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#155676 - 02/16/06 01:58 AM Re: Eustasy  
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Well, *I got it. Come here, musick, and get a nice hug and a pat on the back.

#155677 - 02/16/06 12:57 PM 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 01:12 PM Re: Eustasy  
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I apologize. [grovel]

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

#155680 - 02/16/06 04:15 PM 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 11:12 PM Re: Eustasy  
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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.

#155682 - 02/16/06 11:23 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.

#155683 - 02/16/06 11:53 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!.")

#155684 - 02/20/06 11:29 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?

#155685 - 02/21/06 06:08 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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