The Pun Also Rises

The Pun Also Rises

[how the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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A former world pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452623795
1452623791
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Larkin, Pete
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Cdnbookworm Apr 15, 2012

This is more than just a history of puns, it is a history of language, a history of humour, and shows that social changes over the centuries around this form of humour. Puns are rich in the use of language and that is both the appeal and the fun of them. But because they play with language, puns are also seen as a threat by some. They've definitely been used subversively and politically and have been a tool of social and political change. They are also a great tool for literacy and language learning. A few puns are included here, but the book is more about the history. Having a punster for a father, I've grown up with puns, and found the book very interesting.

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