There are some great puns, and there are some terrible puns. Some are written poorly, others just don’t land well, and even more are mean and insulting rather than fun. In many cases the funniest puns are terrible in some way.
Pencils could be made with erasers at each end, but what would be the point?
What do you call a happy cowboy?
-A jolly rancher.
I saw an ad that said “television for sale, $1, volume stuck on full” and I thought to myself, I can’t turn that down.
Why is Peter Pan always flying?
Don’t ever believe an atom, they make up everything.
If a kid won’t take a nap, is that “resisting a rest”?
What did the fish say when he swam into a wall?
Becoming vegetarian was a huge missed steak.
Doctor, doctor, help! I think I’m shrinking! Take this and you’ll be back to normal in a few weeks.
-Until then, you’ll just have to be a little patient.
Singing quietly has never been my forte.
What do you call a bear with no teeth?
– A gummy bear.
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Thanks for explaining the word many to me, it means a lot.
I’m starting to think the judges had some sort of All-Terrier motive.
What sound does a sleeping T-Rex make?
Why did the pun fail his English class?
-Because he didn’t use proper pun-ctuation.
I’m glad I know sign language, it’s pretty handy.
Which dinosaur has the best vocabulary?
– The thesaurus.
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Puns That Make No Sense
Some clean terrible puns just do not make sense. They are a mismatched comparison, use the wrong word choices, or make no point. These occasionally end up passed around for years based solely on how bad they are but most often they simply fade away and are not used. Frequently one liner terrible puns are insulting, and poor insults don’t make sense, or those that are intended to be insults but are not, are often phased out of regular use and are not repeated very many times.
Puns That Don’t Land
Short puns occasionally sacrifice humour for length. They may be a fast to use and easy to insert into conversation but somehow, they don’t land well, are not funny, or do not fit within the flow of the conversation. These corny, terrible puns are often halted in use, and they are allowed to be forgotten as they don’t fit society anymore or are out of date.
Occasionally a funny terrible pun will simply be used in the wrong place or the wrong time, and they end up being terrible rather than amusing. These silly terrible puns may fit well in other situations or conversations, and they are able to land well and bring some laughs, but when used inappropriately they are simply terrible.
Puns That Are Funny Because They Are Terrible
The funniest terrible puns are that because of how bad they really are. A pun is intended to be bad, and they often rely on their lack of humour to be funny. People laugh at them and share a cute terrible pun simply because it is terrible and that makes it worth sharing, laughing at, and enjoying. A good pun can be funny, but a terrible fun can be a hilarious terrible fun.
Terrible puns for kids are often relating to movies or television shows that are popular with their age group. These cute, terrible puns are great fun at recess and at class parties, or when watching videos in class. Many of the terrible educational videos that are found in classes are full of puns, or are the cause of cheesy, terrible puns. In these situations, the best terrible puns are easy to remember, and they can help to reinforce the lessons contained within the videos. Using top terrible puns to help retain information is a great way to improve memory and test scores, as they are better retained than straight facts. Short terrible puns are easy to remember, easy to repeat, and can even be repeated later if you need to recall the fact.
Corny terrible puns are often found where dads are joking around or spending time together. A dad pun is often a one liner terrible pun, and they enjoy them because they are so bad. These are the types of puns that they seem to like, they are not often funny but people laugh and remember them because of just how bad they really are.
May puns are terrible puns, but that is part of the point of puns. They are not intended to be well made or genuinely funny, but rather to be entertaining and fun to share. Sometimes the funniest terrible puns are the worst of the puns, the ones that are most obvious and present silly statements or rhyme in an amusing way. Intended only to be funny and to make others smile or laugh, as a way to bond with other people who share like interests, or to help remember things, puns can be a good tool. A pun can be funny or terrible, and they can be popular for years or fall flat and rarely be heard of again.