It was bizarre, say students—even for a professor who gets off (excuse the pun) on controversy.
“There aren't any steaks involved, pardon the pun,” says Chin.
A real catch (pun intended), except her taste in men was woeful.
This is the penultimate commercial of a leading force (pun intended) in the Super Bowl ad game.
As if that was not enough, the next sentence carried the pun further.
A Vestal mustn't answer back or make a pun, no matter how good a chance she gets.
He would have to remember the pun to tell Alec Diger later, if there was a later.
If it's a pun you mean, and that we 're to have another bottle of the same, I second the motion.
"He's a bad pill," said another, repeating a pun already old.
The author occasionally stoops to a pun, and, like that which Hood made in the hearing of Thackeray, the pun is not good.
1660s (first attested in Dryden), of uncertain origin, perhaps from pundigron, which is perhaps a humorous alteration of Italian puntiglio "equivocation, trivial objection," diminutive of Latin punctum "point." This is pure speculation. The verb also is attested from 1660s. Related: Punned; punning.
Pun was prob. one of the clipped words, such as cit, mob, nob, snob, which came into fashionable slang at or after the Restoration. [OED]
“And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
“Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle, “nine the next, and so on.”
“What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.
“That's the reason they're called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.”