The Civilized Pun

There are pun championships! I can think of a few WUvians who would take the day in such an event(Dumbfounded). One of the O'Henry Pun-Off champions, John Pollack, has written a book, The Pun Also Rises, detailling the way puns have advanced language and civilization. Puns have also advanced the fun and groan-worthy appreciation of our stories here on WU. Long live the PUN!
     Posted By: patty - Tue May 24, 2011

If Wu ever sponsored an event, this would be the one!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/24/11 at 10:43 AM
I read the entire excerpt on the site. I have long been in love with the pun. Many are the ones I have elicited groans from. And yes, this would be the perfect WU contest idea.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 11:18 AM
Piers Anthony has a whole series of books that are chocked full of puns. I'm not sure on the total count but it's got to be around 30!

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/24/11 at 12:30 PM
I once entered a pun contest and submitted just 2 short of a dozen entries. I was hoping that at least one would win something but unfortunately "no pun in ten did".
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 01:15 PM
GRRROOOOOAAANNNN - But a good one nonetheless.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 03:08 PM

I just noticed; I have to deduct points for flubbing your punch line. Of course the original phrase was "The beer that MADE Milwaukee famous" which means your punch line, in order to be true to form should have read "Well, that's the beer that MADE Mel Famey walk us."
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 05:59 PM
There was a chicken back in the Pre Revolutionary War days that was a vicious little thing. And it especially hated certain of the British statesmen. Now modern chickens have never been capable of sustained flight but they could gain a fair amount of altitude for a short distance. One day the chicken launched itself at one of the aforementioned Brits and landed squarely in his face. The impact knocked him down and he struck his head on a rock thus rendering him unconscious. When the settler who owned the chicken came along he asked the native American who had witnessed the spectacle what had happened. To which the Indian replied "chicken catch a Tory".
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 06:12 PM
There was this lady who got in the family way out of wedlock and had identical twin boys. Not having the means of supporting them she put them up for adoption. Unfortunately they were broken up and went to two very different families.

Later in life one of the twins tracked his birth mother down and sent her a picture of himself. He had been adopted by a Hispanic family and his name was Juan. He also said in his letter that he had tracked his twin down and he had been adopted by an Arabic family and was named Amal. He went on to say he was sorry but he didn't have a picture of Amal to send her.

Well the lady was disappointed and told her husband that she really wished she could get a picture of the other boy, Amal. To which her husband, reminding her that they were identical twins, replied "if you have seen Juan you have seen Amal".
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 06:22 PM
Very groan-worthy Yogi, well done. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/24/11 at 06:32 PM
Not really a pun, but close...

How do you know if you are a dyslexic agnostic insomniac?

You lay awake all night wondering if there really is a DOG.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/24/11 at 07:44 PM
I was called upon to teach a class in cartoon and animation history. Since I was allowed to pick my own subject I taught "I taw a puddy tat"
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 05/25/11 at 12:42 PM
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