Moose puns include plays on movie themes such as "the hills are alive with the sound of mooseic" or popular sayings such as "you're going to moose me when I'm gone." They can be formed from almost any word that sounds close to the word moose.
Moose puns tend to work well with words like music, amazing, anonymous, mouse and other words with syllables that have similar phonetic sounds to moose. "I didn't find the reindeer funny, but the performance was fairly amooseing overall," is one such pun. Another example is, "Some animals sign their works, while many authors work anonymoosely."
Other puns can be created by using homophones like mousse and near homophones such as muse. The phrase "O Mooses, O high genius, aid my antlers now," for example, draws upon a famous line from Dante's Inferno. The addition of the reference to antlers is an additional device that is often inserted into moose puns for an added effect. Another example that works similarly is "Before you go out, you might want to fix those antlers poking out of your head with some moose." Other moose puns can come from references to their habitats, diet, size and weight or ancestors.