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Word Lust: Pt. 1

word wood

If you frequent this blog (or actually know me), then you are probably aware of my fondness for puns. To me, puns are the highest forms of humor because they embody all the best aspects of humor: a quick wit, intelligence, a vast knowledge of culture and history. But most of all, they deal with wordplay. Those who love puns are those who loves language, and those who love to manipulate language. I thought I’d compiled some of my favorite word groups and share some language love.

Retronym: These are one of my favorite linguistic fun facts. A retronym is a word created when a new version of something comes out and becomes synonymous with the product and the old version is forced to tack a prefix on it’s name (or create a new name altogether) to differentiate it. The common examples are “Coke” becoming “Coke Classic” in reference to the fiasco that was “New Coke” and timepieces and electronic instruments having to stick “analog” in front of their name when their digital counterparts became the norm. My favorite example is how “hot chocolate” used to just be “chocolate” as the liquid form was the only type that existed. With the invention of chocolate bars however, liquid chocolate became less popular and was forced to add an adjective.

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Food Puns? More Like “Food Buns”

For some reason, people love this shit. And don’t get me wrong, I love puns, but what’s up with all the love for food puns I’m gettin’? Well, here’s some more to wheat your appetite:

“I Wanna Hold Your Ham”

“Checkers: You gotta meat!”

Gotta check my Facecook.

An unusual situation? I better eat about that.

“Sloppy Joe queiro Taquito Bell.”

“Hang On To Your Eggo”

“Do I look like a sloppy, wet pussy for you to shuck?!”

Well there you go. Hope you enjoyed those. Bonbon voyage.

– Christian BC

Celebrity Food Puns

I love puns. They don’t call me The Pun-isher for nothing (or at all). I think puns the highest form of humor. And I constantly use them. From the pedestrian to the sophisticated. This guy definitely gets what it’s all about.

Fizz Up, Look Chard

Click here to see the rest of Harvey Nichols’ Pun-tastic Postcards.

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