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Skitt filted:
"Supercalafragilistic expialadocious" words made up for a song in Mary Poppins, a Disney movie.

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", I believe.

Yes, that was in fact the name of the song..r

"You got Schadenfreude on my Weltanschauung!"
"You got Weltanschauung in my Schadenfreude!"
Yup, that's what I wrote. To me, they don't sound similar. Again, is that legitimately "punny"?

If I heard someone say "linoleum blown apart", my very first reaction would be to think of the little general. I would not be able to refrain from thinking of Napoleon. It is, as well, decidedly punny.

I found out why I didn't get that one. Apparently, I'd never heard the name "Napoleon" pronounced in English, or if I did, didn't pay attention. So of course subconsciously I matched my native pronunciations of "Napoleon", where the stress is on the last syllable "o", and "linoleum", where the stress is on the "e", and they don't sound remotely similar that way. Case closed Emotion: wink
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There is a long convoluted story, which ends with; "He ... are intended to result in a groan, or mild chuckle.

Likewise, after a long, convoluted story: Two obese Pattys, special Josh, Lester Cleese picking bunions on the Sesame Street bus.

Haven't heard that one. However,
A boyfoot bear with teak of Chan!
It's the beer that made Milt Famey walk us.
Better Nate than lever.
You can't have your Kate and Edith too.
A niche in time saves Stein. (Isaac Asimov)
(Readers outside North America, and some inside, may have trouble with the first two and not think the third works.)
In a related category: It only stands to reason.
And I have to finish with one I read in Asimov's:
The hun is the lowest form of puma.

Jerry Friedman
If I heard someone say "linoleum blown apart", my very ... from thinking of Napoleon. It is, as well, decidedly punny.

I found out why I didn't get that one. Apparently, I'd never heard the name "Napoleon" pronounced in English, or ... and "linoleum", where the stress is on the "e", and they don't sound remotely similar that way. Case closed Emotion: wink

In AmE, the stress in "linoleum" is on the "o", and the stress in "Napoleon" is on the first "o".

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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* A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France, resulting in Linoleum Blownapart. - Why would anyone think Linoleum and Napoleon sound similar? Or may be the "phun" is supposed to be the guessing of that reference?

I'm afraid you'll just have to come down to our level. This may, of course, be impossible. Q: What did the cave man call the giant carnivorous reptile? A: Dododoyouthinkysaurus.
"Doctor, doctor!" . . .

Mike.

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Try this one: An inmate rapes a caretaker, and escapes from the insane asylum. Headline: "Nut screws and bolts".

Nononono. He raped two women in a laundry. "Nut screws washers and bolts."

You beat me to it.
Cheers, Sage
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Hmm, those fit the limerick form only partially. Lines three and four of each stanza are much too long.(snip)

Can I do public service and keep my poetic license?

Aloha ~~~ Ozzie Maland ~~~ San Diego
(snip)

Hmm, those fit the limerick form only partially. Lines three and four of each stanza are much too long.

(snip) Can I do public service and keep my poetic license?

Oh, for sure nowadays everyone is a poet. No skills required.
Skitt
Living in The Heart of the Bay
http://www.ci.hayward.ca.us/
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(snip) (snip) Can I do public service and keep my poetic license?

Oh, for sure nowadays everyone is a poet. No skills required.

Not sure how comforting Ozzie will find that.
I am the unofficial poet laureate of my Government office. I was almost defrocked when I rhymed my colleague Kathy Andrias with the Great Ozymandias (an allusion, of course, to my fellow poet, that Shelley guy). I'm sure Tom Lehrer could have done better.

Bob Lieblich
Anyone wanna rhyme Lieblich?
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