Rhetoricians referred to them as the (auspiciously titled) paronomasia, playing on the sounds and meaning of words. Linguists called them homophones, different words that are pronounced the very same weigh… err way. We are simply going to call them puns, and they are fantastic.
How do you entice someone into a mom and pop shop nowadays in the world of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Make a dick joke! How do you distinguish your pet grooming place from the hundreds of others in the city? Make a classic film reference! Make your liquor store sound dirty if you say it out loud and watch the costumers (and the free press) roll in.
We’ve scoured the world (from the safety of… the Internet) for the best puns money can buy. Enjoy the creativity of these shop owners with great senses of humor and go shop there! Help keep these wonderful small businesses afloat by voting below, and with your dollars.
Dad Joke: The Store
These Guys Do a Great Service
Tok This Wayyyy
How to the Point
What a Lively Antique Store
He Would Be SO Embarrassed
The Defendant’s Favorite Restaurant
For the Kinky Foodie in Your Life
And the Mom Joke Restaurant Award Goes To…
Damn Dirty Grapes
High Expectations from This Place
Good ol’ Vegan Retreat
What Did That Store Do to Earn Such a Reputation
Can’t Argue with That…
I’m Comfortable with This Pun
Lost Boys’ Day Job
Now That’s Just Shellfish
They Thought About Changing the Name But No, No, No
A Caffeine Addiction… Well You’re in for a…
Curious How the First Part Relates to the Second
For the Adventurous Pup
Why Don’t You Just Go…
RUN FLORIST RUN!
Sew You Think You Can Pun
WWJI (Where Would Jesus Insure)
That Place Is Barely Staying Afloat
So Many Cops in This Restaurant
Say it Aloud
They Have All the…
Madness, I Tell You!
There’s No Winning Here
The Sister Store Is Hugs and Kittens
Guys, I Promise It’ll Be…
The Elusive Baby Talk Pun
Too Much? Too Much
It’d Be Cheesy if it Wasn’t So Sharp… I’ll See Myself Out
It’s Not a Store, but MAN That’s Good
Dickens Would Be So… Proud?
For the Ph.D. Endowed Cyclist
Falafel Pun? That’s Just Impressive
F*@$ Yo Couch!
A Tale as Old as Time…
What Should I Get Her for Lunch?
SO MANY LAYERS OF LITERAL
Very Important Job
Its Namesake Requires it Be Overpriced
Only the Finest