Puns. Some people love them, some people hate them.
But why do some people find puns so exasperating? And why do we make them anyway? What’s it like to be on the receiving end of a rapid-fire pun off?
Daniel and Kylie are going against the groan on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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The Great Language Game
Paper: Why are some languages confused for others? Investigating data from the Great Language Game
The great language game: Confusing languages
Linguistic and cultural knowledge affect whether languages are identified correctly
College Humour: Puns Intended
O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships
Watch Janani in action at the O. Henry Pun-off!
2016 O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships semi-final round (Janani Krishna-Jha vs Jerzy Gwiazdowski
John Pollack: The Pun Also Rises
Linguistic Anarchy! It’s All Pun And Games Until Somebody Loses a Sign
Goodreads: Quotes About Puns
Monday Punday: A weekly game
The Greatest Jokes Ever Told
Why Do Puns Make People Groan?
Meet the ‘Grammar Vigilante’ of Bristol
Who do you think you’re apostrophising? The dark side of grammar pedantry
Are you a friendly language police?
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