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Letter "P" » Puns
«Every poet knows the pun is Pierian, that it springs from the same soil as the Muse. a matching and shifting of vowels and consonants, an adroit assonance sometimes derided as jackassonance.»
Author: Louis Untermeyer
, Pierian Spring
«A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you don't think of it first»
«A pun is the lowest form of humor - unless you thought of it yourself»
«Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them»
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
«Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.»
«LAST, n. A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns.Ah, punster, would my lot were cast, Where the cobbler is unknown, So that I might forget his last And hear your own. --Gargo Repsky»
«It [a pun] is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.»
«Coincidences are spiritual puns.»
«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.»
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
, in return
, The Jury
, The Verdict
«If I were punished for every pun I shed, there would not be left a puny shed of my punnish head»