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Onomastic Puns

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By far the most popular form of word play is the pun. Linguists who prefer big words call his paronomasia. What it boils down to is a word, phrase, or idiomatic expression with more than one meaning, or two words with the same sound but different meanings. The humor comes when you expect a word to mean something but it turns out unexpectedly to mean something else.

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