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What Jesus And Britney Spears Have In Common: Puns

Oct 25, 2018

Shakespeare was famous for his off-color puns, yet much of their cleverness has been lost to the  evolution of our English language.

In Shakespeare's English, the word "nothing" was pronounced as "no-ting," which at that time was a euphemism for um, a female lady part. In modern parlance, that would translate to Much Ado About... (female lady part.) Much is lost between Elizabethan times and today. 

I use this to show how difficult it can be to recognize a pun when you see one - or to think something is a pun when it's not. We talk about that and so much more. 

Today, a celebration of the pun. (except for our one pun hater)

GUESTS: 

Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, Lydia Brown contributed to this show.