Speaking of puns (the remarkable German language)

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Thu Dec 14 21:20:18 UTC 2000

Now that Ron Butters has brought up the subject of puns, here's something I
learned long ago (1961) when I was a student in West Berlin. A fellow student
one day solemnly explained to me that in German, you can say one word and
give it two simultaneous meanings - what we would call a pun. Furthermore, he
explained, German is the only language that can do that. - Allan Metcalf

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