Punny Monday 2011.01.24

Welcome to Punny Monday. This is a fun little guessing game meant to spark your imagination and tickle your punny bone. Every Monday I post an original photo and ask my readers to figure out what was going on in my brain (or Amoeba’s) when he/I/we made it. Posting time varies so every time zone occasionally gets a fair shot at being first to see the game.

Here is the image you need to base your guess on:

What noun does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players. The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends. Oh, and just because someone announces they’ve won, doesn’t mean that they have. Please keep guessing until I post the answers!

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Well-Manicured

January 24th, 2011, 12:05 a.m. — Raven — nail clippers

January 24th, 2011, 12:15 a.m. — Caryl — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 12:54 a.m. — Mumma — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 3:00 a.m. — Kelley — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 4:40 a.m. — Doug — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 5:17 a.m. — Granny Annie — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 5:55 a.m. — Linda — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 6:47 a.m. — Tilden — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 7:26 a.m. — Church Lady — nail clippers
January 24th, 2011, 10:03 a.m. — Betty L. — nail clippers

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Needs Polish

January 24th, 2011, 12:15 a.m. — Caryl — nail clips; clipped nail
January 24th, 2011, 1:41 a.m. — Barbara — clipping nails
January 24th, 2011, 5:17 a.m. — Granny Annie — nail clips
January 24th, 2011, 6:00 a.m. — Linda — nail clips
January 24th, 2011, 7:26 a.m. — Church Lady — nail clips
January 24th, 2011, 8:45 a.m. — Shelly — nail clips
January 24th, 2011, 8:49 a.m. — Raven — toenail clippings
January 24th, 2011, 11:25 a.m. — Susan — nail clippings
January 24th, 2011, 11:25 a.m. — Manda — chainmail
January 24th, 2011, 1:16 p.m. — Linda — screw clips

33 thoughts on “Punny Monday 2011.01.24

  1. .
    I’m trying to learn your brand of puns, Quilly. You can grade me if you’d like. I’d like.

    I understand nail and clips. That is descriptive and is not a pun. So is clips and nails.

    The nail clips is a winner, re Betty L..
    But nail clips does not win, reCaryl — nail clips, Granny Annie — nail clips, Linda — nail clips, Church Lady — nail clips, and Shelly — nail clips. Seems no justice. And both are better than nail clipper. Somewhat better than nail clip as there are two clips.

    I am studying puns. Yours are classified as picture puns, plus other names. The only problem I see so far is not using them here in a sentence or clause to add the sense of pun humor. That is a hard qualification. Cartoonists seem to do that pretty well.
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    • Jim — a definition of pun: the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words [dictionary.com]

      That nail is indeed a nail — the kind one hits with a hammer. I used it to represent a fingernail (which people have hit with hammers, but generally not on purpose). Whether you agree or not, using one type of nail to represent the other is a pun.

      The paper clips are indeed clips — and I have attached two of them to the nail. One has to think a bit to get “clippers” from paper clip, but as nine people clearly demonstrated, it wasn’t a difficult fete.

      As for Betty L. being the test case for “nail clips” not being a pun — it was a typo on my part. I am sorry for that confusion. Betty L. guessed “nail clippers”. However, since I had “nail clips” listed 5 times in the non-winning category (as you pointed out yourself), a moment’s thought probably could have deduced that.

      Now, is it my turn to come to your blog and tell you how to run it?

      • .
        Hey Quilly, thank you. I sure might need some help with blog writing. A lot of people try. Those help attempts seem to run in spurts sort of like they seem to on yours. I am still smiling about all the help your readers were trying to give you with doing your water aerobics.

        Other bloggers are my teachers. Some of them and experience go a long way. I thought you would be excited when I told you I was learning more about puns. Of course I knew what puns were, by definition, before you were born. The picture puns need more of my attention if I am to care about them. Probably I could live without those.
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