Friday, December 12, 2008

"Very Punny" - A Post in Which Your Assistance Is Required

The other day I went to Lowe's with Philip and we were haunting the Lawn and Garden section, waiting for someone to jump on the forklift and drive it around. One of the employees came by and apologized that there wasn't a whole lot going on. He said, "The rain has put a damper on things." I laughed in that painful way you do when someone delivers a pun... and then said I appreciated his pun.

Later, as I tried to explain to Philip what a pun was, my brain went BLANK for examples. How can this BE? I love puns! I kept coming up with Tom Swifties, which is a whole different kettle of worms. ( Ew! A kettle of worms! There's another thing I love - mixing metaphors.) I know I could probably just google up a billion different puns, but I said to Philip, "Should I put a post on my blog, asking people to give me examples?" And he said yes. SO! If your brain doesn't go blank like mine, please leave a pun in the comment box so I can give Philip a better idea of the wonderful world of puns. ( Better yet, you can leave the comment on his blog if you want. We enjoy checking his comment box every so often and he LOVES getting comments.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh...I feel guilty every time I check this and still see no comments. It's amazing how the fount of punniness that usually bubbles all too readily to the surface simply evaporates and disappears into thin air when the heat is on...I'll try to keep my radar up and pass along the next one I hear!

Love,
Gretchen

Soj said...

I posted my favorite pun (that I've come up with anyway) on Philip's blog for you, with a picture link.

http://www.photoblog.com/bettercountry/2008/03/24/alligutter.html

A gutter shaped like an alligator...an alligutter. It makes me laugh still.

Shari said...

Brent loves puns. I can't think of a single one right now. :-)

asaphat said...

Clyde say one the other night when we had no electricity: "We are currently without power."