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(BBC)   Why do puns, even from such brilliant minds as Cicero, Quintilian, Shakespeare, Groucho Marx, Victor Borge, William Safire and Rodney Dangerfield, get no respect -- no respect, et al?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 116
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2013-01-22 08:22:21 PM
Because the sword is mightier than the pun?
 
2013-01-22 08:26:51 PM
Puns lost a lot of respect after the Punic Wars.
 
2013-01-22 08:27:37 PM
splashysplash.com
 
2013-01-22 08:30:14 PM
A good pun should not make people laugh it should make them groan and wince.

A great pun makes people take a knee.
 
2013-01-22 08:30:39 PM
Al's kind of insecure.  He's a shoe salesman, after all.
 
2013-01-22 08:33:59 PM
Cicero was a purported little asshole.
 
2013-01-22 08:57:36 PM
There can be only pun
 
2013-01-22 09:02:39 PM
Too many writers b***h and moan about clever wordplay in cultural artifacts. The rest of us should simply ignore the pundits who punned it.
 
2013-01-22 09:08:14 PM
Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"
 
2013-01-22 09:09:06 PM
Foreign language puns get no respect because it isn't funny if you have to translate it.
 
2013-01-22 09:13:50 PM

fusillade762: Foreign language puns get no respect because it isn't funny if you have to translate it.


Corazon C. Aquino used to be President of the Philippines. She was a nice woman but kind of incompetent.

So people used to point to their hearts and say "Corazon, si". Then point to their head and say "Aqui, No"

It was a clever pun on her name saying she has a heart but no brain.
 
2013-01-22 09:15:03 PM
I crafted my ability to pun after a year abroad at the Shakespeare Academy.  It was a gruelling year, all in an effort to be the next William Shakespeare.  I guess, in the end, it was worth it, but I still have vivid memories of the terror I felt when my parents said they were sending me away to barding school.


/horses!
 
2013-01-22 09:20:14 PM
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

/also most farkers on the politics tab are like dull pencils
 
2013-01-22 09:20:24 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-22 09:21:38 PM
A hypnotist once convinced me that I was a soft, malleable metal with an atomic number of 82.

I'm easily lead.
 
2013-01-22 09:22:50 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

/also most farkers on the politics tab are like dull pencils


Nah. 90% of the comments come from alts arguing with themselves. It's more schizoid than dull.
 
2013-01-22 09:25:29 PM
My business cards read "Have pun, will travail"

/wire Podadin
 
2013-01-22 09:27:13 PM

fusillade762: Foreign language puns get no respect because it isn't funny if you have to translate it.


My favorite pun in a long time was made after my colonoscopy last month. Asked how I felt afterwards, I made a mixed language pun. "Oh, comme cecum ça."

In French, 'comme si comme ça' means 'so so'.
 
2013-01-22 09:28:49 PM

vernonFL: fusillade762: Foreign language puns get no respect because it isn't funny if you have to translate it.

Corazon C. Aquino used to be President of the Philippines. She was a nice woman but kind of incompetent.

So people used to point to their hearts and say "Corazon, si". Then point to their head and say "Aqui, No"

It was a clever pun on her name saying she has a heart but no brain.


Ah, see I did find that one funny. But of course I know enough Spanish to understand it.
 
2013-01-22 09:29:56 PM

simplicimus: thisisyourbrainonFark: This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

/also most farkers on the politics tab are like dull pencils

Nah. 90% of the comments come from alts arguing with themselves. It's more schizoid than dull.


Goes even more to my point: They don't have one.

/explaining jokes does make them much less punny
 
2013-01-22 09:32:07 PM
I want to buy 2 chickens, a rooster and a hen. That way I can have a cock and pullet.
 
2013-01-22 09:33:11 PM

One Bad Apple: A great pun makes people take a knee.


Yes, but the ACLU has capped the number of those puns I can make.
 
2013-01-22 09:38:10 PM
A description of why someone liked puns went as follows: when you tell another kind of joke, you immediately divide the room into two groups; those who liked the joke and those who didn't. Puns, on the other hand, are things you put on a pedestal and <i>all</i> point at and groan, and agree with each other how awful they were.

Stuck with me. In reality puns aren't so inclusive, because some people have a knee-jerk reaction of near-hatred to them, but linguistically they are a tongue of fun and are worth the small amount of effort needed to create one. It's nice when you're with a group of people and someone tells a pun and everybody groans and moans, and a few of the groans are genuine, but most are appreciative, and even the genuine ones are kind of "ugh, but yeah okay that was clever."

In conclusion puns are nifty. I yield my remaining floor time.
 
2013-01-22 09:58:23 PM
A groan from a good pun is just as good as a laugh from a good joke. I have nothing but respect for a good pun.
 
2013-01-22 10:18:44 PM
Click the link, prepare for pun
fourcoloursandthetruth.files.wordpress.com
ishment.
 
2013-01-22 10:20:07 PM

fusillade762: Foreign language puns get no respect because it isn't funny if you have to translate it.


True that... and even between countries that ostensibly speak the same language.  From what I understand, the following is only funny in Cuba and Venezuela:

sabes tanto que sabes a mierda

which is a pun on the similar conjugation of saber and sabor.  I don't know if I used the correct spelling of the conjugation of sabor, but I do know they sound the same.

/you know so much you taste like shiat
 
2013-01-22 10:31:28 PM

simplicimus: Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"


You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff.
 
2013-01-22 10:31:46 PM
I've been known to make a few  too many puns... I recall reading an article about puns that told the story of a former Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland, I think). He once asked "what is there to eat in the Great Desert? You eat the sand which is there. But who provided the sandwiches? Noah, for he sent his son and Ham mustered and bred"
 
2013-01-22 10:34:55 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: simplicimus: Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"

You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff.


"This is a gala day for you."
Groucho: "Well, a gal a day is enough for me. I don't think I could handle any more."
 
2013-01-22 10:44:19 PM
phi and rho, or "Fie, Rowe!"

I don't understand this, but also Φ and fie don't sound the same.
 
2013-01-22 10:52:32 PM
Well, that was an onslaught of unnecessary.....

*dons sunglasses*

......pun-tification.

/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!
 
2013-01-22 10:59:16 PM
I'm spineless when it comes to resisting the urge to make puns. Somebody slug me.
 
2013-01-22 11:14:51 PM

Twilight Farkle: I'm spineless when it comes to resisting the urge to make puns. Somebody slug me.


Don't look at me
 
2013-01-22 11:29:29 PM
I love puns. I can't help it.

/dont judge me
 
2013-01-22 11:34:11 PM
hockeyheadblog.com


What a punny thread
 
2013-01-22 11:35:52 PM
I gotta say, I'm a big fan of Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.
 
2013-01-22 11:37:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Twilight Farkle: I'm spineless when it comes to resisting the urge to make puns. Somebody slug me.

Don't look at me


I'm an incorrigible punster. Stop incorraging me.
 
2013-01-22 11:45:04 PM

Twilight Farkle: I'm an incorrigible punster. Stop incorraging me.


Where's the pun in that?
 
2013-01-22 11:52:05 PM
It is cool that puns are used in every language, from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to Chinese. Chinese use puns to get around internet censorship.
 
2013-01-23 12:17:01 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Twilight Farkle: I'm an incorrigible punster. Stop incorraging me.

Where's the pun in that?


Permission to read it, allowed.
 
2013-01-23 12:19:59 AM

Twilight Farkle: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Twilight Farkle: I'm an incorrigible punster. Stop incorraging me.

Where's the pun in that?

Permission to read it, allowed.


Carrion
 
2013-01-23 12:39:49 AM

DrowningLessons: linguistically they are a tongue of fun


That was a long way to go for just that one. Unless there were some that I missed.
 
2013-01-23 12:51:16 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Twilight Farkle: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Twilight Farkle: I'm an incorrigible punster. Stop incorraging me.

Where's the pun in that?

Permission to read it, allowed.

Carrion


meandtheblueskies.files.wordpress.com

I'm sorry, sir, you'll have to check that cake. Airline policy forbids more than one per passenger.
 
2013-01-23 02:49:55 AM

Demetrius: A groan from a good pun is just as good as a laugh from a good joke. I have nothing but respect for a good pun.


I think part of the reason comedies from the pre-modern era suffer is that we need a plethora of footnotes to explain all the puns. And of course, explaining a joke ruins it.
 
2013-01-23 02:50:26 AM
bios.weddingbee.com
Not really. But Safire so good.
 
2013-01-23 02:51:07 AM
William Safire - RIP.

My favorite columnist of all time.

/Old
 
2013-01-23 02:51:32 AM
www.theschoolforheroes.com

Sock it
 
2013-01-23 02:52:42 AM
BTW, relevant to the article, I love a place in Georgia called "What the Pho?"
 
2013-01-23 03:07:06 AM
From what I've read, to the Navajo making puns is high entertainment, since altering a single vowel in one word can change the meaning of an entire phrase...usually into some dirty joke. The code talkers made heavy use of puns just to make it even harder for the Japanese to figure anything out. (g)

Meanwhile:

"The third is its slowness in taking a jest,
Should you happen to venture on one:
It will sigh like a thing that is deeply distressed,
And it always looks grave at a pun." - From The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll
 
2013-01-23 03:12:08 AM
A good pun is like good sex: you can tell from the moaning.
 
2013-01-23 03:14:58 AM

vernonFL: It is cool that puns are used in every language, from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to Chinese. Chinese use puns to get around internet censorship.


1.bp.blogspot.com
Rest of the world: Alpaca
China: Fark your mother

/is that a pun or a play on words?
//has told puns in other languages
///Italy needs a national emergency house cleaning service; I would call it the  Pulizia
 
2013-01-23 03:15:54 AM

vernonFL: [splashysplash.com image 850x850]


LOL.

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Click the link, prepare for pun
[fourcoloursandthetruth.files.wordpress.com image 642x842]
ishment.


For me, Mike Zeck did the Best. Punisher. Ever.
 
2013-01-23 03:26:00 AM

Fano: BTW, relevant to the article, I love a place in Georgia called "What the Pho?"


One of my favorite restaurants in las vegas is Pho Kim Long.

I don't know if the english pronunciation was considered when naming the place.
 
2013-01-23 03:37:49 AM
My friend hates word play.
So I told him ten jokes to make him laugh.
When I asked him if any of the jokes made him laugh.
He simply replied that no pun in ten did.
 
2013-01-23 03:39:26 AM
I like puns
cunning linguistics
blert
 
2013-01-23 03:43:31 AM

One Bad Apple: A good pun should not make people laugh it should make them groan and wince.

A great pun makes people take a knee.


I used to be a jokester like you, then I took a pun to the knee..
 
2013-01-23 03:44:41 AM
You people should bury your heads in the sand. Some of these puns are quite ostrich.
 
2013-01-23 03:50:21 AM
Don't know if it's a pun but in college I worked at a bike shop owned (in half) by Justice Baxter called "Wheels of Justice" it was a great shop. And I got the job at a party many months prior, getting shiat-faced with Justice. He mentioned he owned a shop, I mentioned I'm a mechanic, and he said call him sometime for a job.. When I eventually did, he couldn't quite remember me, as he knows a number of daves. I mentioned the party, and he responded "oh! Drunk dave! yeah come on over" Thus I got a job.
 
2013-01-23 03:50:41 AM
Perhaps the biggest reason I miss my late cousin, Alice, is the fun we would have when we got together, usually three times a year, and spent hours swapping new puns and shaggy dog stories.

A few years back, someone on the Classics-L list serv posted a triple pun, one that managed to pun in Latin, Greek and |German.  It was just awesome to behold.  I just wish I could remember where I wrote it down.
 
2013-01-23 03:55:26 AM
LET'S GET THERE AND SLEIGH THEM. HO. HO. HO.

/ THAT WAS A PUNE, OR PLAY ON WORDS
// I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NOTICED
 
2013-01-23 03:56:11 AM

One Bad Apple: A good pun should not make people laugh it should make them groan and wince.

A great pun makes people take a knee.


I divide and concur.

/Puns are always intended.
//Great delivery, Subby. I'll be looking for this headline on the red carpet this Farkcember.
///I think I'll bookmark this thread for later. We've got some really punny farkers in this here website.
 
2013-01-23 03:57:22 AM
"Dollars! There's-a where my uncle lives! Dollars, Taxes!"
 
2013-01-23 03:59:55 AM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Click the link, prepare for pun
[fourcoloursandthetruth.files.wordpress.com image 642x842]
ishment.


maybe I suck, but where is the link? I wanna have pun too. =/
 
2013-01-23 04:05:11 AM
What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?
 
2013-01-23 04:06:56 AM

Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?


Palindrome.
 
2013-01-23 04:20:22 AM

Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?


racecar
 
2013-01-23 04:24:52 AM
This guy has based and incredibly long series of books on puns.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-23 04:32:52 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: simplicimus: Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"

You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff.


Capt. Spaulding: [to Mrs. Rittenhouse and Mrs. Whitehead] So what do you say, gals, what do you say? Are we all going to get married?
Mrs. Whitehead: All of us?
Capt. Spaulding: All of us.
Mrs. Whitehead: Why, thats bigamy.
Capt. Spaulding: Yes, and its big of me too. It's big of all of us. Let's be big for a change!
 
2013-01-23 04:36:02 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: This guy has based and incredibly long series of books on puns.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 248x413]


As did this guy.

i134.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 04:49:53 AM

simplicimus: Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"


Also from Groucho:

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
 
2013-01-23 04:53:43 AM
i428.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 04:58:14 AM

Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?


tacocat
 
2013-01-23 05:00:41 AM
I like bi- or trilingual puns. Of course, one man's meat is another man's poisson.
 
2013-01-23 05:00:47 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: This guy has based and incredibly long series of books on puns.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 248x413]


Scared me shiatless - first read author as piers morgan.
 
2013-01-23 05:24:07 AM
Man 1: I'm a teepee! No, I'm a pup tent! No, I'm a teepee! Wait, I'm a pup-tent!
Man 2: Dude, relax, you're two tents.

/a-thank you!
 
2013-01-23 05:52:58 AM

Apos: Well, that was an onslaught of unnecessary.....

*dons sunglasses*

......pun-tification.

/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!



I'm so glad someone remembered the current holder of the title of "Bad Punster." I was worried I was going to have to arrange a mention.
 
2013-01-23 05:59:21 AM
With me, nothing goes right. My psychiatrist said my wife and I should have sex every night. Now, we'll never see each other!
Rodney Dangerfield
 
2013-01-23 06:40:05 AM
Back when nickles had pictures of bees on them, I read this sci-fi story featuring a planet-sized computer into which was fed all humor. It was then asked what humor was for, and why puns were despised.

The answer came back that humor, as such was an alien experiment - except for puns, which were native and had to be controlled for (hated) - but that if this were to be discovered, humor would immediately disappear.

The last line was, "Can anybody think of a joke?"
 
2013-01-23 06:56:07 AM

Aulus: Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?

Palindrome.


Yeah, that's it.

Like Bolton.
 
2013-01-23 07:02:42 AM
There's an old joke that I only recently realized was a pun in both English and Spanish:

"What do you call a Mexican woman with no legs? Consuelo!"

(In Spanish, "con suelo" means something like "close to the ground." The English interpretation is much, much NSFW-ier.)
 
2013-01-23 07:16:46 AM
A farmer had three boys. As he was getting on in years he called them together and told them they would only inherit the farm if they continued to use it for agricultural purposes. The oldest boy said that he would dedicate his life to raising the best beef cattle in the state. The second boy said he would use the land to develop and new breed of hogs. The third said he wanted to specialize in chicken farming.

Delighted with their choices, the old man deeded the farm to his sons. When they arrived to work the next morning they found the old man there standing by a new sign that read "Welcome to Focus Ranch." They asked him why he had chosen that name nad he replied '"It's where the sons raise meat."
 
2013-01-23 07:22:51 AM

Valiente: I like bi- or trilingual puns. Of course, one man's meat is another man's poisson.


Ouate de phoque?
 
2013-01-23 07:28:49 AM

dericwater: A good pun is like good sex: you can tell from the moaning.


Damn it. All this time I thought it was from the semen.
 
2013-01-23 08:00:01 AM

nmrsnr: One Bad Apple: A great pun makes people take a knee.

Yes, but the ACLU has capped the number of those puns I can make.


I wasn't aware college football had caps.
 
2013-01-23 08:03:14 AM

Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?


Bob
 
2013-01-23 08:04:53 AM
My favorite pun is inscribed in the dome of St Peter's in Rome: "You are Peter and on you I will build my church" ("Peter" in Greek/Latin is "Petros" which also means "Rock").

Jesus was a punster.
 
2013-01-23 08:33:05 AM
During the OJ trial I liked to tell people that Ted Kennedy personally picked the Dream Team of lawyers, because somebody had to get the chap acquitted.
 
2013-01-23 08:35:52 AM
Yesterday I walked into a bar. Boy, did it hurt.
 
2013-01-23 08:56:46 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: also most farkers on the politics tab are like dull pencils


Maybe they are a little headstrong, but they come by it honestly.

/And that's why farkers are born.
 
2013-01-23 09:05:07 AM
Wife limped into the room one night complaining that her ankle was sore again.

Told her, "Oh, so like that Elvis song? Return to Tender?"

Which has the bonus of being both a pun and an earworm.
 
2013-01-23 09:06:56 AM
Wife came into the room with a bowl of soup.

I asked, "Didn't you have the same thing for lunch? What are you, from Australia? Moresoupial?"
 
2013-01-23 09:21:37 AM
Oscar Mayer actually has a school for puns to teach all their Weinermobile drivers how to pun. I happen to know one of the grandsons of Oscar Mayer and his family. I'm pretty sure it's a genetic trait in that family. That guy, and his son, and probably the rest of the family tree never leave you pining for more if you have a taste for puns.
 
2013-01-23 09:25:02 AM
Am I a bad person for enjoying pun fights?

A friend and I can keep them going for at least 15 minutes. Probably longer, but we just had to stop so the people around us wouldn't murder us. It's weird. The first (and admittedly so far only time) we tried it we instantly developed these unspoken rules (like category shifting: If you've made a pun that fit into the previous pun-theme, but also could fit another theme, the responder can shift to the second theme. Like, if we're making fish puns, that can transition to water puns, which can transition to beach, etc etc. Or it can go from fish to porpoises to animals in general.)
 
2013-01-23 09:27:11 AM
Without RTFA: Because at least 98% of them are terrible.
 
2013-01-23 09:29:38 AM

Deep Contact: With me, nothing goes right. My psychiatrist said my wife and I should have sex every night. Now, we'll never see each other!
Rodney Dangerfield


"My wife likes to talk to me during sex. Last night she called me from a hotel room."
 
2013-01-23 09:39:53 AM

Valiente: I like bi- or trilingual puns. Of course, one man's meat is another man's poisson.


One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
 
2013-01-23 09:53:49 AM
So a guy walks into a liquor store, grabs his favorite discount beer and approaches the cashier when he hears "Gosh dang! I can't use this farking fork to stab my meal!" The guy then says to the clerk "Well, if you can't spear it, you can always whine."
 
2013-01-23 09:59:38 AM
Did the pundits pan puns anon, would we the punalty pay
Our punishment for punnish bent, inpundment in the punitentiary.
Yet I remain impunitent.
 
2013-01-23 10:04:55 AM
More Groucho!

I find puns a pretty good sign of intelligence. To draw a parallel between two words through their spelling or sound while still keeping a humorous tie between their meanings through context is a beautiful thing. It's also obviously an indicator, because some people DO NOT GET IT. They can't see the relationship, can't draw the parallel or see why the context makes the substituted word funny.

When a person gets it but doesn't find it funny, you know they have a twisted sense of humor. Those are the folks that probably find kicking puppies hilarious; word play just doesn't offer enough punch for their sensibilities.
 
2013-01-23 10:42:40 AM

dionysusaur: Pert: What's one of those things that reads the same forwards as backwards?


Notlob
 
2013-01-23 10:45:02 AM
With fronds like these who needs anemones ?
 
2013-01-23 11:26:08 AM
Use a pun, go to Hell.
 
2013-01-23 11:29:14 AM
Peccavi
 
2013-01-23 11:31:46 AM
I don't mind puns, but I certainly don't approve of Comic Sans for the font of your signage.

teamshocker.com
 
2013-01-23 12:13:02 PM
Isn't there a whole category just for puns in the Bulwer-Lytton contest? Because those are usually some of the worst groaners I've ever heard.

/off to teh googles...
 
2013-01-23 12:17:48 PM
The punters must love Fish and Sips!

/Zugarific: It's a Hellifiknow!
 
2013-01-23 12:18:46 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: maybe I suck, but where is the link? I wanna have pun too. =/


Here it is NSFW. It's not a pun, I only have punishment for you. Also if you could figure out what's happening here that would be great.
 
2013-01-23 12:23:04 PM

Felgraf: Am I a bad person for enjoying pun fights?


Not at all, as long as there are dramatic body motions that go along with being the recipient of particularly groan-worthy ones.
 
2013-01-23 12:25:02 PM
Then there was the one about the Buddhist who refused to be sedated while having his teeth fixed...

...he wanted to transcend dental medication...
 
2013-01-23 12:37:01 PM

NkThrasher: Not at all, as long as there are dramatic body motions that go along with being the recipient of particularly groan-worthy ones.


... I am absolutely going to have to steal that now. (Especially because the aforementioned Pun Fight was to help entertain a camp of 100 kids while something was getting set up.)
 
2013-01-23 12:37:51 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Uchiha_Cycliste: maybe I suck, but where is the link? I wanna have pun too. =/

Here it is NSFW. It's not a pun, I only have punishment for you. Also if you could figure out what's happening here that would be great.


looks like she is pissing in the street and the old man kicks her in the ass for doing it.
I like that old guy.
 
2013-01-23 12:50:07 PM

Felgraf: ... I am absolutely going to have to steal that now. (Especially because the aforementioned Pun Fight was to help entertain a camp of 100 kids while something was getting set up.)


A while back I went to a small Rennaisance Fair in Maine where part of the weekend story line was a competition between two Knights for the heart of the Princess. This took the form of jousting, sword fighting, and so on, but also an insult contest. They started with pretty standard penis/sword and heritage jokes but devolved into puns in the end. Each insult was met with a physical reaction as if it were a blow from a weapon, the punnier ones with more dramatic falling about.

For me (as someone who loves puns as well as melodrama) it was the highlight of the weekend.
 
2013-01-23 01:55:55 PM
For DeMille, young fur henchmen can't be rowing.

/Obscure?
 
2013-01-23 02:21:50 PM
Not everyone has a grizzly, but you'll have the right to bear arms!

Ha!

I bet you haven't heard that one before/recently.


/what school? College?
 
2013-01-23 08:50:48 PM
Two of my favorite puns.

The library at the San Marcos Baptist Academy is in Reed hall.

While studying about rainbows... The dark band that is between the two rainbows of a double rainbow is called Alexander's Dark Band.... as opposed to Alexander's Ragtime Band.
 
2013-01-24 12:03:47 AM

king of vegas: Fano: BTW, relevant to the article, I love a place in Georgia called "What the Pho?"

One of my favorite restaurants in las vegas is Pho Kim Long.

I don't know if the english pronunciation was considered when naming the place.


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