Octopuns: office
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LardLord (30 Dec, 2012) Reply
AbLord (30 Dec, 2012)
Biebs (3 Jan, 2013)
say never!
Confused (31 Dec, 2012) Reply
I don't get it... why call when all he had to do was walk out of his office and speak to the other one. Is this stupid or am I?
Annie (31 Dec, 2012)
Sir, are you familiar with the concept of PUN?
Confused (31 Dec, 2012)
@ Annie - The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. So... what's missing? It ain't funny (humorus) nor was it rhetorical. Seems you may not understand the pun form. But, in keeping with the spirit of the Season, a belated Merry Christmas/Hanukkah and a Happy New Year I'm sure!
Wise (1 Jan, 2013)
". . .is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words. . ."
"Can you SEE me in my office" has a dual meaning. One, a colloquial term asking a person to join you(in this context, could you join me in my office). Two, the ability to view a person in their office.
It is expected that the reader will interpret the words "Can you see me in my office" to mean that the boss wants his employee to join him in his office. The writer then spins this on its head and takes the literal meaning of the word "see" thus making the pun.
Confused (1 Jan, 2013)
@Wise.. My point was and is this isn't funny, a requirement of a pun. Matter of opinion, I know, but that's mine. Maybe you are too easily amused. What grade are you in secondary school?
Foncused (1 Jan, 2013)
Maybe you are too bitter to recognize humor. I would recommend relaxing.
Flip Flop Fail (15 Jan, 2013)
@Confused... Hahahaha! You get about a mile above your high horse in an attempt to go out of your way to put up a text book definition of the word "pun" so that it is conspicuously obvious that you understand the word, all the while missing out on the fact that the cartoon (which was a rib-tickler, to be sure) is a good example of the humor form. Then, and this is the corker, when Wise beats you over the head with it you fall back to... "Yeah. But that wasn't my point." Choice, my friend. Choice.
Christopher (31 Dec, 2012) Reply
I don't get it either. Someone explain.
Someone (8 Jan, 2013)
Sorry, I'm not Someone, I'm lost.
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