Spanish language learning forums

Spanish language learning forums (
-   General Chat (
-   -   Puns (

Jessica June 02, 2010 12:22 PM

post a pun here :)

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two-tired.

if you don't know what a pun is....Puns

Perikles June 02, 2010 12:39 PM

Thanks - they are all very punny. :D

laepelba June 02, 2010 04:18 PM

Does anyone have any Spanish puns?

JPablo June 03, 2010 01:40 AM


Originally Posted by laepelba (Post 85033)
Does anyone have any Spanish puns?

It is puny, but I don't remember any, just now.

irmamar June 03, 2010 02:04 AM

yTheir common name is "juegos de palabras", but each one has a different name. For instance:

Retruécano: usually the start with "no es lo mismo": no es lo mismo yo lo coloco y ella lo quita que yo loco, loco y ella loquita.

Calambur: the most famous (I think I mentioned it in another thread) is a Quevedo's calambur, of whom it is said that he had bet to tell the Queen that she was lame: entre el clavel y la rosa, su majestad escoja (es-coja). Another one very famous is: si el rey no muere, el reino muere.

Palíndromo which had already been mentioned here, such as: dábale arroz a la zorra el abad.

etc. :)

sosia June 03, 2010 02:30 AM

There are some spanish puns with "no es lo mismo"/it's not the same, but must of them are not for children.
Some "good" examples
No es lo mismo, los dolores de las piernas que las piernas de Dolores.
No es lo mismo, me río en el baño que me baño en el río

Saludos :D

JPablo June 03, 2010 02:34 AM

Ah, Irmamar me ha hecho recordar el que decía: "Con los tragos del que suelo llamar yo néctar divino, y aquien otros llaman vino porque que nos vino del cielo..."
O algo así... :)

CrOtALiTo June 03, 2010 11:15 AM


I'm sorry for this, but I didn't understand your game.

laepelba June 03, 2010 01:51 PM

I'm starting to understand some of these! Thanks, y'all! :)

CrOtALiTo June 03, 2010 02:00 PM

If already you understood the game, then please you explain me please.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.