an oyster egg

Shell Jokes

Inspired by a few recent summertime trips to the seaside, this week’s puns and one liners take the form of shell jokes.  As normal, they come with no guarantee of hilarity or originality….  And a few of them do stretch the definition of shell.



If you listen to a UNIX shell, can you hear the C?


What do you call a chicken in a shell suit? An egg.


A friend asked what an acorn is. I said, “in a nut shell, it’s an oak tree”.


In an attempt to speed up my racing snail, I took the shell off to improve aerodynamics. Didn’t work. If anything it makes him more sluggish.


Why don’t oysters give to charity? Because they’re shell fish.


A friend went to a shell fish disco and pulled a mussel.


What’s made of chocolate, has a shell and lives at the bottom of the sea? An oyster egg.


A friend went to an animal based fancy dress party with his girlfriend on his back.  “What have you come as” asked the host.  “A turtle”, came the reply.  “And who is this…?” “Ah, that’s Michelle”….



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