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Re: [Lingo] Re: [tlug] Emergency nomikai August 17th?

On 04/08/07, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:

> However, the Japanese also play puns as a blood sport.  These puns are
> not puns on similar sounds, they're puns on the kanji.


The only joke I've ever made in Japanese that was met with more than a
polite chuckle was of this variety (and not surprising when you
consider the fact that rakugo[1] is basically nothing but comical
"misunderstandings" based on these sorts of puns):


You could argue that my English humour is about on par with this level
of sophistication, and you might be right. ;)



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