Pun gents
Friday September 02nd 2011, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends

Okay, Constance started this over at FB.

“Dick and I are playing this game, since we like puns, where you think of an occupation, and then add a word with a negative prefix that pertains. So, the Duke was disgraced. The seismologist defaulted. Etc.” Then she added, “The tanner who was dis-suaded. The hair stylist who was dis-tressed. The judge who was ex-honor-ated.

So, the gambler was deluxe doesn’t quite do it. The appliance salesman was deranged; that’s better. The English professor was denounced and (oh who cares about rules when there are puns to be had) de-vowel-you’d–my family would approve.

It seems to be easier to come up with the punchline and take it back-word from there.  Anyone else want to try? So far I’ve come up with:

The chef was served with a deflammation suit.

The campers were given detention.

The math homework (blame the dog) was dissolved and the professor was outnumbered.

(This one is NOT political, it’s all wordplay.) The det o’ nation was way overblown.

The writer was in-dis-pens-able.

They tried to talk about their ancestors, but it just de-gen-irate’d from there. Which leads to,

Oedipus said it’s true, you can’t go home again; it’s dilapidated now.

And on a totally different note, they’re not my pictures and I respect copyright so I’ll just link to them, but my cousin Kathryn’s daughter waited till the moment of a family photoshoot to give her mom the big news. Happy day!

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the dead composer is decomposing. I know its a groaner.

Comment by pat Flores 09.03.11 @ 3:58 am

The herbalist was deminted [so to speak]. The bike shop owner was recycled. The window washer was defenestrated. The attorney sued for malpractice was indefensible. The tennis player came unstrung.

Comment by Lynn 09.03.11 @ 5:29 am

The guitarist was picked.
BTW, love the family photos of the birth announcement! I wonder how many photos that photographer had to take. Although, you get only ONE chance for the perfect one!

Comment by Jody 09.03.11 @ 5:47 am

sweet — and I love the puns — shared them with my daughter as I read them this morning — fun!

Comment by Bev 09.03.11 @ 6:24 am

Fun puns!!

And love the photo-story “board”. Congrats to all!

Comment by Channon 09.03.11 @ 7:14 am

The clerk’s office was defiled by random acts of chaos.

That’s all I got.

Comment by Renee 09.03.11 @ 11:30 am

The watchmaker was ticked off.

If I think of any others, I’ll let you know.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.03.11 @ 11:43 am

Did you hear about the butcher who backed into his meat slicer? Got a little behind in his work…

Comment by Sue 09.03.11 @ 2:23 pm

What a great way to make a memory!

The monosyllabic Sumo wrestler was dis-grunt-led

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.03.11 @ 3:08 pm

The ballet dancer’s pose was a dis-en pointe-ment.

The agronomist found the farm to be mis-arable.

Comment by twinsetellen 09.03.11 @ 7:51 pm

Ad in local newspaper that arrived yesterday for wine: Goats Do Roam (red and white) 6.98

Maybe you gotta read it out loud…It’s almost enough to make me try it!

Carol in MA

Comment by Carol Telsey 09.04.11 @ 8:27 am

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