30 Of The Funniest ‘What Idiot Called It’ Memes
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Some people believe that puns are the lowest form of comedy possible. We humbly believe that these people are wrong. In our opinion, puns are fantastic because they’re a quick way to improve someone’s mood while showing off your linguistic skills, as well as the power of your imagination.
One of our favorite puntastic joke categories is “what idiot called it X and not Y,” where a word that everyone knows is taken and a punny alternative is suggested to replace it. Simple but effective and almost guaranteed to improve your mood and crack a smile.
So scroll down, enjoy, and share with your friends and family to spread the joy. Let us know in the comments if you know of any similar jokes and remember to upvote your faves in this list.#1Image credits: ACflurane#2Image credits: chuuew#3Image credits: WheezyNurseAccording to Howard Richler on The Senior Times, plenty of well-known and respected individuals have had a go at puns. Like neurologist Sigmund Freud, who thinks that they’re cheap, and the former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Oliver Wendell Holmes, who thought that puns were “verbicide.” Ouch.Plenty of English writers living in the 17th and 18th centuries (John Dryden, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison, others) thought that puns were ambiguous, created confusion and prevented the English language from finally being perfected.#4Image credits: daemonic3#5Image credits: lordoftheshibs#6Image credits: PeachCoffinThough we use the term ‘puns’ quite interchangeably, the fact is, there are many different types of puns. For example, for homophonic puns: the humor lies in the fact that these jokes treat homonyms as though they are synonyms. “Why is it so wet in London? Because so many kings and queens reign there,” is a perfect example of this.#7Image credits: chetporter#8Image credits: tomdale#9Image credits: TheWeirdWorldBesides homophonic puns, there are also homographic puns (“Did you hear about the optician who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself?”). And if you combine the two, you get homonymic puns: “She was only a rancher’s daughter, but all the horsemen knew her.”#10Image credits: WheezyNurse#11Image credits: mattytalks#12Image credits: NoTheOtherJohnThere are also compound puns (“Where do you find giant snails? On the end of giants’ fingers”) and recursive puns, in which the second part of the joke depends on you understanding the first part. An example of this would be: “A Freudian slip is where you say one thing and mean your mother.” What’s your favorite types of pun? Let us know in the comments!#13Image credits: GabbyEpstein1#14Image credits: Reverend_Scott#15Image credits: Pyonta_Ship4#16Image credits: aquafreshXTREME#17Image credits: tpope#18Image credits: LmaoEdit#19Image credits: chetporter#20Image credits: inthefade#21Image credits: WheezyNurse#22#23Image credits: LackOfShame#24Image credits: morninggloria#25Image credits: nice_mustard#26Image credits: daemonic3#27Image credits: STOTLE#28Image credits: bikinidiaper#29Image credits: hayley_daragon#30Image credits: NickAnderson27