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Puns you really like

Discussion in 'The Open Mic (Non Music Related)' started by mhammer, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. mhammer

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    I suppose this could justifiably go under the "Random" thread. But I think it merits its own thread so that folks can compile them.

    A good pun, a truly great pun, that can have multiple layers of meaning, is a wonderful thing. Here's two I rather like.

    While in Edinburgh, recently, there is a gift shop on High Street (AKA The Royal Mile) called "Thistle Do Nicely".

    I was perusing the recent uploaded concert listings on the Sugarmegs site, and came across a 2-person band called "Mister and Mississippi". I assume this is a married couple, but cute nonetheless.

    Your turn.
     
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  2. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    Pan blew it
     
  3. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    My friend said he hates geography puns. Norway would I stoop Oslo as to make one.

    I like all puns.
     
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  4. jdto

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    I heard a nasty rumour about butter, but I won't spread it.
     
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  6. mhammer

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    A big part of this is absolutely 100% true, the pun just piggybacks on the opportunity it provides.

    30 years ago, when we lived in Victoria, in an apartment near the intersection of Cook St. and Fort (if you know the neighbourhood), there were two corner stores just down the street from us. One was Wong's, which I frequented because I could get my guitar mags there. Directly across the street from it was another corner store called Whyte's. While the one had a newsstand and the other didn't, if you were strolling down the aisles with the canned goods and non-perishables, you couldn't tell Wong from Whyte.

    Ten years prior, I was working in a neuroscience lab, studying brain-lesioned rats and hormones. The electrodes used to make the lesions would often leave a so-called "track" in the region where the damage had been done. We were collaborating with another lab. I would do the surgery, and ship the animals to them, and they would return the brains for us to slice and analyse. For reasons I never understood, they decided that somehow they could do the chemical analysis with half the brain and we would somehow be able to assess the extent of damage with the other half. The logic of this escaped me since such lesions were rarely perfectly symmetrical.

    So far, a pretty boring set-up.

    I'm looking at the slices under the microscope with my supervisor/prof and we see a track, but are stumped by what might have laid on the other side. I turned to her and declared: "I guess this rat had a one-track mind".

    I believe that is what they used to call a "groaner" on the old CBC kid's show Razzle Dazzle.
     
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  7. jbealsmusic

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    I know the majority of folks in here probably don't listen to or appreciate rap music, but rap is the place to go if you want non-stop puns and pun-like metaphors rhyming into your ears.
     
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  8. Xelebes

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    That was a graph error. He's going to ait you forever.
     
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    Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time!
     
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  10. Lola

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    She's as fit as a fiddle! A metaphor or a similie. I really dk!
     
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  11. knight_yyz

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    I used to know a guy who was a really nice guy, but kind of dorky and always said really bad puns. He was known for his bad puns.

    He then married a very attractive woman.

    Maybe we should all be saying lots of bad puns.
     
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  14. zontar

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    They say puns are the lowest form of humour, but poetry is verse.
     
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