Now for se­ri­ous pun and games

>> Ri­cho re­port­ing

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS - By Paul Richard­son

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

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