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BOOK REVIEW — The Pun Also Rises

Posted April 18th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Book Review — The Pun Also Rises

Selling itself as How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More than Some Antics, author John Pollack's labor of love for English's least-favorite form of humor comes out swinging. Pollack makes the case that puns are appreciated by the well-adjusted, that they were largely revered throughout the greater part of human civilization, and that an incidental side-effect of changing fashions in philosophy could be the only reason they are currently in such a low state. But more than anything, his goal is to show readers that puns are necessary.

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PODCAST — Episode 40: The Pun Also Rises with John Pollack

Posted March 28th 2012 by Daisy Garcia.

Podcast 40

Like all good nerds, the boys enjoy a good pun—and a bad one even more. So they jumped at the chance to speak with a World Pun Championship winner, and writer of a book about the oft-scorned wordplay. Hit the jump for the podcast stream.

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