LEARNING TRANSFORMS US.
By Melody Cosgrove and Cassidy Ochoa
Puns are an oddity. The word itself originated around the same time in both English and Sanskrit: pun (meaning “heaps together”) and pundit (meaning “learned man”). The Sanskrit meaning goes meats and bounds to say that a user of puns is learned, aren’t they? Puns have been a constant source of both grinning and groaning, and the world seems divided on how to feel about them. For some, they are an age-old way of expressing creativity and intelligence. To others, they are weak and overused jokes. But right here, right now, the age-old debate will be settled. Only by seeing both sides can you decide for yourselves which side of the pun war you reside on.
For those learning English, the use of puns can help develop eyetal word-building and connection skills that better acquaint them with the language. Puns are recognizable due to…
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