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The Pun Also Rises How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language Changed History and Made Wordplay More Than Some AnticsS A funny erudite and provocative exploration of puns the people who make them and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on human history In The Pun Also Rises John Pollack a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains why puns matter They revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history brain science pop culture literature anthropology and humor The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of punsWith an engaging narrative this book answers fundamental uestions Just what are puns? Why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why after centuries of decline does the pun still matter?At once entertaining and educational this engaging book builds a compelling case for the powerful and enduring role of puns in human discourse and innovation and why they'll always bethan just some anti Absolutely my favorite book I can't help but STRESS that Puns for anyone who dislikes likes and doesn't even know it yet this book is for them

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The Pun Also Rises Book ð and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics ☆ Join or create book clubs ☆ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics Author Join or create A funny erudite and provocative exploration of puns the people who make them and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on human history In The Pun Also Rises John Pollack a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains why puns matter They revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history brain science pop culture literature anthropology and humor The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of punsWith an engaging narrative this book answers fundamental uestions Just what are puns? Why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why after centuries of decline does the pun still matter?At once entertaining and educational this engaging book builds a compelling case for the powerful and enduring role of puns in human discourse and innovation and why they'll always bethan just some antics This book is really a history of verbal humor Yes it centers on the pun and the categories in chapter one are well thought out but really the superfluous details in a shaggy dog story are essential for example the listener needs to think that the pinkness of the knick knack elephant is important The useful endnotes and bibliography show that the book is well researched And it's fun to read The example puns are spot on and the author's own puns are liberally sprinkled throughout This is stimulating non fiction at its best

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A funny erudite and provocative exploration of puns the people who make them and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on human history In The Pun Also Rises John Pollack a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains why puns matter They revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history brain science pop culture literature anthropology and humor The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of punsWith an engaging narrative this book answers fundamental uestions Just what are puns? Why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why after centuries of decline does the pun still matter?At once entertaining and educational this engaging book builds a compelling case for the powerful and enduring role of puns in human discourse and innovation and why they'll always bethan just some antic I like it a lot because it is clever and funny I laughed a lot and also our young grandchildren liked the puns also We had a fun time around the kitchen table trying to catch each other out We had a lot of pun today