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User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 773 times:

What does Pun mean?I see it used often in the forums, but I don't know what it means.Thanks

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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 751 times:

pun (pn)
n.
A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.




User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 747 times:

M&W...
Main Entry: [1]pun
Pronunciation: pun
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps from Italian puntiglio fine point, quibble —more at PUNCTILIO
Date: 1662
: the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound
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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 742 times:

Sorry Flight152, lol.  Big grin

User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 740 times:

A pun is a figure of speech... "a play on words that may require a high intelligence level"

Basically, it is making a joke with some words... here is an example:

After the institution of the Euro Dollar do you suppose German's sharpshooters now find themselves missing their Marks? (punpunpun.com- I couldn't think of any now)

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 732 times:

A good example is when a common phrase is used in a situation where it literally applies to the situation. Usually, they are dry and corny, but forgivable because they are spontanious.








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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 704 times:

Dear airplanenut!
There´s no "Euro dollar", its name is Euro, its like saying Airbus make
"Boeing planes"....


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 692 times:

http://www.punoftheday.com/

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 677 times:

During the 18th century, puns were very much in fashion in England. One renowned punster was challenged to make up a pun on the spot.

"Upon what subject" he asked.

"The King!"

"The King, sir, is not a subject!"

Ho, ho, ho.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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