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Puns #1   Puns, Puns #1

Puns #2  Puns, Puns #2

Puns #3   Puns, Puns #3

Puns #4   “Did You Here the One….?”

Puns #5  I Heard Something Punny…

Puns #6   Punny Men

Puns #7   One Vote for Puns

Puns #8   Killer Puns

Puns #9   Illuminating Puns

Puns #10  Now Serving Tennis Puns

Puns #11  Covert Puns

Puns #12  Courting Legal Puns

Puns #13  Punny Money

Puns #14  Egotist Puns & Quotes

Puns #15  Post-Olympic Sporty Puns

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Puns #16  Hopeful Spring Puns

Puns #17  Sunny Puns

Puns #18  Puns Driving Humor

Puns #19  Familial Puns

Puns #20  Homespun Puns

Puns #21  Every Problem May Be a Punny One

Puns #22 Laborious Puns

Puns #23  Puns W/a Melody Image result for pun

Puns #24 Puns For Your Holiday

Puns #25  Spelling Puns

Puns #26  Irish Puns & Quotes

Puns #27  Puns Imported From Italy

Puns #28 Summer Sunday Puns

Puns #29  New Year Puns & Quotes

Puns #30  Presidential Puns

Puns #31  Nuts For Puns

Puns #32  Halloween Puns & Facts

Puns #33   Partisan Puns


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WIF Wit and Humor

Laborious Puns #22

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“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

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Labor Day is a good time to stop and reflect on the august events the the preceding month.

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2. Bringing a baby into the world is labor of love.

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He labored so hard that he worked his fingers to the bonus.

4. In some places there is a lot of Manuel labor for every Juan.

5. In the NFL there is some  Manuel labor.

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6. They used to experiment on dogs called laboratory retrievers.

7. A woman union leader who was pregnant had labor pains and then a striking baby.

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8. At a company where they dig for gold a labor dispute is a miner problem where no one wants to get the shaft.

 

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Malaprops 101 – from Writing is Redunda-mental

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Malaprops 101 –

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A malapropism (also called a Dogberryism or Cramtonism) is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound (which is often a paronym), resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance

An instance of speech error is called a malapropism when a word which is nonsensical or ludicrous in context, but similar in sound to what was intended, is produced.

Etymology

The word “malapropism” (and its earlier variant, “malaprop”) comes from a character named “Mrs. Malaprop” in Richard Brinsley Sheridan‘s 1775 play The Rivals Mrs. Malaprop frequently misspeaks (to great comic effect) by using words which don’t have the meaning she intends, but which sound similar to words that do. Sheridan presumably chose her name in humorous reference to the word malapropos, an adjective or adverb meaning “inappropriate” or “inappropriately”, derived from the French phrase, mal à propos (literally “poorly placed”). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of “malapropos” in English is from 1630, and the first person known to have used the word “malaprop” in the sense of “a speech error” is Lord Byron in 1814.

The synonymous term “Dogberryism” comes from the 1598 Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing, in which the character Dogberry utters many malapropisms to humorous effect.


Malapropisms do not occur only as comedic literary devices. They also occur as a kind of speech error in ordinary speech. Examples are often quoted in the media.

The song titles, “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Tomorrow Never Knows“, by The Beatles, both originated as “Ringoisms” — confused speech uttered by Ringo Starr. John Lennon and Paul McCartney called the two phrases “malapropisms”

It was reported in New Scientist that an office worker had described a colleague as “a vast suppository of information” (i.e., repository or depository)

 

Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley referred to a tandem bicycle as a “tantrum bicycle” and made mention of “Alcoholics Unanimous” (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Modern writers make use of malapropisms in novels, cartoons, films, television, and other media.

 

Archie Bunker, a character in the American TV sitcom All in the Family is also known for malapropisms. He callsOrthodox Jews “off-the-docks Jews” and refers to “the Women’s Lubrication Movement” (rather than Liberation)

InMuch Ado About Nothing, Constable Dogberry tells Governor Leonato, “Our watch, sir, have indeed comprehended twoauspicious persons” (i.e., apprehended two suspicious persons)

in The Merchant of Venice, Launcelot, describing Shylock, declares, “Certainly he is the very devil incarnal…” (i.e., incarnate)

Malapropism was one of Stan Laurel’s comic mannerisms. In Sons Of The Desert, for example, he says that Oliver Hardy is suffering a nervous “shakedown” (rather than “breakdown”), and calls the Exalted Ruler of their group the “exhausted ruler”

 

 


Malaprops 101

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Quotes from Wise Women in History

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10 Insightful Quotes from

Wise Women in History

So many of the unsung hero’s of history have been women. Women who have made tremendous contributions to fields like science and civil rights, yet were overshadowed by their male counterparts who more often than not received the awards for accomplishments that those women assisted in coming to fruition. This list is comprised of pioneers in their fields, heads of prestigious departments and organizations, Nobel prize winners, the innovators behind the technology we use today, and even the researchers that lead to established laws in Physics.

10. Josephine Baker

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“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”

Josephine Baker was a prominent figure of the Civil Right’s movement and had initially offered to help take over leadership after the assassination of the movement’s leader, Martin Luther King Jr. She was also a celebrated dancer and singer in both the United States and in France and graced the stage of Broadway during her early career. During the height of her career, Baker was among the highest paid entertainers in all of Europeand was admired by well-known figures like E E Cummings and Hemingway. She adopted children from all over the world and used it as a method to show that all cultures can get along. Baker also participated in King’s March on Washington and has had March 20th named “Josephine Baker Day” after the NAACP. She passed away in the 70’s and was the first American woman to be buried in France with full military honors, which included a procession and a 21-gun salute.

9. Sonia Sotomayor

 

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“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.”

Born and raised in an impoverished Bronx housing project with her widowed mother, Sonia Sotomayor eventually became the first Latina to sit on the United States Supreme Court. She is of Puerto Rican descent and studied at several prestigious schools. In 1976, she graduated fromPrinceton University with honors and went to Yale for her degree in Law. After her graduation, Sotomayor went on to hold various prestigious jobs that eventually lead to her being in the Supreme Court. They included being the assistant district attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, being nominated for the U.S District Court in 1991 by President George H.W Bush, and being nominated for the U.S Court of Appeals in 1997 by President Bill Clinton. Sotomayor has been a huge pride to the NYC Latino community, and hopefully encourages other young women of Puerto Rican descent to pursue careers in Law.

8. Malala Yousafzai

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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafi was shot in the head by a Taliban member for advocating for women’s education and other rights under the reign of the terrorist group, Al Qaeda, in Pakistan. She eventually recovered and continued to speak publicly for women’s education in her country and urging the international community to assist making education for all children a reality. In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, exemplifying the power of young women in human rights.

7. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

 

“Having been reared by a kind aunt in Pennsylvania, whose usefulness with the sick was continually sought, I early conceived a liking for, and sought every opportunity to relieve the sufferings of others.”

Another great woman who isn’t often discussed in history classes, Rebecca was the first African American woman to become a certifieddoctor in the United States. She was also the first African American to write and publish a medical book. She began working as a nurse in Massachusetts in 1852. Soon after she enrolled in the New England Female Medical College, which was highly unusual as most medical schools did not accept African Americans at the time. During the 1860’s she worked through the Freedmen’s Bureau, taking care of and providing much needed medical assistance to the newly freed slaves in the south.

6. Chien Shiung Wu

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“There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.”

Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese born, American physicist who eventually became regarded as the Chinese Marie Curie. In the 40’s, she was part of the Manhattan Project that eventually lead to the creation of the atomic bomb, and she assisted in shattering the “Law of Conservation of Parity”, a law that stated how during radioactive decay, atoms let out the same amount of particles on the left as on the right, making for a symmetrical ejection. Wu’s experiments proved that the ejection of particles was asymmetrical. The two male colleagues that she assisted received Nobel Prizes for their work, but Wu did not. She was however the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her, and she became the first woman president of the American Physical Society in 1975.

5. Eleanor Roosevelt

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”

Roosevelt was the first Lady during the era of the New Deal and wife of US president Franklin Roosevelt. Apart from assisting her husband during his political career, Eleanor was an advocate for workers, African Americans, youth, and women. In fact, she held an all female reporter press conference in the White House during an era where female reporters were banned from such meetings. Eleanor remained an advocate her entire life, even after her husband’s death. She headed the first Presidential Commission on the Status of Women in 1961, and sat on the board for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Eleanor highlighted the strength and independence that a woman could have during a time when they weren’t expected to hold successful positions in leadership.

4. Grace Murray Hopper

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“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.”

Though it is rarely taught in history books, women had a lot to do with the development of computers and the technology that was used to help the US successfully fight in World War II. Some of the first technicians and developers for the first computers were mainly women. Grace in particular was a highly trained mathematician who graduated from Harvard. She successfully made it to the rank of Rear Admiral in the Navy and assisted a team in coding the first business friendly computer program, COBOL. In 1951, Hopper was also the first person to discover a “bug” in computers. She was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1991. All aspiring technicians and software developers can look to Grace as their hero.

3. Elizabeth Blackwell

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“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.”

Elizabeth was born in England in the early 1820’s and moved with her family to the United States at the age of 11. Despite being from animmigrant family, Blackwell eventually opened a school with her sister and mother in the late 1830’s. She decided that she wanted to be a doctor and caused an uproar when she was admitted into Geneva Medical College in upstate New York in 1847. After her graduation, Blackwell worked in London and Paris and then opened a clinic in 1853 that became known as the New York Dispensary for Poor Women and Children. In the late 1850’s she opened an infirmary for women and children, and that same year became the first woman to be listed on in the British Medical Register. Her other accomplishments included the establishment of the U.S Sanitary Commission, and the creation of the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary. Her achievements paved the way for future female doctors and expanded ideas for helping the poor through medicine and having hygiene as an important part of health.

2. Ellen Ochoa

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“Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.”

In 1993 Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to become an astronaut with NASA and fly into space. Her journey to NASA was highlighted with various degrees and prestigious awards. Ochoa grew up in La Mesa, California and graduated from the local high school. She received her Bachelors in Physics at San Diego State University, and her masters in Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering. She was selected by NASA in 1990 after applying three times, and finally became an astronaut in July of 1991. By the time of her last flight in 2002, Ochoa had logged close to 1000 space hours. She currently serves as the Director of the Lyndon B Johnson Space center in Texas, Ochoa is the second woman and first Latina to hold that title. Apart from a successful career with NASA, Ochoa has also won various awards including the Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award and the Hispanic Engineer Albert Baez Award.

1. Toni Morrison

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

A pioneer in diversity in American canon of literature, Toni Morrison was the first black woman and the eighth woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. During her career, Morrison taught English in various universities and had many successful students who later on became prominent in Literature and Civil Rights. One of them was Claude Brown who wrote “Manchild in the Promised Land”. In the mid to late 60’s Morrison was an editor for the publishing company, Random House and wrote her debut novel “The Bluest Eye” in 1970. She went on to write many other successful novels about black women finding their identity in the midst of a male centric society. The novel Beloved which was eventually adapted into a movie and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993. By then she was also the first black woman writer to hold a named chair at an Ivy League School, Princeton to be exact. Morrison is still writing novels and her achievements will probably continue to add up.

1 A.  Gwendolyn Hoff

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“The entirety of humanity are but vagabonds in God’s big pond.”

Ms. Hoff knows her place in the Universe and respects the Creator of all things. She just happens to be the webmaster of this daily blog. “Writing is Fun-damental” is a niche site dedicated to the preservation of quality writing, started in late 2012 and still going strong. She is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Nothing”.

Author of and blogged herein:

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR

THE RETURN TRIP – The Space Family McKinney

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Irish Puns (#26) and Quotes

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The Irish lass was disappointed with the engagement ring from her fiance because it was a sham rock.

When Irish boys carry their little brothers, they get a Pat on the back.

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The Irish should be rich because their capital is always Dublin.

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Iris Murdoch

“I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.”
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.”
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Pádraig Pearse

“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam. A country without a language is a country without a soul.”
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“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know
when you have gone too far”
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Irish Puns (#26)

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