Puns Deconstructed

Wikipedia has a wonderful explaination of the history and usage of puns.

Walter Redfern (in Puns, Blackwell, London, 1984) succinctly said: “To pun is to treat homonyms as synonyms“.

They explain the different varieties of puns. (Homographic , Heteronymic, Homophonic and Double-sound.

“The pun is mightier than the sword.” – James Joyce

“The eleventh pun always gets a laugh, even if no pun in ten did.”

Whatya think?