History Main / WorldOfPun

29th Apr '16 10:32:50 AM Galle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:WebVideo]]

to:

[[folder:WebVideo]][[folder:WebOriginal]]


Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is set in a universe where ThereAreNoCoincidences - not even in language. One side effect of this is thst puns are absolutely vital to the study of FunctionalMagic.
11th Mar '16 8:28:01 PM Kartoonkid95
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' used puns, especially in the cartoon shorts but often in the main story as well. Like Mickey saying he had to stop at the bank because he was "overdrawn" and two sketches saying, "He's lucky! We're not done yet!"

to:

* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' used puns, especially in the cartoon shorts but often in the main story as well. Like Mickey saying he had to stop at the bank because he was "overdrawn" and two sketches guests, who are still pencil tests, saying, "He's lucky! We're not done yet!"
7th Feb '16 3:45:36 AM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a car that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.

to:

* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates.plates, and for dessert they have half-baked ideas (like "The moon is made of green cheese"), fresh from the half-bakery. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a car cart that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.
2nd Feb '16 5:18:45 PM Ithirahad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This work is drowning in puns. The characters are dropping them left and right, and often the narrator (if there is one) will get in on the action, too. Worlds of Pun generally capitalize on a quirky brand of humor, with the puns as an integral feature of the work's appeal.

to:

This work is drowning in puns. The characters are dropping them left and right, and often the narrator (if there is one) will get in on the action, too. Worlds of Pun generally capitalize on a quirky brand of humor, with the puns as an integral integral, [[IncrediblyLamePun pundamental]] feature of the work's appeal.
16th Jan '16 12:07:25 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The name of the countries Djelibeybi and Hersheba. Terry Pratchett's realization that American audiences weren't getting the Djelibeybi pun (because Jelly Babies are hard to get in the US) inspired the creation of nearby Hersheba, which unfortunately most audiences ''in general'' aren't getting.[[labelnote:explanation]]If you've heard of the candy, the Djelibeybi pun is criminally easy to get, due to it being mentally pronounced the same way, ''[[ViewersAreMorons and]]'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when we're told Djelibeybi literally means "Child of the Djel." Hersheba is not as easy due to variations in pronunciation (it only sounds like the candy if you drop your Rs), the fact that it doesn't have a lampshade, and it's really only mentioned in passing rather than having a book devoted to it. There's also the pronunciation problem: in three-syllable words, the emphasis is on the second, thus 'her-SHE-buh'. [[/labelnote]]

to:

** The name of the countries Djelibeybi and Hersheba. Terry Pratchett's realization that American audiences weren't getting the Djelibeybi pun (because Jelly Babies are hard to get in the US) inspired the creation of nearby Hersheba, which unfortunately most audiences ''in general'' aren't getting.[[labelnote:explanation]]If you've heard of the candy, the Djelibeybi pun is criminally easy to get, due to it being mentally pronounced the same way, ''[[ViewersAreMorons and]]'' ''and'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when we're told Djelibeybi literally means "Child of the Djel." Hersheba is not as easy due to variations in pronunciation (it only sounds like the candy if you drop your Rs), the fact that it doesn't have a lampshade, and it's really only mentioned in passing rather than having a book devoted to it. There's also the pronunciation problem: in three-syllable words, the emphasis is on the second, thus 'her-SHE-buh'. [[/labelnote]]
4th Jan '16 2:06:45 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Too many to go into, but during the early years of ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}, Scott Adams was really, ''really'' into puns (very little office humor was involved, Dilbert was ostensibly an engineer just to provide a context for nerd-jokes and nerdy jokes).
* PearlsBeforeSwine: The Sunday strips, especially, which are often nothing more than elaborate setups for atrocious puns, like [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/05/26#.UoAlwYXCWGY this one]]. The final panel often has the characters [[LamePunReaction confronting]] the [[BreakingTheFourthWall cartoonist, Stephan Pastis]].

to:

* Too many to go into, but during the early years of ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}, ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Scott Adams was really, ''really'' into puns (very little office humor was involved, Dilbert was ostensibly an engineer just to provide a context for nerd-jokes and nerdy jokes).
* PearlsBeforeSwine: ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': The Sunday strips, especially, which are often nothing more than elaborate setups for atrocious puns, like [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/05/26#.UoAlwYXCWGY this one]]. The final panel often has the characters [[LamePunReaction confronting]] the [[BreakingTheFourthWall cartoonist, Stephan Pastis]].
24th Nov '15 4:24:55 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Flemish series ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'' (a few English translations exist as ''Jo and co'') has over 100 issues and in almost all of them at least one of the one-time characters, the companies or even the title itself is a pun.

to:

* The Flemish series ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'' ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'' (a few English translations exist as ''Jo and co'') has over 100 issues and in almost all of them at least one of the one-time characters, the companies or even the title itself is a pun.
15th Nov '15 6:04:16 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RumikoTakahashi's first breakaway success, ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is filled to the brim with puns -- its name, for example, can be read half a dozen ways depending on Kanji, Kana, and the use of spaces, each one of them a pun or joke.

to:

* RumikoTakahashi's Creator/RumikoTakahashi's first breakaway success, ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is filled to the brim with puns -- its name, for example, can be read half a dozen ways depending on Kanji, Kana, and the use of spaces, each one of them a pun or joke.
16th Oct '15 3:08:56 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books: There's been a steady increase in puns throughout the series. The first two books had only a handful of puns. After that, Piers Anthony started making the series more comedic, and adding more puns as part of the process. Then he started accepting reader-submitted puns and it and got completely out of control. Naturally, a great many ''Xanth'' fans were thrilled by this opportunity to actually be a part of their favorite series, even if only in a small way, so the puns flooded in ever-greater numbers, to the point that Anthony frequently has several books' worth of pun backlog. The characters are quite aware of this:

to:

* PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books: There's been a steady increase in puns throughout the series. The first two books had only a handful of puns. After that, Piers Anthony started making the series more comedic, and adding more puns as part of the process. Then he started accepting reader-submitted puns and it and got completely out of control. Naturally, a great many ''Xanth'' fans were thrilled by this opportunity to actually be a part of their favorite series, even if only in a small way, so the puns flooded in ever-greater numbers, to the point that Anthony frequently has several books' worth of pun backlog. The characters are quite aware of this:
4th Sep '15 4:57:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'' series has puns ''everywhere'', including the titles of all the books and of the series itself. The various dimensions have {{Punny Name}}s: Klahds are from Klah, Deveels are from Deva, Cupys (small, doll-like people) are from Cupid...

to:

* Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'' ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series has puns ''everywhere'', including the titles of all the books and of the series itself. The various dimensions have {{Punny Name}}s: Klahds are from Klah, Deveels are from Deva, Cupys (small, doll-like people) are from Cupid...
This list shows the last 10 events of 104. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WorldOfPun