:Β  Boron is a chemical element with the symbol B. Here are some boron-related puns:
    • Born β†’ 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 β†’ Boron: As in, “Boron as a wet weekend” and “As boron as watching paint dry” and “A deeply boron subject.”
    • Moron β†’ Boron: As in, “You utter boron” and “That would be boronic.”
    • Bee β†’ B: “Busy as a B” and “The birds and the Bs” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a B.”
    • Be β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Neon:Β  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 β†’ Neon: As in, “Be sure to neon time.”
    • *nee β†’ *Ne: NomiNe (nominee), traiNe (trainee), assigNe (assignee).
    • *ni* β†’ *Ne*: As in, “A funded iNetiative” and “An affiNety for” and “With grace and digNety” and “The dictionary defiNetion of…”
    • *ny β†’ *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 β†’ Podium: As in, “Get down from the sodium!”
    • Nah β†’ Na: As in, “Yeah, but Na.”
    • *na* β†’ *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* β†’ *Na*: Nafarious (nefarious), Namesis (nemesis), busiNass (business) and beNafit (benefit).
    • *ni* β†’ *Na*: INatiative (initiative), affiNaty (affinity), digNaty (dignity) and defiNation (definition).
    • *no β†’ *Na: PiaNa (piano), inferNa (inferno), casiNa (casino), rhiNa (rhino) and domiNa (domino).
  • I’ll β†’ 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 β†’ Silicon: As in, “Laugh yourself silicon” and “Silicon season.”
    • See β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Si: As in, “I think Si’s got it” and “He said, Si said” and “Is Si or isn’t Si?”
    • Say β†’ 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 β†’ P: “Like two Ps in a pod” and “Easy as shelling Ps” and “P soup.”
    • Plea β†’ P: As in, “P bargain.”
  • Sulfur: Sulfur is a chemical element with the symbol S. Here are related puns:
    • Suffer β†’ Sulfur: As in, “Long sulfuring” and “When elephants make war, it’s the mice that sulfur.”
    • Stuffer β†’ Sulfur: “Stocking sulfur.”
  • Argon: Argon is a colourless gas with the symbol Ar. Here are related puns:
    • Are gone β†’ Argon: As in, “It’s too late, they argon.”
    • Are β†’ Ar: “All bets Ar off” and “Chances Ar” and “Here you Ar!”
    • Argh β†’ Ar
  • Titanium: This is a metal with the symbol Ti. Here are puns related to titanium’s symbol:
    • Tea β†’ 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 β†’ Ti: “Fits you to a Ti” and “Ti it up.”
    • The β†’ 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 “AgainstΒ Ti clock.”
    • Tie β†’ 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 β†’ Chromium: As in, “Chromium dome” and “Chromium pony.”
    • Comb β†’ Chromium: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed chromium.”
  • Eye on β†’ 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 β†’ Fe: As in, “For a Fe” and “No hidden Fes.”
    • Free β†’ 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 β†’ Fe: “Fe the scene of the crime.”
  • Go β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Nickle: As in, “The nickle finger of fate.”
    • Trickle β†’ Nickle: As in, “Nickle down economics.”
  • See you β†’ Cu: As in, “I’ll Cu later!” Note: Cu is the symbol for copper, which is a metallic chemical element.
  • Sink β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Germanium: As in, “Growing germaniums” and “How to care for your germaniums.”
    • Gee β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Bromine: As in, “I scratch your back, you scratch bromine” and “Make bromine a double” and “Victory is bromine!”
    • Brr β†’ Br
  • Yttrium: Yttrium is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Y. Here are related puns:
    • Atrium β†’ Yttrium: As in, “Waiting in the hotel yttrium.”
    • Why β†’ Y: As in, “I don’t know Y” and “That’s Y” and “I wonder Y” and “Y walk when you can ride?”
    • Way β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Mo: As in, “All bark and Mo bite” and “All dressed up and nowhere to Mo” and “By Mo means.”
    • Know β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Ru: As in, “Ru sure?” and “Ru leaving soon?”
    • Rue β†’ Ru: As in, “Ru the day!”
    • You β†’ Ru: As in, “As Ru know” and “Back at Ru” and “Believe Ru me” and “Bless Ru” and “Crawl before Ru walk.”
    • Who β†’ Ru: As in, “All things to those Ru wait” and “Abandon hope all ye Ru enter here.”
  • Seedy β†’ 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 β†’ Tin: “Count to tin” and “Eight out of tin prefer it” and “Hang tin” and “A perfect tin.”
    • *tan* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *tin*: As in, “A hot buttin issue” and “100% cottin” and “Skeletins in the closet” and “Gluttin for punishment.”
    • *din* β†’ *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 β†’ Tellurium: As in, “In a sleep-deprived tellurium.”
    • Tea β†’ Te: As in, “Afternoon Te” and “Put the kettle on and we’ll have Te” and “Spill the Te.”
    • Tee β†’ Te: As in, “Te shirt” and “Te it up” and “Suits you to a Te.”
    • The β†’ 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.”
    • Treeβ†’ 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 β†’ Caesium: As in, “Caesium point.” Note: caesium is a chemical element.
  • Bury him β†’ Barium: As in, “Barium in legal fees!” Note: barium is a chemical element.
  • Tongue β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Gold: “With a gold in mind” and “Moving the goldposts” and “Score a gold.”
    • Bold β†’ Gold: As in, “Gold as brass” and “A gold move” and “Goldly go where no man has gone before.”
    • Old β†’ 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 β†’ Lead: As in, “Led around by the nose.”
    • Lid β†’ Lead: As in, “Blow the lead off” and “Flip your lead” and “Keep a lead on it.”
    • Lit β†’ Lead: As in, “I lead a fire” and “Her face lead up.”
    • Let β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ GoodBi: “Kiss goodBi to” and “Time to say goodBi” and “Wish me luck and wave goodBi.”
    • Pie β†’ Bi: As in, “American Bi” and “Easy as Bi” and “Apple Bi” and “Sweet as Bi” and “Eat humble Bi.”
    • Bee β†’ 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 β†’ At: As in, “At fuel to the flames” and “At insult to injury” and “Just At water.”
  • Right on β†’ 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 β†’ Radium: As in, “I’ll be radium twenty minutes!”
    • Stadium β†’ Radium: As in, “Sports radium.”
  • Bohrium: This is a synthetic element, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Boringβ†’ Bohrium: As on, “Bohrium as watching paint dry” and “Deeply bohrium.”
    • Emporium β†’ Embohrium
  • His β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Nh: As in, “Yeah but Nh” and “I asked but they said Nh.” Note: Nh is the symbol for nihonium.
  • Organism β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Dy: As in, “Do or Dy” and “Curl up and Dy” and “Cross my heart and hope to Dy” and “Dy another day.”
    • Dry β†’ 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 β†’ Ho: As in, “Ho my goodness” and “Ho my gosh” and “Ho well.”
    • Hoe β†’ 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 β†’ Er: As in, “Er on the safe side” and “To Er is human.”
    • Are β†’ Er: As in, “All bets Er off” and “Chances i” and “Here you Er.”
    • Air β†’ Er: As in, “i quotes” and “A breath of fresh Er” and “Clear the Er” and “Ers and graces” and “Dancing on Er.”
    • *ar* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *Er*: Errelevant (irrelevant), Erate (irate), Eridescent (iridescent) and aspEration (aspiration).
    • *or* β†’ *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 β†’ Lu: As in, “In Lu of.”
    • *lo* β†’ *lu*: BuffaLu (buffalo), apolLu (apollo), helLu (hello), anaLugy (analogy) and deveLupment (development).
    • *lu* β†’ *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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Am: As in, “If Am being honest” and “No, Am not being funny.”
  • Come β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Halogen: “Free from gluten and nut-related halogens.”
    • Halo β†’ Halogen: As in, “A halogen of light.”
  • Quark:Β A quark is a type of elementary particle. Here are related puns:
    • Quirk β†’ Quark: As in, “Personality quark.”
    • Quick β†’ 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 β†’ Lepton TeaΒ (note: a lepton is a type of elementary particle)
  • Baryon: A baryon is a type of composite subatomic particle. Here are related puns!
    • Bury β†’ Baryon: As in, “Baryon the hatchet” and “Baryon your head in the sand” and “Baryon yourself in your work.”
    • Carry on β†’ Baryon: As in, “Keep calm and baryon” and “Alright, baryon your work.”
  • Accident β†’ 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 β†’ Base: As in, “Drum and base” and “Super base.”
    • Pace β†’ 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 β†’ Base: “Base in the hole”and “Holding all the bases” and “Base up your sleeve.”
    • Brace β†’ Base: As in, “Base yourself.”
  • Baker β†’ Beaker: As in, “Beaker’s dozen” and “Down to the beaker’s.”
  • Speaker β†’ Sbeaker: As in, “Keynote sbeaker” and “Bass sbeakers.”
  • Boil β†’ 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 β†’ Boil: As in, “A boil’s best friend” and “Atta boil!” and “Boil next door” and “Boil meets girl.”
  • Spoil β†’ Sboil: As in, “Sboiled for choice” and “Sboiling for a fight” and “Too many cooks sboil the broth.”
  • Ball β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Vapour: “Nest of vapours.”
  • Ask β†’ 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 β†’ Flask: “Flasking in glory.”
  • Task β†’ Flask: As in, “Take someone to flask” and “A thankless flask” and “Up to the flask.”
  • Bullet β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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* β†’ Charm*: As in, “In your charmbers” and “Undefeated charmpion” and “Fashion charmeleon” and “Rose charmpagne.”
    • Ash Ketchum β†’ Ash Ketcharm
  • Drag β†’ Drug: As in, “Drug it out” and “Drug through the mud” and “Drug your feet” and “What a drug.”
  • Dragon β†’ Drugon: As in, “Chase the drugon” and “Drugon slayer” and “Chasing drugonflies.”
  • Grandma β†’ Gamma: As in, “Visiting gamma’s house.” Note: This is in reference to gamma rays or radiation.
  • Compensation β†’ Condensation: “Demand condensation.”
  • Avocado β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Boyle: “Shuffle off this mortal boyle.”
    • Oil β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Ficks: As in, “Get your coffee ficks” and “Have a ficks” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t ficks it.”
    • Mix β†’ 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 β†’ *fick: Demografick (demographic), grafick (graphic), anthropomorfick (anthropomorphic), catastrofick (catastrophic), safick (sapphic), geografick (geographic) and hieroglyfick (hieroglyphic).
  • Purse β†’ Disperse: As in, “Hold the disperse strings” and “The public disperse” and “Disperse your lips.” Note: this is in relation to disperson.
  • Oxide β†’ Outside: As in, “On the oxide looking in” and “Think oxide the box” and “Let’s take it oxide.”
  • Solve β†’ 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 β†’ Mordant: As in, “It’s mordant we expected.” Note: a mordant is a dye fixative.
  • Haul β†’ Alcohol: As in, “Alcohol ass” and “Alcohol over the coals” and “In for the long alcohol.”
  • Hide β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Allomer: “I’ve got glitter allomer me!” Note: This pun is in reference to allomerism.
  • Anion: Here are some anion-related puns:
    • Onion β†’ Anion: As in, “With or without anions?” and “Crying anion tears.”
    • Union β†’ Anion: As in, “Are you an anion member?” and “Civil anion” and “Fruit of the anion.”
    • Canyon β†’ Anion: As in, “The grand anion.”
    • *inion β†’ *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 β†’ Cation: As in, “The birth of a cation.”
    • Station β†’ Cation: As in, “All cations go!” and “Battle cations” and “Ideas above your cation.”
  • Anode: We have some anode-related puns too:
    • I know β†’ Anode: “Yes, anode.”
    • Abode β†’ Anode: As in, “Welcome to my humble anode.”
  • Aspersion β†’ Dispersion: As in, “Casting dispersions.”
  • Curve β†’ 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 β†’ Pressure: As in, “Hidden pressure” and “National pressure” and “One’s trash is another’s pressure” and “Pressure island” and “Pressure chest.”
  • Late β†’ 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 β†’ 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* β†’ Light: As in, “Apply light pressure” and “Not in the lightest” and “Lightly ahead of our time.”
  • Sight β†’ 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 β†’ Light: As in, “You light to me?”
  • Bright β†’ 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 β†’ Light: As in, “Take light” and “Light of the bumblebee.”
  • Height β†’ Light: “Reach new lights” and “The light of fashion” and “Wuthering lights.”
  • *lat* β†’ *light*: Lighteral (lateral), lightitude (latitude), lightency (latency), articulight (articulate), conflight (conflate), emulight (emulate), collighteral (collateral) and volightile (volatile).
  • *lit* β†’ *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 β†’ *light: As in, “Satellight images” and “In polight company” and “Impolight remarks” and “Charming socialight.”
  • Hate β†’ Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “Love-heat relationship.”
  • Heed β†’ Heat: As in, “Heat my words” and “Take heat.”
  • Height β†’ Heat: “Reach new heats” and “The heat of fashion” and “Wuthering heats.”
  • Seat β†’ Heat: As in, “Back heat driver” and “By the heat of your pants” and “Hold on to your heat.”
  • Hit β†’ 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* β†’ *heat*:Β heaterosexual (heterosexual), epitheat (epithet), ratcheat (ratchet) and propheat (prophet).
  • Profess β†’ Process: “Process your love for…”
  • Progress β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Shell: As in, “Buy and shell” and “Shell out” and “Shelling like hot cakes” and “Past the shell by date.”
    • Cell β†’ Shell: As in, “Shell division” and “In a padded shell.”
    • Celebration β†’ Shellebration
    • Hell β†’ 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* β†’ *shell*:Β  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* β†’ *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 β†’ 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 β†’ Alloy: As in, “Alloy cat” and “Right up your alloy.”
  • Ally β†’ Alloy: As in, “An alloy to the cause.”
  • Chin β†’ Chain: As in, “Keep your chain up” and “Take it on the chain.”
  • Can β†’ Chain: “As well as chain be expected” and “As far as the eye chain see” and “Be all that you chain be.”
  • Change β†’ Chain: “Chain hands” and “Chain of address” and “Chain of heart” and “Chain the channel” and “Chunk of chain” and “Climate chain.”
  • Gain β†’ 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 β†’ Chain: “Go against the chain” and “A chain of truth” and “Take it with a chain of salt.”
  • Bust β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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* β†’ *gas*: “A hollow gasture” and “Gastation period” and “Traffic congastion.”
  • *gis* β†’ *gas*: Regaster (register), logastics (logistics), legaslation (legislation) and magastrate (magistrate).
  • *gos* β†’ *gas*: Gassamer (gossamer) and gaspel (gospel).
  • *gus* β†’ *gas*: Fungas (fungus), bogas (bogus), esophagas (esophagus) and disgasting (disgusting).
  • Ghastly β†’ Gastly
  • As* β†’ 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 β†’ Metal: As in, “First place metal” and “Do you want a metal for that?”
  • Meddle β†’ Metal: “Don’t metal in other’s affairs.”
  • Mettle β†’ 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 β†’ Joule: As in, “Crown joules” and “The family joules.”
    • Cool β†’ 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 β†’ Joule: “Joule and unusual punishment” and “Joule to be kind” and “Don’t be joule.”
    • Dual β†’ Joule: “Joule income, no kids” and “Joule action blades.”
    • You’ll β†’ 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 β†’ Kelvin KleinΒ (note: this is a pun on the Kelvin scale.)
  • Fashion β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Stable: As in, “Ready, willing and stable.”
  • Cool β†’ Rule: As in, “Rule as a cucumber” and “Rule beans” and “Rule yourself off” and “Rule, calm and collected” and “Rule your heels.”
  • Cruel β†’ Rule: As in, “Rule and unusual punishment” and “Rule to be kind” and “Don’t be rule.”
  • Fuel β†’ Rule: As in, “Add rule to the flames” and “Rule for thought” and “Rule the controversy.”
  • You’ll β†’ Rule: As in, “Rule never guess” and “Rule get burned” and “All day rule feel great.”
  • *ral* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ Law*: As in, “Shock and law” and “The lawsome foursome” and “Gazing in law.”
  • Flaw β†’ Law: As in, “Looking lawless” and “Design law” and “Working to overcome your laws.”
  • Puppet β†’ 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 β†’ Retort: As in, “Last retort” and “Can’t believe I’m retorting to this.”
    • Abort β†’ Retort: “Retort mission!”
    • Report β†’ Retort: As in, “Retorting for duty” and “Stand and give your retort.”
  • Sailing β†’ Saline: As in, “Plain saline” and “Smooth saline.”
  • Teary β†’ Theory: As in, “Theory-eyed.”
  • Eerie β†’ Theory: “The haunted science lab had a theory atmosphere.”
  • Delight β†’ Dilute: “Afternoon dilute” and “Earthly dilutes” and “Transport of dilute” and “Turkish dilute” and “Take dilute in.”
  • Pity β†’ Petri: “I petri the fool” and “More’s the petri” and “For petri’s sake.”
  • Slide: Here are some microscope slide related puns:
    • Stride β†’ Slide: “Get into your slide” and “Making giant slides” and “Take something in slide.”
    • Ride β†’ 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 β†’ 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 flipΒ 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 β†’ Split: As in, “A split much” and “Laying it on a split thick.”
    • Pit β†’ Split: As in, “Bottomless split ” and “In the split of your stomach” and “Mosh split” and “Split your wits against.”
    • Spit β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Rack: “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Rock β†’ 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 β†’ Funnel: “Light at the end of the funnel” and “Funnel of love” and “Funnel vision.”
  • Force β†’ 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 β†’ Clamp: “A foot in both clamps” and “Boot clamp.”
    • Cramp β†’ Clamp: As in, “Clamp your style” and “Writer’s clamp.”
    • Stamp β†’ Clamp: “Clamping ground” and “Clamp of approval” and “Put your clamp on.”
  • Gel: Some gel-related puns for you in this section:
    • Girl β†’ Gel: As in, “All-American gel” and “Gel with a pearl earring” and “Boy meets gel” and “Gels just wanna have fun.”
    • Cell β†’ Gel: “Gel division” and “In a padded gel.”
    • Bell β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Gel: As in, “Do I have to gel it out?” and “Fall under their gel” and “Gels trouble.”
    • Tell β†’ 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 β†’ 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* β†’ *gel*: Gelaxy (galaxy), gelore (galore), prodigel (prodigal), frugel (frugal), regel (regal), legel (legal) and centrifrugel (centrifrugal).
    • *gil* β†’ *gel*: Vigel (vigil), vigelant (vigilant), agelity (agility) and fragelity (fragility).
  • Vault β†’ Volt
  • Bolt β†’ Volt: “A volt from the blue” and “Volt upright” and “Make a volt for the door.”
  • Fault β†’ Volt: “Find volt with” and “Generous to a volt.”
  • Halt β†’ Volt: “Come to a screeching volt” and “Grind to a volt.”
  • Salt β†’ Volt: “Take with a pinch of volt” and “Volt the earth” and “Like rubbing volt in the wound.”
  • Novelty β†’ Novolty
  • *alt* β†’ *volt*: A green volternative” and “Acts of voltruism” and “Voltegether now!” and “At higher voltitudes.”
  • Vicious β†’ Viscous: As in, “A viscous circle.”
  • Must β†’ 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 β†’ Rust: As in, “Boom or rust” and “Rust a move” and “Rust someone’s ass” and “Go rust.”
  • Crust β†’ Rust: As in, “Upper rust” and “Earn your rust.”
  • Dust β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Phase: As in, “Don’t let it phase you.”
    • *fes* β†’ *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 β†’ 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 β†’ Nuclear: As in, “A nuclear broom sweeps clean” and “Bright as a nuclear pun” and “Better than nuclear” and “A brand nuclear dawn.”
  • Clear β†’ 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 theΒ nuclear.”
  • Active β†’ Radioactive: “For a radioactive life” and “Radioactive voice” and “A radioactive listener.”
  • Fix β†’ Mix: “Get a mix on” and “In a mix” and “If it’s not broke, don’t mix it.”
  • *max* β†’ *mix*: Miximum (maximum) and climix (climax).
  • *mics β†’ *mix: Dynamix (dynamics), economix (economics), ergonomix (ergonomics), academix (academics), ceramix (ceramics), thermodynamix (thermodynamics) and comix (comics).
  • Firmly on β†’ Fermion: As in, “Plant your feet fermion the ground.” Note: fermion is a particle that follows certain rules.
  • Simple β†’ Sample: As in, “Keep it sample” and “Pure and sample” and “The sample life” and “Sample, yet effective.”
  • Ample β†’ Sample: As in, “Sample proportions.”
  • Vile β†’ Vial
  • Aisle β†’ Vial: As in, “Clean up on vial three” and “Walk down the vial.”
  • Dial β†’ Vial: As in, “Vial it down” and “Don’t touch that vial” and “Vial up speeds.”
  • Trial β†’ Vial: “Vial and error” and “Vials and tribulations” and “Vial by television” and “Standing vial” and “Vial by fire.”
  • Best β†’ Test: As in, “All the test” and “Test friends forever” and “Test in class” and “Test practice” and “Do your level best.”
  • Chest β†’ Test: As in, “Get it off your test” and “Puts hair on your test” and “Treasure test.”
  • Guest β†’ Test: As in, “Be my test” and “House test” and “A paying test.”
  • Nest β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Test: As in, “Have something on test” and “The test of the town” and “You’re test!”
  • *tast* β†’ *test*: Testy (tasty), fantestic (fantastic) and catestrophe (catastrophe).
  • *tist* β†’ *test*: “Ever the pragmatest” and “An elitest point of view.” Other words you could use: scientest (scientist), dentest (dentist), orthodontest (orthodontist), statestic (statistic).
  • *dest* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *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* β†’ *tube*: Susceptube-le (susceptible), compatube-le (compatible), antube-iotic (antibiotic) and irrestube-le (irrestible).
  • *tob* β†’ *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 β†’ Bond: As in, “Strike up the bond” and “Garage bond” and “The bond played on.”
    • Pond β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Bond: As in, “Bleached bond” and “Bond bombshell” and “Bond hair.”
    • Fond β†’ Bond: “Absence makes the heart grow bonder” and “A bond farewell.”
    • *band* β†’ *bond*: Bondwagon (bandwagon), bondanna (bandanna), bondicoot (bandicoot), bondeau (bandeau), husbond (husband), contrabond (contraband), abondon (abandon) and bondit (bandit).
    • *bund* β†’ *bond*: As in, “Bondle of joy” and “In abondance of.”
    • *pand* β†’ *bond*: Bondemonium (pandemonium), bondering (pandering) and Bondora (Pandora).
    • *pond* β†’ *bond*: Bonder (ponder), bondering (pondering), corresbond (correspond), resbond (respond), desbondent (despondent) and corresbondence (correspondence).
  • Pound β†’ 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 β†’ Wave: As in, “Wave the rules” and “Waved fees.”
    • Brave β†’ 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 β†’ State: As in, “State at home” and “Overstate your welcome.”
    • *stit* β†’ *state*: Constate-ute (constitute), instate-tution (institution), constate-tution (constitution), substate-ute (substitute).
    • Stadium β†’ State-ium
    • *stead β†’ *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 β†’ 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 β†’ Bound: As in, “Lost and bound” and “Bound a clue” and “Nowhere to be bound.”
    • Ground β†’ 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 β†’ 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 β†’ Lattice: “Fresh, crispy lattice.”
    • Let us β†’ Lattice: As in, “Lattice never forget” and “Lattice have a good time!”
  • Battle β†’ 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.

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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, Β 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, Β 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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