1. Thanks for the pun warning, but it was too late, my poor brain was already assaulted. hee hee Happy Hallowe’en!

  2. Meggles: As I have quoted* before and will quote many times again, according to the humourist hero, Mark Twain, “Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were perceived to have no relation”. Sounds good to me, and I see nothing in the master wordsmith’s remark about puns being excluded… “Wit,” he could have said, “is the sudden pun-free marriage…”, but he did not.

    *It seems, by my checking of this quote for publication, that I have been misquoting the line to be: “Wit is the sudden merriment of two ideas, which before their union, seemed to have no relation whatsoever”. Oops. Although, I really do prefer “merriment” (with its cheerful fun) to “marriage” for this quote, so I may continue to use the former (with hand-gestured square brackets) when quoting it in future.

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