Friday, June 29, 2007

Pun

PUN, n. A form of wit, to which wise men stoop and fools aspire.

2007 Update: Wit's Elba.

Snups?

41 comments:

Minka said...

*looks around, to her left...clear...to her right....pushes Joel out of her way and runs for it*

ariel said...

the guys Hannibal was fighting with so long and so hopeless?

Minka said...

*bends down and picks up an "H" and hands it to Ariel* Being French today?

This morning my car, Prince Otto Dumbledore I, misbehaved appallingly...could give any queen a bad heir day!

Mo'a said...

*Groan*

Joel said...

Minka...I prefer to believe that I politely stepped aside (fearing your wrath and an especially heavy suitcase perhaps made even heavier for retribution sake.)

goldennib said...

Um?

karma said...

this is the poorest form of bloke

nupfj: married in Fiji

puppybrose said...

i may be a wanton woman, but that doesn't mean i was wantin' to pun up with somethin' punny today...

puntheless, i'll give it some thought, and try to pun back later. ; )

~snups

Joel said...

So how would the definition apply to say pundits?

Doug said...

Well done, Minka. Not on topic but timely.

Haniibal was fighting for them, Ariel. Was he the founder of Pungary?

My point, exactly, Minka.

Wait, Mo'a. It's early yet.

Joel, gracious as a heavywait.

Er, Nessa.

Karma, a poor bloke is a rich man's joke and a rich man is destiny's.

Neva, this is kinda your day. I'm expecting brilliance at some point.

Joel, it gives them something to say while they're talking.

Sar said...

Pun: The common language of my family and friends.

Here's a punny quote from a book one such friend recommended...

Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going. Of course, some people never go beyond Expectations, but my job is to hurry them along whether they like it or not.

G said...

Could I claim to be somewhere in between?

Pun: two for the price of fun. Get it? Two for the ...

See ya later.

puppybrose said...

surely you know it's not that easy to perform punder pressure, Shirley.

G: HAHAHA. i got it, and thought it was punderful. get it? punder... oh forget it. ; )

TLP said...

Doug is a bachelor 'cause he hopes to avoid issues.

(Don't know who I'm paraphrasing there.)

I love Oscar Wilde, and he was the king of puns. But perhaps Oscar Levant defined it best : "A pun is the lowest form of humor -- when you didn't think of it first." And I rarely do.

quilly said...

Doug, is there a particular reason you picked today to punish us?

puppybrose said...

TLP: the hell you talkin' 'bout girl? pretty sure some of the best lines to appear in these comment sections have been dispezzed by you. (and don't get me started on your last couple of posts!) ; )

agree with you on Oscar Wilde, tho' Groucho Marx deserves pun or two nods, as well. that said, one of my favorite punny quotes was by Dorothy Parker: You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.

(i know i've used that one here before, but it's so good, it bears repunning.)

Jamie Dawn said...

Nobody knows the truffles I've seen. Seven days without chocolate makes one weak. Nothing dentured, nothing gained.
Shucking Fit! I'm getting my muds wordled!

Andrew Donaldson said...

Pun: The first syllable of punishable, as in "punishable by death".

ariel said...

no, Monika, still a Hungarian having problem with two languages. :-P

well, Doug, who does a leader fight more with than his own people? Alexander The Great could have discovered America hadn't his people been so impatient...

the amoeba said...

Humpty D. Oglethorpe was having a grand old time, sitting on his wall saying what words meant, neither more nor less, when his tongue tripped over a gerund, and he lost his balance and fell!

The Kingsmen summoned a surgeon, whose sad duty it was to pronounce Oglethorpe a remain.

As they were carrying him off (he couldn't remain there, naturally), he spoke to the attending EMT.

"Shame, this. He could have lived a long and productive life if he'd only had that appundectomy."

pia said...

Dorothy Parker's always a good woman to pun upon

Unfortunately I can only think of puns when I'm anxious and then they come punning out. Bad but puns

tsduff said...

To quote my favorite witty, smart person, who generally says it best: (especially when I can't think of anything pithy to say)

"...no circumstances, however dismal, will ever be considered a sufficient excuse for the admission of that last and saddest evidence of intellectual poverty, the Pun."
- Mark Twain, a Biography

Doug said...

Sar, I can see that. You do love a pun.

Haha, g. Today will be a day for groaning. Mo'a was just a little early.

Keep'em coming, Neva. It's your day.

So far so good, blogmama.

Because you drove too fast, Quill.

Neva, would you believe my mother first told me that Dorothy Parker pun?

Ariel, I'd be a West Bactrian.

Amoeba! Nice division!

Pia, there are no good but puns.

Thankfully, Terry, Twain doesn't read this site that I know of. All in!

puppybrose said...

honestly? i would believe Dorothy Parker was your mother.

just sayin'...Dorothy was capable of appreciating a rhinestone in the rough. i'm bettin' your mom is, too. ; )

Hobbes said...

Wit's elba? Isn't that where the funny bone would be?

TLP said...

Doug, you have avoided mirage so far, but usually one lurks on the horizon, in a dry climate.

actonbell said...

If you mean pun's banished to Elba, take me! I wanna go, too.

Maybe I'll take a course in French in five easy liaisons, or develop a driving ambition to become a golfer, and maybe read lots of novels, and the rest will be history.

Mo'a said...

*Still Groaning* In my family the pun is the norm and it is my job to groan...and I might add that I do it well.
*whisper* Secretly...well no longer a secret I suppose...I love a good pun...or is it that I love the punsters?

Doug said...

Neva, it's funny you should say that. My mom used to call my father her "zircon in the rough" and that was before the divorce.

Hobbes, probably, but I think you'll be more familiar with the expression soon.

TLP, that's why I date palms.

Actonbell, what a great comment! Learning French in five easy liaisons is perfect.

Mo'a, I can't answer your questions but its good to know you're role.

puppybrose said...

Pun: the word play practiced by a quip-wit.

puppybrose said...

Doug, "date Palms"? er, how is Rosie, these days? ; )

TLP said...

You could date the palm on the right, or the one that's left, but the dissemination of condoms would have the same effect.

(This is all the fault of the YouTube Ad on ActonBell's site.)

TLP said...

Besides, how can you tell if a palm has reached its sexpiration date?

mireille said...

Speaking as Josephine, I suggest you stay the heck on the island. And I AM taking a bath. xoxo

puppybrose said...

"sexpiration" TLP? *hands over Pun Queen Crown* good one!

oooh Mirelle, kinky. that Napoleon was a dirty little dictator, n'est pas? probably nothin' a little soap and/or Elba grease couldn't have fixed. ; )

cooper said...

Nothing's funny
when you don't feel
punny.

ariel said...

do plam trees have holes on them?

TLP said...

O Ceallaigh used Quilly's place to do some wonderfully punny stuff.

Doug said...

Ah, Neva, the quip-witted one.

TLP, Neva and Ariel, it is extroardinary how soon comes the flood once the dam starts to leak.

'Bout time, Josephine.

Cooper, and no-one's rasher than Ogden Nasher.

TLP, I look forward that when I get home from work.

ariel said...

I didn't start it. TLP did!

mireille said...

"elba grease" heh. good one, N. xoxo