Stop Lying About Your Puns

I think that 85% of the time when people say, “No pun intended.” They actually did intend to make a pun. Why lie about that? Why are you denying your pun? Embrace your puns people. If it’s a bad pun, don’t punish the pun (pun intended suckas) by denying it. If the pun is bad it’s your fault, not the puns. Stop lying about your puns.

50 thoughts on “Stop Lying About Your Puns

  1. I totally agree with you. So many people come to me and say something, then they realize it was wrong, the color in their faces drop a bit and then they say “no pun intended”, as if that ever saves anything.

  2. danaemarieg says:

    I go for the “see what I did there?” eyebrow raise.
    I will not allow my puns to go unnoticed.

  3. daniellecarver says:

    I say the same thing, especially when they make it a point to say “no pun intended”. Then why oh why did you bring attention to your pun? Just to say it wasn’t intentional? You’re working against yourself, buddy…

  4. I love a good pun, equally, I love a bad pun. Where do you stand on “pardon the pun”? It kinda draws warranted attention to the pun itself while allowing for a guilt-free moan from the not-so-enamoured?

  5. Someone once told me that only truly intelligent people embrace puns. I’ve held onto that notion as a way of self-flattery (with the sneaking suspicion that I’m merely the exception that proves the rule).

    As serendipity would have it, my last post was all about my love of puns. I hope you stop by and check it out.

    Now go have another taco! ;o)

    Jeff

  6. “..All the shops have been smashed open. There was a whole bunch of people across the street helping themselves to musical instruments, can you believe that?”
    “Yeah,” said Rincewind. “…Luters, I expect.โ€
    โ€• Terry Pratchett (which I haven’t read yet but clearly I need to).

  7. I’m pretty sure people just do that to humblebrag. They know what they did, and more importantly, they want you to know what they did, but they don’t want you to know that they want you to know.

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