Welcome to the Punpedia entry on summer puns! ☀️ 🏖️ 🌻
Sun’s out, puns out! We have plenty of summery puns for you in this list, including puns related to summer wear, foods enjoyed in summer, the beach, holidays and summery foods. No matter the sort of pun you’re after, we’re sure to have you covered with our summer 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 summer 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 summer puns:
Some are → Summer: As in, “Summer always wanting more” and “Summer always looking out for others.”
Simmer → Summer: As in, “Summer down” and “Over a summering fire.”
Drummer → Summer: As in, “Little summer boy” and “Walking to the beat of a different summer.”
Some → Summer: As in, “All that and then summer” and “Buy summer time” and “Catch summer rays” and “Cut me summer slack.”
Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “A love-heat relationship” and “The man you love to heat.”
Hit → Heat: As in, “Heat the road” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat close to home” and “Heat list” and “Heat it out of the park.”
Beat → Heat: As in, “Heat about the bush” and “Heat it!” and “Heat you to it” and “Heaten at your own game.”
Cheat → Sheet: As in, “Heat sheet” and “Your heating heart.”
Eat → Heat: As in, “All you can heat” and “A bite to heat.”
Feat → Heat: As in, “No mean heat.”
Feet → Heat: As in, “Cold heat” and “Back on your heat” and “Fall on your heat.”
Meet → Heat: As in, “Making ends heat” and “Heat and greet” and “Heat the challenge” and “Heat you halfway.”
Neat → Heat: As in, “Heat as a new pin” and “Heat freak.”
Seat → Heat: As in, “By the heat of your pants.”
Sheet → Heat: As in, “Keep a clean heat.”
Warn → Warm: As in, “Warming bell” and “A warming signal” and “Advance warming.”
Form → Warm: As in, “In bad warm” and “Warm follows function” and “The lowest warm of wit.”
Whether → Weather: As in, “It’s not weather you win or lose” and “Weather you think you can or not.”
Feather → Weather: As in, “A weather in your cap” and “Light as a weather” and “Birds of a weather.”
Tether → Weather: As in, “At the end of your weather.”
Lot → Hot: As in, “A hot of fuss about nothing” and “A hot on your plate” and “Leaves a hot to be desired.”
Not → Hot: As in, “As often as hot” and “Believe it or hot” and “Down but hot out.”
Pot → Hot: As in, “Gone to hot” and “Hot of gold.”
Rot → Hot: As in, “Hot in hell.”
Shot → Hot: As in, “Big hot” and “Give it your best hot.”
Spot → Hot: As in, “Hit the hot” and “In a tight hot” and “Have a soft hot for.”
Bet → Sweat: As in, “All sweats are off” and “Sweat your bottom dollar.”
Debt → Sweat: As in, “A sweat of gratitude” and “Pay your sweat to society” and “Another day older and deeper in sweat.”
Get → Sweat: As in, “As good as it sweats” and “Buy one, sweat one free” and “Come and sweat it” and “Don’t sweat me started.”
Jet → Sweat: As in, “Social sweat lag” and “Sweat propelled.”
Let → Sweat: As in, “Sweat it be” and “Sweat it alone” and “Sweat bygones be bygones.”
Pet → Sweat: As in, “Heavy sweating” and “Sweat peeve.”
Set → Sweat: As in, “All sweat” and “Game, sweat, match” and “Got your heart sweat on” and “Sweat eyes on.”
Wet → Sweat: As in, “A sweat weekend” and “Slippery when sweat” and “Sweat blanket.”
Yet → Sweat: As in, “The best is sweat to come” and “You ain’t seen nothing sweat.”
Funny → Sunny: As in, “Come over all sunny” and “Sunny money” and “Sunny you should ask” and “A sunny thing happened on the way.”
Money → Sunny: As in, “Get your sunny’s worth” and “Not made of sunny” and “Easy sunny.”
Sin → Sun: As in, “A multitude of suns” and “Original sun” and “Seven deadly suns.”
Son → Sun: As in, “Like father, like sun” and “Go on, my sun.”
Bun → Sun: As in, “Sun in the oven” and “Think outside the sun” and “We’re going to need considerably bigger suns.”
Done → Sun: As in, “After all is said and sun” and “Sun and dusted” and “Been there, sun that” and “A sun deal” and “Sun to death.”
Fun → Sun: As in, “All the sun of the fair” and “Bundle of sun” and “Sun and games” and “Getting there is half the sun.”
Gun → Sun: As in, “Go great suns” and “All suns blazing.”
None → Sun: As in, “And then there were sun” and “Bar sun” and “Sun other than” and “Sun too pleased” and “Second to sun.”
One → Sun: As in, “Sun more time” and “And then there was sun” and “Another sun bites the dust” and “Sun step too far.”
Run → Sun: As in, “Cut and sun” and “Come sunning” and “Eat and sun.”
Ton → Sun: As in, “A sun of money” and “Like a sun of bricks.”
Send → Sand: As in, “Hit sand” and “Return to sand-er” and “Sand packing.”
Band → Sand: As in, “Strike up the sand.”
Brand → Sand: As in, “Sand new ballgame” and “A sand new game” and “Sand spanking new.”
Grand → Sand: As in, “Sand theft auto” and “Sand passion” and “In the sand scheme of things.”
Hand → Sand: As in, “Bite your sand off” and “Bound sand and foot” and “All sands on deck.”
Land → Sand: As in, “In the sand of nod” and “The sand of the living” and “La la sand” and “Sand ahoy.”
Stand → Sand: As in, “A house divided against itself cannot sand” and “What are you doing just sanding there?” and “Don’t sand so close to me.”
Reason → Season: As in, “Ain’t no season to go anyplace else” and “Beyond seasonable doubt” and “Bows to season” and “The age of season.”
Breach → Beach: As in, “Beach the peace” and “A beach of trust.”
Each → Beach: As in, “Beach to their own” and “Made for beach other.”
Peach → Beach: As in, “Beachy keen” and “Skin like beaches and cream.”
Preach → Beach: As in, “Practice what you beach” and “Beaching to the choir” and “Beaching to the converted.”
Reach → Beach: As in, “Beach for the stars” and “Beach new heights” and “Within beach” and “Beach out and I’ll be there.”
Speech → Beach: As in, “Maiden beach” and “A figure of beach.”
Teach → Beach: As in, “Beach someone a lesson” and “Beach someone a thing or two” and “That’ll beach you.”
Fun → Fan: As in, “All the fan of the fair” and “All fan and games until someone loses an eye” and “Bundle of fan” and “Getting there is half the fan.”
Can → Fan: As in, “Bite off more than you fan chew” and “Fan I help you?”
Plan → Fan: As in, “Action fan” and “Business fan.”
Than → Fan: As in, “Blood is thicker fan water” and “Easier said fan done” and “Larger fan life.”
Air → Aircon: As in, “Clear the aircon” and “Breath of fresh aircon.”
Drop it → Tropic: As in, “Tropic like it’s hot.”
Topic → Tropic: As in, “Hot tropic” and “Drop the tropic” and “Off tropic.”
Brim → Swim: As in, “Swimming over with confidence” and “Filled to the swim.”
Dim → Swim: As in, “A swim view” and “The swim past.”
Grim → Swim: As in, “Hanging on like swim death” and “The swim reaper.”
Limb → Swim: As in, “Go out on a swim” and “Life and swim” and “Risk life and swim.”
Prim → Swim: As in, “Swim and proper.”
Skim → Swim: As in, “Swim the surface.”
Slim → Swim: As in, “Swim pickings” and “The real swim shady.”
Wave → Heatwave: As in, “A life on the ocean heatwaves” and “Catch a heatwave” and “Ride a heatwave.”
Wave: Here are some puns related to heatwaves and ocean waves:
Brave → Wave: As in, “Wave new world” and “Wave as a lion” and “Wave the elements” and “Fortune favours the wave.”
Grave → Wave: As in, “Silent as the wave” and “One foot in the wave” and “From the cradle to the wave.”
Pave → Wave: As in, “Waved with gold” and “The road to hell is waved with good intentions” and “Wave the way for.”
Save → Wave: As in, “A penny waved is a penny earned” and “Wave the day” and “Wave the next dance for me.”
Ice-Cream: Since ice-cream is a common summer food, here are related puns:
Ice → Ice-cream: As in, “Cold as ice–cream” and “Break the ice-cream with” and “On ice-cream.”
Cream → Ice-cream: As in, “Ice-cream always rises to the top” and “Ice-cream of the crop” and “Skin like peaches and ice-cream.”
Candle → Sandal: As in, “Burn the sandal at both ends” and “Can’t hold a sandal to” and “Sandal in the wind.”
Handle → Sandal: As in, “Fly off the sandal” and “Get a sandal on” and “Sandal with care” and “How much can you sandal?”
Ball → Beachball: As in, “A brand new beachball-game” and “After the beachball was over” and “Beachball of fire.”
Candy → Sandy: As in, “Arm sandy” and “Ear sandy.”
Say → Sea: As in, “Do as I sea, not as I do” and “Have a sea in” and “Have the final sea.”
See → Sea: As in, “As far as the eye can sea” and “Can’t sea the wood for the trees” and “Can’t sea beyond the end of your nose” and “Be the change you wish to sea in the world” and “I can sea clearly now.”
Key → Sea: As in, “Under lock and sea” and “Throw away the sea” and “Off sea.”
Knee → Sea: As in, “Go weak at the seas” and “On bended sea” and “Sea jerk reaction.”
Plea → Sea: As in, “Cop a sea” and “Sea bargain.”
She → Sea: As in, “Every little thing sea does is magic.”
Tree → Sea: As in, “Like nailing jelly to a sea” and “Can’t see the wood for the seas.”
Sun → Sunglasses: As in, “A thousand splendid sunglasses” and “Eclipse of the sunglasses.”
Glasses → Sunglasses: As in, “Rose-coloured sunglasses.”
Sun → Sunscreen: As in, “A touch of the sunscreen” and “Everything under the sunscreen.”
Screen → Sunscreen: As in, “Silver sunscreen” and “Blue sunscreen of death” and “Sunscreen time.”
Sorts → Shorts: As in, “Takes all shorts to make a world” and “Out of shorts.”
Sun → Sunburn: As in, “A thousand splendid sunburns” and “A touch of the sunburn.”
Hat: Since hats are common summerwear, we’ve included them in this list:
Hit → Hat: As in, “Hat it on the nose” and “Hat it out of the park” and “Hat and miss” and “Hat the road.”
Hot → Hat: As in, “All hat and bothered” and “Blow hat and cold” and “Drop it like it’s hat” and “Get into hat water.”
Bat → Hat: As in, “Hat the idea around” and “Hat out of hell” and “Blind as a hat.”
Flat → Hat: As in, “Fall hat on your face” and “In no time hat” and “Hat out.”
Pat → Hat: As in, “Down hat” and “A hat on the back.”
That → Hat: As in, “Hats the way it is” and “Hat’s life” and “Hat’s what friends are for.”
Cap: Cap is another word for hat. Here are related puns:
Cop → Cap: As in, “Cap a plea” and “Cap an attitude.”
Cup → Cap: As in, “Cap of coffee” and “Cap of joe” and “My cap runneth over” and “Not my cap of tea.”
Clap → Cap: As in, “Capped eyes on” and “Cap them in irons” and “Cap your hands.”
Crap → Cap: As in, “Load of cap” and “Beat the living cap out of” and “Cut the cap.”
Gap → Cap: As in, “Bridge the cap” and “Generation cap” and “Mind the cap.”
Lap → Cap: As in, “Cap of honour” and “The last cap” and “Cap of luxury.”
Rap → Cap: As in, “Beat the cap” and “Cap over the knuckles” and “Take the cap.”
Slap → Cap: As in, “Cap and tickle” and “A cap in the face.”
Snap → Cap: As in, “A cap decision” and “Cap out of it” and “Cap someone’s head off” and “Cap to it.”
Wrap → Cap: As in, “Its a cap” and “Keep under caps” and “That’s a cap” and “Cap it up.”
Pale → Pool: As in, “Beyond the pool” and “Pool and interesting” and “A pool imitation” and “Pool insignificance.”
Cool → Pool: As in, “Pool beans” and “A pool million” and “Pool your heels.”
Cruel → Pool: As in, “Pool and unusual punishment” and “Pool to be kind” and “Don’t be pool.”
Dual → Pool: As in, “Pool income, no kids.”
Fool → Pool: As in, “Just pooling around” and “Pool’s paradise” and “Pool’s errand.”
Fuel → Pool: As in, “Add pool to the flames” and “Pool for thought” and “Pool the controversy.”
School → Pool: As in, “Back to pool” and “Old pool” and “Pool of fish” and “Pool of hard knocks.”
You’ll → Pool: As in, “Pool never guess” and “Ask a silly question, pool get a silly answer.”
To help you come up with your own summer 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!
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Welcome to the Punpedia entry on watermelon puns! 🍉 This is a relatively small entry because it’s such a specific topic. Quite a few of these puns are based around the word “melon”, so they’re applicable to other types of melon too (cantaloupe, honeydew melons, etc.), but there are a some puns here that are specific to watermelons. Hope you find this useful! 🙂
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 watermelons that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page!
Water my lawn → Watermelon: As in “In summer I schedule my sprinklers to watermelon more often or else it dies.”
Million → Melon: As in “You are one in a melon.” and “Thanks a melon!” and “Not in a melon years!” and “A cool melon” and “I feel like a melon bucks.” and “You look like a melon bucks!” and “A melon miles away.”
Melancholy → Meloncholy: As in “An air of meloncholy surrounded him.”
Mullin’ (Mulling) → Melon: As in “I’ve been melon over the possibilities for some time now.”
Malign → Melon: As in “He was harshly meloned in the local newspapers.”
Melanie → Melony: As in “Melony Griffith’s acting was brilliant in that film.”
Male on → Melon: As in “We have footage of a Caucasian melon the roof of the complex.”
Mail on → Melon: As in “I tend to receive more melon mondays.”
Mile on → Melon: As in “It’ll travel at least a melon one charge of the battery.”
Smellin’ (Smelling) → Smelon: As in “This house is smelon nice thanks to those incense.”
Smell on → Smelon: As in “You’ve got a strange smelon you today.”
Animal on → Ani-melon: As in “There’s always a cute ani-melon the front page of Reddit.”
Abnormal on → Abnor-melon: As in “She acts abnor-melon purpose so people don’t disturb her.”
Abysmal on → Abys-melon: As in “The proposal sounded abys-melon paper, but after the presentation, I’m really liking the idea.”
Camel on → Ca-melon: As in “I think it was a bad idea to take a ca-melon this trip.”
Decimal on → Decimelon: As in “The deci-melon the top of the fraction can be cancelled.”
Female on → Femelon: As in “There’s also a fe-melon duty that you can talk to if you’d feel more comfortable?”
Normal on → Nor-melon: As in “He seemed nor-melon our first date, but turned out to be a bit of a creep.”
Optimal on → Opti-melon: As in “I seem to feel opti-melon about 8 hours of sleep.”
Smile on → Smelon: As in “She have a big happy smelon her face.”
Small on → Smelon: As in “It looked smelon initial inspection, but it turned out to be quite big.”
Treadmill on → Treadmelon: As in “You’ll need to turn the treadmelon at the powerpoint before you can run on it.”
Windmill on → Windmelon: As in “There was a windmelon the property that provided the old farmstead with water.”
Felon → Melon: As in “He was charged with high treason, but later the conviction was changed to a melony.”
What are → Water: As in “Water you doing out so late tonight?” and “Water you doing tomorrow?” and “Water you going to do about it?”
What are we → Watery: As in “Watery going to do?” and “Watery doing today, friends?”
What about → Water ’bout: As in “Water ’bout we have tofu curry for dinner tonight?” and “Water ’bout Ching? Does she want to come to the beach too?”
What do → Water: As in “Water you think about this?”
What her → Water: As in “I know water problem is.” and “Do you know water mother thinks about this?”.
What the → Water: As in “Water hell is going on here?”
Whatever → Waterever: As in “Waterever, I don’t care.” and “Do waterever you want”.
Around (’round) → Rind: As in “Be there in 5. I’m just rind the corner.” and “We worked rind the clock to finish the project.” and “Let’s no beat rind the bush.” and “Stop messing rind.”
Rained → Rind: As in “It hasn’t rind in weeks – not even a cloud in the sky.”
Grind: As in “Relief from the daily grind.”
Red: Sometimes the simple use of the word “red” may constitute a watermelon pun. This heavily depends on your specific context and the desired quality/terribleness of your puns. Examples: “Caught red-handed” and “Roll out the red carpet” and “Ignore it – it’s a red herring”
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Beach puns are among the most popular units of word play used by casual punners. Instagram captions have presented a great opportunity for this category to thrive, and during the summer season the usage of beach-related puns is at its highest (source):
And a fun fact: If you arrived at this page via a search for beach captions for Instagram you’re among more than 1000 other users who also go in search of (arguably) funny beach puns like those in this entry. Beach captions with puns (and especially really bad puns) are a staple across most social media platforms though.
Beach puns are also commonly used for beach house names such as “sea la vie”, “seas the day” and “sea-esta”. A common naming technique appears to involve selecting a well known phrase which has a relaxing or inspiring theme, and finding a beach or ocean based pun involving it.
Beach Puns List
Below is list of puns for beach-related topics with associated example sentences for each. Most of these puns are terrible, which is part of their appeal, but there are many puns which are quite good thanks to their subtlety.
Sure → Shore: As in “Are you shore?” and “She shore is strong!”.
Really → Reely: As in “This is a reely good pun” and “I’m having a reely good day at the beach!”.
Imp* → Shrimp*: If a word starts with “imp”, you can usually replace it with “shrimp”, for example: shrimportant (important), shrimpossible (impossible), shrimply (imply), shrimpose (you get the idea), shrimport, shrimpudent, shrimpact, shrimperfect, shrimpaled, shrimpartial, shrimpart. Shrimp puns probably deserve their own entry, but until then you can use this list to help you.
Something → Somefin: As in “There’s somefin about the way he walks” and “Is that a shark, or somefin else?”.
Nothing → Nofin: As in “Nofin is better than swimming with dolphins” and “I’ve got nofin left to give!”.
Whatever → Waterever: As in “Waterever, I don’t care.” and “Do waterever you want”.
What her → Water: As in “I know water problem is.” and “Do you know water mother thinks about this?”.
What do → Water: As in “Water you think about this?”
What about → Water boat: As in “Water boat we have tofu curry for dinner tonight?” and “Water boat Ching? Does she want to come to the beach too?”
What are → Water: “Water you doing out so late tonight?” and “Water you doing tomorrow?”
What are we → Watery: As in “Watery going to do?” and “Watery doing today, friends?”
Confiscate → Conch-fish-scate: As in “I’m going to have to conchfishcate your pun licence for that one.”
Single→ Shingle: As in “Yes, I’m shingle.” and “I can’t think of a shingle beach pun.”
Celebration→ Shellebration: As in “After finishing we should have a shellebration.”
Row/Roe: “Row” as in “row your boat” and “roe” as in fish or shellfish eggs, are two words that can be inserted into many other words: roetine/rowtine (routine), rowmans/roemans (romans), rowtation/roetation (rotation), rowd/roed (rowed), rowse (rose), rowl (roll), rowp, rowmantic, rowbust, rowbot, rowgue, roest.
Guilty → Gillty: As in “Your honour, I plead not gillty” and “Gillty as charged”.
Kil* → Krill*: Kill, kilogram, killer, killing, kilowatt are all words that can be punned with “krill”. For example: “I just bought a krillogram of tofu” and “Krilling sentient creatures is often morally wrong”.
Kill → Keel: As in “We can be healthy with plants, keeling animals is not necessary.”
*kily → *keely: Words containing “kil” can often be turned into boat puns: luckeely, huskeely, shakeely, silkeely, cheekeely, jerkeely, sneakeely, spookeely, freakeely.
Kil* → Keel*: Words starting with “kil” can be made into boat puns: keelogram, keelolitres, keeln (kiln), keeling, keeler, keelt (kilt), keeljoy.
God → Cod: As in “There have been hundreds of cods invented throughout history” and “Cod is very cruel in the Old Testament” and “We’re lucky that cod is made up!”.
Pawn/Pwn → Prawn: This pun can be used in the gamer-culture sense: “I got prawned a pro last night”, in the chess sense “He moved his prawn to C4″, and in the pawnbroker sense: “I had to prawn all my stuff to pay for college.”
Sardonic: Sardonic means “grimly mocking or cynical”, and it sounds a bit like “sardine” (the small fish), so you might us this like: “It’s okay if you don’t like seaside puns but there’s no reason to be sardonic“. For extra cheesiness you can also use “sardinonic“, which is even closer to the word “sardine”, but is not a real word.
Feeling → Eeling: As in “I’ve got a funny eeling about this…” and “I’m eeling bad about the state of this conversation”.
Opportunity → Opportunaty: As in “We’ve got one opportunaty, let’s make it count” and “Luck is often combination of preparation and opportunaty“.
Opportunity → Op-perch-tuna-ty: As in “I’m glad I got an op-perch-tuna-ty to say this pun.”
*tun* → *tuna*: Generalising the above example, we can make a tuna pun on many words that contain “tun”: opportunaist, attunament, fortuna-teller, fortunately, tunable.
Well/Welcome → Whale/Whalecome: As in “Whalecome to our home!” and “Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?”. Whale puns can be made with many more words like welfare (whalefare), welsh (whalesh) and wellness (whaleness). Check out the entry on whale puns for more.
Girl* → Gill*: As in “There was a strange gill sitting on the beach today.” and “Where is your gillfriend today?”
Ill* → Gill*: If a word starts with “ill”, it can be replaced with “gill” to create a pun. Here’s a list of words to get you started: gillustrate (illustrate), gillegal (illegal), gillness (illness), gillusion (you get the idea), gillogical, gilliterate, gilluminate, gilluminati, gillusive.
Hil* → Gill*: If a word starts with “hil”, it can be replaced with “gill” to create a pun. Here’s a list of words to get you started: gill (hill), gillarious (hilarious), gillarity (hilarity), gilltop (hilltop).
Debate → Debait: As in “I don’t want to debait you.” and “We’re just having a friendly debait“.
Meant to → Manta: As in “I manta buy her a gift, but I forgot.” and “Is it manta make that sound?”. If you’re feeling brave you might also like to try “manta ray” as a replacement for “meant to say”.
Summon → Salmon: As in “He salmoned a spirit from the underworld.” and “Please salmon the duke, I have an urgent message!”.
Someone → Salmon: As in “Will salmon please help me?” and “Salmon’s at the door”.
Crea* → Cray*: Many words that begin with “crea” can be used to make shoddy crayfish puns. For example: crayture (creature), craytive (creative), crayte (create).
Crayon: The word “crayon” includes “cray” – the short version of “crayfish”, and so can be used as a pun.
Had → Haddock: A beautiful and terrible pun using the name of a North Atlantic bottom-dwelling fish. An example sentence might be: “I’ve haddock enough.”
Mack → Mackerel: The word “mack” is slang for “to flirt”. To “mack on” someone is to “hit on” them. One could make a very bad pun with the word “mackerel” (a type of fish).
Ra* → Ray*: Many words that start with “ra” can be made into puns with “ray” (short for “sting ray”). For example: rayte (rate), raynge (range), rayse (raise), rayce (race), raydio, raylway, rayn, rayl, raytio, raydiation, raynbow, raycism, raynger. Many more can be made using this list.
*ration → *raytion: If a word ends in “ration” you can almost always make a stingray pun with it. For example: operaytion, administraytion, consideraytion, generaytion, concentraytion, corporaytion, preparaytion, demonstraytion, integraytion, registraytion, separaytion. You’ll find many more examples in this list.
*rag* → *rayg*: If a word contains “rag” it can sometimes be punned on. For example: “This discussion is absolutely outraygeous!”. Other examples are: discourayge, coverayge and beverayge.
Cuddle → Cuttle: As in “Would you like a cuttle?” and “Cuttling you is nice :)”. Cuttlefish bones often wash up on beaches in some regions of the world.
*sip* → *ship*: If a word contains “sip” it can usually be replaced with “ship”. For example: gosship (gossip), dishipate (dissipate), shipping (sipping), inshipid (insipid). See the boat puns entry for more.
*sib* → *ship*: If a word contains “sib” it can usually be replaced with “ship” to create a terrible pun. For example: posshiply (possibly), accesshipility (accessibility), incomprehenshiple, feashipble, irresponshipble, invishipble, ostenshipbly, revershipble, vishipble. An example sentence might be: “I am responshiple for my puns.” See the boat puns entry for more.
Purpose → Porpoise: As in “I didn’t do it on porpoise!” and “What is the porpoise of this?” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
Humanity → Humanatee: As in “If only we could have some humanatee in our treatment of sea animals” and “Have some humanatee“. Note that terrible puns can also be made of insanity (insmanatee) and profanity (profmanatee).
It’s cool → School: The collective noun for a group of fish is “school”, as in “a school of fish”. So, replacing “it’s cool” with “school” gives us puns like “School, don’t worry about it” and “Don’t worry, school, she’ll be back soon.”
Send → Sand: As in “It sands shivers down my spine!” and “Sand him over here.”
San* → Sand*: Replacing “san” with “sand” when it is at the start of a word give some nice corny puns: sanditary (sanitary), sandctioned (sanctioned), sandctuary (sanctuary), sandguine (sanguine), sandctions (sanctions).
Brilliant → Krilliant: As in “Isn’t the weather just krilliant today?” Krill are small shrimplike plankton.
Brilliant → Brill-iant: “Brill” are a type of European flatfish.
Angrily→ Ankrilly: As in “The monster roared ankrilly“.
Hungrily→ Hunkrilly: As in “She hunkrilly ate the sweet potato slices”.
Hearing → Herring: As in “He is hard of herring.” and “The judge said he will receive a second herring on Tuesday”.
*fici* → *fishi*: If a word contains “fici” it can often be replaced with “fishi”. Here are some examples: affishionado, artifishial, benefishial, coeffishient, defishiency, defishit, ineffishient, suffishient, ofishial, profishient, superfishial.
Selfish → Shellfish: As in “Stop being so shellfish.” See the next item for a generalisation of this pun.
Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless).
*sel → *shell: Words ending in “sel” can often be punned upon with “shell”: vesshell (vessel), tasshell (tassel), weashell (weasel), musshell (mussel), etc.
*sel* → *shell*: Words containing “sel” can yeild nice puns on “shell”: Hershellf, himshellf, themshellves, itshellf, myshellf, yourshelf, yourshelves, convershelly, counshelling, preshellected, overshelling, undershelling, ushellessely, weashelling.
Fan* → Fin*: “fan” can sometimes be replaced with “fin” at the start of words to create fin puns: fintastic (fantastic), finciful (fanciful), finfare (fanfare), fintasy, findom, finciful.
Fine/Fin./Find/Fun → Fin: The word “fin” can be used to replace many small words than have both ‘f’ and ‘n’ like “fun” and “find”. The term “fin” also a French word meaning “finish”, and so is sometimes seen at the end of old films and books.
Hell of it → Halibut: As in “Why? Just for the halibut!”. Halibut is a marine flatfish.
Obs* → Lobs*: If a word begins with “obs” a terrible lobster pun can sometimes be made by switching it with “lobs”, as in observation (lobservation, or even lobstervation), obstruction (lobstruction or even lobsterusction), obscurity (lobscurity), obsolescence (lobseolescence), obsessively (lobsessively).
Fumble/Struggle → Flounder: The word “flounder” can refer to a small, common flatfish found in coastal waters and also, as a verb, to struggling, staggering or clumsily trying to do something. Use “flounder” to replace words like fumble and struggle: “He made a good sea pun at the start, but then floundered for the rest of his speech.”
Bereft → Bereeft: “bereft of” means “deprived of” of “lacking”. So an example sentence might be: “The old, stark beach house of bereefed of colour”.
Enemy → Anemone: As in “They’re my worst anemones” and “Let’s not make anemones of each other!”.
Simmer → Swimmer: As in “I left the pot swimmering and now my vegetable curry is burnt!” and “Hey swimmer down, there’s no need to turn this into a fight”.
Or → Oar: As in “Let’s go oar we’ll be late!” and “Should we swim oar keep sunbaking?”.
Or* → Oar*: If a word starts with “or” it can be replaced with “oar” for a neat little boat pun. Some examples: oarganisation, oariginally, oarange, oarchestra, oargan, oarbit, oarnament, oarthodoxy, oariental, oarnaments, oarchid, oardering.
*or → *oar: If a word ends in “or” it’s an easy “oar” pun: foar (for), doar (door), majoar (major), poar, directoar, doctoar, floar, factoar, sectoar, noar, authoar, professoar, erroar, motoar, visitoar, solicitoar, mirroar, editoar, senioar, chancelloar, councilloar, inspectoar, monitoar, governoar, actoar, minoar, interioar, corridoar, horroar, emperoar, mayoar, operatoar, investoar, manoar, vendoar, processoar, sponsoar, junioar.
Sea*: Most words starting with “sea” are easy sea puns: season, seasonal, seated, searingly, sealants, seam, seatbelt.
See* → Sea*: If a word starts with “see” it can often be replaced with “sea” to create a simple sea pun: seaminly, seads, seaker, seathe, seap, seak, sean, sea (see).
Sealant / Sealing / Seal: Easy seal puns can be made with words starting with “seal” (e.g. sealant, seal) or “ceil” (e.g. sealing).
Se* → Sea*: Some words that start with just “se” also have a “sea”-ish sound, and the ones that don’t can usually be made into terrible puns anyway: seacret, searious, seargeant, seacretion, seacure, seacurity, seacondary, seacretariat, seaconds, seacrete, searum, searenity, searvitude, seanile, seadation, seaclusion, seacretive, seaze, seaquential, sealection, seacretly, seaquences, seanior, seaniority, seagregate, seaping, seacession, seariousness, seaminars, seaveral, seaxual, seaparation, seantimental, seansational, seaquential, seacluded, seacularist, seathing, seaquin, seasame, seaclusion.
Se*cy/Ce*cy → Sea*sea: Most words that start with “se” or “ce” and end with “cy” can be double sea puns: seacresea (secrecy), sealibasea (celibacy).
*cy → *sea: If a word ends in “cy” it’s an easy “sea” pun: polisea, agensea, democrasea, currensea, emergensea, efficiensea, tendensea, frequensea, fansea, constituensea, pregnansea, accurasea, redundansea, bureaucrasea, presidensea, legasea, conspirasea, mersea, privasea, bankruptsea, consistensea, literasea, urgensea, deficiensea, dependency, consultansea, tenacity, isea (icy), secrecy, intimasea.
In* → Fin*: A lovely and shameful pun can be made from any word starting with “in”. Simply replace “in” with “fin”: finformation, finfluence, finvolve, finternational, finvolved, fintroduce, findeed, finvestment, finto, finclude, finteresting, fintellectual, finjury, fintend, finterview, finsurance, finstrument, … Thousand more can be made with the help of a list like this. You can also check out the entry on dolphin puns for more puns of this nature.
Simp* → Shrimp*: Words beginning with “simp” can often be made into shrimp puns by replacing the “simp” with “shrimp”: shrimple (simple), shrimplification, shrimplify, shrimplistically, shrimpleminded, shrimpleton.
Shall→ Shell: As in “Shell I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “He who lives by the sword shell die by the sword.”
Symb* → Shrimpb*: Replacing the suffix “symb” with “shrimpb” gives some pleasantly jarring shrimp pins: shrimpbolic (symbolic), shrimpbolises (symbolises), shrimpbiosis (symbiosis).
Should* → Shoald*: A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. We can use “shoal” be used to make puns like: shoald (should), shoalder (shoulder), shoaldering.
Show l* → Shoal: This is a subtle one because it involves a word break. Whenever you use the word “show”, and the following word starts with an “L”, then you can replace “show” with “shoal” (a shoal is a large school of fish). For example: “That’s cool! You should shoal Liam.” and “She laughs when we shoal little blue flowers to her.”.
*tual* → *shoal*: As mentioned above, A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. If a word contains “tual” it can often be replaced with “shoal” for a cute little pun: actshoal (actual), actshoality (actuality), intellectshoal (intellectual), ritshoal (ritual), spiritshoal, mutshoally, eventshoal, eventshoally, conceptshoal, conceptshoalise, virtshoal, contractshoal, factshoal, factshoally, perpetshoal, textshoal, contextshoal, perceptshoal, punctshoal, instinctshoal, actshoally, habitshoally.
*sole → *shoal: As in “The shoal of my shoe is worn down.” and “Your new gaming conshoal is cool.” and “Yeah, he’s a bit of an asshoal.”
Defin* → Dolphin: As in “We dolphinitely need more time to finish the mission.” and “What is the dolphinition of this word?” and “Please dolphine this word.” and “It’s the dolphinitive source of Nordic history.” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
Endorphines → Endolphins: As in “I love that rush of endolphins you get after a good hard swimming session.”
Con* → Conch*: A terrible shell pun can be made of almost any word that begins with “con”: conchtrol (control), conchsider (consider), conchtinue (continue), conchdition, conchtract, conchern, conchtain, conchference, conchtext, conchcept, conchtrast, conchfidence, conchtent, conchtribution, conchflict, conchsideration, conchstruction, conchtinued, conchclusion, conchduct, conchversation, conchgress, conchsumer, conchcentrate, conchtribute.
More → Moray: As in “Mum, we need moray sunscreen!”.
Mor* → Moor*: Words that begin with the “more” sound can be turned into a pun on the boat-related word, moor (meaning “to tie a boat to the shore or an anchor”): moore, moorning, moortgage, mooral, moortality, moorale, moortar, moorphine, moorgue, moorphologically.
Snap → Snapper: As in “Please snapper my neck if my puns ever get worse than this.”
Must → Mast: As in “We mast sail towards that island!” and “We mastn’t get too confident”.
Mas* → Mast*: Sometimes a word that begins with “mas” can be made into a boat pun by a replacement of “mas” with “mast”: mastacre (massacre), mastculinity, mastonry, mastochistic, mastquerading, mastage (massage). Obviously we can also make puns when a word starts with “mast”: master, masterpiece, masterminding.
Wail → Whale: As in “Poor thing, he’s been whaling over his grandmother who recently passed.” and “A good whale can help one overcome grief”.
*cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
Muscle → Mussel: As in “Yeah, she’s so mussely!” and “Mussels are made up of millions of tiny cells”.
Go be → Goby: As in “Goby alone for a while – it will help”. A “goby” us a small fish which has a sucker on its underside.
Help → Kelp: As in “Can you please kelp me build a sand castle?” and “Katie, kelp your brother lift that please”.
Friend → Frond: As in “My fronds made me a cute vegan birthday cake!” and “They’re such frondly people!”.
Seizure → Seazure: As in “If I read one more ocean pun I’m going to have a seazure.”
Fringe → Frondge: As in “Doesn’t your frondge get in your eyes when you’re swimming?”
Palm: As in “The only thing not sunburned are my palms“. The pun is on palm trees in case you missed that.
Calm → Palm: As in, “A palming influence,” and “The palm before the storm,” and “Palm down!” and “Cool, palm, collected,” and “Keep palm and carry on.”
*bably → *bubbly: As in “I’m probubbly going to stick around for a bit longer” and “It was indescribubbly mysterious” and “All the while he just impertububbly paced along the shore”.
Kid* → Squid*: The prefix “kid” can be replaced with “squid” as follows: squidding (kidding), squidnapped (kidnapped), squidney (kidney), squid (kid).
?id* → Squid*: If a word begins with “?id” where ‘?’ represents any letter, then this prefix can sometimes be replaced with “squid”. For example: squiddle (middle), squidlife crisis (midlife crisis), squidget (midget), squiddle (riddle), squidiculous (ridiculous), squideotape (videotape), squiddish (yiddish), squidth (width), squidow (widow), squidget (widget).
*pon → *prawn: Words ending in “pon” can be converted to prawn puns by replacing it with “prawn”: weaprawn (weapon), couprawn (coupon), whereuprawn (whereupon), tamprawn (tampon), thereuprawn (thereupon), uprawn (upon), whereuprawn (whereupon).
*pear → *peir: As in “Then all of a sudden she dissapiered!” and “After appiering to check his watch, he quickly ran away.” and “That is a sharp speir you’ve got there”.
*able → *abubble: Words ending in “able” can be converted to terrible bubble puns by replacing it with “abubble”: reasonabubble (reasonable), availabubble (available), enabubble (enable), comfortabubble (comfortable), valuabubble (valuable), constabubble (constable), acceptabubble, capabubble, inevitabubble, vegetabubble, suitabubble, variabubble, vulnerabubble, profitabubble, acceptabubble, sylabubble, reliabubble, … Many more shameful puns like this can be made with the help a of list like this one.
Issue → Fishue: As in “That’s not the fishue here though.” and “I was fishued a sign for parking without a ticket”.
Net: “net” has two senses: “net weight” and “net income” is one sense, and “fish net” is the other sense.
Place → Plaice: “plaice” is a common North Atlantic flatfish.
Clam*: Words that begin with clam can be used as shellfish puns: clamouring, clammy, clamp, clamber, clampdown.
Boy → Buoy: As in “It’s a buoy!” and “His buoyfriend is a great person”.
Bubbly: “bubbly” has a “this water is bubbly” sense and a “he has a really bubbly personality” sense.
Specific → Pacific: As in “You need to be more pacific.” and “Are you sure you have the pacifications for this?” and “Pacifically, there are two apples and three nectarines”.
Surgeon → Sturgeon: A “sturgeon” is the name of a large fish – it sounds like “surgeon”, a medical professional.
*ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves(always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
Waive → Wave: As in, “Could you wave this parking ticket?” Note: to waive something is to refrain from enforcing.
Sway → S-wave: As in, “S-wave with me,” and “You don’t hold any s-wave here.” Note: to hold sway is to have a position of influence or power.
Title → Tidal: As in “I like it, but I’m not sure on the tidal” and “Use ‘Ms.’ as her tidal” and “The championship tidal match is tomorrow morning.”
Acquaintance → Aquaintance: As in “I don’t know her well, she’s just an aquaintance“.
Not → Naut: As in “I’m naut going to keep arguing with you”.
Naughty → Nauty: As in “There’s that nauty sailor again”.
Tied → Tide: As in “I’m tide up at the moment, can someone else help?” and “Yep, they tide the knot!”
Tidy → Tidey: As in “After the party we need to tidey the beach.”
Tad → Shad: A “shad” is a common herring-like fish which lives in the sea and breeds in rivers.
Sandwich: As in “I was eating my sandwich at the beach”.
Sanctuary → Sandctuary: As in “Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach because it’s an animal sandctuary“.
Stand → Sand: As in, “Don’t sand so close to me,” and “Do you undersand?” and “Don’t just sand there!” and “I saw her sanding there,” and “My hair was sanding on end,” and “If you can’t sand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “It sands to reason,” and “A one night sand,” and “Sand on your own two feet,” and “Sand out from the crowd,” and “Sand up and be counted,” and “Sand up for yourself,” and “A sand up guy,” and “Do I sand a chance?” and “I sand corrected,” and “I’m sanding in for…” and “I can’t sand the sight of,” and “I could do it sanding on my head,” and “United we sand.”
Gullible → Seagullible: As in “Kyani is so seagullible!”
Puffing → Puffin: A puffin is a seabird found near northern and arctic waters. An example sentence: “He ran along the beach, puffin his chest as he passed the ladies”.
Crazy → Cray-sea: As in “He is so craysea!” and “Enough of this crayseaness!”. Hyphen is, of course, optional.
Turn → Tern: A “tern” is a sea bird similar to a seagull, but smaller and with a forked tail.
Wish → Fish: As in “I just fish we had more time!” and “If you rub the lamp you get three fishes“.
Stark → Shark: As in “The shark contrast between his and his boyfriend’s attire was intriguing.” and “The old, shark house stood looming above us”.
About/Abode → Aboat: As in “What aboat the captain?” and “Welcome to my aboat!”
Jelly: Can be used as a pun on jellyfish and the slang term for jealous (“Oh you’re just jelly.”) and as a pun on the food item.
Hell/Haul → Hull: As in “Hull is a fiery place.” and “We’ll need a bigger truck to hull all these goods.”
Sooner → Schooner: As in “Schooner or later.” and “I’ll call her schoon“. A “schooner” is a sailing ship with two or more masts. See the boat puns entry for more.
Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
Waded: Along with walking through water, this can mean to “read laboriously through a long piece of writing”, so a water pun could be by using it with this definition: “Wading through your last comment was difficult.” It could also just be used in place of “walk”.
Could → Cod: As in “I codn’t understand that.” and “Sorry I cod only stay for a few minutes last night”.
Bitch → Beach: As in “Those beaches don’t know me!” and “She says you were being a bit beachy“.
Each → Beach: As in “Beach of us have our own towel”.
Bae → Bay: As in “Bay! Please stop with the beach puns, you’re embarrassing me.”
Combine → Combrine: As in “With our power combrinedwe should be able to defeat them.” and “It’s what you get when you combrine salt and water”. Similar puns can be made for most words ending in “bine”: turbrine (turbine), concubrine (concubine), columbrine (columbine).
Common phrases, idioms and cliches which are related to the beach can be used for some subtle and witty word play. Here is a list of the beach themed phrases that we’ve found so far:
Keel over and die
Like a fish out of water
Plenty of fish in the sea
That shore is (funny/sad/long/etc.)
Something fishy about that
The coast is clear
Bigger fish to fry
Surfing the net
Happy as a clam
One sandwich short of a picnic
Devil and the deep blue sea
Don’t rock the boat
A sea change
For everything, there is a season
He’s fishing for compliments
High-tide / High water mark
Hook, line and sinker
He/She has one oar out of water
Going against the tide
Jump the shark
Lay there like a beached whale
Muddy the water
My head is swimming
My lips are sealed
Paddle your own canoe
Back to the salt mine
Blood is thicker than water
Sealed with a loving kiss
She’s not the only fish in the sea
Signed, sealed and delivered
Sink a shot (through the hoop)
Sink or swim
To sink your teeth into
A fine kettle of fish
That argument doesn’t hold water
That’s water under the bridge
Take it with a grain of salt
A picture is worth a thousand words
Whatever floats your boat
Dead in the water
Distance makes the heart grow fronder
A whale of a time
Keep your head above water
Drinks like a fish
Drunk as a sailor
Drowning your sorrows
An albatross around the neck
From sea to shining sea
As big as a whale
In a nutshell
Keep at bay
No man is an island
Neither fish nor foul
Out of the blue
Bubble and squeak
Ripped me off
Rub salt in the wound
Sands of time
Burst your bubble
Bury your head in the sand
A drop in the ocean
Stem the tide
Surf and turf
Take a long walk off a short pier
Teeth as white as pearls
Clam up and be quiet
The net result
Throw in the towel
Trim one’s sails
Walking on sunshine
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle
Worth one’s salt
This Punpedia entry certainly isn’t an exhaustive list of all the possible beach puns, so below is a large list of beach themed words which you can use to invent your own puns. Some of the words below are leaning towards ocean-related, rather than precisely beach-related, and some of the items in this list are phrases rather than words. Here they are:
Jokes of the exceedingly cheesy or one-liner variety usually involve some sort of pun. Here’s a list of beach-themed jokes involving word play. Tap or hover on the black rectangles to reveal the answer.
What did one tide-pool say to the other tide-pool? – Show me your mussels!
What did the beach say to the wave? – “Long tide, no sea”
What washes up on very small beaches? – Microwaves!
What did the ocean say to the beach? – Nothing, it just waved
Why was the sand wet? – Because the sea weed!
What did the shark plead in the murder case? – Not gill-ty
Why do sea-gulls fly over the sea? – Because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels!
How do oysters call their friends? – On shell phones!
What is the strongest creature in the sea? – A mussel!
Why are some fish at the bottom of the ocean? – Because they dropped out of school!
Where do crabs go to borrow money? – The prawn broker!
Why do fish swim in salt water? – Because pepper makes them sneeze!
What gets wetter the more it dries? – A towel!
What does a mermaid wear to maths lessons? – An algae-bra!
Where do little fish go every morning? – To plaice school!
What did the ocean say to the sand? – I mist you!
Where do fish sleep? – On a seabed!
What did Cinderella wear when she went swimming in the ocean? – Glass flippers!
How does the ocean say goodbye? – It waves!
What is a cetacean’s favourite TV show? – Whale of fortune!
How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? – Tentacles
What is the best day to go to the beach? – Sunday!
Where does a ship go when it’s sick? – To the dock!
Where does a fish go to borrow money? – A loan shark!
Which fish is the most famous? – The star fish!
Why don’t oysters share their pearls? – Because they’re shellfish!
Why are fish so smart? – Because they live in schools!
Which part of a fish weighs the most? – The scales!
Which fish is the most valuable? – The goldfish!
What happens when you throw a green rock into the Red Sea? – It gets wet!
What do you get when you cross a fish and an elephant? – Swimming trunks!
Why is the sand so quiet? – Because the waves keep going “Shhhh!”
Beach Pun Images
Looking for beach puns in image or meme form? Below is a collection of beach pun pictures that we’ve managed to find. Have you found or made a good one? Post us the link in a comment at the bottom of the page 🙂
Beach Pun Conversations & Battles
Spontaneous pun battles and pun conversations are common on most social media platforms (Reddit and Facebook in particular), and also in SMS conversations and forum threads. Here’s a collection of screenshots of conversations involving beach puns:
Whether you were looking for a punny beach caption, a really good beach pun to out-wit your friends in a pun battle or a cute beach pun for your beach shack or pet fish’s name, we really hope this entry in Punpedia has been helpful to you. If you’ve got any suggestions for puns that we’ve missed, Punpedia entries that you want us to write, or just general suggestions for how Punpedia can be improved, please feel free to leave us a comment below! Thanks 🙂