The loony letter is a true art form. Well-worded missives with just the right touch of sarcastic humor can deflate the pompous and get the point across in ways that a standard business letter never could. Sometimes it’s the nature of the exchange itself which tickles our fancy.

Some of these letters were actually sent by real people, some were composed as works of fiction, and some we honestly don’t know about. You’ll have fun with all of them anyway.





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A child’s Christmas letter to a sailor misinterprets the sounds of his mother’s sexual satisfaction as prayer.


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A lawyer is asked to demonstrate a property title in Louisiana was held before 1803.


Red bullet
An urbane response from the Smithsonian to an earnest amateur paleontologist.
Prehistoric doll heads get no respect.


Green bullet
The state of Michigan threatened local beavers with a $10,000 per day fine for failing to remove their dam.


Red bullet
Correspondence between a traveler and the maids at his hotel over an ever-expanding pile of hotel soaps.


White bullet
Man attempting building repairs is repeatedly struck by a barrel of bricks.


White bullet
A gift of gloves get switched for a pair of panties.


Red bullet
Job seeker sends sarcastic employment application to McDonald’s and is hired.


White bullet
Don’t like your husband? This chain letter offers a way to trade up to something better.


Red bullet
Humorous questionnaire is posted on McDonnell-Douglas web site.


Yellow bullet
Diver gets a jellyfish in his wetsuit.


Red bullet
Employee at Zantex Computers pens scathing resignation letter.


White bullet
Farm kid’s letter home describes life as a Marine.


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Old lady who receives the gift of a radio from schoolkids pens an interesting ‘thank you’ letter.


Red bullet
Discount store threatens to bar a family due to the husband’s pranking.


Yellow bullet
Teacher’s letter home upbraids student for correcting him in class.


Multi-status bullet
Newspaper reader writes letter to the editor suggesting that 2007’s early start to Daylight Saving Time exacerbated global warming.


White bullet
Advice columnist responds to the wrong aspect of reader’s letter.


Green bullet
A compendium of hilarious letters to Dear Abby.


Multi-status bullet
Letter to a Procter & Gamble executive complains about company’s feminine pad packaging.


Red bullet
Letter from actor Sean Connery rejects offer to become pitchman for Apple Computers.


Green bullet
Letter advocates moving a “Deer Crossing” sign to a road with less traffic.


Red bullet
Letter from Royal Mail‘s customer services department asks a local resident to stop pranking postal employees.