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What is a pun?

A pun, also called paronomasia (which I didn’t know either until right now!), is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect (thanks Wikipedia!). One of my favorite puns, which I learned in high school is “The butcher has very attractive […]

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Marketing mayhem with a side of snarkiness…

You know how when you send out a marketing email, you will ALWAYS get at least one person that replies with a snarky “Remove me from this list”? Well, here’s a story about a snarky comment I received after sending out a marketing email, plus a grammatical faux pas all rolled into one. This was several years ago, mind you…but […]

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