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Posted in Articles by Ziggy Thursday July 8, 2004 at 10:18

How to make a killer pun (who dies depends on how you tell it)

Dissolution: Think of a fairly common word (compound words work well) and break it up in an unusual way.
carpet… car pet!

Formulation: Compose a set of hints which lead to the pun, but don’t give it away.
What’s the best way to stroke a car?

Delivery: State the question, wait for the growing dread and then confirm their suspicions by dropping the punch line like a lead ingot.
“So, what’s the best way to stroke a car?” (mutterings and growing unrest) “Use car-pet!” (outbreak of disgusted groans and possible violence)

Resultsmayvary, useonlyasdirected, sideeffectsmayincludebruisingandbattering, lackoffriends, rejection, insomnia, injury, anddeath. Punsarenotforeveryone, seeyourdoctorfordetails.


  1. FUNNY

    Said by Bayth 8/10/2004 at about 16:01

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