Adam Blatner

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Para-Nomasia

Originally posted on July 28, 2018

"Lexophile" is a word used to describe someone with a love for words as words, such as a paranomasiast—a punster. Some puns include:
  "You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish."
  "To write with a broken pencil is pointless."

A competition to see who can come up with the best “lexophillies” is held every year in an undisclosed location. This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end.
  When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
  A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
  When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
  The batteries were given out free of charge
  A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail
  A will is a dead giveaway.
  With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
  A boiled egg is hard to beat.
  When you’ve seen one shopping Center you’ve seen a mall.
  Police were called to a day care Center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

Personally, I don’t care for punning, but I had a friend (who died) who loved them, and I feel obliged to remember him by quoting these—he passed them along to me.


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