Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language [NOOK Book]

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Get Thee to a Punnery proves that the pun is mightier than the sword . . . and here are sidesplitting puns of every color, stripe and persuasion to suit every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funny bone, this is the book for you.

The Time of the Signs:

  • On a diaper service truck: Rock a dry baby.
  •  On a plumber's ...
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Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language

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Overview


Get Thee to a Punnery proves that the pun is mightier than the sword . . . and here are sidesplitting puns of every color, stripe and persuasion to suit every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funny bone, this is the book for you.

The Time of the Signs:

  • On a diaper service truck: Rock a dry baby.
  •  On a plumber's service truck: A flush is better than a full house.
  •  Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a communist plot! -Edgar Bergen
  • Quiche me-I'm French!
  • Hangover-the wrath of grapes
  • Work is the ruin of the drinking classes. -Oscar Wilde
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423612032
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 575,208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Richard Lederer is the author of more than 3,000 books and articles about language and humor. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected International Punster of the Year and been profiled in magazines as diverse as the New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer. He is a language columnist for the Toastmaster, Pages, and the Farmers' Almanac and hosts "A Way With Words" on public radio each weekend. In 2002, Richard Lederer was named Golden Gavel winner by Toastmasters International.
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Believe it or not, early in January of each year America celebrates National Save the Pun Week.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Game Notes

In Praise of Puns

The Word Play's the Thing

The Time of the Signs

Poetic Licenses

A Primer of Puns

Homographs: The Antics of Semantics

Homophones: What Do You Call a Naked Grizzly?

Double Sound Puns: Don't Knock Knock-Knock Jokes

Punupmanship

Have You Ever Seen a Horse Fly?

Four Cheers Five Inflationary Language

Let's Play a Game,' Said Tom Swiftly

Never Say Die

Firing and Hiring

A Daffynitions Fictionary

Figuring Out Mathematical English

Anguish Languish

Pig Puns

The Language Blender

Silver Spoonerisms

A Round of Set-Ups

The Answers

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