すみま千円 - And other awesome puns!


#1

So I was doing a little bit of research on Jisho.org, which is my favourite dictionary, and came across something hilarious.

I was checking up on a colloquialism I’d heard about, すいません, and how it compares to すみません.

I stumbled across すみま千円, and I cannot stop laughing.

After doing a quick search on the forums here, it appears we don’t have a good pun thread going at the moment?

Anyone else got good Japanese puns to share?


#2

My friends from Saitama jokingly call their prefecture “ださいたま.”


#3

lol that’s freaking hilarious


#4

Oldie but goldie. Thank you very muchinko.


#5

These might be pretty standard, but when I first came to Japan my host mother took me to a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant and just let loose on the puns:

いかいかが? How about some squid?
いくらいくら? How much do the salmon eggs cost?
はまちハウマッチ? How much does the hamachi cost? (That one’s Japanglish, but ah well :stuck_out_tongue: )

And one I made up in response:
あじのあじは?How’s the mackerel taste? :laughing:


#6

http://ladygodiva.web.fc2.com/other/gag.html

「ふとんが、ふっとんだ」

「お金は、おっかね~。」

「カレーはかれえ(辛い)」

「トイレにいっといれ」

「父さんの会社が倒産した。」

「車がくるまで待っててね」

「カッターを買った」