Our family is one of many words. We play word games, we play off other peoples words, and we play of words of songs. Itâ€™s always amusing to see which family member will be the first to pounce on a particular word or phrase â€“ and the whole family gets a smile from the moment.
There is just something about a good pun (and by that I mean a bad pun) or bad or simple joke that makes me smile. Maybe it is the reaction of the people around me â€“ the ones who have been sucking on lemons all day and just donâ€™t get it. It could be that Iâ€™m easily entertained â€“ an old boyfriend once said that if he hung a mobile over the vent and got me a kitten I would be entertained forever.
Most likely it is that I like a good word play. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons I enjoy many of the British shows (some of which you can see anymore) and Psych (great word play there). Good comedy is about a quick and sharp wit â€“ plain and simple.
Iâ€™ll confess that much of the word play around our table is not always brain surgery. But it is always fun. Try a little yourself, you might just find that you like it. Iâ€™ll get you started.
Q: Why did the TURTLE cross the road?
A: To get to the SHELL station!
Not exactly a pun, but you have to start slow and work your way up. Before long, you and your family will be sitting around the dinner table exchanging puns like pros and having a great time to boot.