A bigger selection of short jokes and word play

 

Well, I have to put them somewhere.

 

A couple of the jokes are repeated elsewhere in this blog, but they still make me laugh, so I’ve left them in :^)

 

A bigger selection of short jokes and word playI couldn’t for the life of me remember how you throw a boomerang, but then it came back to me.

Question of the day: what’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead giveaway)

Come to the nerd side; we have pi

Just driven past a minor, but costly looking accident, now I know how a Mercedes bends.

My pencil keeps breaking every time I sharpen it, I’m giving up now, it’s pointless.

A vandalised Chinese restaurant was an act of wonton destruction.

Apparently it’s illegal to have indentured servants, so I’ve had to confiscate the butler’s false teeth.

As I suspected, someone has been adding soil to my garden. The plot thickens.

Good grief; I looked through a gym window and someone had put a water bottle in the Pringles can holder on a treadmill!

I asked a marine archaeologist if he’d ever found a pirate ship. He said he’d never found a whole one, but he had found pieces of eight.

I can’t cook, because insects have plundered my pantry. My ingredients are in greedy ants.

I can’t resist slapping giggling spiritualists in the face. I do like to strike a happy medium.

I entered the world crowbar championships this year. First prise!

I got off to a bad start with our new cat, so to make things right I had start from scratch.

I just burned 2,000 calories. That’s the last time I leave brownies in the oven while I have a nap.

I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon; I’ll let you know.

I swallowed a dictionary. It gave me thesaurus throat I’ve ever had.

I’m a light eater; as soon as it gets light I start eating.

I’ve been banned from our local hardware store for stealing kitchen utensils, but that’s a whisk I’m willing to take.

I’ve been fired from my job at the zoo for lining up all the animals in order of height. Apparently they didn’t like me critter sizing the zoo.

I’ve just been to our local goose showroom; I only went for a gander.

If aristocrats have difficulty walking, do they get nobility scooters?

If you travel by ghost train, watch out for the ticketing spectre.

My friend gets quite violent if you give him sponge, jelly, fruit and cream for dessert. He’s not to be trifled with.

My wife and I are always laughing about how competitive we are. I laugh more though.

My wife went to a well woman clinic. It was okay, but didn’t like being winched in a bucket.

Penultimate is my last but one favourite word.

Quicksand always gives me a sinking feeling.

The counterfeiters knew the police were onto them but they decided to forge ahead anyway.

The first rule of Homophone Club is: ‘Yew dew knot torque a boat Homophone Club.’

The local council offered me a refuse bin; I said no.

When spring finally came the excited farmer wet his plants.

You can distinguish an alligator from a crocodile by paying attention to whether the animal sees you later or in a while.

A friend’s dog managed to swallow a few coins; he’s keeping his eye on it, but says there’s no change yet.

I always wanted to learn how to juggle, but I just don’t have the balls to do it.

It’s hard to beat a boiled egg in the morning.

I’ve just torn up a note pad and wrapped it around my stomach; it was a waist of paper.

I’ve been trying to push the envelope at work, but it’s still stationery.

I’m okay now, but when my hair first started to turn grey I thought I’d dye.

What do expensive muesli and a 13amp socket have in common? Alternating currants.

A teacher had to go for an eye test because he couldn’t control his pupils.

I think my local dry cleaners can repair my trousers, or at least sew its seams.

Our old settee felt terrible until recently, but now it’s fully recovered.

The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

How can you tell when you’ve run out of invisible ink?

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

I saw a beaver film last night; it was the best dam film I’ve ever seen.

I’ve never been able to bend the truth; I think it’s a lie ability.

Wear short sleeves and support your right to bare arms!

Do you think there are signs at drug rehabilitation centres that say ‘KEEP OFF THE GRASS’?

In some cultures Petri is a shallow circular dish best served at room temperature on a multi-well plate.

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hall. One hat said to the other, ‘You stay here, I’ll go on a head.’

Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

If you ever get onto a plane and recognise a friend called Jack, don’t shout ‘Hi Jack!’

At our local recycling centre dead batteries can be handed in free of charge.

Houdini was known to have used a lot of trap doors in his act at one time, but he was just going through a stage.

I’d like to have more self-esteem, but I don’t deserve it.

Is reading in the bathroom considered multi-tasking?

What did the stamp collector say when he was complimented? ‘Philately will get you nowhere’.

Our local butcher was busy serving customers when he backed into his meat slicer; now he’s got a little behind in his work.

We were so poor when I was growing up we couldn’t even afford to pay attention.

If cattle had a sense of humour, would they be a laughing stock?

Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

I used to eat doughnuts every single day, but then I got tired of the hole thing.

Grammarians are never late; they’re always very punctual.

Two rights don’t make a wrong; they make an aeroplane.

My inferiority complex isn’t as good as everyone else’s.

A friend told me about an acquaintance who employs a butler with a missing left arm; serves him right.

Question: what is a prisoner’s favourite punctuation mark? Answer: a period, because it’s at the end of a sentence.

I’m not telling my wife I’ve just eaten some glue; my lips are sealed.

The little old lady who lived in a shoe wasn’t the sole owner; there were strings attached.

Abominable: word used to describe an explosive device swallowed by a male bovine.

A stonemason who misspells a word on a gravestone is engrave trouble.

Most rocks have been around for a long time, but we shouldn’t take them for granite.

Why can’t fishermen be generous? Because their business makes them sell fish.

I went to the record shop and I said ‘What have you got by The Doors?’ He said: ‘A bucket of sand and a fire blanket!’

Two peanuts were walking through a rough neighbourhood and one of them was a salted.

Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered in chocolate sauce; Police think that he topped himself.

How do you make antifreeze? Hide her cardigan.

If you choke a Smurf, what colour does it turn?

If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving probably isn’t for you.

Apparently overheard in a United Nations toilet; ‘urination of strange people’.

My grandfather was shrewd; people threw small mammals at him until he suffocated.

To some people, marriage is a word, to others, it’s a sentence.

It’s better to love a short person than not a tall.

My desire to be a dermatologist was only skin deep.

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

Smokers are the same as everyone else; just not as long.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Two goldfish were in a tank. One says to the other: ‘How do we drive this thing?’

A man just tried to sell me Supergirl, Lara Croft and Wonder Woman. I think he might be a heroine dealer.

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

A friend once dated a very peculiar whisky maker, but he loved her still.

A cannibal ate a missionary and got a taste for religion.

I went to buy some camouflage trousers today, but I couldn’t find any.

A local balloon factory had to close due to inflation, it was quite a blow.

A patient went to see the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts. The psychiatrist said: ‘Well, I can clearly see your nuts’.

According to Santa’s lawyer, all of his little helpers are subordinate clauses.

Two psychiatrists pass each other; one says hello and the other one wonders what he meant by it.

A tourist had to get an eye test while visiting an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

My pet centipede just died. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised; it was on its last legs.

I bought eight legs of venison for £40; is that two deer?

I was thinking about making a comeback, but I haven’t been anywhere.

Don’t read a pop-up book about giraffes unless you wear glasses.

My genetic insanity is very fit and healthy; it runs in the family.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

Six out of seven dwarfs are not Happy, but only one out of seven is Grumpy.

Think outside the box; it’s too late once you’re in it.

I took the shell off my racing snail to try and speed it up, but it just made it sluggish.

I’m confused; oh hang on, maybe I’m not.

Why can’t you starve in the desert? Because of the sand which is there.

Why did the scientist fit his front door with an old-fashioned knocker? He was a Nobel Prize winner.

5/4ths of people have problems with fractions.

A truck loaded with Vicks VapoRub overturned on the motorway; Police have confirmed there will be no congestion for eight hours.

Noah sent Ham, and his descendants mustered and bred in the sand which is in the desert.

What do you call the wife of a hippie? Mississippi.

What do you get if you cross a motorway with a wheelbarrow? Run over.

Why do ducks have webbed feet? To put out fires. Why do elephants have flat feet? To put out burning ducks.

There are three kinds of people; those who can count and those who can’t.

Borrow money from pessimists; they don’t expect it back.

How can you tell when an economist is lying? Their lips are moving.

The economy is so bad that the Mafia is starting to lay off judges.

Money talks. The trouble is, it only knows one word; goodbye.

Money isn’t everything, but it does keep the children in touch.

I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.

Always remember that you are unique; just like everyone else.

The healthiest part of a donut is the hole. Unfortunately, you have to eat through the rest of the donut to get there.

I have friends who swear they dream in colour but it’s just a pigment of their imagination.

What’s green and smells like yellow paint? Green paint.

Why do ghouls and demons get on so well? Because demons are a ghoul’s best friend.

Heard about the dating agency for chickens that went bust? Apparently they couldn’t make hens meet.

Two yoghurts walk into a bar. ‘We don’t serve your kind in here’ says the bartender’ A yoghurt asks ‘Why not, we’re cultured’.

Dr Watson was in a bar, it was past closing time and he was a bit drunk. ‘Come on’ said the barman ‘Haven’t you got Holmes to go to?’

A saw and a hammer go into a bar and some other tools join them; the saw turns to the hammer and says ‘You know the drill, don’t you?’

The Italians are installing a clock in the Leaning Tower of Pisa; after all, what good is the inclination if you don’t have the time?

Fortune tellers are very easy to buy clothes for; they’re all mediums.

The boy cannibal was expelled from school for buttering up the teacher.

God was tired after making a 24 hour period, so he decided to call it a day.

If you dream that you’re writing The Lord of the Rings, are you just Tolkien in your sleep?

How does the man in the moon get his hair cut? Eclipse it.

Some cultures consider swallowing and expelling a fountain pen a write of passage.

What’s the difference between a duck? One leg is both the same.

A man spent his life collecting memorabilia of Wonder Woman, Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale; apparently he was a heroine addict.

Mary had a little lamb, and then she had some dessert.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi refused painkillers during his root canal work; he wanted to transcend dental medication.

Police arrested two people, one was drinking battery acid and the other was eating fireworks; they charged one and let the other one off.

What did one deoxyribonucleic acid say to another? Do these genes make me look fat?

A double negative forms a positive, but apparently there is no language where a double positive is a negative. Yeah, right.

A Pepsi executive has been fired; he tested positive for Coke.

Why are tenors like pirates? Because they’re both murder on the high C’s.

The human cannonball wanted to retire, but the circus owner couldn’t find a replacement of his calibre.

After many attempts a scientist successfully cloned his own genes; he was so thrilled, he was beside himself.

The best time to add insult to injury is when you’re signing someone’s plaster cast.

How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? Fish.

How many tech-support people does it take to change a light bulb? I don’t know, but have you tried turning it off and then on again?

What do you call twin policemen? Copies.

My friend’s ex-wife was deaf and she left him for a deaf friend; to be honest, he should have seen the signs.

Why did the skeleton refuse to go bungee jumping? He didn’t have the guts.

Why did the ram fall over the cliff? He didn’t see the ewe turn.

Why don’t oysters give to charity? They’re shellfish.

What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t work? A stick.

Why couldn’t Count Dracula’s wife sleep? Because of his coffin.

First thing this morning, there was a tap on our door; our plumber has an odd sense of humour.

Why does ‘smiles’ hold the record as the longest word in the dictionary? Because the two ‘s’s are a mile apart.

What do you call a parrot in the rain with an umbrella? Polyunsaturated.

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

How does a Dalek keep its skin soft? EXFOLIATE!

Why did the Dalek cross the road? To EXTERMINATE! the chicken.

What did the Spanish fireman call his sons? Jose and Hose B.

One arm butlers; they can take it but they can’t dish it out.

A shoe factory has burnt down; two hundred soles were lost.

A police station toilet has been stolen; officers have nothing to go on.

I used to work at Kwik-Fit, but I gave up the job; every day I was tyred and exhausted.

Postman: ‘Is this letter for you; the name is smudged?’ Man: ‘No, it can’t be for me, my name’s Smith’.

Two elephants walk off a cliff… boom, boom!

Apparently bread is quite dangerous; over 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.

LOTTERY: A tax on people who are bad at maths.

WARNING: Dates on the calendar are closer than they appear.

PURITANISM: The haunting fear that someone somewhere might be happy.

‘Dad, can I have another glass of water please? ~ ‘But I’ve given you 10 already!’ ~ ‘Yes, but the bedroom’s still on fire!’

Son: ‘Dad, can I go to the bathroom?’ ~ Dad: ‘MAY I go to the bathroom?’ ~ Son: ‘But I asked first!’

A Vicar and a Buddhist are having toast when an image of Jesus appears in the margarine; the Buddhist says ‘I can’t believe it’s not Buddha’.

Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed; nail biters might want to consider the new business venture possibilities here.

I’m a dyslexic, atheist, insomniac; I stay up all night wondering if there really is a Dog.

Never get behind the Devil in a Post Office queue, for the Devil has many forms.

I have all the money that I’ll ever need; as long as I die by 4pm today.

How many dyslexics does it take to light a change bulb?

Change is inevitable; except from vending machines.

With the application of sufficient thrust pigs fly really well.

Thought I’d visit some different stores, but when you’ve seen one shopping centre you’ve seen a mall.

The problem with being punctual is that nobody is there to appreciate it.

Oh dear, I just let my mind wander, but it hasn’t come back yet.

The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

Everything seemed to be coming my way today, but I was just in the wrong lane.

To err is human; to successfully blame it on someone else shows management potential.

I’ve been revising for a practical exam on pest control; I was up all night swatting.

There’s been a vote to decide on a theory to replace continental drift; plate tectonics won by a land slide.

I’m trying my hand at computer hacking, but I think I need a larger machete.

I have a portable stereo that looks like a large cake; it’s a gateaux blaster.

Pigs don’t like using the telephone when there’s crackling on the line.

A friend of mine was a brick layer before he went to prison; to this day he still isn’t a free mason.

Surely it ought to be possible to achieve at least one giggle out of every ten word plays? No pun in ten did.

 

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A handful of Twitter inspired jokes:

 
I used to like to think of something really stupid to say and then not say it; then along came Twitter.

Watch what you eat AND watch what you say; as with food, you are what you tweet.

I’ve been thinking about Tweeting to someone in jail, but the sentence was too long.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to retweet it.

After ‘M’onday and ‘T’uesday all you’re left with is ‘WTF’.

LMAO… damn, now where am I going to sit?

Some tweeters have a way with words, others don’t not have none.

‘Doctor, Doctor, I think I’m addicted to Twitter’ ~ ‘Sorry, I don’t follow you’

Twitter’s great; I neither put on weight nor feel uncomfortable when I’ve had too much Tweet.

I wanted to follow UK politicians Nick Clegg and Vince Cable on Twitter, but I can’t ad-lib.

I was going to tweet about anticlimaxes, but then I didn’t.

My canary has stopped chirping. Please retweet.

 

 

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More MumblingNerd Stuff

Some more of my previously unpublished Twitter comments and daft stuff:

One of the doctors at our local surgery is getting very angry, he keeps losing his patients.

I’ve been trying to persuade people to become enthusiastic organ donors, but they won’t put their heart into it.

I recently bought some very expensive perfume as a gift; I’ve no common scents.

In our living room the curtains are drawn, but the rest of the furniture is real.

You can now buy lactose free milk if you’re intolerant; if my feet lacked toes I’d be intolerant.

Once when I was camping there was a terrible fire; the heat was in tents.

I just had a great idea for a pencil with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

When you empty cesspits, are you taking the piss?

A bottle of coke just fell out of the fridge onto my foot, it’s a good job it was a soft drink.

My friend’s wedding was very emotional, even the cake was in tiers.

Someone in the geometry lesson had their rubber bands confiscated; they were classed as weapons of math disruption.

I bought some Toulouse sausages today, now I can’t find them; they must have been too easy Toulouse.

My local garden centre won’t swap my old Christmas tree for a bush, but I suppose a fir exchange is no shrubbery.

Our best friend bakes bread, so we’ve signed over the deeds to our house; a friend in knead is a friend in deed.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; I just tripped over a very small encyclopaedia.

I used far too much water to extinguish two fires, but a man’s got too dowse what a man’s got two dowse.

I fancy hurling a jug onto the beach; surely a pitcher is worth a throw sand-wards.

After much personal abuse, I got hold of an adorable painting of someone’s jaw; if you can’t stand the hate get art of the cute chin.

A yarn about a creepy shop that kept a tally of floors of buildings it sold would be a scary storey score store story. (Was that worth the effort; it wasn’t was it?)

I almost borrowed a book from the library called HOW to HUG; until I noticed it was volume twelve of an encyclopaedia…

I don’t think whoever coined the phrase ‘quiet as a mouse’ has ever stepped on one.

I usually manage to do a few exercises very early in the morning; before my brain works out that I’m not fetching chocolate.

I just suggested to our cat that he does something useful, but all he’d say was ‘Me, how?’

I used to have lots of Velcro cable grips, but I can’t find any now. I must be losing my grip.

If I climb up inside a church tower, would I be inspired?

I couldn’t drive out of a parking space today, but I had a back up plan.

Freudian slip: clothing worn under a see-through blouse.

Nuclear physics is much better than the old, cloudy physics.

Stealing a talking bird is a mynah offence.

My neighbour removed two panels and a post from our boundary; he must have taken a fence after something I said.

Parisian taxis are liable to drive you in Seine.

Where can I get a hollow victory? I have a substantial one, but it’s too heavy.

I ate a really good Thali recently, but there wasn’t any otter in the Tarka Dal.

Egyptian boatmen are in denial.

There’s a bottle in the fridge that says it’s ‘still water’; I’ll check again tomorrow to see if anything changes.

I don’t see the point of pocket calculators; who has that many pockets?

I’ve been struggling to find a new role; then I remembered two wholemeal ones in the freezer.

A friend thought I wouldn’t want a mention in their poem, but I’m not a verse to it.

If a pig gets laryngitis, would it be disgruntled?

Perfume is scent everywhere by post.

If all is not lost, where is it?

1848 ~ Horse drawn buses appeared in Nottingham, although they were inept, as the horses couldn’t hold the pencil properly.

I have one of those memory foam cushions, but I can’t remember where I put it.

After problems with my browser I had to disable some cookies; now my keyboard is clogged with crumbs.

I’m getting irritated with email & spam; simultaneously reading mail & opening a can of meat is multi-tasking.

I tried to use a chat-room while I was at the library, but they kept shushing me.

Does anyone else have problems with instant messaging? My post-its won’t stick to the monitor.

Will someone tell me how to use a spam filter? I’ve made a hell of a mess opening the last can.

I’ve been trying to save a progressive JPEG in a reactionary format, but my PC is too liberal.

This sentence has absolutely no odour; it’s complete non scents.

I saw a huge new funeral parlour opening today; it was quite an undertaking.

Where did Noah keep the woodworm, termites and woodpeckers?

Stationery traffic has been blamed on the huge number of vehicles delivering envelopes and writing paper.

The situation is posterous, although beforehand it was preposterous.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, if you throw it hard enough.

The only thing you have to fear is fear itself… and bugs, and the dark, and strangers, and hairs in food, and pigeons, and door knobs…

People first arrived in North America by crossing from Russia to Alaska; they’d got lost and couldn’t get their Bering Strait.

The letters A, E and U are making me very tetchy today; apparently I’m suffering from irritable vowel syndrome.

A local police officer was bribed with just a few coins, but change is as good as arrest.

I enjoy ironing as much as oral surgery and appreciate that I very rarely have to iron, but I don’t appreciate the irony.

I dropped some very unripe stone fruit in the ocean once; just to plum the depths of tastelessness.

As a designer, am I facing in the right direction? Anyway, back to the drawing board.

In art class we had to sketch drinking straws; I drew the short straw.

Our pet chicken constantly runs up and down stairs, so we changed her name to Stephen.

The face painter at the local fête said they couldn’t paint teddies, but that’s just a bear faced lie.

Sometimes elevators get me down, but other times they’re quite uplifting.

What happens if you meet someone online, but you don’t click?

I’ve been trying very hard to sketch with correcting fluid, but I’m drawing a blank.

I’ve tried everything to end a disagreement; oak twigs, chestnut sticks, haven’t tried an olive branch yet.

I have a great bee and beef pie recipe, if anyone feels like eating hum bull pie?

If you helped a one-eyed person whose artificial glass one was in back to front, would you be turning a blind eye?

It’s really hard to persuade someone to wear two slices of bread for an art project; perhaps I should have buttered them up first?

Just had an argument about someone’s clavicle; it’s obviously going to be a bone of contention

Parents are choosing Spanish/Scandinavian names for their babies; there’s Juan Bjorn every minute.

I’ve been playing chess on the floor instead of the table; I really need to raise my game.



Do a couple of those look familiar to you? I thought so. Here am I thinking I’m being original and creative and I’m probably inadvertently copying them from somewhere else. Never mind; they’re probably the funniest ones.
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Daft authors and book titles

Silly author names of senseless book titles; simply because I haven’t made any up for a long time. Of course I ‘think’ I’ve made up about half of these, but they’ve probably all been done before:

Daft authors and book titles‘Advantageous’ by Benny Fishall

‘A History of Welsh Comedians’ by Dai Laffyn

‘Advantageous’ by Benny Fishall

‘Am I Bothered?’ by Carrie Henri-Gardless

‘American Breakfast’ by Chris P. Bacon and ‘Pancakes’ by Mabel Sirrup

‘American Independence’ by Bertha Venation

‘Amphibians’ by Newt and Sally Mander

‘Antibiotics’ by Penny Silling

‘Are You Dancing?’ by R. U. Asking

‘Art and Culture’ by Phyllis Stein

‘Artificial Weightlessness’ by Andy Gravity

‘Back Problems’ by Eileen Bent

‘Bacteria’ by Mike Robes

‘Beguiled’ by N. Tyesing

‘Blushing’ by Rosie Cheeks

‘Breakfast’ by Hammond Deggs

‘Breath of Fresh Air’ by Hal E. Tosis

‘Bricklaying’ by Bill Jerome Wall

‘Broken Window’ by Eva Brick

‘Bullfighting’ by Matt Adore

‘Carbuncles’ by Ivor Boyle

‘Carpet Fitting’ by Walter Wall

‘Chinese Arsonist’ by Kin Dlin

‘Cloudburst’ by Wayne Drops

‘Coastal Walks’ by Cliff Topp-Path

‘Coffee Maker’ by Phil Turr and Cath Tierre

‘Common Cold Symptoms’ by Ron E. Nose

‘Constabulary’ by Laura Norder

‘Constipation’ by Anita Pu

‘Contempt for Human Nature’ by Miss Ann Thropy

‘Continental Sausages’ by Frank Furter and Sal Armie

‘Cooking Pasta’ by Al Dente

‘Crime & Punishment USA’ by Penny Tentiary

‘Crumbs in My Cuppa’ by Duncan Biscuits

‘Deception’ by Miss Leed

‘Dentistry’ by Phil McCavity

‘Dielectric Heating of Food’ By Mike Rowave

‘Digital’ by Anna Logg

‘Diplomatic Mission’ by M. Bassy

‘Dockers Tales’ by Steve Adore

‘Does My Bum Look Big in This?’ by Hugh Jarse

‘Dog’s Dinner’ by Nora Bone

‘Donald’s Flatulence’ by Ivana Trump

‘Drinking to Excess’ by Al Coholic

‘Easily Done’ by F. Oughtless-Lee

‘Eating Disorders’ by Anna Recksia

‘Empty Glass’ by Phil Ettup

‘Equally Adept’ by Amber Dextrous

‘Exploring other Galaxies’ by Anne Dromeda

‘Fading Away’ by Peter Innout

‘Favourite Pizza Toppings’ by Anne Chovie

‘For Whom?’ by Pete Sake

‘Forthright’ by Frank O. Pinion

‘French Cookery’ by Sue Flay

‘French Windows’ by Pattie O’Dors

‘Frogs and Newts’ by Anne Fibienz

‘Genie’ by Al Addin

‘Geology’ by Roxanne Minerals

‘Get Moving’ by Sheikh Alleg

‘Get Rid of Your Possessions’ by Lester Worrierbout

‘Good Read’ by Paige Turner

‘Goodbye Cruel World’ by Sue Aside

‘Great Britain from 1837 to 1910’ by Vic Torian and Ed Wardian

‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow’ by I. M. Balding

‘Harassment’ by Percy Kyuwshun

‘Haunted House’ by Hugo First

‘Helping Hand’ by Abel N. Willin

‘Hitting the Fan’ by Hoo Flung Dung

‘Horrendous’ by Terry Bull

‘How can I Help?’ by Len de Hand

‘Hypnotism’ by N. Tranced

‘Implants’ by E. Norma Stitz

‘Insurance’ by Justin Case

‘Intellectual Isolation’ by Ivor E. Towers

‘Islands’ by Archie Pelago

‘Keeping Scores’ by Adam Upp

‘Knighthood’ by Neil Downe

‘Large Snakes’ by Anna Conda

‘Leaflet design’ by Pam Flett

‘Leather Preparation’ by Tanya Hyde

‘Leo Tolstoy’ by Warren Piece

‘Lexicon’ By Dick Shunnery

‘Life Before Cars’ by Orson Buggy

‘Lion Taming’ by Claude Bottom

‘Living on a Budget’ by Penny Pincher

‘Living With Mosquito Bites’ by Ivana Scratch

‘Long Walk Home’ by Miss D. Buss

‘Looking Younger’ by Fay Slift

‘Lost Coffin’ by Sue Anne Undertaker

‘Lumberjack’ by Tim Burr

‘Magnificent’ by Wanda Full

‘Make Your Own Honey’ by B. Keeper

‘Mapping Your Country’ by Sir Veigh

‘Men Can Change’ by Betty Woant

‘Mensa’ by Jean Yuss

‘Money Management’ by Owen Cash

‘More of a Lute Than a Guitar’ by Amanda Lynne

‘Mosquito Bites’ by Ivan Itch

‘Music of the Early 1960s’ by Tristan Shout

‘My Crush’ by Anna Konder

‘My Worst Journey’ by Helen Back

‘No Longer Required’ by Sue Perflewus

‘Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold’ by Lou Quarm

‘Odds and Sods’ by Miss Elaine Ayous

‘Off the Beaten Track’ by Dusty Rhodes

‘Off To Market’ by Tobias A. Pigg

‘Office Software’ by Mike Rowsoft

‘Old Age’ by Jerry Attrick

‘Optician’s Guide’ by Seymour Clearly

‘Outgoing Personality’ by Greg Arius

‘Outstanding’ by Emma Nentley

‘Over and Out’ by Roger Wilko

‘Pampered and Indulged’ by Molly Coddled

‘Passing in the Night’ by Mr Intyre-Lee

‘Picnicking’ by Alf Resco

‘Plunging Necklines’ by Seymour Bust

‘Poked in the Eye’ by Dee Stick

‘Positronic Brain’ by Anne Droid

‘Precipice’ by Eileen Dover

‘Prison Break’ by Frieda Convict

‘Pub Crawl’ by Carrie Meholm

‘Punctuality’ by Justin Time

‘Putting on Clothes’ by Don A. Parell

‘Recommended Books’ by Betty Dreedit

‘Relay Race’ by Anne Dover-Baton

‘Rowing the Pacific’ by Willy Maykit

‘Rubber Inflatables’ by Abel Loon

‘Rushing’ by Ed Long

‘Rusty Bedsprings’ by I. P. Knightly

‘School Sports’ by Jim Nasium

‘Seaside Amusements’ by Penny R. Cade

‘Shellfire’ by R. Tillery

‘Showing Guts’ by N. Trayles

‘Singing Without Music’ by A. K. Pella

‘Sitting’ by Stan Ding

‘Slimmer’s Bible’ by Lou Swaite

‘Smoothing Rough Surfaces’ by Emma Ree Pay-Purr

‘Snapdragon Cultivation’ by Anne T. Wrynum

‘Sore Joints’ by A. King

‘Spring Showers’ by April Rain

‘Spring Shrubbery’ by Theresa Green

‘Standing in a Circle’ by Hans Joyned

‘Stand-up Comedian’ by Joe Kerr

‘Stealing Money’ by Robin Banks

‘Stone Age’ by Neil Ithic

‘Stop Shouting!’ by Danielle Soloud

‘Suspended’ by Dan Glynn

‘Suspense’ by Cliff Hanger

‘The Apiarist’ by Bea Hive

‘The Bishop’s Seat’ by Cathy Draal

‘The Bus Conductor’ by Myles Standing

‘The Capacity to Endure’ by Sue Stainability

‘The First of Twelve’ by Jan U. Weary

‘The Last of Twelve’ by Dee Sember

‘There’s a Hole in My Bucket’ by Lee King

‘Thirst Quencher’ by Bev Arage

‘Three Wishes’ by Jean E. Ovthelamp

‘Tobacco Addiction’ by Mustapha Fagg

‘Track and Field Sports’ by Arthur Letticks

‘Triumphant Conquest’ by Vic Tree

‘Truancy’ by Marcus Absent

‘Try Harder’ by Buster Gutt

‘Turkish Fast Food’ by Donna K. Bab

‘Twist and Shout’ by Sheikh Tall-About

‘Two Shillings and Six Pence’ by Arthur Crown

‘Tying Shoe Laces’ by Ben Dover

‘Under the Bleachers’ by Seymour Butts

‘Underwear Problems’ by Lucy Lastic

‘Unknown Lands’ by Terry Incognita

‘Voice Amplification’ by Mike Raphone

‘Voyeurism’ by A. P. Pingtom

‘Waiting for dinner’ by Sally Vating

‘Wireless Telegraphy’ by Ray Dio

‘Your Future’ by Claire Voyance

And thanks to some delightful Twitter people for the additions:
@dancludlow @HeritageMuse @eddo75 @PenPendragon @Steve_Oliver76 @DonatellaFall @Ameino @duncancollett @Noot54

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MumblingNerd Stuff

I recently listed some favourite one-liners by the hilarious Tim Vine, so I thought perhaps it’s time to post some of my own stuff:

 

MumblingNerd QuipsMy doctor told me to cut down on sodium, but I’m taking his advice with a pinch of salt.

I’ll have to grit my teeth next time I go out in this cold weather, although my teeth don’t usually ice up.

I was thinking outside of the box today; but they found me this afternoon and put me back in.

I’ve almost finished sorting out my string collection; I just need to tie up a few loose ends.

Apparently a new local priest has set the font alight; that must have been a real baptism of fire.

I entered a competition with a paint catapult and won with flying colours.

I’m tired of washing bath sheets and face cloths, so I’ve thrown the towel in.

I have ‘scarlet’ paint and a selection of new books; now to sort the books into a ‘to be red’ pile.

I’ve never had an audience eating out of the palm of my hand, but it’s a different story with pigeons.

I once designed a container to carry picnic hampers; but it turned out to be a basket case.

I’ve been reading about the Tunguska Event, a huge explosion in Siberia in 1908; it was a real blast from the past.

I’m too lazy to take up flower pressing, so I took a leaf from someone else’s book.

I’ve soundproofed the house and bought ear plugs; I’ll do anything for a quiet life.

Does anyone else really hate walking on wet clay; or am I just an old stick in the mud?

A grandmother’s entire estate was willed to her hairdresser; that was a bad heir day.

A pirate and a shepherd were fighting; determined to win by hook or by crook.

Someone broke my umbrella; I take umbrage at that!

I currantly love raisins.

There’s an author named Amber Greene with a novel called ‘Traffic Signal Sequence’ Has anyone read Amber Greene?

If exits are on the way out, are bathroom scales on the weigh in?

Impotence just means no hard feelings.

I followed a trail of pencil graphite right to the end of our yard; I think I’ve been lead up the garden path.

Our cat Max really hates climbing; he’s always been a bit of an anti-climb Max.

I took up brewing because I like draught beer, but in the end, I bottled it.

Honey seems to be all the rage at the moment; I blame the powers that bee.

I visited the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals office; it’s so small there’s not enough room to swing a cat.

I’ve just realised that worrying does work; 90% of the things I worry about have never happened.

Hermit crabs don’t like having to shell out for a new home.

I saw someone play a violin on children’s TV today; I thought they weren’t allowed to depict violins in children’s programs?

Zoos in North America get rid of their lions at the end of each summer; determining that pride goes before a fall.

I’m very good at startling ducks and chickens, but I wouldn’t say boo to a goose.

I was just about to leave the office when I spilt hot chocolate all over my out tray; still, it’s all in a day’s work.

The council may build a library in the middle of the tracks at the local railway station; that’s reading between the lines.

I ate a delicious creamy gooseberry fool today; it gave me indigestion, but I do suffer fools gladly.

An old bylaw inflicts a financial penalty on anyone carrying salmon in a boiling pot; that’s a fine kettle of fish.

Ironically, I looked ridiculous sitting part way up a tree; I should have satire.

I’ve been told that I make terrible wine because I’m using my own vine fruit, but it’s probably just sour grapes.

The nuns that embroidered either end of the 230 feet long Bayeux tapestry never met; sew near and yet sew far.

This obsession with appearance is getting out of control; I’ve just found these letters wearing toupees: ã ĩ ñ.

In the juice bar today I tried to grab something to drink my orange through, but I was just clutching at straws.

The guys delivering a load of sand to me say it’s been delayed, ah well, the best late plans of my sand men.

I found a great site that sells sausages online; but the link’s broken.

Only older people seem to be queuing in the hordes at the theatre; but I suppose every crowd has a silver line in.

Future alien visitors may well appear in strange forms, but that’s just the shape of things to come.

Genetically modified flowers are fashionable; the Fuchsia’s bright, the Fuchsia’s orange.

A local brass band is recruiting musicians, but I’m reluctant to blow my own trumpet.

I’ve got chocolate all over my earphones; still, I always wanted to be a chocolatier.

Our milkman is legend dairy.

I’m going to a local shop for the first time; I’ve no idea what’s in store.

I really feel in shape today; it’s just a pity it’s the wrong shape

Took me ages to remove the food stains from the doctor’s invoice, but at last I have a clean bill of health.

I have pony spittle all down my arm and that’s straight from the horse’s mouth.

Took a hammer to a new neighbour’s freezer today; just trying to break the ice.

I’m putting off working some bread dough, but I knead to knuckle down.

Trouser zipper manufacturers are dropping like flies.

I’m sure this blueprint’s the wrong way round; back to the drawing board.

It’s time to put an end to punctuation disputes, full stop.

With middle age spread all good thins come to an end.

Is calling a puppy ‘Putrid’ giving a dog a bad name?

Is circumcision a fore gone conclusion?

My head is resting against a violin; I’ve no idea why, I’ll just have to play it by ear.

I’ve a needlework exam today; I’m pinning my hopes on it, but I’m sew nervous I needle little encouragement.

I had forty winks earlier; now my eye’s sore, two people slapped me and only one winked back.

I just Googled the price of amputations; they cost an arm and a leg.

Cutting a gateau into slices looks difficult; turns out it’s a piece of cake.

Bought my wife a pocket calculator in the shape of a castle; don’t think she’ll like it, but it’s the fort that counts.

I’ve ordered some German food off the internet; the sauerkraut has arrived but the wurst is yet to come.

 

 

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“I say Holmes…”

“I say Holmes, what school do your children attend?” ~ “It’s elementary, my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, I have terrible indigestion” ~ “It’s alimentary my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, what is your favourite cheese?” ~ “It’s Emmental my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, what is the plumbing like here?” ~ “It’s rudimentary my dear Watson”

“I say, you rock Holmes!” ~ “It’s sedimentary my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, shall we take the green or the yellow door?” ~ “The lemon entry, my dear Watson” (Thanks @SimplerDave)

“I say Holmes, what is that note from Scotland Yard?” ~ “It’s complimentary my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, are you making a movie?” ~ “It’s documentary my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, are those vitamin pills?” ~ “It’s supplementary my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, will you elucidate?” ~ “It’s illuminatory my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, did Ellen say she was voting Conservative?” ~ “Ellen meant Tory my dear Watson” (Thanks Denise ‘Okonkwo’ Tooley via Paul Naylor)

“I say Holmes, how the deuce do we deal with Professor Moriarty?” ~ “It’s eliminatory my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, what did your accountant say?” ~ “It’s hell monetarily my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, how do I remove this moustache?” ~ “It’s epilatory my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, is that a mammoth?” ~ “It’s elephant hairy my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, what is your favourite shape?” ~ “It’s elliptical my dear Watson”

“I say Holmes, how is a periodic table structured?” ~ “It’s elementally my dear Watson”

Sorry, this was a daft idea that’s stretched too far, I’ll stop now…


 

 

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A little initial letter alliteration

I have a habit of playing around with alliteration, or something like it; mostly in less than 140 characters for Twitter of course. Probably pointless, but on the other hand it makes me smirk:


Atrocious alliteration alludes actual alternative action and, after assiduously able allocation, allegedly always acts appallingly.

Boston’s burgeoning business buildings busily beckon big bucks beneath bold bright boundless blue.

Fifty finely fraught flighty fellows from Frome fighting through the fort thought the fiery Friday freight was thoroughly frightful.

Forever fastidiously finding fashionable far-fetched fascinatingly frivolous facts for fervently frequent free farcical fun.

Four famous flighty folks flee fittingly from fermented forest florets foraging for fast feisty fromage faking faulty faucets.

Many monogamously married monotheistic mongooses make marvellously magnificent mahogany marionettes.

Most mid mornings many Maine motorists might move majestically; maybe meaning most match my main moaning mood?

Pecks previously pummelled past prior parallel periods patiently prepared; patently perhaps (probably?) partially prompting Peter Piper picking pickled pepper pecks?

Percent, per cent, purse sent, poor cent, pour cent, pour scent, paw scent, purr scent, percent.

Pluck Kate, pluck hate, placate, plaque eight, plaque ate, plaque hate.

Precisely! Poetic puns pose perfectly peculiar problems; perhaps particularly post peeling pernickety prickly pear pairs.

Pre pouring plausibly poor potpourri perpendicularly, paternal Pa’s pores probably proved perfectly pedicured, perhaps predictably.

Problematic philately produces portable philanthropic potato pestilence, probably propagating perfectly plausible practical pomegranates.

Read Tweet. Right wheat, rate trait, right to eat, raid treat; right sweet! Ride tight, right trite… retreat. Re Tweet.

Semantics; should speak several sentences, starting slowly, sauntering swifter, suddenly speedier; system seems successful.

Several saucily selected sources say she said she saw salty seasoning sauce successfully shaken.

Significantly stunning sunny spell suggests spring’s suddenly successfully sprung; certainly seems seasonally standard

Simultaneously selling several swimming sole shoals, skilled soldier Saul slowly shouldered sad sibling Sarah’s shabbily sewn shawl.

Stylish successful single swan swimming ceaselessly in successively smaller circles.

Taking their tray tied to two Thai trees, they too try three times to tread there, teetering through thin tattered tightly twisting trunks.

Tweet. To eat. Too eat. Two eat. Two wheat. Two ate. To wait. Two eight. To hate. Too weight. To wait. Trait. Treat. Tweet.


Messing about with Google Translate also shouldn’t amuse me, but it does:


Four famous flighty folks flee fittingly from fermented forest florets foraging for fast feisty fromage faking faulty faucets.

Google translated to French:

Quatre gens volages célèbre fuir dignement de la forêt fermenté fleurons d’alimentation pour fromage feisty rapide semblant robinets défectueux.

Google translated back to English:

Four people escape with dignity fickle famous forest fermented food landmarks cheese for quick feisty pretend defective valves.


Atrocious alliteration alludes actual alternative action and, after assiduously able allocation, allegedly always acts appallingly.

Google translated to Vietnamese:

Tàn bạo ám chỉ điệp âm thay thế và hành động thực tế, sau khi giao có thể siêng năng, được cho là luôn hành động đáng kinh sợ.

Google translated back to English:

Referring to the brutal and alliteration replace real action, after sex can diligently, are thought to always act appallingly.


Precisely! Poetic puns pose perfectly peculiar problems; perhaps particularly post peeling pernickety prickly pear pairs.

Google translated to Ukranian:

Отож-бо! Поетичний каламбури представляють зовсім своєрідні проблеми, може бути, особливо після пілінгу вибагливих колючий пар груші.

Google translated back to English:

So-bo! Poetic puns represent quite peculiar problems can be, especially after peeling demanding barbed steam pears.


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