Monday, May 17, 2004

I am enchanted! I have a delicious new word:


All those syllables, for a word meaning PUN!

Folks either love 'em, or hate 'em. I'm one of the former. I have some pretty decent company, too:

For instance, Anthony Burgess, the novelist, wrote: "... plurality of reference is in the very nature of language, and its management and exploitation is one of the joys of writing."

And from Jonathan Swift: "Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart."

For more, see The Pun FAQtory.


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