20 Genius Puns That English Language Lovers Will Cherish | “Waiter, Will My Pizza Be Long?...No Sir, It Will Be Round”
This Instagram account, Pun Hub @punhubonline is a hub of the most cleverly amusing posts with a massive following of 1.1 million on Instagram and over 650K followers on Facebook. The account offers hilarious puns and classic old dad jokes. It uses HD-resolution stock images with supreme-quality text that adds extra spice to the jokes. The two-panel layout also stands out in the ocean of other memes online. However, the puns are the main hero of the account.
Merriam-Webster defines puns as "the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound." There's a scientific answer to what makes a pun funny. A study on 'brain imagery' that used fMRI to investigate the relationship between semantic ambiguity and humor predicted that "jokes would activate a network of brain regions involving the IFG and the LITG but only if they involved semantically ambiguous words," per The Journal of Neuroscience. Conor, the creator of PunHub, who does graphic design and animation for an agency, cracked the 'scientific' code and is now diligently serving the audience with this 'pun-nilicious' project. So let's scroll through our list of his 20 most genius pieces of work because 'pundoubtedly' we are obsessed with puns.
1. Oh shit!
3. What did you think?
5. Got it?
10. It was supposed to be "camouflaged"
11. Grow to grow
12. I asked
14. Took it literally
15. Uh, oh!
16. Chocolate chips are a better deal
17. See, I identified
18. Always for food
20. You July.