Basic Puns with Explanations – Near Homophones

Homophone Puns - Explained

Here are some near homophone puns. They aren't quite as easy to understand as those that use homophones, homonyms, or homographs. When you read these, say the words out loud. You have to change the pronunciation slightly, or use a reduction, to get the second meaning.

When you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.

Need an ark to save two of every animal? I noah guy.

Her acupuncture therapy is a jab well done.

Remember the Italian chef who pasta way?

Practice safe eating – use condiments.

When the window fell into the incinerator, it was a pane in the ash to retrieve.

When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

Why did he go to the auction? Toboggan.

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