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
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
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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
In Praise of Puns
The Word Play's the Thing
The Time of the Signs
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
The Language Blender
A Round of Set-Ups