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    Pun? Wordplay?

    When a company dealing in cat food and cat accessories calls itself PURRFECT, is this an example of a pun, a wordplay or something else?
    Last edited by JarekSteliga; 13-Feb-2012 at 15:32. Reason: typo

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    It is a pun, which is one type of wordplay. If you're feline clever, you might try it yourself. Just paws, take a deep breath and go ahead.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    You can try it in a simple sentence. There is no need to worry about a subordinate claws.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    This will hurt but you have both done better than me. Ow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This will hurt but you have both done better than me. Ow.
    You're right. That hurt. It caused me to bang my head against the partition dividing my study from my bedroom, which, in turn, caused me to cry out in pain so loudly that my neighbour asked me to stop my caterwauling. I defy anyone to sink lower than that.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    I defy anyone to sink lower than that.

    I could possibly sink lower, but only by a whisker.

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    #7

    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    How do ANY of you look at yourself in the mirror??
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How do ANY of you look at yourself in the mirror??
    Now, don't get things out of pusspective.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    Well, JarekSteliga, I think you should have some idea about puns. I hope you have you are not bemewsed by the information.

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    Re: Pun? Wordplay?

    Too bad this thread hasn't been started two days ago on Caturday

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