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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3350 on: 09/10/2013 14:20:32 »


What with a pples and peo ples pulling faces at me, well I'm just not gurning to stand for it!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3351 on: 09/10/2013 14:45:10 »
The EU, in its infinite wisdom, decided to standardise the shape and size of fruit & veg some years ago. This meant no more sniggering and chortling in fresh produce aisles of our supermarkets, because of the shape of a turnip or carrot which more than vaguely resembled a certain body part.

I am glad to say that this silly regulation has been consigned to room 101 (probably the biggest & best room in Brussells).



The trouble is, while Esther Rantzen and the 'That's Life' team could amuze us with the real thing, these days, it will only too easy to 'photoshop' just about any photo to give the desired saucy result.
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3352 on: 09/10/2013 19:57:51 »


What with a pples and peo ples pulling faces at me, well I'm just not ***gurning to stand for it!

***Gurning. Pronounced /ˈɡɜːnɪŋ/ British term

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3354 on: 09/10/2013 20:18:00 »
The EU, in its infinite wisdom, decided to standardise the shape and size of fruit & veg some years ago. This meant no more sniggering and chortling in fresh produce aisles of our supermarkets, because of the shape of a turnip or carrot which more than vaguely resembled a certain body part.
Now why would they take the fun out of shopping like that?  I shop mainly in my garden and it's fun to give people produce with odd shapes and see their reaction.
 

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« Reply #3355 on: 10/10/2013 00:21:20 »

Now why would they take the fun out of shopping like that?...


My dentist's favorite shopping center is 'The Gap'.
 

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« Reply #3356 on: 10/10/2013 05:27:17 »
October, 2013, is:


We're 1/3 into October, so there's still time to apply yourselves, Dear Punsters!

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« Reply #3357 on: 10/10/2013 18:49:21 »

Now why would they take the fun out of shopping like that?...


My dentist's favorite shopping center is 'The Gap'.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away;-)
 

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« Reply #3358 on: 10/10/2013 20:25:04 »

Thank you, Donnah. Until you said that, my search for the truth had been fruitless.

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« Reply #3359 on: 10/10/2013 20:37:07 »

An apple a day keeps the doctor away
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« Reply #3360 on: 10/10/2013 20:55:56 »

Oh! I seem to have been throne off course.


Perhaps, but royal chairs - on the other hand - are rarely throne out.

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3361 on: 10/10/2013 23:51:26 »
The EU, in its infinite wisdom, decided to standardise the shape and size of fruit & veg some years ago. This meant no more sniggering and chortling in fresh produce aisles of our supermarkets, because of the shape of a turnip or carrot which more than vaguely resembled a certain body part.
Now why would they take the fun out of shopping like that?  I shop mainly in my garden and it's fun to give people produce with odd shapes and see their reaction.

I agree. Fun shapes are...fun!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3362 on: 11/10/2013 19:18:53 »
But I am given to understand that the Turkish words for cucumber and melon are also slang for primary and secondary sexual characteristics, so it is forbidden to advertise them by shouting their names in a market. Instead, you have to shout "salad things" and "fruit things". Now how will that be reconciled with EU requirements for unambiguous labelling?   
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3363 on: 11/10/2013 21:35:29 »
Call them peniscukes and boobmelons???
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3364 on: 13/10/2013 16:02:49 »
October, 2013, is:




Good morning apple-in-your-coffee, anyone?

 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3365 on: 14/10/2013 05:32:26 »

October, 2013, is:




Don_1, you said you didn't want anyone pulling faces...

 

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« Reply #3366 on: 14/10/2013 05:52:43 »


What with a pples and peo ples pulling faces at me, well I'm just not gurning to stand for it!

Don_1, I hope this facepulling below is an improvement!

 

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« Reply #3367 on: 16/10/2013 04:52:50 »

Just a minute, I'll measure it.............

A Gesundheit is 8"



Above: a Demo version.


 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3368 on: 16/10/2013 07:21:01 »
Perhaps, but royal chairs - on the other hand - are rarely throne out.

In my days as a civil servant, I was instructed in the arts of committee secretaryship. I was warned about political correctness thus: "Queen Anne is a chair. Princess Anne is a chairman. They are both very good at what they do, but please do not confuse their roles." 
 

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« Reply #3369 on: 16/10/2013 21:19:42 »
Interesting, alancalverd! I would have thought chair and chairman would be reversed because of royal hierarchy.

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3370 on: 17/10/2013 19:43:45 »
I doubt that that's true.  Sounds like Don_1 vetted the bed.

For Best Vetting Pun, Donnah wins this book prize!(it's the only graphic I could find!)





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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3371 on: 18/10/2013 04:47:32 »
That looks like the face of someone waiting for a burger to Frey.
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #3372 on: 18/10/2013 05:21:26 »
That looks like the face of someone waiting for a burger to Frey.


I owned three french-fry factories, but to me it was just small potatoes.
 

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« Reply #3373 on: 18/10/2013 05:31:29 »
October, 2013, is:



 

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« Reply #3374 on: 18/10/2013 05:39:00 »
October, 2013, is:



 

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