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The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some AnticsThe Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollack

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


This short book sets out an interesting premise, but falls a bit flat. It attempts to analyze the history and import of the pun. While at times interesting, the book feels cobbled together from other books (from such esteemed contemporary writers as Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond) and the author only contributes more puns rather than any real insight of his own.



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