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#122772 - 02/12/04 06:34 PM Re: Punning in haiku
Puns are practically impossible to translate (I don't know how they do it in Asterix)
This is the best site on haiku I could find quickly. Check particularly the links to A few practical rules and The puns and plays of word
#122773 - 02/12/04 07:19 PM Re: mooning in haiku
from Faldage's link
some nifty names of the moons
need time to ponder._________________________
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#122774 - 02/12/04 07:32 PM Re: Punning
Loc: lower upstate New York
ladymoon, it's nice to see you around again.
What I'd like to know is: on what authority did your teacher assert this? What credentials does s/he possess? What foreign languages does this person speak? Have you mentioned our collective response in class?
#122775 - 02/12/04 08:25 PM Re: Punning
Loc: Usually the western United Sta...
I haven't mentioned it yet because we currently have someone else teaching the class while the first is in Japan (telling them they can't pun?) He's also spent time in Germany. (I will not assume he speaks German, but I think he lived there eight years.)
#122776 - 02/12/04 08:42 PM Re: Punning
Does anyone know a term for a bilingual pun?
Such as: Why is a virgin like a sneeze?
#122777 - 02/13/04 02:20 AM Re: Punning
I don't know, Perfesser. Why *is a virgin like a sneeze?
#122778 - 02/13/04 03:44 PM Re: Punning
When a little girl sneezed, her Dad said "Gesundheit!"
The little girl protested:"Daddy, Gesundheit hurts!"
#122779 - 02/13/04 03:49 PM Re: Punning
Arright. If she's a virgin, how's she know gesundheit hurts?
#122780 - 02/13/04 04:12 PM Re: Punning
Her big sister told her.
#122781 - 02/14/04 08:40 AM Re: Punning
Die ganze Welt ist mit weh voll! 'tsuris!
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