Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language

Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language

by Richard Lederer

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423612032
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 664,627
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series. He is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio and his syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He lives in San Diego.

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Believe it or not, early in January of each year America celebrates National Save the Pun Week.

Table of 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


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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