Posted by: episystechpubs | November 22, 2013

Editor’s Corner: Puns for Friday

My apologies to those of you I offended yesterday when I mixed up “addition” and “multiplication” and made an incorrect statement about math.

Since it is Friday, I’m taking a suggestion from one of our readers (thank you, Mr. Fauset) and writing an email on puns. What exactly is a pun? According to Merriam-Webster, a pun is “the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound.” As we are a department full of punsters, I would like to note the phrase “usually humorous.” As many of you know, punning around can often lead to some real groaners.

For your viewing pleasure (or pain), here are some different sources for puns:

· From a t-shirt catalog and various sites on the Internet

o 7 days without a pun makes one weak.

o Dishonest golfers don’t play the fairway.

o A hungry clock goes back four seconds.

o A tardy cannibal gets the cold shoulder.

o A backward poet writes inverse.

o Never play cards in the Serengeti. There are too many cheetahs.

o A nosy pepper gets jalapeno business.

o Mathematicians wear glasses because they improve division.

o Tis better to have loved a short person than never to have loved a tall.

o When I talk about computers, I make my motherboard.

o Ancient orators tended to Babylon.

o Fairy tales tend to dragon.

· Visual puns from Buzzfeed

· Your Dictionary puns

Happy Friday!

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor

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