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What is a pun?



A pun is a variety of a usually humorous play on words involving

  • the multiple meanings of an expression, or
  • two expressions that sound similar.
  Here are some kinds of puns:
  A pun is a kind of

Corbett 1971 482


Mish 1991 954

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