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The other day I received the following e-mail from a friend, with the title:

Price of petrol in France  

A thief in Paris planned to steal some Paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of petrol. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, ‘Monsieur that is the reason I stole the paintings.' 

I had no Monet, to buy Degas, to make the Van Gogh. See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else. I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse.

Pun has always been the smarter side of writing and all puns are very interesting and simply enjoyable. I like to use my mouse to fall in to the writer’s trap—just to smile.

There is an old story about a monk who used to like fish and chips, he was known as the Chip Monk, he always wore men’s underwear made in West Undies and he was a great Pun Pal to many, he used to play football and got a kick out of it.

I do not know who invented pun, but literature in the oldest language Sanskrit, is rich in Puns. And even today the modern India relishes puns such as: What did the mouse say to cheese? – Tu Cheez Bari Hai Mast Mast. Why was Banana Sad? – Woh Akela Tha. Why was Lanka known “as sone ki Lanka”? Kuonki Kumbhakaran Ko Sona Hi Sona Ata Tha.

The Pun writer makes use of words with double meaning such as in Hindi:

Aam: “mango", "general"
Magar: "alligator", "but"
Uttar: "reply", "north"
Kadda: "hard", "bracelet"
Ghatana: "to decrease", "incident"
Jaan: "life", "knowledge"
Par: "but", "on"
Prati: "towards", "copy"

Aam Admi Aam Ki Talash Mein Tha, 
Woh Aam Ki Khoj Men Uttar Ki Oar  Nikla 
Use Ek ‘Kadda Magar’ Mila
Jo Uski Jaan Par Aa Para.
Admi Ko Jaan Tha  
Who Magar Ke Prati Bhaga 
Usne Apna Kadda Le Kar Uttar Diya,
Aur Magar Ko Magar Ki Prati Bana Diya. 

Just like this the best mental challenge in any language is to have fun with pun. And Gardening becomes – Root Awakening, Astronomy – Science over your head. And a Punster like an economics professor rides to class on the Business Cycle

Here are some more: You cannot love Kate and Edith, because you cannot have your Kate and Edith too. Man cannot live by bed alone.  And then there are show me puns:

Show me a stolen sausage and I will show you a stolen link. Show me a low cut dress and I will show you a cold shoulder. Show me a violin maker and I will show you a man with guts. Show me a real Jewel and I will show you the golden rule.

Also Old Puns:

Old schools never die, they just lose their principals.
Old doctors never die, they just lose their patience.
Old pilots never die, they just go to a higher plane.
Old architects never die, they just lose their structures
Old accountants never die, they just lose their balance
Old beekeepers never die, they just buzz off.
Old bankers never die, they just lose interest.
Old policemen never die, they just cop out.


German and Japanese Car Makers compete and keep their secrets to their chest. They spy on each other as new car models are introduced. A CEO of a German company was really amazed how quickly the Japanese brought to the Market their new car. He was expecting it; but not Datsun!!  

Well what do I know I am an author who has a right to write and do it as a rite and am usually right in what I write, because I am neutral neither left nor right. RIGHT ?  


05/08/2011
More by :  Kamal (Kam) Joshi
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Thanks. You are truly a good reader only because you are a good writer also.
kamaljoshi
05/10/2011
The punch line is great. Kamal ji you have a sense of humor I must say. Keep writing.
V.K. Joshi
05/10/2011
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