Creative writing Poetry


A pun is a type of wordplay that involves using a word or phrase that has multiple meanings or sounds similar to another word or phrase humorously or cleverly. Puns are often used for comedic effect and can be found in many forms of entertainment, including jokes, cartoons, and advertising.

For example, a classic pun is, “Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!” The word “dressing” can refer to the sauce used on salads and adding clothes to one’s body, creating a humorous twist in the joke.

Puns can also involve wordplay that relies on similar-sounding words, such as “I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised.” The term “surprised” sounds like “eye-brows,” creating a clever play on words.



By Benjamin L. Stewart

I´m an EFL teacher educator and foreign language coordinator at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico.

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