64 Best Funny Spelling Jokes [Free Joke Cards]

Last Updated on February 3, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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If you love jokes that play on words, these funny spelling jokes are for you! Don’t forget to download your spelling joke printable cards!

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I enjoy a good play on words and use it more than ever when I’m working on spelling with my kids. It can be a daunting subject, but when we combine our spelling words with spelling jokes, we all have fun!

For more jokes to make homework fun, check out our Monday jokes, Alphabet Puns and Math Riddles.

And don’t forget to get your free printable spelling joke cards which are perfect for sending in lunchboxes or backpacks. My kids love collecting all the jokes and adding them to a ring clip so they can scroll through them whenever they want! We love to have joke cards on hand in the car to share on the ride to or from school. My older kids love it when I post them on the fridge or bathroom mirror and hide the answer to see who can solve it first. There are so many ways to use the joke cards, so don’t forget to grab your free set below!

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Funny Spelling Jokes

When you’re driving to school, carpooling, or looking for a way to bring more laughter to your meal times, these funny spelling jokes are a win!

  • How many letters are in the alphabet? There are 11 letters in “the alphabet”.
  • What letter of the alphabet has got lots of water? The C.
  • What has more letters than the alphabet? The post office.
  • What is heavy forward but not backward? Ton.
  • What’s the longest word in the dictionary? Rubber band — because it stretches.
  • Which cheese is made backward? Edam.
  • Can you spell a pretty girl with two letters? QT.
  • How do you spell a mousetrap? C-A-T.
  • What starts with an E ends with an E and contains one letter? An envelope.
  • How do you spell cold with two words? IC (Icy).
  • What is the color of the wind? Blew.
  • Why can’t you find the letter X in Church? Because it was X-communicated.
  • Which English word has 3 consecutive double letters? Bookkeeper.
  • What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh.
  • Why is B very cool? Because it is sitting in the AC.
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  • What ten-letter word starts with g-a-s? Automobile.
  • How can you spell too much with two letters? XS.
  • What creature is smarter than a talking parrot? A spelling bee.
  • What’s the difference between here and there? The letter T.
  • Why is U the happiest letter? Because it is in the middle of FUN.
  • What do you call a dinosaur with good spelling? A thesaurus!
  • Which is the longest word in English? Smiles (because it has a mile between the first and the last letter).
  • What word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly? Incorrectly.
  • In two letters, how do you spell “pound”? Lb.
  • Can you spell eighty in two letters? A-T.
  • What letter is a part of the head? I.
  • Which word uses all the vowels in the English alphabet? Unquestionably.
  • What’s a vampire’s favorite spelling bee word? B-negative.
  • What is at the end of the world? Letter D.
  • What begins with T ends with T and has T in it? Teapot.
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  • What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment but not once in a thousand years? The letter M.
  • Why did the word ‘queue’ wait in line? It wanted to be a good example.
  • How do you spell opponent with three letters? NME (Enemy).
  • What is the most important thing a witch needs to learn in school? Spelling.
  • Can you spell composition with two letters? SA (Essay).
  • Knock, knock! Who’s there? Abe. Abe who? Abe C-D-E-F-G-H…
  • What do you call a spelling bee that can play the piano? A bee-flat!
  • What creature is smarter than a talking parrot? A spelling bee.
  • How do you make seven even? Remove the S.
  • Is there a word in the English language that uses all the vowels including “y”? Unquestionablely!
  • Matt: are you smart? Brad: Yes. Matt: spell it. Brad: s-m-a-r-t Matt: No, I said spell “it.”
  • Why did the comma break up with the period? It needed some space.
  • What’s a detective’s favorite spelling bee word? Clue!
  • Which word becomes shorter if you add extra letters at the end? Short
  • Why did the letter A go to therapy? It had an identity crisis – sometimes it’s a vowel, sometimes it’s a consonant!
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  • Spell “part” backward. Yeah, it’s a trap!
  • What has 4 eyes but can’t see? Mississippi.
  • What’s a vampire’s favorite spelling bee word? B-negative.
  • Can you spell jealousy with just two letters? NV (Envy).
  • Why did the pencil go to school early? It wanted to be sharp in spelling class!
  • What flies around the school at night? An alphabat.
  • Why can’t pirates sing the alphabet? They keep getting lost at C.
  • What letter of the alphabet is always waiting in order? The Q.
  • Why did the dictionary always happy? It found joy in words!
  • Why was the dictionary so confident? Because it knew all the spellings!
  • In a spelling bee, what is the favorite word of the champion? “Bee-rrito”!
  • Can you spell candy in two letters? C and Y!
  • At the end of a rainbow, what will you find? Letter W.
  • I know 25 letters in the alphabet I don’t know Y.
  • The spelling bee champion went to the doctor for what reason? Irregular vowel movements.
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  • With three letters, how do you spell electricity? NRG (energy).
  • Knock, knock! Who’s there? Spell. Spell who? W-H-O.
  • A guy makes so many spelling errors, it’s in his blood. He’s typo.
  • Is there an insect that can be spelled with just one letter? Bee.

Share your favorite funny spelling jokes in the comments!

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