Let´s play with the language and have a laugh while doing it: A pun´s more fun that a nun on the run

Funniest puns and the best jokes!

Something else that can be done with Intermediate and advanced students.

Mark the jokes you don´t get. Tell your partner the jokes you do get (Pause before the punch line). Explain the joke to your partner if necessary. Compare your understanding with the group. Check anything you like with me throughout the activity.


1. I once got into so much debt that I couldn’t even afford my electricity bills, they were the darkest times of my life.
2. Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I’m OK, but I feel like I’ve dyed a little inside.
3. I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.
4. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
5. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
6. Why don’t some couples go to the gym? Because some relationships don’t work out.
7. A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns, but I soon realized that toucan play at that game.
8. I’d tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn’t get a reaction.
9. It’s not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn’t have the balls to do it.
10. A friend said she did not understand cloning. I told her that makes two of us
11. Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.
12. A prisoner’s favorite punctuation mark is the period. It marks the end of his sentence.
13. I like European food so I decided to Russia over there because I was Hungary. After Czech’ing the menu I ordered Turkey. When I was Finnished I told the waiter ‘Spain good but there is Norway I could eat another bite’.
14. Why don’t programmers like nature? It has too many bugs.
15. A man just assaulted me with milk, cream and butter. How dairy. (How dare he?)
16. If there was someone selling drugs in this place, weed know. (We´d know)
17. When William joined the army he disliked the phrase ‘fire at will’.
18. Something about subtraction just doesn’t add up.
19. So what if I don’t know what apocalypse means!? It’s not the end of the world!
20. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.

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