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If you are writing a script the use of puns can be very gratifying, although it may not be understood in the same and/or intended way by all your audiences given that their usage and meaning are entirely local to a particular language and its culture.The pun 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.

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock told Dick Cavett during an interview in 1972 that Puns are the Highest form of Literature. Henri Bergson defined a pun as a sentence or utterance in which "Two different sets of ideas are expressed, and we are confronted with only one series of words".

 

 

If you are writing a script the use of puns can be very gratifying, although it may not be understood in the same and/or intended way by all your audiences given that their usage and meaning are entirely local to a particular language and its culture.The pun 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.

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Puns are used to create humor and sometimes require a large vocabulary to understand. Puns have long been used by comedy writers, such as Oscar Wilde, George Carlin and William Shakespeare. It is estimated that Shakespeare used over 3,000 puns in his plays.  For example, in Richard III Shakespeare writes:  "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York" (Son/sun).

 

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Puns are a common source of humour in jokes and comedy shows. They are often used in the punch line of a joke, where they typically give a humorous meaning to a rather perplexing story. Puns often are used in the titles of comedic parodies.

 

Marilyn all I want is a drink

 

A parody of a popular song, movie, etc., may be given a title that hints at the title of the work being parodied, substituting some of the words with ones that sound or look similar.

 

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Such a title can immediately communicate both that what follows is a parody and also which work is about to be parodied, making any further introduction unnecessary.

 

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Puns can be Classified in Various Ways:

Burro 

 

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 Can You Guess These Puns?

 

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Tearable Puns

 

 

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Confusion and Alternate Uses:

 

There exist subtle differences between the use of puns and other literary techniques, such as the double entendre. While puns are often simple wordplay for comedic or rhetorical effect, a double entendre alludes to a second meaning which is not contained within the statement or phrase itself, often one which purposefully disguises the second meaning. As both exploit the use of intentional double meanings, puns can sometimes be double entendres, and vice versa.

 

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Some Interesting Historial Uses of Puns:

 

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