The pun also rises: [how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics]

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Some people may dismiss puns as the lowest form of humor. But this attitude is a relatively recent development in the sweep of history. In The Pun Also Rises, John Pollack-a former presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton, and winner of the World Pun Championship-explains how punning revolutionized language and made possible the rise of modern civilization. From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the smoky coffeehouses of Newton's London to the high-tech labs of today's top neuroscientists, Pollack weaves a playful yet authoritative narrative, exploring how the brain processes humorous wordplay and suggests why-in evolutionary terms-punsters just might end up getting the last laugh.
Integrating evidence from history, pop culture, literature, comedy, science, business, and everyday life, The Pun Also Rises illuminates the powerful role that puns play in human creativity and progress, and why they will always be more than some antics. Book jacket.
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subject_facetEnglish language -- Humor
HUMOR / Form / Parodies
HUMOR / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
Puns
Puns and punning
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title_fullThe pun also rises : [how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics] [electronic resource] / John Pollack
The pun also rises : how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics / John Pollack
title_shortThe pun also rises
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Puns
Puns and punning