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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 31
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2013-01-22 09:20:24 PM
5 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-01-22 09:13:50 PM
5 votes:

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
4 votes:
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 08:27:37 PM
4 votes:
splashysplash.com
2013-01-23 04:49:53 AM
3 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."
2013-01-22 10:34:55 PM
3 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."
2013-01-22 10:31:28 PM
3 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 09:21:38 PM
3 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 08:26:51 PM
3 votes:
Puns lost a lot of respect after the Punic Wars.
2013-01-23 07:16:46 AM
2 votes:
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 03:37:49 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-01-22 11:14:51 PM
2 votes:

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 09:20:14 PM
2 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 09:08:14 PM
2 votes:
Groucho was mentioned in one of my linguistic text books.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"
2013-01-23 10:45:02 AM
1 votes:
With fronds like these who needs anemones ?
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 04:36:02 AM
1 votes:

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

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As did this guy.

i134.photobucket.com
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 04:20:22 AM
1 votes:

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


racecar
2013-01-23 03:57:22 AM
1 votes:
"Dollars! There's-a where my uncle lives! Dollars, Taxes!"
2013-01-23 03:55:26 AM
1 votes:
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 03:44:41 AM
1 votes:
You people should bury your heads in the sand. Some of these puns are quite ostrich.
2013-01-23 03:12:08 AM
1 votes:
A good pun is like good sex: you can tell from the moaning.
2013-01-23 02:50:26 AM
1 votes:
bios.weddingbee.com
Not really. But Safire so good.
2013-01-23 12:51:16 AM
1 votes:

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 12:19:59 AM
1 votes:

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
2013-01-22 10:52:32 PM
1 votes:
Well, that was an onslaught of unnecessary.....

*dons sunglasses*

......pun-tification.

/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!
2013-01-22 10:20:07 PM
1 votes:

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 10:18:44 PM
1 votes:
Click the link, prepare for pun
fourcoloursandthetruth.files.wordpress.com
ishment.
2013-01-22 09:32:07 PM
1 votes:
I want to buy 2 chickens, a rooster and a hen. That way I can have a cock and pullet.
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
 
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