kimberly ann josephine: editor in chief of literary arts journal gigantic sequins. poet and writer. grammar, writing and literature professor. lover of good music and all correct punctuation. lowercase letter enthusiast. baker of extraordinary pies. citizen of philadelphia. summer lover / winter despiser. hobbyist photographer. partially green-thumbed gardener. read-a-holic. bibliophile on pause. hip hop scholar.
When I was in high school, my favorite writers were The Beats, and I didn’t quite like how they treated women, but I loved their run-on sentences and the way they stood up and shouted. My favorite novels were The Once and Future King by T. H. White and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest…
a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humourous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use and abuse of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or metaphorical language. A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism uses an incorrect expression that alludes to another (usually correct) expression, but a pun uses a correct expression that alludes to another (sometimes correct but more often absurdly humourous) expression. Henri Bergson defined a pun as a sentence or utterance in which “two different sets of ideas are expressed, and we are confronted with only one series of words”. Puns may be regarded as in-jokes or idiomatic constructions, given that their usage and meaning are entirely local to a particular language and its culture. For example, camping is “intense” (in tents).
The first phone call from heaven is with the Mystery Man fromLost Highway. The first phone call from heaven is from Mitch Albom, what? The first phone call from heaven is from Hitler. He has bad news.” - Brian Warfield