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#EngTrivia: About Pun

Pun pronunciation

@rehaneta: by the way, how do you pronounce ‘pun’?” It’s [puhn] / secara Bahasa “pan” seperti kata panci tanpa ci-nya

You can hear the pronouncatiation here http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pun  @rehaneta

 

Pun salah satu jenis joke

@Portuguesamava: maksudnya joke gitu yah ?” Iya, puns adalah bagian dari ngelucu jadi ya salah satu jenis joke juga

 

Pun bukan gombalan

@Portuguesamava: kalo “gombalan” English nya apa min, disebutnya gimana ?“

Good question @Portuguesamava, tapi setahu admin bukan “puns”. Tujuan ngegombal adalah lebih kepada merayu atau menggoda – B. Inggris-nya “flirting”, jadi bisa saja itu bagian dari “flirting jokingly”? Mungkin fellas ada pendapat lain?

@FarizMohammed: pickup lines?” Iya, bisa juga pickup lines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick-up_line …)

Sepertinya “pickup line” yang paling cocok buat arti gombalan @Portuguesamava

 

Pun susah dimengerti dan diterjemahkan?

  • @RAKemal: Yeay! @EnglishTips4U are playing puns! They’re punchy! I don’t know why some people hate them..”
  • Well that’s the side effect to puns, some people don’t like it because it’s like non-sense jokes atau kita bilangnya jayus
  • But admin thinks puns are funny, entertaining, good exercise if you like playing with words, even learning new words :)
  • Maybe next time I should make an #EngGame or #EngQuiz where fellas create the puns :)
  • @RAKemal: What makes a pun worse is when you try to explain them. Hahaha”
  • @SheylaMcF: @RAKemal @EnglishTips4U what makes it the worst is when you’re being a translator and have to translate the puns to Indonesian :’/”
  • @RAKemal: Many things will get lost in translation, obvs.. @SheylaMcF
  • Of course, that’s another matter which can’t be avoided @RAKemal @SheylaMcF

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 17, 2015

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#EngTalk: School and Education Related Puns

Since some of you liked the coffee related pun session last week, admin decided to do another one this week :)

This time – related to school and education :) Let’s entertain ourselves with some puns this Saturday :D

Seperti yang dijawab @mgibrann11 minggu lalu, pun adalah plesetan kata atau diketahui sebagai “play of word(s)” :)

Jika puns berikut ini ada yang tidak jelas, silahkan bertanya atau mention :) Yuk simak school/education puns berikut ini

  1. On the shelf there are ten MATH books, five GEOGRAPHY books, and the rest is HISTORY.
  2. Why did the schoolboy take a ladder to school? It was HIGH SCHOOL.
  3. The ROUNDEST knight at King Arthur’s round table was SIR CUMFERENCE

(SIR CUMFERENCE was from the word CIRCUMFERENCE)

  1. What do you call a JACKET that’s ON FIRE? A BLAZER!

(A blazer is a jacket used as the outer piece of some schools’ uniform, such in the UK – but “blaze” also means fire)

  1. A rule of GRAMMAR: DOUBLE NEGATIVES are a NO-NO.

(Well, it’s a joke on double negatives :) )

  1. To WRITE with a BROKEN PENCIL is POINTLESS.
  2. No matter how much you push the ENVELOPE, it’ll still be STATIONERY.

(it’s supposed to be “stationary” as it is still, and envelope is a stationery after all)

  1. He said I was AVERAGE – but he was just being MEAN.

(This one is pretty general, but it did use mathematical words)

  1. What did the TRIANGLE say to the CIRCLE? You’re so POINTLESS.

(Poor Circle.. Of course, the circle is round, it has no points like the triangle)

  1. I need to do my PHILOSOPHY homework but I just KANT.

(It’s supposed to be CAN’T. Immanuel KANT is a well known philosopher)

  1. Sometimes a PENCIL SHARPENER is needed in order to make a GOOD POINT.
  2. My grade in MARINE BIOLOGY is below SEA-LEVEL.

(It might have mean that the student got a grade below C, or the student did not get a good grade in general)

  1. A RUBBER BAND PISTOL was CONFISCATED from ALGEBRA CLASS, because it was a WEAPON OF MATH DISRUPTION.

(It comes from the phrase weapon of mass destruction – but in this case it is after all a Math Disruption :D)

  1. The student was an AGGRESSIVE learner – he HIT the books.

(Not literally, he is just a fast learner so he looks for the books he need straight away, what a good kid)

  1. MATH teachers have lots of PROBLEMS

(Well… all mathematic questions are known as “problems” :) )

So I hope today has been fun for you all and of course useful :)

 

@Celliacordhitta: i had an examination about pun and other figures of speech few days ago, but i didn’t found that it could be this fun”

“@senorjoey: Today’s #EngTalk is so entertaining! Thank you admin @EnglishTips4U, esp for the Mathematics part.. Hahaa”

@anggraenidevi: very entertaining! I love puns.” Glad you liked it :)

 

@rifafam: gangerti yang ini ._. – Re: 1. On the shelf there are ten MATH books, five GEOGRAPHY books, and the rest is HISTORY.”

Ada frase bahasa Inggris “the rest is history” yang artinya “selebihnya sudah lewat”

Jadi disini, dikatakan “Di rak ini ada 10 buku Matematika, 5 buku Geografi dan selebihnya Sejarah”

Padahal yang dimaksud adalah, yang lain sudah lewat atau sudah tidak diingat lagi, sudah lupa

@rifafam: thanks! ^^” Sama-sama, semoga sudah jelas sekarang :)

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 17, 2015

 

Source:

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=11&sub=1101&page=1

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=11&sub=1102&page=1

http://cybraryman.com/puns.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tob/18-puns-for-educated-minds-biby#.pb8gxJ3V2

#EngTalk: Coffee Related Puns

So it’s Saturday night! And we shall have fun with some puns! :D

Does anyone know what pun is? :)

Yap betul :) “@mgibrann11: ya semacam plesetan gitu kan? Contohnya kayak gini “I gave my dead batteries away, free of charge””

In English they would say pun is “play of word(s)” :) Today I am going to share those related to coffee drinks or minuman kopi

So let’s start :D

  1. Don’t be afraid to ESPRESSO yourself :)
  2. By any BEANS necessary, please drink less coffee for the time being
  3. Drinking too much coffee can cause a LATTE problems.
  4. Selling coffee has its perks for those who have BEAN so lucky.
  5. Thanks a LATTE for the latte
  6. The author wasn’t pleased to see a review of his book on CAPPUCCINO’s. It said it was all FROTH and no substance.
  7. “What’s that Ricky Martin song again?” | “Livin’ La Vida MOCHA!”
  8. Dude, please don’t be LATTE again, make sure you take the ESPRESSO lane and get me a cappucino on the way
  9. Don’t be so DESPRESSO, mate
  10. If you spend too much time in the coffee shop you’ll be LATTE for work.

So, that’s it for the puns today! Did you get it? Hope you liked it :)

It’s interesting how most of them use Latte and Espresso hehehe :D

So you won’t be DESPRESSO hehe “@faisalfaridudin: Jadi pengen kopi espresso” 9. Don’t be so DESPRESSO, mate ”

@R_Dhewie75: I always liked your tweet, because your content increased my knowledge. Thankyou :)”

Thank you for your thoughts :) @R_Dhewie75

Latte here is for “lot of” so it is supposed to be plural not singular “@wulaaankurnia: Problem.” 3….can cause a LATTE problems. ”

@nindunia: I absolutely love this #EngTalk today since I’m addicted to coffee thanks a LATTE! (Is it right?)”

Yes, to you too! Thanks a LATTE @nindunia! :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghaeat @EnglishTips4u on January 10, 2015

Source:

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=3&sub=0301&page=1

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=3&sub=0301&page=2

https://www.makedecentcoffee.com/blog/coffee-puns

 

 

#EngQuiz: Animal Related Puns

Let’s do something ‘pun’ shall we? Yes, ‘pun!’ Do you know what a pun is?

Jokes or something with another meaning.” – @ahmadzakmal

“‘Pun’ itu permainan kata-kata.”- @mariambawazier

Yap, pun adalah word play atau permainan kata yang biasanya memiliki satu/ banyak arti serta berkaitan dengan keseharian dan lucu. 

Seperti yang pernah dibahas, puns suka dipakai Shakespeare karena saat itu para Elizabethan sangat menyukainya. Tapi tenang, kuis kali ini tidak berkaitan dengan zaman Shakespeare.

Let’s practise first shall we? What do you think of this next pun is actually saying? The next picture act as questions. Here are the pictures that I found in 9gag.com as a compilation, Best answers get an art!!


QUESTIONS

Question 1

pun 1

Question 2

pun2

Question 3

pun3

Question 4

pun4

Question 5

pun5

Question 6

pun6

Question 7

pun7

Question 8

pun8

Question 9

pun9

Question 10

pun10


ANSWERS

Fellas, how was it? Many responses this evening, unfortunately I can’t RT all, so here are the possible answers to the puns

  1.  I have the necessary qualifications.

  2. ‏Your qualifications are completely irrelevant

  3. Don’t listen to him. He’s lying.

  4. This arguing is becoming unbearable

 

5. INDEED. It’s making my voice hoarse

  1. Please horse, when do you ever say something smart? Don’t worry I’ll wait.

  2. Ouch!! AWKWARD!

  3. I’m out of here! You are all driving me crazy hahaha

  4. I’ll pack your things.

  5. Let me know when you get there!!!

That’s it fellas!! Did you score any good? I saw that most of you got the right answers from your responses :) I hope you had fun!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.


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