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    Does this pun hold water?

    Here's my attempt at a pun:

    In connection with severe flooding, the government promised to keep all the victims afloat.


    Does it make sense to a native speaker or does it need some serious tweak or is perhaps "unpunable" altogether?

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    Re: Does this pun hold water?

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    Here's my attempt at a pun:

    In connection with severe flooding, the government promised to keep all the victims afloat.


    Does it make sense to a native speaker or does it need some serious tweak or is perhaps "unpunable" altogether?
    It works for me.

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