Jest for the Pun of It: Wordplay for Those Who Dare (Paperback)

Jest for the Pun of It: Wordplay for Those Who Dare By Meridith Montague Cover Image
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Description


Puns are one of the great pleasures of the English language. And for all those unfortunates who would disparage this form of humor, I quote the multi-talented musician and humorist, Oscar Levant who said, "A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you didn't think of it first."

Or there's poet and journalist, Christopher Morley's definition, "A pun is language on vacation."

It its truest form, a pun is simply a play on words and this book is a wonderful compendium of the various forms of word play, from riddles and jokes we learned as children, to puns we enjoy as adults to Malaprops, Tom Swifties, Spoonerisms, and brilliant punning from prime ministers to presidents, from humorists to literary giants like Shakespeare, Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde.

Now that you know you will always be in good company, Go ye forth and pun proudly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781961776357
ISBN-10: 1961776359
Publisher: Old Town Publishing
Publication Date: July 30th, 2023
Pages: 140
Language: English