A man noticed a pun contest online, so he submitted his best ten puns. He checked back when the contest was over to see if he won, but unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
Puns have been called the lowest form of humor, and a plateau is the highest form of flattery. We groan, but puns still make us laugh. As Edgar Alan Poe pointed out, “Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.”
Puns challenge the language center in your brain, working the parts that are involved with understanding language. And jokes, whether puns or not, stimulate the parts of the brain associated with positive rewards.
So let the pun begin! Jest because of Saturday’s O. Henry Pun Off, we’re asking for your most groan-worthy puns. Click below to get started – you can enter them in the comments, leave them on our Facebook page, or tweet us (include @thebrainstore and #pun in your message).
You could win a copy of The Pun Also Rises. And like the dog who went to the flea circus, you’ll steal the show.