Speaking of puns (the remarkable German language)
stevek at SHORE.NET
Thu Dec 14 21:57:14 UTC 2000
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 AAllan at AOL.COM wrote:
> 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
Speaking of Germans, a joke, courtesy of Jerry Sadock:
Q: What did Freud always say comes between fear and sex?
(the answer in next email)
--- Steve K.
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