Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finally! A contest category for us!

A medieval scribe writes at his desk, surrounded by open manuscripts, 15th Century. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Greetings, dearest Punsters!

After a brief holiday hiatus, we're back with more Puns and Pun culture for our loyal readers. Did you miss us? Aww, shucks.

One of said loyal readers, AC, alerts us to the existence of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, for which one of the categories is labelled...wait for it...Vile Puns!!


This year's winner was Greg Homer (brilliant name) from Placerville, CA, with this masterpiece: "Using her flint knife to gut the two amphibians, Kreega the Neanderthal woman created the first pair of open-toad sandals."

Off the scale!

The runner-up was a fellow Kiwi, clearly a man after our own heart, Eric Davies from Dunedin, New Zealand with this exquisitely classical Pun:
'Medusa stared at the two creatures approaching her across the piazza and, instantly recognizing them as Spanish Gorgons, attempted to stall them by greeting them in their native tongue, "Gorgons, Hola!"'

That one rocks!

The third place, or "Dishonourable Mention" (it should be Totally Most Honourable Mention), goes to another Punder from Down Under, Janine Beacham from Busselton, Western Australia:
"Eyeing the towering stacks of food colouring that formed the secret to his billion-dollar batik textile empire, grumpy Old Man Griffington was forced to admit that dye mounds are a churl's best friend."

With such fine Punsmiths operating around the world, I would encourage you all to enter your best, your finest, your most "vile" Puns for next year's competition, and let's raise the profile of the humble Pun!!

Peace and Puns!

1 comment:

  1. I came across your blog recently and was very saddened to see that nothing has been posted in nearly a year. Puns are a very fine art form, and I loved reading through the classics you have here! Perhaps I should mention that no pun is mature until it is fully groan... I must say that several of these here are quite ripe, too. Hope to see more 'post' haste.