The burlesque was not wholly of the punning sort; it relied chiefly upon its travestie of the incidents in the original play.
The Latin epitaph is a string of punning allusions to his name.
They were clearly minted at Crosraguel, the types having a punning significance.
Young ladies, especially, should beware of establishing any reputation for punning.
The first three words, “Paradisi in Sole,” are a punning translation into Latin of his own surname.
The swallow (hirondelle) is the punning cognisance for Arundell.
On the whole, the author's forte is poetry rather than satire, and punning more than either.
Guinevere, on her part, is equally afflicted with the punning mania.
A punning device (p. 7), also is that of Jehan Lecoq, who was printing at Troyes from about 1509 to 1530.
And either I knew the name that I was punning on, or else I did not know it.
1660s (first attested in Dryden), of uncertain origin, perhaps from pundigron, which is perhaps a humorous alteration of Italian puntiglio "equivocation, trivial objection," diminutive of Latin punctum "point." This is pure speculation. The verb also is attested from 1660s. Related: Punned; punning.
Pun was prob. one of the clipped words, such as cit, mob, nob, snob, which came into fashionable slang at or after the Restoration. [OED]
“And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
“Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle, “nine the next, and so on.”
“What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.
“That's the reason they're called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.”