"Grow a pear."
Him: [Playing with various toys] "Help me! Two sea monsters!!"
Me: "Help you to see monsters? They're right there."
Him: [With the eyerollest eyerolls that ever eyerolled] "No, Dad, this is not for puns."
He told me to grow a pear.
It went down the road, and turned into a field.
I have written this book to sweep away all misunderstandings about the crafty art of punnery and to convince you that the pun is well worth celebrating.... After all, the pun is mightier than the sword, and these days you are much more likely to run into a pun than into a sword. [A pun is a witticism involving the playful use of a word in different senses, or of words which differ in meaning but sound alike.]
Scoffing at puns seems to be a conditioned reflex, and through the centuries a steady barrage of libel and slander has been aimed at the practice of punning. Nearly three hundred years ago John Dennis sneered, “A pun is the lowest form of wit,” a charge that has been butted and rebutted by a mighty line of pundits and punheads.
Henry Erskine, for example, has protested that if a pun is the lowest form of wit, “It is, therefore, the foundation of all wit.” Oscar Levant has added a tag line: “A pun is the lowest form of humor—when you don’t think of it first.” John Crosbie and Bob... keep reading on reddit ➡
Girlfriend reading article on phone.
I comment "what is this guy holding in the photo?"
She says "mushrooms"
I said "wow". They were huge mushrooms.
She says "Yeah this guy has found a way to cultivate natural pesticides from fungi and has a patent too"
My response "Wow. He seems like a really fun guy!"