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Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:23 am

What does Pun mean?I see it used often in the forums, but I don't know what it means.Thanks
 
flight152
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:30 am

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.


 
I Like To Fly
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:32 am

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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I Like To Fly
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:33 am

Sorry Flight152, lol.  Big grin
 
airplanenut
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:34 am

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)

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JetService
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:39 am

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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Alessandro
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:44 am

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

Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:32 am

 
Banco
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RE: Pun?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:24 pm

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!"

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