Becky's Reviews > The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

The Pun Also Rises by John Pollack
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Aug 27, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, nonfiction
Read from August 18 to 23, 2011

Let me pun-tificate a bit on my feelings about this book. It started out great, with the author telling of his experience winning a punning competition in Austin. It definitely made me want to go to watch that contest, because I do love a good pun. After the introduction, I had high hopes for a great book, but the rest of the book left me feeling a bit pun-derwhelmed. The author described the history of the pun and gave many examples of puns throughout the ages, but as he said, puns reflect the language and culture of the time, so when he translated a pun from another language or from the past, the humor didn't really translate and my pun-derstanding of the joke was low. After the introduction, I'm sorry to say this book was a bit boring and pun-interesting.

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kim Bwaahahahahaha! Well played.

message 2: by Theresa (new)

Theresa What a pun-derful review for a mediocre book!

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