Misused: Just For Pun

Deadlock Clock: 30th Sep 2012 11:59:00 PM
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The Just for Pun page is meant to be about trope names that are also puns. Each one contains the word the pun is based on. A pun is defined as "a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings ."

With that in mind, here are some of the examples:

These tropes aren't really puns- they're just generic wordplay. It may be in some language that the words "bra" and "shoes" sound similar, but it's not like that in English. These are only a few of the ones where the pun isn't really a pun. I was thinking we do example pruning...
2 Madrugada30th Jul 2012 03:27:54 PM , Relationship Status: In season
I think this is an over-literal distinction to make. If we take thise tropes off of Just for Pun, we should make another index for "Trope Names Involving Wordplay That Isn't A Pun."
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Or, rename this index to something about wordplay. Something that people won't misuse as a pothole for "pun," as they do "Just for Pun."
4 SeptimusHeap31st Jul 2012 12:28:31 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The misuse of Just for Pun stems from the time where Incredibly Lame Pun was in the Trope Repair Shop and someone put a tag on the page to pothole to JFP instead of ILP. A rename to something like Punny Trope Name might be indicated. I agree with Madrugada on the content issue though.
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