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You love puns. You know you do. Maybe you tell people that you hate them and theyre stupid and the lowest form of comedy, but youll laugh at a good pun every time. Fortunately, the Internet has created a whole bunch of hilarious name puns just for you! We wont tell your cool friends you laughed at all of these, even the Han Solo pun, which you will definitely love.

Puns are great fun. According to the dictionary, a pun is a humorous way of using a word, so that more than one meaning is suggested. Double meanings! Hilarity! These funny name pun meme photos are full of double meanings, hidden comedy, and ROFL-worthy puns.What awesome puns can you make out of JK Rowling, Ray Charles, and Jafar from

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IIn September 2008, the Witherspoon macro began circulating on sharing sites including Laugh It Out , Lowbird and In 2009, a Kanye Interrupts themed macro of Kanye West was passed around making a similar joke, using a mirror of the rapper and changing his name to “Kanye East.”

Similar practices of “situational photoshopping” has been previously observed as early as in 2003 with Something Awfuls Photoshop Phriday contest Anagrammed Movie Posters, which involved anagramming a well-known movie title and then photoshopping the official poster to fit in with the altered context. This technique was once again iterated through Worth1000s One Letter Movie Posters contest in 2006. In non-sequitur humor, the celebrity photoshop meme Woll Smoth also takes a similar approach by shrinking the mouth of a celebrity in the shape of an “O” and replacing all vowels in the name with Os.

macros of this type involve a visual pun in addition to the textual name change. This type of humor has been seen since as early as 1385, when the Batenburg gable stone was put in place in the Princes Canal (Prinsengracht) in Amsterdam. The stone shows a castle overflowing with coins, a play on the words baten (to profit) and burg (castle) that combine to form the villages name. Online, photoshopped visual pun s could be found as early as 2005, when Worth1000 held a contest asking people to submit s that were plays on common phrases. (Left to right: Palm Pilot, Dr. Pepper, Fruit Flies)

The earliest known instance of a celebrity name pun macro appeared on the art message board b3ta on September 8th, 2008. The first panel was a photoshopped of American actress Reese Witherspoon holding a spoon. The second panel removed the spoon from her hand and was captioned “Reese Withoutaspoon.”

Derivations of these s did not gain notoriety until February 19th, 2012, when Redditor crawsome posted a version featuring Jafar from the 1992 Disney feature film Aladdin to the /r/funny subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post received over 3,100 up votes and 20 comments. The same day, Tumblr user i-am-oregonian reposted the macro. By April 2012, the post had received more than 65,600 notes. The Jafar instance was reposted on several humor sites including LOLROFLMAO , FunnyJunk and College Humor. More instances can be found on Tumblr under the tags “celebrity pun” or “name puns.” Humor blog Slacktory regularly posts these macros under the tag “Visual Puns.” Between September and December, collections of celebrity name pun macros were featured on Smosh , Bored Panda , Pop Hangover and List25. In December 2012, the subreddit /r/NamePuns was created to be a hub site for these macros. Additionally, the Twitter feed @CelebNamePuns launched that month, gaining nearly 3000 followers as of February 2013.

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