"Puns! Puns! Puns!"
"Use All The Crayons!"
Many “Evan & Elle” readers are pointing out the book is loaded with puns and other sly wordplay. They seem appreciative. I hope readers are. I love puns. I wrote about them here in 2013.
How many puns are there? The book weighs 0.13 ounces. Sift out all the puns and the book would lose 0.04 pounds.
I wonder how much weight I’d suddenly drop if you removed all the puns.
Anyone who says puns are the lowest form of humor has never sat through an Adam Sandler flick.
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• Chances of getting rope aficionados to call themselves ‘Knotsies’ are about the same as getting florists to say they’re petalphiles.
• A savage who feasts on human flesh but insists on dainty portions should be called a “cannibler.”
• A person who believes in the Socialistic use of unnecessary punctuation is a commanist.
• A mohawk is an unconventional hairstyle. A Moe Hawk is an irrationally angry bird that inflicts cartoon violence on a Curley Hawk.
• Romantic trees can never be “too sappy.”
• Chefs with rashes are always busy cooking from scratch.
• It’s surprising more male adult film actors aren’t described as ‘swell.’”
• If fans of the Grateful Dead are called Dead Heads what does that make those of us who revere the book “Moby Dick.”
• No good pun goes unpunished.
• As a student of history, it's my understanding that man has waged war over injustice, territory, greed, vengeance, pride, and even reasons as petty as national vanity. As a student of breakfast, I'm surprised man has never waged a war over bacon. I'd enlist.
• Quid pro quo is one thing for another. More alarming in a legal sense is eight things for another or the rare squid pro quo.
• I used to make prognostications but I was so wrong so often I predict it'll never happen again.
• I wonder where the strangers who appear in our dreams go when we're awake and if they sleep in that place and have dreams that include people like us.
• I don't understand the need for the redundant spelling of tsetse fly. Is there a tse fly or a tsetsetse fly from which it needs distinguishing? Really, I don't tse the point.
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