I love puns. In my ever-so-humble opinion, a well-formed pun can be regarded as one of the highest, most fantastically funny forms of wit. A very specific, reasonably old subset of puns, called the Tom Swifty, has made a funny resurgence at Reddit. Some of the funniest ones in the thread include the thread title:
And a few more:
- “I ALREADY TOLD YOU. I’M NOT DROWNING!!!” said Tom, deep in denial.
- “I lost my bouquet,” said Tom lackadaisically.
- “I manufacture table tops,” said Tom counterproductively.
- “They had to amputate them both at the ankles,” said Tom, defeated.
- “I think I might be gay,” said Tom, half in earnest.
- “They escorted the criminals downstairs,” Tom said condescendingly.
- “I don’t rub my feet on the carpet anymore,” Tom said ecstatically.
- “Please help! My left ventricle is collapsing,” said Tom halfheartedly.
- “Who discovered radium?” asked Marie curiously.
See the full thread on Reddit. There are just way too many to list! Here’s my own little contribution:
“I just said something about this blog post,” Tom commented.
Think of your own one? Let us know in the comments!