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

Re: Eustasy #155677
02/16/06 12:57 PM
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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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Re: Eustasy #155678
02/16/06 01:12 PM
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I apologize. [grovel]

Re: Eustasy #155679
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Sorry to quibble, but is musick's wordplay there really a pun in the strict sense?

Re: Eustasy #155680
02/16/06 04:15 PM
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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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Re: Eustasy #155681
02/16/06 11:12 PM
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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.

Re: Eustasy #155682
02/16/06 11:23 PM
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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.

Crime and punishment...but I repeat myself #155683
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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!.")

Re: Crime and punishment...but I repeat myself #155684
02/20/06 11:29 PM
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Now how on earth did that spark an add for maternity hose?

Eustabee #155685
02/21/06 06:08 PM
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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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