Our Punny Family

October 8, 2009


Sometimes our conversations get pretty funny around here. The boys were clustered around the computer this evening, watching my son David surf Google Earth. There were loud ooo’s and ahhhh’s from the group when David went to Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii.

Son David: Hey! Look at the ships here!
Jake: Oh cool! There’s Misery!
David: Misery?
Jake: Yeah, that battleship right there!
David: Oh, I think you mean Missouri!

[everyone starts laughing at the thought of a battleship named Misery.]

Me: The battleships were named after the states in the U.S.
Daughter Injane: So where’s the state of Misery? [still giggling]
Me: Well, they renamed it “New York.”

[everyone giggles again]

Husband, who has been quiet this entire time, finally says: Were there any other ships nearby?

[puzzled silence]

I burst out laughing: Because Misery just loves company!! Bwahahaaha!!
Husband: That should be Missouri’s motto for their tourism department.
Me: BWAHAHAHA!! Missouri Loves Company!

7 Responses to “Our Punny Family”

  1. Karen Says:

    So funny. Sounds like how me and my sisters get going. Let the snorting begin!

  2. *lynne* Says:

    Bwahaahaaaa that’s a good one!! I love puns big time, I would have loved to have seen this / participated! šŸ™‚

    btw I’ve been “corrupted” by my hubby; there was this punny joke with the punchline being “Thanks for the mammaries“, and ever since, I can’t say “memories” anymore, my mind overrides that and uses mammaries instead! ooops!

  3. Renee Says:

    You guys are hilarious!! They should change the Missouri state motto!

  4. Rebecca Says:

    I love punny stories. I could read them for hours!

    Oh wait, I do!

  5. ann Says:

    Missouri loves company, that’s a good one.

  6. VH Says:

    LOL!! Awesome!

  7. akaGaGa Says:

    Hmmm … maybe I should send my husband to live with your family. Sounds like he’d fit in just fine. šŸ™‚