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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Lambchops's Avatar
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    Pun thread

    Relevant to RPS commenters!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21011778

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    Needs staring eyes tag, more alt text and PUNFACE.

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    The rampant homophonia on RPS has to stop!
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    Not a single mention of Deus Ex in that article. What a shame.

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    This thread is riddled with unbelievers.

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    that a pun "is to wordplay what dominatrix sex is to foreplay - a stinging whip that elicits groans of guilty pleasure".


    This is my most favourite line.

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    *confused*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar Allen Poe
    The goodness of the true pun is in direct ratio to its intolerability
    I quite agree.
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    The problem with a lot of people is that they don't appreciate that a "bad joke" isn't necessarily a bad joke.

    I can't remember who he said it was from but I remember Fry saying on QI about how bad jokes actually work as a social device because everybody can join in, laugh/shake their head together and agree that it was a bit shit. I'd say puns fall into that. The right sort of bad joke is almost as good as a good joke.
    Last edited by Ian; 30-01-2013 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Sort of made the key sentence the exact opposite of what I meant.
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    I feel its a bit of elitism coming in. Oh the lowest form of comedy, it makes the lower people laugh I am so high and mighty.

    I don't care how it does it but usually the RPS pun threads make me laugh and I don't care whether its bad or good it made me more happier which is the main thing I would think.

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    As a non-native English speaker, I find RPS punnery a good tool for sharpening my language skills. Sometimes I have to read the pun aloud in my mind before I capture the idea, but that's all good exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velko View Post
    As a non-native English speaker, I find RPS punnery a good tool for sharpening my language skills. Sometimes I have to read the pun aloud in my mind before I capture the idea, but that's all good exercise.
    I can second that. I go even further and propose that one does not really speaks/understands a language as long as he/she is not able to make puns.

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