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Posted: 18 February 2011 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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DarronS - 18 February 2011 06:30 PM
Bees Mom - 17 February 2011 07:41 PM

It is wonderfully awful, I know. But don’t worry, it will only be unbearably painful for an inordinate amount of time, and then you too will find yourself so afflicted.

C

This cheesiness has groan far too celery.

And you camembert it? I’m so glad I fondue here.

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Posted: 18 February 2011 06:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 February 2011 06:32 PM

God I hate puns.  They’re the lowest form of humor.

You are completely wrong. Puns have been a common literary device for centuries, employed by the the likes of Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, William Blake, and Shakespeare. Puns are only possible when language is understood well and used joyously. They are, indeed, one of the higher forms of humour. Some of the most scathing political rhetoric and commentary of our history uses puns to disguise meaning.

And I pun all the time, so perhaps you need to start drinking.

“Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.”
-Edgar Allan Poe

“Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.”
-Victor Hugo

“Soon I learned that the worse the puns and jokes, the funnier they could be, if you knew how to deliver them.”
-John Lasseter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun#Literature

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Posted: 18 February 2011 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 February 2011 06:32 PM

God I hate puns.  They’re the lowest form of humor.

Lighten up, DM. Puns are their own rewords.

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Posted: 18 February 2011 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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DarronS - 18 February 2011 06:52 PM
Dead Monky - 18 February 2011 06:32 PM

God I hate puns.  They’re the lowest form of humor.

Lighten up, DM. Puns are their own rewords.

And when we are all committed, they’ll be words of the court.

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Posted: 18 February 2011 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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I feel sorry for anyone who can’t enjoy puns.  However, on D-M’s side, many years ago I was at a party and someone said all humor was based on harm - hurting someone physically or mentally.  I disagreed and asked, “who do puns hurt?’  He thought a second and said, “The listener.” 

I do agree that those who don’t like puns seem to be the ones who can’t make them.

BTW, D-M, what do you consider the highest form of humor?

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Posted: 19 February 2011 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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BTW, D-M, what do you consider the highest form of humor?

I don’t really have a hierarchy or anything thought up, I just hate puns.  I’m not entirely sure why either.  I just find them hackneyed and unfunny for some reason.  I’ve never liked puns.  For as long as I can recall I’ve hated them.  Even as a kid.  *shrugs*

And I can make them, I just find it unpleasant and avoid doing so.

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Posted: 19 February 2011 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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that and pandas

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Posted: 19 February 2011 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Very Punny!  LOL Sorry, I couldn’t resist! red face

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Posted: 21 February 2011 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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DarronS - 18 February 2011 06:52 PM
Dead Monky - 18 February 2011 06:32 PM

God I hate puns.  They’re the lowest form of humor.

Lighten up, DM. Puns are their own rewords.

big surprise  excaim

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Posted: 21 February 2011 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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I know it’s not nice or mature, but I can’t help feeling a bit superior when I pun, usually in text but sometimes orally and someone corrects my spelling or pronunciation, having completely missed the play on words.  Maybe that’s why some people don’t like them.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Occam. - 21 February 2011 11:23 AM

I know it’s not nice or mature, but I can’t help feeling a bit superior when I pun, usually in text but sometimes orally and someone corrects my spelling or pronunciation, having completely missed the play on words.  Maybe that’s why some people don’t like them.

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I don’t think many people understand that punning, beyond just an occasional occurence, is actual not easy and takes practice, and even a bit of talent. It’s a word game, and just as would if I finished the NY Times crossword every week in ink, I feel that it demonstrates a skill.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Difficult skill or not, I still hate puns.  Just like golf.  God I hate golf.

And yes, CC, pandas too.  Lousy lazy vermin.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Dead Monky - 21 February 2011 12:24 PM

Difficult skill or not, I still hate puns.  Just like golf.  God I hate golf.

And yes, CC, pandas too.  Lousy lazy vermin.

I agree with the golf.

But Pandas and Puns? I can’t bear it.

cheese

Whoa, may I AM evil.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Pandas suck, Bees Mom.  Pandas suck.  They’re worthless, worthless animals.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Dead Monky - 21 February 2011 01:33 PM

Pandas suck, Bees Mom.  Pandas suck.  They’re worthless, worthless animals.

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I don’t know about worthless. I think if I go to buy anything at the store and pull out any sort of bear, I’m getting what I came for. Of course, polar bears and grizzlies are most persuasive.

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