posted by Sara on .
This is the last question on the essay. The author of this essay is Shirley Whittington
Last question: Some people consider puns to be the lowest form of humour. What points does Whittington advance to suggest the respectabililty of puns? Do you agree with her views? Comment.
I need a better explanation of this question, can you please explain, thanks :-)
What did Whittington say that shows that she likes puns?
What do you think about puns?
Ms. Sue, I am actually unable to understand some terms/words used in this essay, so It's kind of hard for me to actually figure out what Whittington thinks about puns. I don't really understand this sentence:
Those who dote on puns vigilantly monitor conversation, listening less for sense than for a hook upon which to hang a word perversion.
That sentence means:
People who like puns listen to conversations carefully. They want to find words that they can turn into puns.
So Whittington says that if conversations are listened carefully to, then humourous puns can be made easily. I think puns are cool, and can be humourous at times. Some puns can be mean as well, that is if they reflect on you, such as your personality, or appearance. I think that they can be humourous just naturally, to some they may, to some they may not. Same response for why I think they can be serious as well.
Please add any other info, thanks
Good answer, Sara!