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Old 2019-07-16, 20:37   #760
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JONES: My family are huntin', shootin' & fishin' people.
HERSCHEL: Landed gentry?
JONES: No. Poachers.
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Old 2019-07-17, 13:57   #761
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While most puns make me feel numb,
mathematical puns make me feel number.
In addition to a clever play on words, this one has the extra added attraction of an apparent oxymoron!

"Numb" means "devoid of feeling," n'est-ce pas? So to "feel numb" is an impossibility
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Old 2019-07-17, 14:33   #762
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In addition to a clever play on words, this one has the extra added attraction of an apparent oxymoron!

"Numb" means "devoid of feeling," n'est-ce pas? So to "feel numb" is an impossibility
:-D
How about:

While most puns make me feel oddly numb
Mathematical puns make me feel even number
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"Numb" means "devoid of feeling," n'est-ce pas? So to "feel numb" is an impossibility
NOPE
From the wiktionary for feel:
2. To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.
(transitive) To experience an emotion or other mental state about.
I can feel the sadness in his poems.

For numb:
Emotionally unable to feel or respond in a normal way.
numb with shock; numb with boredom

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How about:

While most puns make me feel oddly numb
Mathematical puns make me feel even number
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Old 2019-07-17, 21:25   #765
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How about:

While most puns make me feel oddly numb
Mathematical puns make me feel even number
Excellent extension! Double whammy!
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Old 2019-07-18, 12:18   #766
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Mathematicians keep their beer in freezy modules.
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Mathematicians work it out with pencil and paper.
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Old 2019-07-18, 12:58   #768
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Mathematicians count.
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Old 2019-07-18, 13:50   #769
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I was lying in the bathtub the other day, considering whether to start a German course on Duolingo. Feeling peckish, I got out, dried myself and went over to the refrigerator and finished off some left-over sausage.

It was at that point that I realized that my situation had gone from Bad to Wurst.
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Old 2019-07-19, 11:00   #770
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I was lying in the bathtub the other day, considering whether to start a German course on Duolingo. Feeling peckish, I got out, dried myself and went over to the refrigerator and finished off some left-over sausage.

It was at that point that I realized that my situation had gone from Bad to Wurst.
The comic strip Smoky Stover was riddled with such plays on words. One in particular showed two characters trading a sausage for a butter churn, saying "Good trade!" and "Nice swap!" The caption was, "Taking a churn for the wurst."
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