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#155676 - 02/15/06 08:58 PM Re: Eustasy
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Well, *I got it. Come here, musick, and get a nice hug and a pat on the back.

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#155677 - 02/16/06 07:57 AM Re: Eustasy
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Splutter. Splutter. He has no reason to apologize for a pun, particularly a really nice one like that. That's why I said, "Why?"
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#155678 - 02/16/06 08:12 AM Re: Eustasy
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I apologize. [grovel]

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#155679 - 02/16/06 09:20 AM Re: Eustasy
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Sorry to quibble, but is musick's wordplay there really a pun in the strict sense?

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#155680 - 02/16/06 11:15 AM Re: Eustasy
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Quote:

Sorry to quibble, but is musick's wordplay there really a pun in the strict sense?




Grumble. Grumble. You've been listening to that prescriptivist Faldage too much. Eustasy much less of this kind of quibbling. If it's a play on words it's a pun to us descriptivists.

Damn! I couldn't say that with a straight face.
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#155681 - 02/16/06 06:12 PM Re: Eustasy
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Quote:

If it's a play on words it's a pun to us descriptivists.




I agree. If it's a play on words it's a pun. We just have different ideas of what a play on words is.

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#155682 - 02/16/06 06:23 PM Re: Eustasy
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is there a difference then between a play on words and wordplay?

I've often heard it said that puns are one form of wordplay.

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#155683 - 02/16/06 06:53 PM Crime and punishment...but I repeat myself
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Well I have to admit that after looking it up, punning includes polysemy ("The King is not a subject") as well as near-homonymy ("Oh, the huge manatee!.")

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#155684 - 02/20/06 06:29 PM Re: Crime and punishment...but I repeat myself
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Now how on earth did that spark an add for maternity hose?

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#155685 - 02/21/06 01:08 PM Eustabee
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we should form a group to annotate musick's posts.

Oh, there's enough of yous already to, at the very least, formulate a transcription.

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