Sunday, May 23, 2010

Amusing Puns and Double-Meanings

The pun (a humorous device expoiting two words or expressions that sound the same but with 2 different meanings, and usuall with 2 different spellings) is one of the great wonders of the English languages.

  • Serious campers are intense.
  • Sports people can avoid the pain of defeat by wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Nuns generally wear plain colors because old habits never dye.
  • The days of the pocket diary are numbered.
  • Lions eat their prey fresh and roar.
  • Old bikes should be retired.
  • Geometry holds clues for the meaning of life; look and you will see the sines.
  • You can't beat a pickled egg.
  • If a leapard could cook would he ever change his pots?
  • See one melee of unruly people and you've seen a maul.
  • Do hungry time-travelers ever go back four seconds?

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