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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 19
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2013-01-22 09:13:50 PM
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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 08:30:14 PM
3 votes:
A good pun should not make people laugh it should make them groan and wince.

A great pun makes people take a knee.
2013-01-23 04:24:52 AM
2 votes:
This guy has based and incredibly long series of books on puns.

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2013-01-22 10:34:55 PM
2 votes:

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."
2013-01-23 05:00:41 AM
1 votes:
I like bi- or trilingual puns. Of course, one man's meat is another man's poisson.
2013-01-23 04:49:53 AM
1 votes:

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 04:32:52 AM
1 votes:

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 03:50:21 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-22 10:31:46 PM
1 votes:
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 10:31:28 PM
1 votes:

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 09:58:23 PM
1 votes:
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 09:29:56 PM
1 votes:

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 09:27:13 PM
1 votes:

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 09:21:38 PM
1 votes:
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 09:20:24 PM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-01-22 09:20:14 PM
1 votes:
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 09:02:39 PM
1 votes:
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 08:27:37 PM
1 votes:
splashysplash.com
2013-01-22 08:26:51 PM
1 votes:
Puns lost a lot of respect after the Punic Wars.
 
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