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The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns

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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.

  • The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns

    Paddy Pantsdown

    A classic from the archives

  • The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns 1

    Threeo Walcott

    We hope they paid royalties to Jez from Peep Show

  • The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns 2

    Tout of Africa

    Robbie provides two excellent puns

  • The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns 3

    Ant and Decked

    Bonus points for 'Farcenal'

  • The 60 greatest newspaper headline puns 4

    Let Me Go Go

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

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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