The Pun Also Rises

by John Pollack | 03 May 2012
Puns are often derided as the lowest form of wit and groaned at as the main staple of 'dad' jokes the world over. But puns do matter. John Pollack, former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains how puns have revolutionised language and played a pivotal role in creating the modern world as we know it. Pollack skillfully weaves together historical facts and stories, the science of the brain, pop culture, literature, anthropology and humour to create an authoritative yet playful exploration of puns.
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Puns are often derided as the lowest form of wit and groaned at as the main staple of 'dad' jokes the world over. But puns do matter. John Pollack, former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains how puns have revolutionised language and played a pivotal role in creating the modern world as we know it. Pollack skillfully weaves together historical facts and stories, the science of the brain, pop culture, literature, anthropology and humour to create an authoritative yet playful exploration of puns.
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€19.59
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
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Product Description

Puns are often derided as the lowest form of wit and groaned at as the main staple of 'dad' jokes the world over. But puns do matter. John Pollack, former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains how puns have revolutionised language and played a pivotal role in creating the modern world as we know it. Pollack skillfully weaves together historical facts and stories, the science of the brain, pop culture, literature, anthropology and humour to create an authoritative yet playful exploration of puns.

Product Details

The Pun Also Rises

ISBN9781592406753

Format

PublisherGOTHAM BOOKS (03 May. 2012)

No. of Pages212

Weight197

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 203 x 135 x 19