Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Punsters: A-maizing People with Home-groan Wit

According to writer and humorist Richard Lederer, the National Save the Pun holiday is celebrated in early January. (Now, I can find no reference to this holiday other than in Lederer's books and on his site, but let's not let facts get in the way of a few laughs.)

The following ones are taken from his book Word Wizard and his website...

A good pun is like a good steak — a rare medium well done.

What do you get when you cross a gorilla with a clay worker? A Hairy Potter!

Don't be a carbon copy of yourself. Make an impression.

As one frog croaked to another: Time’s fun when you’re having flies!

Students, sharpen your pun cells, and let's get right to wit.

The difference between a champ and chump is u.

Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough.

How do construction workers party? They raise the roof.

Did you hear about the lost sausage? It was the missing link.

One of the greatest men of the 20th century was the political leader and ascetic Mahatma Gandhi. His denial of the earthly pleasures included the fact that he never wore anything on his feet. He walked barefoot everywhere. Moreover, he ate so little that he developed delicate health and very bad breath. Thus, he became known as a super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis!