July 18, 2007

Jest for Pun

All pictures courtesy google

I love puns. It's a figure of speech. It is playing with words, consisting of intentional confusion of similar words meant for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or effect. I like to use puns for humor.

"Puns are the last refuge of the witless." —another way of stating the above
"…but the height of wit." —common rebuttal to the above

"A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself." — Doug Larson
"…but poetry is much verse." — original source unknown


Online Bulletin Board

Burning a CD

  • Heard about the musician that robbed the bank? He made off with the lute!
  • Mark Twain at one time was arrested but got off scot-free because the judge was in a good mood. He decided to offer Samuel Langhorne clemency.
  • An elevator operator kept calling every boy as 'Son'. Once a rude teenager tried to talk him back and said, "Do remember that I am NOT your son and YOU are NOT my father." The operator calmly said, "I brought you up, didn't I?"
  • A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger."
  • The wife sent her husband, who was on a trip to the Middle East to find some prospects for oil, a 'Get Well Soon' card.
  • Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says: "Dam!".
  • Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says "I've lost my electron." The other says "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."
  • Four fonts were insulted in a bar as the barman asked them to leave immediately as their 'type' was not allowed there.
  • Cinderella was out of the basketball team because she ran away from the ball.
  • And finally, there was this person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did!


Anonymous said...

what did one ant said to another while crawling on the Prince Charles' leg : "See you at the royal ball"

Priyank said...

haha! Awesome :)

indicaspecies said...

Thanks anonymous, whoever you are, for one more.

priyank: Thank you. :)

Aram said...

that pun was a good one... Samuel Langhorne clemency... hehehe

indicaspecies said...

aram: Thank you. :)

RamaG said...

Just one word for it....HILARIOUS.

I just burst out laughing on reading this post. And it was so loud that others around me at work felt that I was going crazy.

Amazing stuff.


indicaspecies said...

ramag: Hey, that was a quick response and thank you very much for your kind words.

So far your office colleagues 'felt' you are going crazy. I suggest you stop laughing immediately lest they get confirmation you have! jk ;)

Have a nice day. :)

Sameera said...

Hmmmm...refreshing humor :)

That cd burning one is exactly what I always used to have in mind whenever I used to write a cd,nice to see its pictorial representation here!The other two pics are simply awesome.