Some puns for mid-week (with a P.S.)

Since so many of you have commented favorably on my Weekend Funnies, I thought I might tender forth some fresh humor in the form of double entendre. In view of my previous experience editing and writing for men’s magazines, you might call these punography.

When I was in high school more than one teacher described puns as “the lowest form of humor.” With the benefit of more than 60 years of hindsight, I would beg to differ. I think they are a very high form of humor. It has been my experience that the people who enjoy and use puns are, in fact, some of the most intelligent ones I know. So you can draw your own conclusions if you don’t like them.

For the record, Wikipedia says, “The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect….”

I like this reference from the same article, “Non-humorous puns were and are a standard poetic device in English literature. Puns and other forms of wordplay have been used by many famous writers, such as Alexander Pope,[19] James Joyce,[20] Vladimir Nabokov,[21] Robert Bloch,[22] Lewis Carroll,[23] John Donne,[24] and William Shakespeare, who is estimated to have used over 3,000 puns in his plays.

So, now that you know all about them, here they are:

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PS I just learned that today is World Mental Health Day. Coinciding with my first Puns for mid-week – a coincidence? I think not.

 

Enjoy!

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Tony

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8 responses to “Some puns for mid-week (with a P.S.)

  1. I love puns! So happy to see you share some with us 😀

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  2. Did you ever doubt that? Just kidding 😉

    Like

  3. Folsom Prism Blues gives me a good laugh!

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