VIEs on Puns


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VIEs on Puns

  1. 1. Recap: what is a pun? It is the clever use of a word that has more than one meaning, or words that have different meanings but sound similar.
  2. 2. 1. It was the final ten minutes into the basketball competition. Our coach told us to give it our best shot. 2. The director told the performer to stop being on edge and move to the centre of the stage floor. 16 September 2013 (Day 1) give it one’s best try be nervous
  3. 3. 1. The restaurant claims to serve the tenderest beef steak in the world, but I find it hard to swallow. 2. The baker hurried to record the recipe she finally perfected as she has a memory like a sieve. 17 September 2013 (Day 2) difficult to believe bad at remembering things
  4. 4. 1. The mischievous child decided to hone his painting skills using his mother’s prized vase. When his mother came home, she only saw red. 2. In his eagerness to preserve the environment, his calls for environmental regulations and fines to be imposed on polluting industries come across as offensive. He is, after all, very green. 18 September 2013 (Day 3) become very angry new and is inexperienced
  5. 5. 1. He is a skilful and experienced pilot whose career has really taken off. 2. The powerful crosswind almost sent the airplane crashing on the runway. The pilot was praised to the skies for skilfully manoeuvring the aircraft and guiding it to a safe landing. 19 September 2013 (Day 4) starting to be successful in his career given much praise for his skilfulness
  6. 6. 1. This is the final concert appearance of the regionally renowned fiddler; his black hair has turned silvery white but he is evidently fit as a fiddle! 2. It has been ten years since his coronary artery bypass surgery; thankfully, my grandfather has remained hale and hearty. 20 September 2013 (Day 5) very healthy very healthy and strong