A pun generator
May 23, 2016 9:12 PM   Subscribe

 
You put the 'serialisation' in 'serialisations.'
Choice.
posted by contraption at 9:14 PM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


You put the 'toast' in 'toaster.'

Yes, yes I do.
posted by nzero at 9:20 PM on May 23, 2016 [11 favorites]


Seems like it should come up with "You put the 'pun' in 'punishment' " eventually.
posted by 445supermag at 9:27 PM on May 23, 2016 [8 favorites]


You put the 'elate' in 'belated.'

You put the 'complaining' in 'uncomplainingly.'

You put the 'raisin' in 'hairraising.'
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:34 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'ratio' in 'vibrations.'

You put the 'entice' in 'apprentices.'

You put the 'ogres' in 'progressively.'
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:43 PM on May 23, 2016 [6 favorites]


You put the 'ensures' in 'censures.'
posted by russm at 9:47 PM on May 23, 2016


You put the 'tingly' in 'unhesitatingly.'

Well OK then...
posted by teraflop at 10:14 PM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes, yes I do.

that is bread you're thinking of, toast comes out of toasters /petpeeve
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:15 PM on May 23, 2016 [8 favorites]


You put the 'chronic' in 'diachronic.' (this actually sorta works as a philosophy/weed joke)

You put the Iberia in Liberia.

You put the 'action' in 'fractions.'

You put the 'super' in 'superconductor.'

You put the 'runes' in 'prunes.'
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:34 PM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


that is bread you're thinking of, toast comes out of toasters /petpeeve

Depends on who you ask and how you define toast. My partner pulls golden "toast" out of the toaster all the time, but if he gives it to me, I will put that "toast" in the toaster until it's golden-brown.
posted by aniola at 11:04 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'cited' in 'solicited.'
You put the 'heists' in 'atheists.'
You put the 'disco' in 'discontent.' (this is good)
posted by boilermonster at 11:20 PM on May 23, 2016 [5 favorites]


You put the 'bitter' in 'bittersweet'
posted by gold-in-green at 11:21 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the lowly in shallowly.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:27 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the bitters in bittersweet
posted by aniola at 11:31 PM on May 23, 2016


You put the 'sting' in 'distinguishes.'

You put the 'pacey' in 'spacey.'
posted by aniola at 11:35 PM on May 23, 2016


You put the 'enter' in 'lamenter.'

I choose to interpret this as innuendo.
posted by pattern juggler at 11:44 PM on May 23, 2016


You put the 'rocket' in 'sprocket.'
You put the 'literati' in 'alliteration.'
You put the 'right' in 'selfrighteousness.'
You put the 'stigma' in 'astigmatic.'
You put the 'compete' in 'competence.'
You put the 'dying' in 'parodying.'

I feel like this script (or a variant of it) could be more focused if it checked for (and excluded) etymological similarity, somehow.
posted by NMcCoy at 11:53 PM on May 23, 2016


yep, this puts the 'pun' in 'punitive'.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:06 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'tombs' in 'entombs.'

Hmmm, I think 'entombs' puts you in the 'tombs,' but OK.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:32 AM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


You put the 'rover' in 'introverts.'

... that's a euphemism I've never heard before ...
posted by Eleven at 3:01 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


I used this to create a bunch of puns and enter a pun competition. I had hoped that at least some of them would win a price, but no pun in ten did.
posted by DreamerFi at 3:17 AM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


You put the 'bending' in 'unbending'

I've been found out!
posted by numaner at 4:36 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'rage' in 'garage'
posted by drlith at 5:02 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


You put the 'crypt' in 'cryptanalyst

I think I heard this threat in a Bourne movie....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:28 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'honey' in 'phoneys.'
You put the 'poster' in 'posterior.'

I also put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop - it seems to have left that one out.
posted by pianissimo at 5:30 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'fringe' in 'infringement.'
You put the 'hooters' in 'troubleshooters.'
posted by Foosnark at 6:12 AM on May 24, 2016


I don't think I will ever get another one as good as this:

You put the 'semen' in 'abasement.'
posted by one of these days at 6:24 AM on May 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


Wait, never mind:

You put the 'euphemism' in 'euphemisms.'
posted by one of these days at 6:31 AM on May 24, 2016


When I saw the thread title I expected to click and find a picture of me ... :-(

Here's one from this morning:

Why do Minnesotans love cats?

They're purry home companions.
posted by freecellwizard at 6:32 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I thought the link said "Pug generator" and I was super excited and then very quickly disappointed.
posted by cooker girl at 6:56 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'ordered' in 'disordered.'
posted by svenx at 7:11 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'sting' in 'lusting.'
posted by metaphorever at 7:56 AM on May 24, 2016


Oh, MeFites! You guys really put the 'magnet' in 'magnetohydrodynamical.'
posted by The Bellman at 8:01 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'bamboo' in 'bamboozles.'
You put the 'angle' in 'disentangle.'
You put the 'roach' in 'unapproachable.'
You put the 'older' in 'cardholders.'
You put the 'kipper' in 'skippered.'
You put the 'trumpet' in 'strumpet.'

Wait, that last one ...
posted by Quasirandom at 8:04 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'other' in 'motherhood.'

I think it knows me.
posted by Daily Alice at 8:16 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'rapist' in 'hypnotherapists.'

...
posted by Foosnark at 8:27 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'orating' in 'collaborating.'
You put the 'mental' in 'sacramental.'
You put the 'usage' in 'sausages.'
You put the 'dental' in 'transcendentally.'
posted by Foosnark at 8:36 AM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'stab' in 'antidisestablishmentarianism'.
posted by freecellwizard at 8:44 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'd be curious as to how successful a pun generator could be made for the "soundalike category mashup" puns. You just take two sets of things, then jam them together, like "song titles" and "Indian food" would give you "korma chameleon" and "paperback raita" etc. I imagine the results would be weird as hell, but it'd be a fun exercise.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 9:21 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


You put the 'duplicate' in 'duplicated.'

You put the 'recurs' in 'recursively.'

You put the 'semen' in 'basements.'


:|
posted by themadthinker at 9:25 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


You put the 'lager' in 'villagers.'

Mechanically, it fails. Spiritually, however, it's a solid bull-eye.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:27 AM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


You put the 'laughter' in 'slaughter.'
You put the 'ration' in 'concentrations.'
You put the 'overt' in 'overthrowing.'
You put the 'rates' in 'polyunsaturates.'
You put the 'ranch' in 'franchises.'
You put the 'tarring' in 'starring.'
You put the 'other' in 'brotherly.'
You put the 'other' in 'soothers.'
You put the 'pines' in 'happiness.'

And one I might actually have cause to use at some point: You put the 'stall' in 'installing.'
posted by lucidium at 9:32 AM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


Thanks for all the awesome puns everyone! I really appreciate it.

I fixed the issue where the generator makes very bland puns, like "You put the 'generator' in 'generators'" by eliminating pairs that differ only in endings -s, -ly, and -ing. A version of the site with that issue fixed is here:

www.googledrive.com/host/0BwJRsHpcq0yFWUI3VFlQX3lqQk0

I like the idea of making a version that goes by pronunciation rather than spelling using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, as jedicus suggested in the original projects post, and Jon Mitchell suggested on this thread. I hope to implement that soon!
posted by candasartan at 9:59 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'romancer' in 'necromancer.'
posted by contraption at 10:23 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the ass in...
posted by hubs at 10:35 AM on May 24, 2016


Alas, one of my favorites was You put the 'raisin' in 'hairraising.'
posted by aniola at 11:03 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You put the 'trophy' in 'astrophysicists.'
You put the 'lousy' in 'jealousy.' (I'm sure this one's been used before.)
You put the 'latin' in 'inflating.'
You put the 'parent' in 'parenthesised.'
You put the 'vying' in 'envying.'
You put the 'timid' in 'intimidates.' (Sudden new understanding of what "intimidate" means.)
You put the 'eatable' in 'treatable.' (AskMe?)
You put the 'berate' in 'liberated.'
You put the 'broad' in 'broadcaster.' (Might steal this one too.)
You put the 'plain' in 'explaining.'
You put the 'older' in 'householders.' (Social commentary even!)
You put the 'olden' in 'emboldens.'
You put the 'sting' in 'testing.'

Okay I'll stop now. (This is great.)
posted by lucidium at 11:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Sudden new understanding of what "intimidate" means

That's actually one of my favorite features of this pun generator.
posted by aniola at 12:36 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yes, yes I do.

that is bread you're thinking of, toast comes out of toasters /petpeeve
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:15 AM on May 24


Of course I realized that before I po(toa)sted it but...how could I not?

"You put the bread in toaster" just doesn't have the same ring to it
posted by nzero at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2016


From Fox News? -- You put the 'secret' in 'secretary.'
posted by drlith at 2:57 PM on May 24, 2016


You put the 'mother' in 'smothered.'
posted by 23skidoo at 4:06 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I just typed "Donation Requestion" as an email subject.
posted by aniola at 9:11 PM on May 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


You put the 'unction' in 'eigenfunction.'

I don't think I could give a coherent definition for either of those words, but it has such a wonderful rhythm! Ok, time for a trip to the dictionary...
posted by sibilatorix at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2016


You put the 'rifle' in 'trifle.'

You put the 'cad' in 'academic.'
posted by verstegan at 2:13 AM on June 2, 2016


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