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  • As in a current pun?

    December 24, 2008

  • I like puns, but even I have to admit that puns are the lowest form of pastry.

    December 23, 2008

  • Oh! Oh!! *groan*

    Thanks yarb.

    December 23, 2008

  • I was waiting for that comment. ;-)

    December 23, 2008

  • Surely poor punners ought to be sent to a federal punitentiary?

    December 23, 2008

  • You can also exercise your groan muscles by expanding this tag.

    December 23, 2008

  • I like them because I get to exercise my "groan" muscles.

    Which frankly is about the only exercise I get these days.

    December 23, 2008

  • Puns can be often be dreadful, but they can sometimes work. It largely depends on what the joke is, how the word sounds, what the context is, etc. I've noticed that self-aware puns (perhaps defined as ones that register high on the criticism or ironic barometer) do better for comedy and for taste.

    Before, say, 2002 or so I used to hate the blasted things, but by now they're huge a part of my life and writing--they remind me of the flexible nature of language, symbolic association, and the art of recontextualing.

    December 23, 2008

  • I am repeatedly warned that puns are a low form of wit... I can't wholly agree, as they make me profoundly joyful, but I suppose the stigma has rubbed off. Somehow it seems safer for the wider world to have a specific place for puns...

    December 23, 2008

  • Why rehabilitate them? Nuns don't get rehabilitated in a nunnery. I think puns should go to a punnery to live together in peace and harmony and pray for the souls of the rest of us.
    ;)

    December 22, 2008

  • A place for the rehabilitating habitual poor punners. Inspired by Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing: "Get thee to a nunnery."

    December 22, 2008