Fire is one of the olden earth elements that people learn about. It does not exist as one of the three most common states of matter: air, water, or gas. Instead, it is the fourth state of matter, known as plasma. Obviously, while fire is quite destructive and can cause serious damage, you should know that it also makes for a fun topic to make puns on.
If you are in a group of people and want to make a few puns to keep the crowd engaged, you should know a few fire puns. There are quite a few that you can use, and the best thing about using these puns is that they can easily be understood by a layman. You don’t need to be experienced in dad jokes to make these puns. Here are a few.
“I bought my friend a fire extinguisher. Needless to say, he was de-lighted.”
This one is sure to draw out a few chuckles, and it can bring about waves of laughter when delivered the right way. A fire extinguisher is a common item that is used to extinguish fires. It uses carbonated spray to snuff out the fire. This sentence makes a pun not just on the fire extinguisher, but also on the word “delighted.”
Delighted, as you already know, is a state of extreme happiness. When a person is delighted at something, they are known to be quite happy. However, “de-lighted” could mean snuffing out the fire as well, when used in its literal terms. So, you could say that a fire extinguisher could “de-light” a fire.
Ultimately, when you say that my friend was “de-lighted,” it just means that the person was saved from fires. It’s a fun way to make a joke about a common thing and it shows that you have pretty sharp pun qualities.
Fun addition: Why stop at just puns for fire? There are many other topics that you can joke about. For instance, here’s one of the many hat puns out there: “Almost all garden gnomes have red hats. It’s a little gnome fact.” Haha!
“Searched online for something to light a fire. It said no matches found!”
This is another hilarious pun on fire that is surely going to get eyes rolling. However, it’s also going to bring out a few chuckles from the crowd. The match is one of the most common objects that is used to light a fire. When you say “no matches found,” which is what happens when you search for a keyword that isn’t relevant, it’s a pun on the word “match.”
It’s funny when you think about it: if you wanted to search for information about how to light up a fire, and the answer was so direct, it actually fits quite well in the situation. It’s funny, but it also fits the perfect description of a dad joke, so you should know that there are going to be groans from the crowd as well.
“Who invented fire? Some bright spark.”
Inventors are generally known as bright sparks, because of course, they are bright individuals and are able to think out of the box. On the other hand, what happens when you try to light up a fire on your own? Bright sparks fly. So essentially, you are just making a fun pun on the word “bright spark!”
It’s a hilarious one that you can use in a pun contest with another person, and if you both are trying to hold back laughs at just how lame the puns are, this one is definitely guaranteed to make the other person laugh.
Fun addition: There are several hospital puns that you can use in different settings as well. Here is a common one: “I tried playing hide and seek in the hospital, but they kept finding me in the ICU.” Get it?
“What do you call a friend who puts her credit card statements in the fire? Bernadette!”
This one puts a play on the name Bernadette, making it sound like “burn that!” Nobody likes receiving a credit card statement at the end of the month; but it’s something that almost everyone has to deal with. So, you can just “burn that!” It’s a hilarious pun but you should know that people who are named Bernadette are not going to like it.
It’s important for you to first check with your audience before you make these jokes. There is no such thing as a great pun, almost all of them are going to bring out groans from the audience. But, the real comedy lies in just how lame a pun can get, and this one is right up there at the top!
Fun addition: Do you want to know a fun pun made on horses? Horse puns are great and you can use them before your equestrian friends. Here’s one that you are going to like: “Maybe she’s born with it, or maybe it’s neighbelline!”
“We have got to furnace the new apartment.”
This one is hilarious, and if you say it in front of your wife, it is sure to bring out a fun reaction. Your partner is probably going to roll their head and maybe even wonder why they married you in the first place. A furnace is needed in almost every apartment during the winter months.
This is a pun on the word “furnish” and is used interchangeably with “furnace.” It’s pretty hilarious and can be a great joke when said out loud in a public setting. You will want to make sure that you say it the right way because like all puns, the delivery is the most important part.
“It’s as coal as ice.”
If you are talking to someone who knows a thing or two about coals, especially those who like to smoke hookah in the winter months, you could drop this one. It’s a hilarious pun that is going to get eyes rolling at just how bad it is, but it’s definitely going to help you achieve the desired effect.
Replacing “coal” with “cold” is quite common when making puns, and can be used in many different sentences. Obviously, in this one, it is a great way to bring about a fun response.
“Slept like a log last night. Woke up in a fireplace.”
This one takes matters a step further. “Slept like a log” is a common phrase that is used by people to explain that they had a good night’s sleep. What do people do with logs in their house? They chuck them in the fireplace! So, if you slept like a log last night, you can just say you woke up in the fireplace!
As you can see, there’s no shortage of puns related to fire out there. It all depends on how you deliver them and the pauses that you take. These are just some common ones that are going to invoke hilarious reactions from the crowd.