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punning

A form of light ramming.
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As of late, there are many concerns as to whether or not a university education truly prepares undergraduates for tasks they will face in the "real world." Given that humorous news coverage abounds and that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs often necessitate students write short, snappy commentary if they wish to be heard, I believe that teaching punning to undergraduates can equip them to write and argue in the "real world" of online communication, a place which increasingly operates using comedic cultural currency.
And now, to bring this discussion about the benefits of punning full circle: Is there a time and a place for playful prose within academic writing?
At school, my devotion to this type of word-play irritated my fellow A-level English pupils so much they made me promise to give up punning for Lent.
I even thought I might make a career out of punning. The week after I left university - panic-stricken at the prospect of finding a job that might entail wearing shoulder pads and carrying a briefcase - my first interview was with an advertising company for a junior copywriting post.
In order to stress the interactional, process--rather than product-oriented edge of the study focused on the dynamics of exchanging wits, the name "punning" is alternatively put to use as well.
Jaan-Mati Punning was born in Mooste in SE Estonia and graduated from Tartu State University, earning a speciality in chemistry.
There is no need to argue a case for Shakespeare's lavish preoccupation with verbal wit which ranks high among the most recurrent markers of his idiosyncratic style, and is perhaps as much a response to the 16th-century vogues as a reflection of his deep-seated propensity for punning. As such, it has come in for considerable criticism, chiefly literary and editorial, where two contradictory approaches to the phenomenon can be observed, namely enthusiasm on the one hand and reluctance on the other.
While Junior Baby emphasizes the history of oppression, discrimination, and prejudice African Americans share - for example, in his serious punning play on the connections between middle passage and middle men - Junior Baby also celebrates the possibilities for black men to be "Breathtaking" griot fathers whose words come from the perspective of a mature black man's moral reasoning, experiences, and desire to demonstrate and teach right(eous) behavior.
For me and my many pun pals, punning is a rewording experience that, like a good steak, can be a rare medium well done.
But while punning barely features in the repertoire of the modern comedian, Shakespeare still gets away with them.
All the artworks feature punning, multiline rap/poem titles (this last work's refers to "a Basketball/In a Coons' Sculpture"); double meanings proliferate; and racially charged dual codings extend throughout.
Steinberg's final chapter makes a different claim to Leonardesque punning, concerning form as opposed to narrative content.