Tag Archives: puns

Make me a cosmopolitan!

Big D, the city I call home, surprises and delights when I’m least expecting it. Check out these lovingly rendered signs around town.

The puns in this one put the happy in Happy Hour for me. So do the lettering, colors and illustrations.

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Centric Bar and Grill, June 2017

Anyone else see the subtle TGIF around the wine glass (top left)? Or is it just me?

A lot of care and creativity went into making these Dallas Comedy House menus:

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Dallas Comedy House, May 2017

So fun! I love “Key & Peele Lime Pie” and “the Such a Ham sandwich”! I also like “IMPROVISE your own.” But my favorite has to be “Nom, nom, nom” under Food. See it? Truly great puns, like this one, are stealthy. They do not call attention to themselves. Nom, nom, nom sits there perfectly happy if you see the obvious reference to food but leaps off the board to tickle your funny bone if you uncover the hidden joke (nomination, in this case).

The list of libations:

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Dallas Comedy House, May 2017

The DCH signs are high up on walls, and the angle of this shot makes this sign harder to read. My faves from this board:
Steve Martini
SarahDay Night Live
LizLemonDrop
the Woo-ie CK

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For being a teetotaler, I left both venues in high spirits.

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The most punderful time of the year

Signs that wordplay is alive and well in Dallas!

Near Mockingbird Station, around Halloween:

Halloween sign near retail store: fab-boo-lous

No scar(e)city of puns. Dallas is well-equipped.

Near Trader Joe’s/Walnut Hill:

Walkens welcome

Locks to laugh about.

Christmas cheer around here:

Gnome for the holidays

Where to go for my wordplay addiction? The elf-help section.

Happy you here! Err … I mean, Happy New Year. Too muchĀ punch can do that, ya know!

Lettuce rejoice

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I turnipĀ at a signature Kroger and faint at the fantasticality of the produce wall. Herringboned carrots and parsnips. Carefully curated collard greens. Rowdy radishes wrangled. Bunches of spinach, white-belted soldiers in rows.

TheĀ stocking crew didn’t miss a beet. Their painterly careĀ leaves me artichoked with emotion. Way to embrace their work endive into it with devotion.

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Thanks for being here, dear reader. Here’s to a fresh start in 2017!

This one’s a wrap!

I was running errands when thisĀ Nothing Bundt Cakes delivery van came into view.

Icing

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The clever lineā€”‘hole lotta yumā€”packs the bundt cake’sĀ distinctive feature (hole in the middle), a benefit (whole lotta yum), and wordplay (whole/hole) into three little words. Combine withĀ larger-than-life shots of decorated cakes and stir in contact info for a delectable ad on wheels any way you slice it.

Now I want to call them Nothing PUNdt Cakes.

Melon-dramatic

Nothing says summer like watermelons! ThisĀ beautyĀ passed the thump test and came home.

What-a-melon

Can you find the puns on the label?

I see a verbal pun (the brand name is What-A-Melon) and a visual pun (the ‘A’ in What-A-Melon is a point in the star on this fruit from the Lone Star State). Puns on produce—sweeeeet!