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A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation. A better put on this word was made on the Beggar's opera, which, it was said, made gay rich, and Rich gay. (Walpole)

Origin: Cf. Pun to pound, Pound to beat.


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Genetically engineer starchy plants for biofuel

For a biofuel solution (no pun intended) how about genetically engineering starchy plants that grow in poor soil. I'm thinking developing a type of switchgrass with big fruit, or maybe something with a starchy root. Is it fairly easy to ...

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by mattw
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Genetically engineer starchy plants for biofuel
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

Scan Of The Brain During Death

... either A) a comprehensive engagement of ones complete memory. B) The life that flashes before my eyes happens once, and it is lifetime itself, pun) Might it be so that this information is being concealed from us for a certain element of surprise? Conspiracies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFUkoY8Pc2U ...

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by BrandedBrain
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:17 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Scan Of The Brain During Death
Replies: 2
Views: 2472

Re:

... that concept open to modification (in-case it's by some overlooked process). But it would explain why people could theoretically stop (excuse the pun) watches - if I could (artificially) disrupt a mouse, a very weakly powered watch could theoretically be disrupted with a sufficient enough bodily ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
Replies: 36
Views: 136469

Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

I have sulfur burbs, They really stink, no pun intended. Perhaps I can add some info for this problem. I have severe back and leg problems/pain and consequently I have to take large amounts of pain killers (opoids). My long term meds don't bring ...

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by mitchpmk
Sat May 12, 2012 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes
Replies: 32
Views: 81832

Evolution of sexual reproduction

Even after 150 years I'm sure paleontologist's have only managed to scratch the surface. It's a weak pun, but very apt because the current limit for paleontologist's is the reliance on mother earth to reveal the fossils rather than being able to go anywhere they want and ...

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by Geokinkladze
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:43 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of sexual reproduction
Replies: 29
Views: 29603
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