A Pun – All The Time
Welcome to the first edition of Monday Pun Day’s at the Superficial Gallery. I know you’re as excited about this as I am. Puns are the highest form of humor and we should all work to cultivate our street pun creds. To that end, I’m going to drop a few puns on your that will elevate you to demi-god status.
- She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
- Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
- The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large!
- A man walks into a zoo. The only animal in the entire zoo is a dog. It’s a shitzu.
- What do you call a snobbish criminal walking down the stairs? A condescending con descending.
- You’re living. You occupy space. You have mass. You know what that means? You matter.
- What’s the tallest building in any city? The library because it has the most stories.
Did You Know?
A pun is also called “paronomasia.”
A pun relies on conflating of homonyms and near-homonyms to make a hilarious joke. Subverting the language is what makes a pun so effective. A good pun exploits the ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect.
OK – this is done. I do want to leave you with a warning though. This is deadly serious and I urge you to heed my advice:
Never, ever, buy flowers from a monk. Seriously. Only YOU can prevent florist friars!