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aka: Incredibly Lame Pun

[CIA Agent Smith is being briefed in Japan; he and Bullock are dressed like Geisha.]
Smith: Why are we dressed up like this?
Bullock: Because I thought we could be "Secret Asians".
Stan: A 16-hour flight for a bad pun? [grins] Yes. Yes.

A pun (also known as a pune, or a play on words) is a form of word play where a word with more than one meaning is exploited to make a joke based on this double meaning. This can also take the form of substituting one word for a different, similarly sounding word. Usually done for humorous effect.

For trope names that are puns go to Just for Pun. For tropes that are pun names of other tropes, you want Snowclones. These are very PUNNY.

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alternative title(s): Punny Index; Lame Pun; Incredibly Lame Joke; Punny Stuff; Incredibly Lame Pun
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