1. the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
I had a conversation with a friend recently.
Me: Want to go XXX next week?
Fren: Who's going?
Me: John and frens
Fren: So interesting (pun intended)
After this, we enter into a
Maybe I am too narrow minded to accept it. I just can't agree that it is the correct ways to brand a sentence a pun.
He go on to tell me that this brand of writing is common among writers/journalists in lifestyle pages because they think the word sarcarsm is too offending, so they use the word pun instead. I can understand the meaning behind it now, but I still say it's the wrong way of doing things. If the writer is worth his salt, he should be using a real pun and not use "(pun intended)" to instil his hidden meaning.