While you may feel that it is your sacred duty to roll your eyes at your dad when he makes “Dad jokes” or wince when your friend makes a pun, we’re here to tell you why doing so doesn’t really make you cooler than the rest of us.
Research has actually linked intelligence to clever puns because they are actually a lot more complex than they seem. You need some amount of logic, good-natured humour and a whole lot of wordplay to be able to make them.
There is nothing stupid about puns, we promise. Research suggests that this form of humour is linked to mental aptitude and helps a lot of people boost their confidence in social settings. The next time you see a buddy cracking one, maybe cut him or her some slack.
While your brain uses a single hemisphere to conduct certain activities, both the hemispheres are used in the making of clever puns. See? Science backs it up.
Sure, puns are given the lowest position in the hierarchy of comedy, but if you have noticed it, almost everybody takes a chance to make one given the opportunity, it’s just that some people have trouble with timing. You definitely must have cracked one in your lifetime.
Admit it, once in a while, there comes along a pun that is just so absolutely brilliant that it makes you want to jump from your seat and just shout out loud in excitement because it is just so mind-blowing! And to experience this at least once is worth it all. So, roll your eyes as much as you want (it is considered exercise anyway) because pun-lovers will continue to make their clever puns.
After all this, are you still going to be catty about puns? You’ve gotta be kitten me!
But, if you did have a punny epiphany, check out these cool merchandise whose makers are solely dedicated to puns!