More Puns – What These Words Can Also Mean!

thinking hatCan you look deep inside a word and find another meaning?

ABASEMENT: Where the furnace is located.

ABDICATE: to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

AFTERMATH: Relaxation after algebra class.

ALARMS: What an octopus is.

ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonalds

AVOIDABLE: What the bullfighter tried to do.

BALDERDASH: A rapidly receding hairline.

BARIUM: What the undertaker usually does.

BAROQUE: When I spend more than I make.

BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage.

BUCCANEER: The price of a cob of corn.

BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with.

CANTALOUPE: When you can’t run off and get married.

CARNATION: Place where every citizen owns an automobile.

CATALOGS: Material used to build cow fences.

CAUTERIZE: Made eye contact with a woman.

COFFEE: The person you coughed on.

COLANDER: Someone who arrives on the same plane as you did.

COUNTERFEITERS: Workers who put together kitchen countertops.

CYTOLOGY: The study of real estate.

DIPLOMA: Da’ man who fixes da’ pipes

DOCKYARD: A physician’s garden.

ECLIPSE: What a barber does.

FLATULENCE: Emergency vehicle that picks you up after you have been run over by a steamroller.

HAMLET: A small pig

HEROES: What a guy in a row boat does.

KHAKIS: What you need to start the car in Boston.

LEFTBANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.

MEDIEVAL: Not totally wicked.

MISTY: How golfers create divots.

MYTH: A female moth.

NEGLIGENT: describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

NITRATES: Opposite of day rates.

OCTOPUS: A cat with eight legs.

PARADOX: Two physicians.

PASTEURIZE: Too far to see.

PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.

POLYGON: A dead parrot.

POSTOPERATIVE: The letter carrier.

PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.

PROPAGANDA: A gentlemanly goose.

RELIEF: What trees do in the spring.

RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.

SEAMSTRESS: What happens to your pants when you eat too much.

SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.

STALEMATE: A leading cause of divorce.

SUDAFED: Brought litigation against a government official.

TOBOGGAN: Why we go to an auction.

URINE: If you haven’t gone out.

How many did you guess? Can you add any?

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18 comments

  1. Outstanding, Margie!! You usually see those in jokes where the teacher asks some kid to use the word in a sentence. Wish I could thinka one, but I’m drawin’ a blank, as the artist with the invisible pencil said… : P

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