Posts Tagged ‘Puns’

Fun with words

Posted: January 24, 2019 in Fun with words
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Ed: “Last I saw you were sitting on your lawn mower, crying your eyes out.”

Fred: “I was just going through a rough patch.”

 

Q: “Are those cowboys still saying they didn’t rob the glue factory?”

A: “They’re sticking to their guns!”

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Fun With Words

Posted: September 20, 2018 in Fun with words
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Let’s groan!

They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Velcro – what a rip off!
Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last.

Six year old Angie and her four year old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. “You’re not supposed to talk out loud in church.” “Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the door? They’re hushers.”-  Liguorian magazine, The Lighter Side column

Fun With Language

Posted: February 4, 2016 in Fun with words
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Some puns to make you laugh:

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

Fun With Language

Posted: January 22, 2016 in Fun with words
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Here are some puns to make you groan!

How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.  
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

Fun With Language

Posted: January 7, 2016 in Fun with words
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As seen on sweat shirts in the Signals catalog:

iTired – There’s a nap for that.

The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. – It was tense.

Romaine calm and carrot on.

Anything unrelated to elephants is irrelephant.

I have CDO. It’s like OCD but with the letters in alphabetical order, as they should be.

Once A Pun A Time

 

This post is thanks to

“The Marketing Minute”

     by Marcia Yudkin, Marketing Expert and Mentor

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 Earlier this month, the Chinese government banned puns in its country’s ads and news. Apparently puns had been making
the rounds that were either subtly insulting to Chinese high
officials or politically inflammatory. 

In English, puns are more likely to come across with a
playful wink. Often they signal to an in-group that gets the double meaning that a product or establishment is meant for them.

For instance, The Merchant of Tennis, the name of a tennis
shop in Toronto, falls flat if one doesn’t know the similar-sounding title of one of Shakespeare’s comedies. The same
goes for a used bookstore in Seattle called Twice Sold
Tales, a pun on a title of stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

While puns are often derided as “the lowest form of wit,” they actually make complex demands on our brains, which
have to simultaneously grasp two meanings of an ambiguous
word or phrase and convey the unexpected juxtaposition so
we either smile or groan. 

The New York Times advises its own writers: “The successful
pun pivots on a word that fits effortlessly into two
contexts. [But] when no song bursts forth, start
rewriting.”