Quotes on puns

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A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
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Charles Lamb Quotes

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A lurking pun is the worst pun, one the offender has been waiting to spring on you.
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Harry Mahtar Quotes

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If you trip over a pun in your speaking it's not so bad but to intentionally jump on one is a true offense.
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A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
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People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
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The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability.
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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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A pun is a short quip followed by a long groan.
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In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot.
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Arthur Koestler Quotes

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A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.
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Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
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