Monthly Archives: March 2011

What is a Pun

What is a Pun? Simply stated, a pun is a play on words.  The definition does not go deeper than this.  Any type of word play is acceptable.  And what is the purpose of a pun?  It can serve to … Continue reading

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Razor Blades Not Sold Here?

It was April, 1943.  I had been in the Army only a few days.  It was Basic Training time at Fort Dix.  This was at a point in my life when my mastery of English had not quite encountered some … Continue reading

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Memory Aid

There have been amazing feats of memorization documented.  There are some individuals, for example that can memorize the entire contents of a telephone book.  Others can memorize and recite from memory hundreds of thousands of digits.  One individual claims he … Continue reading

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Treatment for Athlete’s Foot

After I had completed Radio School at Camp Crowder in Missouri in 1944, I was taking a refresher course in Basic Training.  I encountered a severe case of Athlete’s Foot.  Nothing I tried seemed to help. Ted, a buddy, suggested … Continue reading

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My First Pun

Puns have been a part of my life forever.  There is a peculiar twist to my relationship with puns, however.  I don’t like to tell puns that others have invented.  I feel there is no pleasure in this.  I’ll only … Continue reading

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