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What does 'no pun intended' mean?
Definition of a pun: "A pun, or paronomasia, is a form of word play that deliberately exploits ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect" A pun is basically a play on words, like in the joke, "Where do cows go on a Saturday nite? The moooovies." Moooovies is a pun.
- A man with one hand is in the store shopping and he keeps dropping his bag. A women asks, "Can I give you a hand?" She is not trying to be funny, nor is she offereing to literally give him a hand, but is only making an offer of help to the man.
- A manager at a company is very heavy. One day he comes in with an auditor who is evaluating how the manager runs his department. The manager sees a number of things that are unacceptable, and he starts dressing down his workers in harsh tones. "I've told you guys that we do this and we do that and we do the other, and you still don't get it. Please follow my instructions and get those things done in the way I've aske you to do them!"
- The auditor looks at the manager and says, "I've got to hand it to you, and, no pun intended, you really know how to throw your weight around."
- The word "weight" here refers to the manager's authority in his department, and not to the extra pounds he carries. [This is offered to make the point. It would be in bad taste to say something like that to someone who is overweight.]
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A pun is the humorous use of a word or phrase as to emphasize its different meanings. The humour flows from the ambiguity of the multiple meanings, one of which is frequen…tly off-colour or frankly dirty. Such jokes are often called "double entendre".
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Sometimes people, when talking, inadvertantly make a pun (play on words) which might appear humorous in a serious situation, or flippant. If this happens, they might say "excu…se [or pardon] the pun" or "no pun intended". Sometimes people say "pardon the pun" to bring attention to the fact that they have just made a pun and want the listener to know that they have punned, in case they're stupid or inattentive.
A pun is a phrase or word that makes humour by relying on the different meanings of a word or words with similar sounds. A pun is often referred to as the lowest form of humou…r, and unlike jokes is often greeted with groans not laughter. Examples of puns would be: Did you hear about the optometrist who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself?There were two ocean tankers that collided. One was hauling red paint, one had blue paint. . At last report, the captains were marooned.Two peanuts walk into a bar. One was a salted. No pun intended implies that a factual statement could be interpreted as a joke or pun, but that was not the intent: Detective one: Looks like he was drowned in this vat of refrigerated blood at the slaughterhouse! Detective two: Really? He was killed in cold blood? No pun intended!
Tagalaog translation of INTEND: plano; balak; intensyon
The intended audience of an author is what age group the author wrote the book for. Like the intended audience for a childrens book, would be children.
The word intend means to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan. Synonyms are: add up, aim, appoint, aspire to, attempt, be determined, be resolved, conno…te, contemplate, decree, dedicate, denote, design, designate, destine, devote, endeavor, essay, expect, express, figure on, have in mind, hope to, import, indicate, look forward, mean, meditate, ordain, plan, plot, propose, purpose, reserve, resolve, scheme, set apart, set aside, signify, spell, strive, think, try also it is mean nothing to say just you have an aim in your mind and you want to do it.
A pun is a play on words. Sometimes, it is intended, where people make a silly joke about something and the words are cleverly (or not so cleverly) used to make use of their d…ouble meanings. For example- one person might say at dinner that the chilli con carne OS quite cold, then some joker might pipe up and say "yes, this chilli is quite chilly" at which point everyone else groans at the obvious and intended pun. Sometimes people are have a more serious conversation about something and a pun is said by accident- at which point they will say "no pun intended".
This means that the person did not mean to break any copyright laws when they were using someone Else's idea.
Probably someone mispronouncing "cinnamon bun".
Puns are plays on words often for humorous effect. This example comes from punoftheday.com's funniest puns list: "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit m…e." kid u gotta be kidding me- it's not punny to act like that- a pun is preferably a one- liner because people don't like droning puns- they should be very quick and are the hardest sense of humor to master because you have to have a very wide intelect and good sense of words and well it's just very hard
Its no Pun intended and it means, no alternate meaning intended.
The audience that is anticipated for a particular programme or event, the audience it's aimed at.
A pun is a phrase with two meanings. "Pardon the pun" means, "Excuse the pun I just used," generally because it was either unintended or because puns are considered an immatur…e form of humor, inappropriate to certain occasions.
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In Thoreau's pun, the two meanings of the word surveyor are "to mark boundaries" and "to look over visually."