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The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns

Punny business

The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns
13 July 2016

pun [noun]: a ​humorous use of a word or phrase that has several ​meanings or that ​sounds like another word. eg. She made a ​couple of ​dreadful puns

Along with tea, an obsession with the weather and queuing, one of the things that makes Britain great is its long-standing love affair with the humble pun.

It can be found all over our national press (we've been known to enjoy the odd one here on ShortList), most notably in the form of a punny headline which can leave grown men weeping in admiration before breaking out into spontaneous applause.

It's a punny old game - so here are 60 of the very, very best.

Paddy Pantsdown

A classic from the archives

Threeo Walcott

We hope they paid royalties to Jez from Peep Show

Tout of Africa

Robbie provides two excellent puns

Ant and Decked

Bonus points for 'Farcenal'

Let Me Go Go

A variation on a familiar theme - and bonus points for Fizzy Pope