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You may well have heard the seasonal prey upon words "What do you call an empty hot dog?" Answer: A hollow weenie.
But you may not have realized how capacious is the tricky treat bag of Halloween puns. There's something about the lore of Halloween that inspires tour de farces at the highest level of punnery. What this book will offer you is a veritable Bill of Frights.
Punnery is largely the trick of compacting two or more ideas within a single word or expression. Punnery challenges us to apply the greatest pressure per square syllable of language. Punnery surprises us by flouting the law of nature that pretends that two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Punnery is an exercise of the mind at being concise. Punnery is a rewording experience.
Let's start by cooking up a punderful menu for Halloween. I know you won't be able to resist goblin up this full-corpse meal. Bone appetit!