The Church and the nobility descended thus into the arena of puns
, without, however, losing their dignity.
are typically thought to be antithetical to serious scholarly writing, but their potential usefulness, in combination with the evolving genres of academic discourse, brought me to this question: Is there room for a writer's words to be playful within a discipline, while still maintaining scholarly dignity?
Or even that was so bard - a pun
that only works in Wales.
Four will then go through to the second stage, where I have drawn a series of puns
and they have to work out what they are.
Understandably, where puns
are involved, the data retrieval process is rarely, if ever, smooth and unimpeded, due to a number of independent factors.
Those who love puns
, and who love sharing their puns
with their luckless acquaintances, are delighted when their acquaintances groan because that's the best reception a pun
can hope for.
, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.
This series of books would be a great way to teach students about allusions and puns
If there is one thing Kipp enjoys almost as much as puns
it's a good paradox.
I decided to start a tally chart of puns
, jokes and all-round silly things to say at last night's gig and got through two notepads and a stylo stick before I gave up.
They may each yield slightly different figures but the score is invariably high, with the total of three thousand puns
in the whole canon and the average of seventy-eight apiece, Love's labour's lost (LLL), the play of sole concern in the present study, being most generously studded with them.
is a good way to have fun with words when we're bored.