(Thanks to Guero for noticing the mistaken mistimed posting of this last week.)
My guesses are that the Sporkula and Foon are made up, and that the Foodle was intended that way but in fact exists, under some other name. I think I’ve seen it used for lifting and serving spaghetti.
So clever! (But we may have to watch out for the pronunciation-guide people.)
Andréa sends in these. Good to see the Ministry of Silly Walks getting into the holiday spirit.
A perpetual favorite mixup:
… and what did we just say?
Here’s one for the “not a classic pun, but generalized language play” … also it’s time to acknowledge the “dad jokes” category in pop culture.
From Ooten Aboot, with an illuminating commentary:
In 1874, a similar culture clash happened in real life when Montreal’s McGill University challenged Harvard to a two game “football” match. To McGill, “football” meant Rugby, while Harvard followed “Boston Rules”, a version of Soccer with limited catching and carrying of a spherical ball. The solution was to play one game under each set of rules. Harvard won the “Boston” game, while the Rugby result was a 0-0 tie. Nevertheless, Harvard apparently liked the McGill style and adopted similar rules, so that encounter with McGill may have been the origin of American Football as it known today.
A case of How to Respond to Critics?
Let’s see, where is the checkbox for category “Food Neurosis Puns”?
The reader sending in this Barney & Clyde wrote: Heh heh, she said “stern”!
Vintage Funky from this week, recycled from when it was a gag strip.
Callback to Bizarro’s “Casual Frida” from October?
Is anybody else bothered by the use of “interrogate” in Theory-laden political and social discourse?
If you’re having any uncertainty about the main pun (which comes about third in sequence), think brand name.
Remind you of the title of a contemporary pun-loving panel comic?
Andréa sends in this synchronicity / Ewww. Kids and bidets. Never thought of them as such a big source of comic material. Marvin even spends a whole week on bidet gags, making you wonder a bit about what’s going on in Tom Armstrong’s life.
And thanks to Las Vegas Chasm, we can pair that condiment joke with a seasoning joke:
Or if not seasoning, then powdered mix for reconstitution …
A trifecta from Andréa:
Andréa asks “and wasn’t there another ‘outlet’ one I sent?” The answer is Yes, and we saw it last week, but why not an echo?:
A Meta-OY from Andréa:
Several OYs from Andréa who says “Today must be Pun Day, rather than Labor Day . . . altho some of these puns could be considered quite labored . . .”.
Pedants / experts, have at it!
And another batch stamped “From Andréa” :