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Playing with words: puns

Immanuel doesn’t pun. He Kant

Oscar Wilde

What is a “pun”? 😉

Well, to make it simple, a pun (also called “paronomasia”) is a word play mainly based on the double meaning of a word, or on the similar sound of words. The result is very often more than hilarious…

Actually, this isn’t a real “pun”… I simply wanted to create the most appropriate “mood” first…

… see how puns work? Now let’s have a look at another example…

Now you should be ready for something a bit more complicated…

Yes, you’re right. Here we have the words “heel”, “sole” and “dye”… what do they mean? what other words have a similar sound but mean something else? 😉

Now, this is far too easy, isn’t it?

Any problems here? A hint… what’s the double meaning of “nuts”? 😉

And, last but not least, something that has a lot to do with my experience as a teacher!!!

Of course, if you don’t remember the correct title of the film you won’t get it…

So how much do you like puns?

Have a nice week 🙂

teacher b.

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off?

He’s all right now.

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