Monday, August 20, 2018

No need to feel put upun …

… The case for puns as the most elevated display of wit — Quartz. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“Despite its bad reputation, punning is, in fact, among the highest displays of wit. Indeed, puns point to the essence of all true wit—the ability to hold in the mind two different ideas about the same thing at the same time,” Geary writes. “And the pun’s primacy is demonstrated by its strategic use in the oldest sacred stories, texts, and myths.”

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