Really Hot Girl:"Yeah, sure!"
Really Clever Kid: "What do you call a girl living in the Playboy Mansion of Czechoslovakia?"
Really Hot Girl: "I.D.K. What?!??!!?"
Really Clever Kid: "A checkmate!"
Really Hot Girl: "LOL!!!!!! Lets have sex..."
Nurse, to young woman about to receive a vaccination:
"You're going to feel a little prick."
Woman: "It wouldn't be the first time."
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A pun that uses a similar-sounding term to the expected one, to humorous effect --
A one-liner: "JFK's private life was so sexy they should have called his administration Cum-A-Lot."
Inserting object A into location B.
Cam - "No i didn't, what happened?"
Nick - "he got mad puns"
Cam - "Im going to go pun that girls box after hes done"
Puns are common comedic tools in literature, conversation, blogging, and all other sorts of digital and interpersonal communication. However, they are surprisingly complicated, and the concept of what comprises a pun can be confusing. Simple puns, such as humorous rhymes (i.e., *guy sees a woman get decapitated in a movie* "Geez, she didn't need to lose her head over that."), are not unfamiliar to the average speaker, and most of us have used them since our earliest years. Complex puns, such as the use of words in actual sentence structure (for example, *daughter gets her father an Icee slushie* "Icee what you did there!") require some degree of verbal and dictional proficiency.
1. It should be clearly relevant to the topic of discussion at hand, while being unnecessary (i.e, it certainly would not be the first thing you would use).
2. It should be fairly easy to recognize; puns often use elements of cliche and popular phrasing.
3. It should be timely. The goal is to be clever, not predictable.
Chinese student: Life is HAO.
Chinese teacher: *sighs* Why must I put up with this?
James: Oh, It's pun! *high fives*
Chinese student: wooooooooow...
Chinese teacher: Detention, both of you.