Connor (fenoxielo524) wrote in linguaphiles,
Connor
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Puns

This question was initially posed by my mom, but I became interested when I couldn't give her the answer. Do puns exist in languages besides English? I was trying to think if I'd ever heard of any in Spanish (or even if there was a word for "pun"), but came up blank. I'm specifically interested in Spanish, but I'll take examples in other languages with explanations.

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