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Compare WorldOfHam and WorldOfSnark. Often includes {{Punny Name}}s and {{Pun Based Title}}s. See also HurricaneOfPuns. FlintstoneThemeNaming is a subtrope, where the puns follow a particular theme. For a character who frequently uses puns, see PungeonMaster.

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Compare WorldOfHam and WorldOfSnark. Often includes {{Punny Name}}s and {{Pun Based Title}}s. See also HurricaneOfPuns. FlintstoneThemeNaming FlintstoneTheming is a subtrope, where the puns follow a particular theme. For a character who frequently uses puns, see PungeonMaster.


Compare WorldOfHam and WorldOfSnark. Often includes {{Punny Name}}s and {{Pun Based Title}}s. See also HurricaneOfPuns. For a character who frequently uses puns, see PungeonMaster.

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Compare WorldOfHam and WorldOfSnark. Often includes {{Punny Name}}s and {{Pun Based Title}}s. See also HurricaneOfPuns. FlintstoneThemeNaming is a subtrope, where the puns follow a particular theme. For a character who frequently uses puns, see PungeonMaster.


** and then ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''went to Pandaria. Basically everything on the continent is either a pun or an anime joke. Not that things outside of Pandaria aren't: it's Warcraft after all. Most of the quest names in the world are puns, though this is probably simply because they had to write an obscenely large number of quests all with unique names. These range from the terrible, to the actually extremely clever. Most minor NPCs also have [[PunnyName a pun for a name]], which again is probably mostly because there are a ridiculously huge number of them. A fairly large number of the items you receive in the game are also puns, either just their names or also being visual puns. They used up the possible permutations of actual weapons a long time ago, so a lot of weird items get used as weapon models. Some of the things are extremely clever though: like the fist weapons entitled the Fists of Deity looking suspiciously like a certain god-killing character from another game's weapons. You get the weapons off a god-killing character too. Mounts, pets, and other collectibles have a very strong chance of being a pun (visual, nominal, or both). Tabards are also a frequent source of visual puns. Major characters might also have a [[PunnyName pun in their name]] but it's almost always extremely sophisticated to the point where it counts as an [[EasterEgg]]. Like the name Malfurion, originally introduced as Furion. In Greek mythology, the furies were horrific earth deities who punished mortals for their misdeeds. Malfurion is a druid, and if you value your life you don't tick him off (unless of course your name is Illidan). Characters also pun in-universe: usually either because they're joke characters, or for the purposes of smack-talk. Bosses usually do this, since they tend to be canonically smarter: although sometimes major heroic NPCs do it too. There are also a few characters who are walking puns: such as Orkus (who is an orc, obviously: but points here since Orcus is the name of the Archdevil of Undeath in D&D, and Orkus is a Death Knight). The best pun of all has to go to Matthias Lerner (Matthias is the name of a heroic mouse in Brian Jacques ''Literature/Redwall''series, he is a novice aka... a "learner"). [[spoiler: But this is the best one, because Matthias Lerner is really the Lich King's heart (or soul? the thing you pick up looks more like soul gem than a heart, but the jury is still out on this one). Rearrange the letters, and you get Arthas Menethil. You go on a series of quests as the Lich King with Matthias narrating, that eerily mirror the story of Matthias the mouse. So, it's pun as (childhood ruining) meta-commentary rather than just existing because the devs were bored.]]

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** and then ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''went to Pandaria. Basically everything on the continent is either a pun or an anime joke. Not that things outside of Pandaria aren't: it's Warcraft after all. Most of the quest names in the world are puns, though this is probably simply because they had to write an obscenely large number of quests all with unique names. These range from the terrible, to the actually extremely clever. Most minor NPCs [=NPCs=] also have [[PunnyName a pun for a name]], which again is probably mostly because there are a ridiculously huge number of them. A fairly large number of the items you receive in the game are also puns, either just their names or also being visual puns. They used up the possible permutations of actual weapons a long time ago, so a lot of weird items get used as weapon models. Some of the things are extremely clever though: like the fist weapons entitled the Fists of Deity looking suspiciously like a certain god-killing character from another game's weapons. You get the weapons off a god-killing character too. Mounts, pets, and other collectibles have a very strong chance of being a pun (visual, nominal, or both). Tabards are also a frequent source of visual puns. Major characters might also have a [[PunnyName pun in their name]] but it's almost always extremely sophisticated to the point where it counts as an [[EasterEgg]]. Like the name Malfurion, originally introduced as Furion. In Greek mythology, the furies were horrific earth deities who punished mortals for their misdeeds. Malfurion is a druid, and if you value your life you don't tick him off (unless of course your name is Illidan). Characters also pun in-universe: usually either because they're joke characters, or for the purposes of smack-talk. Bosses usually do this, since they tend to be canonically smarter: although sometimes major heroic NPCs [=NPCs=] do it too. There are also a few characters who are walking puns: such as Orkus (who is an orc, obviously: but points here since Orcus is the name of the Archdevil of Undeath in D&D, and Orkus is a Death Knight). The best pun of all has to go to Matthias Lerner (Matthias is the name of a heroic mouse in Brian Jacques ''Literature/Redwall''series, he is a novice aka... a "learner"). [[spoiler: But this is the best one, because Matthias Lerner is really the Lich King's heart (or soul? the thing you pick up looks more like soul gem than a heart, but the jury is still out on this one). Rearrange the letters, and you get Arthas Menethil. You go on a series of quests as the Lich King with Matthias narrating, that eerily mirror the story of Matthias the mouse. So, it's pun as (childhood ruining) meta-commentary rather than just existing because the devs were bored.]]

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* Puns are everywhere in ''Anime/{{Sarazanmai}}'', especially around the kappa characters, and tie into the work's symbolism. Most episodes are themed around an object which is often used with multiple, punny, meanings (i.e. kisu (fish)/kisses, balls/testicles) etc. Puns are esssential to the charcater of Sara, an idol whose name means "dish", has a verbal tic of "~dish", [[spoiler: is a Kappa with a dish on her head]], provides the "dish" on whatever's going on in the world that week through her news show, and is an object of desire for various characters, consistent with the work's use of dishes as a symbol for desire.


** One of Sabrina's cousins, aunt Dorma, is an actual black sheep.

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** One of Sabrina's cousins, aunt Dorma, is was an actual black sheep.

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** One of Sabrina's cousins, aunt Dorma, is an actual black sheep.


* Thanks to its preposterous nature of a show about a family of three witches and a wiseass talking cat, the sitcom ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' got away with arrays of puns. In fact, various incidents were incited by puns, to the point that Sabrina had to comment "There aren't metaphors in the other realm, are there?".

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* Thanks to its preposterous nature of a show about a family of three witches and a wiseass talking cat, the sitcom ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' got away with arrays of puns. In fact, various incidents were incited solely by puns, to the point that Sabrina had to comment "There aren't metaphors in the other realm, are there?".

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* Thanks to its preposterous nature of a show about a family of three witches and a wiseass talking cat, the sitcom ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' got away with arrays of puns. In fact, various incidents were incited by puns, to the point that Sabrina had to comment "There aren't metaphors in the other realm, are there?".
**There was a literal mill that churned out rumors in the other realm. Sabrina did some community service here.
**Chain mail isn't what you wear, it's what you send to other people if you don't want bad things to happen to you. And yes, it's a mail with chain attached to it. To combat a devious person who had sent chain letters to them, Hilda resorted to using Zelda's labtop (uh-huh!) to produce a chain of a, b, c, and d among others and sending them away.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanAndTheStarRiders'': The Star Rider's only known villain Purrsia seems to be incapable of communicating in anything but puns and insults, or punny insults. The Star Riders themselves are also frequent users of puns, mainly cat puns directed at or when talking about Purrsia.


* ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' is absolutely full of puns. Batman and Robin almost spend more time making puns than stopping crime when they team up, and the dialogue of the main villain, Sweet Tooth, is almost entirely pun-based! He even has props! The tendency for Batman's villains to be so heavily pun-based is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a [[ConversedTrope conversation]] between Superman and the Green Lantern, who sum up almost all of them as "guys in suits with things on their heads making puns around a theme."

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* ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' ''Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman'' is absolutely full of puns. Batman and Robin almost spend more time making puns than stopping crime when they team up, and the dialogue of the main villain, Sweet Tooth, is almost entirely pun-based! He even has props! The tendency for Batman's villains to be so heavily pun-based is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a [[ConversedTrope conversation]] between Superman and the Green Lantern, who sum up almost all of them as "guys in suits with things on their heads making puns around a theme."


* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' is absolutely ''rife'' with puns, with damn nearly every enemy, boss, town and NPC dropping puns like there's no tomorrow! Sample enemy names include "Hell Nino", "Stenchurion", "Bagma", Expload" and so many ''many'' more...

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' The ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' franchise is absolutely ''rife'' with puns, but up until the release of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', most of them were left out of the English translations. Ever since then, however, the localization team has stepped up their game, with damn nearly every enemy, boss, town and NPC dropping puns like there's no tomorrow! Sample enemy the many of the names include "Hell Nino", "Stenchurion", "Bagma", Expload" of enemies, items, locations and so many ''many'' more...more containing some form of pun, alliteration, or other wordplay.


* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series

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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' seriesseries has several, often either lampshaded with a LamePunReaction or buried decently in the footnotes.



** ''Discworld/NightWatch''
*** The book contains a sequence describing the ornamental armour Sam Vimes has to wear, and how it makes him feel like a class traitor. The pune-chline: [[spoiler:"It was gilt by association."]]
*** And the Fat Mines contained [=BCB=]s (Burnt Crunchy Bits) that Vimes said died because they were battered to death.
*** There's also an example of him being entirely unable to stop himself with the story of Fingers Mazda, who stole the secret of fire from the gods. He was unable to fence it, it was too hot. He really got burned on that deal.
*** Granny Weatherwax's lodgings in the Shades are made are all the better for being next door to a notorious reseller of stolen items. Because good fences make good neighbours.
*** Magrat believes that broomsticks are sexual metaphors when witches ride them. But this is a phallusy.

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** ''Discworld/NightWatch''
*** The book
''Discworld/NightWatch'' contains a sequence describing the ornamental armour Sam Vimes has to wear, and how it makes him feel like a class traitor. The pune-chline: [[spoiler:"It was gilt by association."]]
*** ** And the Fat Mines in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' contained [=BCB=]s (Burnt Crunchy Bits) Bits - animals caught up when the then-hot fat arrived on the Disc) that Vimes said died because they were battered to death.
*** ** There's also an example of him being entirely unable to stop himself with the story of Fingers Mazda, Mazda in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', who stole the secret of fire from the gods. He was unable to fence it, it was too hot. He really got burned on that deal.
*** ** In ''Discworld/EqualRites'' Granny Weatherwax's lodgings in the Shades are made are all the better for being next door to a notorious reseller of stolen items. Because good fences make good neighbours.
*** ** Magrat believes that broomsticks are sexual metaphors when witches ride them. But this is a phallusy.


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** In ''Nanny Ogg's Cookbook'' and ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', Gytha's cottage is called [[Myth/CelticMythology Tir Nani Ogg]], which is translated as "Nanny Ogg's Place".

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** and then ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''went to Pandaria. Basically everything on the continent is either a pun or an anime joke. Not that things outside of Pandaria aren't: it's Warcraft after all. Most of the quest names in the world are puns, though this is probably simply because they had to write an obscenely large number of quests all with unique names. These range from the terrible, to the actually extremely clever. Most minor NPCs also have [[PunnyName a pun for a name]], which again is probably mostly because there are a ridiculously huge number of them. A fairly large number of the items you receive in the game are also puns, either just their names or also being visual puns. They used up the possible permutations of actual weapons a long time ago, so a lot of weird items get used as weapon models. Some of the things are extremely clever though: like the fist weapons entitled the Fists of Deity looking suspiciously like a certain god-killing character from another game's weapons. You get the weapons off a god-killing character too. Mounts, pets, and other collectibles have a very strong chance of being a pun (visual, nominal, or both). Tabards are also a frequent source of visual puns. Major characters might also have a [[PunnyName pun in their name]] but it's almost always extremely sophisticated to the point where it counts as an [[EasterEgg]]. Like the name Malfurion, originally introduced as Furion. In Greek mythology, the furies were horrific earth deities who punished mortals for their misdeeds. Malfurion is a druid, and if you value your life you don't tick him off (unless of course your name is Illidan). Characters also pun in-universe: usually either because they're joke characters, or for the purposes of smack-talk. Bosses usually do this, since they tend to be canonically smarter: although sometimes major heroic NPCs do it too. There are also a few characters who are walking puns: such as Orkus (who is an orc, obviously: but points here since Orcus is the name of the Archdevil of Undeath in D&D, and Orkus is a Death Knight). The best pun of all has to go to Matthias Lerner (Matthias is the name of a heroic mouse in Brian Jacques ''Literature/Redwall''series, he is a novice aka... a "learner"). [[spoiler: But this is the best one, because Matthias Lerner is really the Lich King's heart (or soul? the thing you pick up looks more like soul gem than a heart, but the jury is still out on this one). Rearrange the letters, and you get Arthas Menethil. You go on a series of quests as the Lich King with Matthias narrating, that eerily mirror the story of Matthias the mouse. So, it's pun as (childhood ruining) meta-commentary rather than just existing because the devs were bored.]]

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* Practically ''everything'' in ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfSquare'' is some sort of pun, including names of the enemies, the pickups, the levels, the dialogues, and even the difficulty levels.


* The world of Music/PDQBach is saturated with puns, from the titles of the pieces and their movements to the lyrics to his vocal works to the liner notes to the recordings.

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* The world of Music/PDQBach is saturated with puns, puns in many languages, from the titles of the pieces and their movements to the lyrics to his vocal works to the liner notes to the recordings.

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