You ditch worn out habits and routines— the same old group playing the same old games—for new toys and tricks, puns intended.
The most retweeted messages are those with jests and puns and wordplay—and graffiti.
It is not his puns, tricks, or allusions, though his high-wire gamesmanship is often thrilling.
Stephen Colbert dug up the clip and had a laugh, sprinkling on some fun with puns to seal the deal.
Kathy Lee Has a Bone to Pick Sometimes Weiner puns are simply unavoidable.
puns, unless exceptionally witty, are to be carefully avoided.
Emma cried, and he tried to console her, adorning his protestations with puns.
A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns.
This humor has an American flavor, both in its puns and in its situations.
We could have added greatly to this book, especially in the part of jests, puns, or cases of double entendre.
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.”