Pun

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Humor DevicePlay
Puns are often used to create humor in conversations, literature, and social media. SlideWhen the window fell into the incinerator, it was a pane in the ash to retrieve.
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Informal UsePlay
Puns are more common in casual settings or informal writing and can seem out of place in serious contexts. SlideAn astronaut's favorite part of the computer is the space bar!
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Often IntentionalPlay
Making a pun usually requires planning and intention, as it has to involve words with similar sounds or meanings. SlideDid you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.