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A word play suggesting, with humorous
intent, the different meanings of one word
or the use of two or more words sim...
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A humorous substitution of words that are
alike in sound but different in meaning, as in
this passage from Alice's Adve...
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Why did the kid bring scissors
to school?
•So he could cut class.

Written by Anglela, age 11 - Tom Swifities Link
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How do mountains hear?
hear

•With mountaineers.
mountaineers
Written Dave, age 10- Tom Swifities Link
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What was the reporter doing at
the ice cream shop?
shop

•Getting the scoop!
scoop
Tom Swifities Link
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How do you fix a broken
tomato?

•With tomato paste.
paste
Tom Swifities Link

Toma
t
o
Paste
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Why did the spider go to the
computer?
computer

•To check his web site.
site

Written by Rachel - Tom Swifities Link
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Why is a crossword puzzle
like a quarrel?
quarrel

•Because one word leads to another.
(Joseph Rosenbloom
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What did the big toe say to the
little toe?"

•There's a big heel following us.

(Kid's Jokes)
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  1. 1. P U N S
  2. 2.   A word play suggesting, with humorous intent, the different meanings of one word or the use of two or more words similar in sound but different in meaning. (From Poetry Glossary) A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.
  3. 3.  A humorous substitution of words that are alike in sound but different in meaning, as in this passage from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll: “And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.  “Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle, “nine the next, and so on.”  “What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.  “That's the reason they're called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.” 
  4. 4.  Why did the kid bring scissors to school? •So he could cut class. Written by Anglela, age 11 - Tom Swifities Link
  5. 5.  How do mountains hear? hear •With mountaineers. mountaineers Written Dave, age 10- Tom Swifities Link
  6. 6.  What was the reporter doing at the ice cream shop? shop •Getting the scoop! scoop Tom Swifities Link
  7. 7.  How do you fix a broken tomato? •With tomato paste. paste Tom Swifities Link Toma t o Paste
  8. 8.  Why did the spider go to the computer? computer •To check his web site. site Written by Rachel - Tom Swifities Link
  9. 9.  Why is a crossword puzzle like a quarrel? quarrel •Because one word leads to another. (Joseph Rosenbloom
  10. 10.  What did the big toe say to the little toe?" •There's a big heel following us. (Kid's Jokes)

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