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This review is from: The Best Book of Puns (Paperback)
While it is quite universally accepted that sarcasm constitutes the lowest form of wit, today the pun is often spoken of as if it were an immediate rival. Balderdash, I say!!! The pun-y fools who s-pun this web of lies, deserve to be pun-ished! These armchair pun-dits do not hap-pun to possess im-pun-ity, so somebody with a little s-pun-k had better be darn pun-ctual in dealing with the pun-ks- with all the pun-icious wrath of an ancient Pun-jabi warrior. Let us set about pun-cturing the figurative pun-net of their deceit! I'd certainly have no com-pun-ctions about o-pun-ly dishing out a series of pun-itive pun-ches (pun-ctuated only by a couple of pun-ctillious pun-ts up their pun-gent backsides)!
Anyhow, this is a very worthy exploration of the play on words. There's a fine Art to the pun and his surname is Moger! Having studied the pun in some depth, among other things he is in a position to reveal that 95% words in the English language can be incorporated into word-play (while the other 5% can be ex-pun-ged as im-pun-etrable). Just be warned that this book was published all the way back in 1991. Those who are hoping to accompany their afternoon tea with a 'current pun' may find themselves disappointed.
PS. What a howling shame that so many modern comedians favour potty-mouthed vocabulary over ingenuity of word-play. All we hear from certain popular comics is a tirade of effing and jeffing. These days, you'll even witness the S-word uttered on TV- before the watershed! What a terrible example for our youngsters! Anyone who fancies themself as a sophisticated humorist would do well to remember that "The pun is mightier than the S-word"!