Word Ways


Don Hauptman


One fine day recently, I spotted in the news a reference to an organization a friend works with. I emailed the item to her along with a note: "Aren't these 'your people'?"

She confirmed my hunch and added that she had passed the information along to her colleagues. I then riposted, "Clearly, you practice the ancient biblical maxim: 'Let thy people know'!"

In two previous Word Ways articles (February 2006 and February 2012), I discussed the art of using puns in everyday situations. Both were festooned with examples from my own experience.