Now for serious pun and games
>> Richo reporting
A LIGHTER article just for fun. This involves puns and oxymorons. Puns involve playing with words to hopefully achieve an amusing outcome, for example: a bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two tired. Obviously a bicycle has two wheels but the play on words revolves around it being worn out. While oxymorons are opposing ideas close together which still make sense but can also create a humorous idea such as the label of the bikie gang “Hell’s Angels”, as we know it is a gang but do we believe it is full of angels in their hell group? So both figures of speech are utilised to make a point in a whimsical manner.
It is remarkable how often we weave these figures of speech into our general conversation without actually intending them to be witty. One of the puns that does tickle my fancy involves guerrilla warfare being more than just throwing a banana. Now that is clever yet so simplistic. How