Ten wacky wordplay jokes

For better or for worse, the English language has a lot of room for interpretation and innuendo, so it’s little wonder that some of the best jokes we’ve found revolve around wordplay.

Q: How do astronomers organise a party?
A: They planet.

Q: Did you hear about the kidnapping at school?
A: It’s okay. He woke up.

Q: Does Humpty Dumpty love autumn?
A: Yes. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Q: Why shouldn’t you make fun of a palaeontologist?
A: Because you will get Jurasskicked.

Q: What do computers eat for a snack?
A: Microchips!

Q: Why did the can crusher quit his job?
A: Because it was soda pressing.

Q: What is Mozart doing right now?
A: Decomposing.

Q: Why can’t you trust an atom?
A: Because they make up everything.

Q: Why is England the wettest country?
A: Because so many kings and queens have reigned there.

Whoever invented knock-knock jokes should get a no bell prize.

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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