The Pun Also Rises

The Pun Also Rises

How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

Audiobook CD - 2011
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A former world pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Audio, p2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452603797
1452603790
Call Number: CD 808.7 POLL
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (ca. 300 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Larkin, Pete

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Cdnbookworm Apr 15, 2012

This is more than just a history of puns, it is a history of language, a history of humour, and shows that social changes over the centuries around this form of humour. Puns are rich in the use of language and that is both the appeal and the fun of them. But because they play with language, puns are also seen as a threat by some. They've definitely been used subversively and politically and have been a tool of social and political change. They are also a great tool for literacy and language learning. A few puns are included here, but the book is more about the history. Having a punster for a father, I've grown up with puns, and found the book very interesting.

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