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May 31, 2009


Thank you in advance for punning up with us.

As I've said elsewhere, you'll be at 500 before the end of the summer.

These put a smile on my pun-im (that's Yiddish for face - groan).

I can only admire a project like this. Here in the UK puns are much more a routine part of life, for example in newspaper headlines. I remember one last year that went, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?
As with so many other forms of wordplay, if you use them right I think you can get a lot more than just a cheap laugh out of a pun . I use them in poems. I've never understood why people say punning is the lowest form of humour.

Anyway, I wrote a facebook status recently about the kosher ice cream van in my road, and someone commented (very pleasingly) that they'd like a mazel-toffee in a Cohen - to which the only possible reply was, will that be a meshuggelah Cohen?

Ms B-- that's brilliant. Tho I usually take my oy-ce cream in a (yid)dish.

That would be an example of why some peeps think punning is a lowest form of humor.

I pun ALL the time in poems. If it gets me a cheap laugh... tant mieux!

I enjoy puns. My friends get a kick out of it when I come up with a pun in normal conversation. Puns just pop up in context— I don’t plan them. I once asked a colleague if he was shoeing gum when I saw him clean gum off his shoe. I don't think puns are the lowest form of humor. Some people have the knack. But a contrived pun, I guess deserves to be punished.

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