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So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

But to fully enjoy monkfish requires the services of a chipmunk.

Not creamed chipped monkfish on toast again!
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Only if it's pointed out that one superior fish is ... and is therefore found in a Royal College of Sturgeons.

So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

And dogfish in packs.
Why does the discussion of fish, more than any other topic, give rise to puns?

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So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

And dogfish in packs. Why does the discussion of fish, more than any other topic, give rise to puns?

Because puns are the sole of wit.

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So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

But to fully enjoy monkfish requires the services of a chipmunk.

I thought chipmunks passed their time in rest and quietness seeking the piece of cod which passeth all understanding.

Noel
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So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

And dogfish in packs. Why does the discussion of fish, more than any other topic, give rise to puns?

Your question is brill, and I'm a sucker for conundrums like this, but with my meagre understanding I'll need to mullet over for a while before I can saithe the answer.
Before people start to pout and carp about this group not being the right plaice for all these ruddy puns, perhaps ide better bugger orfe. But weatherfish make better material for puns than other topics is certainly on topic in my opinion.
I make that twelve at a ruffe count. Sorry, thirteen.

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And dogfish in packs. Why does the discussion of fish, more than any other topic, give rise to puns?

Because puns are the sole of wit.

Or even the sole of whiting (or whitebait)

Ian
=20 So one finds monkfish in a priory, I assume a priori.

But to fully enjoy monkfish requires the services of a chipmunk.

A fish friar would also help.

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Why does the discussion of fish, more than any other topic, give rise to puns?

I'd blame Kip Adotta's "Wet Dream" song, but Abbott and Costello were going on about the "Fish Market Murder, or, They Killed Him Just For The Halibut" thirty-some years earlier.
Of course, maybe any prominent example is a red herring, and it's really just a fluke.
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But to fully enjoy monkfish requires the services of a chipmunk.

A fish friar would also help.

I expect he'd be good at handling a cod piece.

Rob Bannister
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