Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - Humor - 174 pages

Get Thee to a Punnery proves that the pun is mightier than the sword . . . and here are sidesplitting puns of every color, stripe and persuasion to suit every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funny bone, this is the book for you.

The Time of the Signs:

  • On a diaper service truck: Rock a dry baby.
  • On a plumber's service truck: A flush is better than a full house.
  • Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a communist plot! -Edgar Bergen
  • Quiche me-I'm French!
  • Hangover-the wrath of grapes
  • Work is the ruin of the drinking classes. -Oscar Wilde
 

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Contents

The Word Plays the Thing7
7
The Time of the Signs15
15
A Primer of Puns31
31
The Antics of Semantics39
39
Dont Knock Knock Knock Jokes
65
The Game Is the Name81
81
Four Cheers Five Inflationary Language91
91
A Daffynitions Fictionary117
117
Figuring Out Mathematical English125
125
A Round of SetUps149
149
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Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series. He is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio and his syndicated column, Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He lives in San Diego.

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