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Pun Home: Or, The Double Meaning of Life

February 16, 2016 | by

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Via: The Telegraph

“The only thing harder than crafting a good pun,” wrote Ted Trautman in these pages, “is finding someone to appreciate it.” But as Trautman makes clear, those people who love puns really love puns. They’re the Peeps eaters of the wordplay world: few, proud, and defiant. 

The stronghold of the pun -- besides our own ingenious puzzles, I mean -- is, of course, the UK: if not king there, the pun is certainly a minor entry in Debrett’s. And so it should come as no shock that from across the pond comes—wait for it—a history of the world in visual puns. You didn’t know you needed that in your life, did you? You didn’t know you needed, say, a list of ten puns on the assassination of Julius Caesar. And maybe you hear, Why did Julius Caesar buy crayons? He wanted to mark Antony, and think, Wow, that’s really lame. But then, Peeps lovers always do claim that they’re better stale. 



  1. Ed | February 17, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I tried to have my vasectomy reversed, but it didn’t make a vas deferens.

  2. Patty Greene | February 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

    The luge is like bad sex – you’re flat on your back and hope you finish in record time.

    (My 3 day attempt at writing jokes)

  3. Macthenaif | February 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Not very punny.

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