559: No Pun Intended
|No Pun Intended|
Title text: Like spelling 'dammit' correctly -- with two m's -- it's a troll that works best on the most literate.
"No pun intended" is an idiom meaning that something just said wasn't meant to be a pun, implying that the preceding statement could be interpreted as one. As done in the comic, following a non-pun with "no pun intended" breaks this implication and confuses listeners.
- My Hobby: Appending "no pun intended" to lines with no pun in them.
- [Cueball is talking to Beret Guy.]
- Cueball: I think he's internalized his girlfriend's attitudes - no pun intended - and so...
- Three hours later:
- [Beret Guy is thinking.]
- Beret Guy: "Internalized?" Lied? Analyzed? Or is it "attitudes"? Dammit.