Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions

Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions

by Joe Berkowitz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062495600
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 388,331
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joe Berkowitz Joe Berkowitz is an editor and staff writer at Fast Company, covering entertainment and pop culture. He is the coauthor of You Blew It. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and an ideal tuxedo cat.

Table of Contents

Warm-Up

A Brief Glossary of Puns 3

Introduction 5

First Round

1 If There's a Pun in the First Act 11

2 Welcome to the Punderdome 29

3 The Place beyond the Puns 51

4 Spitting the Lotto Ticket 73

Second Round

5 The Punning Linguists 93

6 Games and Shows 111

7 All the Puns that are Fit to Print 129

Semifinals

8 @ The Joke of Midnight 151

9 The Cauliflower's Cumin from Inside the House 171

10 The Graffiti Castle 191

Finals

11 Mutually Assured Pun Destruction 213

12 Runniest of Show 227

13 Punslingers 247

Conclusion 267

Acknowledgments 271

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