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punster

a person who is fond of making puns, esp one who makes a tedious habit of this
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More self-consciously "literary" is a stocking stuffer for unrepentant punsters (actually, the sort of entertainment that used to be found in the bathrooms of the well-read).
I'm more fond of the doubleness in puns, especially flagrant puns, when the punster knows and registers the silliness of what he's just said, which good punsters do.
HaCohen expresses herself with real flair, and given that English is not her native language, she is a surprisingly resourceful punster. Nevertheless her style of writing makes considerable demands on the reader.
from London," and George Brown, "the witty punster," performed in the winter of 1854.
However, Frost is an inveterate punster and if we think of the homonym "maypole" and its association with the fertility holiday of May Day, the significance of a "springtime passion for the earth" sheds light on both the agricultural aspect of terumah, as well as on the import of her naming.
(49) At his retirement ceremony, Meyer playfully mocked himself by imagining that Chief Judge Wachtler might have phrased his remarks in "that lilting lingo of opinionese--saying something like 'We cannot say that under the totality of circumstances Bernie Meyer has not been a reasonably good judge even though, inter alia, a poor but terrifyingly insistent punster, conceding, however, as we must, that his puns were always dehors the record.'" Wachtler, supra note 5, at ix-x (response of Judge Meyer).
(10) In order to identify the inappropriate connotations of words, the punster as a rule must be more concerned with how words are put together into phrases and clauses than with the ideational meanings created by syntax.
"He is a damn good journalist." For more than 15 years, Namal has had a close friendship with Jayasinghe, an ebullient punster, and the more dour Mahendra Ratnaweera, a former journalist who is now a political officer at the British High Commission.
MOCK THE WEEK, BBC2, Thursday, 10pm: Patrick Kielty, Zoe Lyons and Milton Jones - the rather odd but hilarious punster - join the regulars for the topical comedy quiz.
doubles the fun for the punster. In the fool's utterances, words
Yet the word play though echoing a poet's associative vitality and spirit of plenty is hostile to the Irish punster. Here is Hoffman on Joyce: It's all so self-evident why Joyce wrote, for some twenty years, a book without any real words in it.
He is a shrewd man and, in sharp contrast to the linguistic practices of the convecinos, a cynical punster: when he jokes that 'por to que hara a su pueblo, la tierra andaba muy repartida' (p.