Another word or joking or joking around with someone or people, can be use by word play to get a humorous or rhetorical effect.
(A) Whatever, but i'm going.
(B) Why are you full stopping me?
(A) Its the end of a sentence and i'm in a mood with you.
(A) Because you make me sick.
(B) Why are you being horrible to me?
(A) I'm not i was only punning
(B) That's really harsh.
(A) Oh come on it was a joke.
(B) That wasn't a question, i didn't want a reply.
(A) I'm sorry.
(B) Ha! I was only punning
to force someone to listen to puns, as part of torture or punishment (no pun intended)
Steve decided that tonight he would use the punishment of punning instead of spanking his sub, Carol. He would tie her to a chair and force her to listen to every pun he could think of.