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If you compulsively pun you are called a paronomasiac.
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
For one thing, I don't pun excessively in real life.
God knows why - no pun intended - but every time I write a song, I feel a need to touch on religion.
Always say 'no pun intended' to draw attention to the intended pun.
I'd like my super power to be puns; I'd like to be great at puns: pun power. Then I could go on loads of panel shows and live off that forever.
The pun exists in a social and political void, caring nothing for the issues of its day, content merely to display itself in its small cleverness.
Only the pun remains. The pun, beloved of Shakespeare, children and tabloid headline-writers, is normally eschewed in the modern, sophisticated circles in which I move.
It requires genius to make a good pun - some men of bright parts can't reach it.
In Men in Black, it was a very small character, no pun intended.
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
One of my favourite things about country music is that, at least until recently, you could always count on a solid story, a punchline and a pun. I think it has that in common with hip hop, where they're not afraid of wordplay and I really appreciate that.
It was so quiet, you could hear a pun drop.
I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling.
I think the play actually became bigger than me. No pun intended.
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I'm shameless, and I love a pun. There's a lot of Beth puns.
The Band was rebelling against the rebellion. The rebellion went to a place where it became too obvious, too trendy, like you were just following the pack. So it was our choice to get off the bandwagon - no pun intended - and do things that were in our background and what was the most honest thing to do.
We're all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn't know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink.
A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding, if you'll excuse the pun.
Obviously I struck gold with 'Deadwood.' No pun intended.
Taking the time to polish a pun or fine-tune a practical joke is a way of saying, 'I'm thinking about you and I want to please you.'
'Nip/Tuck' did make me very comfortable in my own skin, no pun intended. I had to be stripped down a lot, and you're kind of in front of the whole world, and it teaches you to accept yourself and be comfortable with yourself real quickly.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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