Writing an Article — 9

You have been asked to write an article about puns for your school linguistic magazine.

In your article:

  1. explain what puns are and how they work;
  2. analyze one of the puns below, explaining why it is funny:
  • A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said “No change yet”.
  • It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.
  • A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
  • Why don’t programmers like nature? It has too many bugs.
  • The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
  • He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

Write about 200–250 words

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