Define Lexophilia


The Wikipedia defines Lexophilia as the love of words and a Lexophile as a lover of words who generally appreciate the nuances surrounding different words. For me, a lot of the nuances are just plain hilarious puns.

Here’s a list that has been amassed from a variety of sources. Have fun laughing:

  • I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  • Acupuncture – a jab well done.
  • The Police were called to a daycare where a 3 year old was resisting a rest.
  • Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
  • A bicycle moves slowly because it is two-tired.
  • When she saw her strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.
  • A pair of jumper cables were served in the local pub only after they promised not to start anything.
  • Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

  • To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
  • A will is a dead giveaway.
  • Did you hear about the guy whose left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
  • A backward poet writes inverse.
  • If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
  • When you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.
  • A chicken crossing the road – poultry in motion.
  • The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.
  • If you don’t pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.
  • The dead batteries were given out free of charge.
  • When the TV repairman got married, the reception was excellent.
  • A boiled egg is hard to beat.
  • When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
  • With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
  • A woman’s swoon may be more feint than faint.
  • Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft, and I’ll show you A-flat miner.
  • A short fortune teller who escaped from prison – a small medium at large.
  • A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France – resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
  • You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
  • He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.
  • A plateau is a high form of flattery.
  • A calendar’s days are numbered.
  • Horses are alone in their class because they are always out standing in their fields.
  • A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
  • There was once a cross-eyed teacher who couldn’t control his pupils.
  • We will never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.
  • To some – marriage is a word … to others – a sentence.
  • A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  • Considering the evidence, the jury concluded that the accused was not too bright.
  • Thieves who steal corn from a garden should be charged with stalking.
  • The grocery store clerk said you had to go to Office Depot to buy staples.
  • When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.
  • Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
  • The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
  • There was a slight paws before the dog ran off.
  • A hangover is a wrath of grapes.
  • When the buyer failed to make payment on the Golden dog he bought, the breeder had to retriever.
  • The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
  • A man’s home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
  • If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.
  • A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.
  • A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
  • Practice safe eating – always use condiments.
  • In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts – in feudalism, it’s your Count that votes.
  • She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.
  • A baker backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
  • Shotgun wedding – a case of wife or death.
  • No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
  • A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

I though I would give everyone who is reading a chance to catch their breath before continuing. Well, here we go again:

  • Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor-play.
  • Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
  • Sea captains don’t like crew cuts.
  • A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
  • When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
  • Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
  • Atheists don’t solve exponential equations because they don’t believe in higher powers.
  • What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, but it let out a little whine.
  • A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his aunt telephoned to ask how he was, the nurse said, ‘No change yet.’
  • Don’t join dangerous cults – practice safe sects.
  • When two egoists meet, it’s an I for an I.
  • Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One said to the other, ‘you stay here, I’ll go on a head.’
  • It’s not that the man did not know how to juggle – he just didn’t have the balls to do it.
  • What do you get when you mate a shitzu and a bull dog – bullshit.
  • A sing on the lawn of a drug rehab center said – “keep of the grass.”
  • In school, the class trapeze artist with an attitude was always suspended.
  • CrossDresser – a guy who likes to eat, drink, and be Mary.
  • Air pollution is a mist-demeanor.
  • Six is afraid of Seven because Seven Eight Nine.
  • For a while, Houdini used a lot of trap doors in his act, but he was just going through a stage.
  • Editing is a re-wording activity.
  • Two atoms are walking down the street and one says to the other, “Are you all right?” “No, I lost an electron!” “Are you sure?” “Yeah, I’m positive!”
  • I couldn’t quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me.
  • A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
  • The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
  • Reading while sun-bathing makes you well-red.
  • A lot of money is tainted – ‘taint yours and ‘taint mine
  • A prisoner’s favorite punctuation mark is the period because it marks the end of his sentence.
  • When William joined the army he disliked the phrase ‘fire at will’.
  • Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.
  • Let’s talk about rights and lefts. You were right so I left.
  • The poor guy fell into a glass grinding machine and made a spectacle of himself.
  • Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of defeat.
  • I’ve been to the dentist several times so I know the drill.
  • I get my large circumference from too much pi.
  • Women who wear $200.00 perfume obviously are known to have no common scents.
  • To many girls the word ‘marriage’ has a nice ring to it.
  • He dropped a computer on his toes and had megahertz.

There are thousands out there, probably millions, and I got so tired of collecting and sorting them that I have decided to stop here. I hope you enjoyed these little gems. Of course, please feel free to add your own in the comments.


9 thoughts on “Define Lexophilia”

  1. And here, I will keep adding any more that I encounter, and if these become many, then I will simply update the post :)

    Here we go:
    - Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, “Olive or twist?”
    - “Sigh!”, said the egg in the monastery, “From the frying pan into the Friar”

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