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New York Punster Wins Indie Excellence® National Book Award for Second Book of Word Plays
Yale, who has been a celebrity judge at Brooklyn's Punderdome®, says he's been punning since he was six years old.
"I always heard things differently than other people in my family. When I was in first grade, my dad told me he had gotten a raise in pay. I was quite upset. 'Dad, we can’t eat all those raisins. We need money,' I said. I didn’t know it then, but I was hearing the words as a mondegreen, a misinterpretation that is a form of punning.
"People often ask me how I come up with my puns. It's hard to explain; it just happens. Sometimes they just pop into my head, fully formed. And sometimes I hear other people talking, and misinterpret the words as mondegreens.
"Recently, I was in a coffee shop eating lunch. Two men at the next table were talking, and one of them got moderately upset. 'Don’t take offense,' the other guy said, but I didn’t hear it that way. 'There aren’t any fences in here to be taken,' I said in a stage whisper. But they both heard me—started laughing—and forgot about the upset.
"Another time, I was walking in Manhattan. A big burly guy was delivering kegs of ale, but he didn’t have a hand truck. So he was carrying them, one at a time, and I could hear the ale sloshing. When he put down the keg, without even thinking, I went up to him and said, 'Do you know you’re a poet?' 'I am? Why?' he asked. 'Because you shakes beer!' We both had a good laugh.
"In my opinion, great puns surprise you with a punch line you don’t expect. They are funny, and they often reveal a bit of truth that some people may even find uncomfortable. My favorite, which I wrote recently: People who want to slash education budgets won’t take know for an answer!” Yale says.
Yale's new collection of 823 wildly original word plays, HomesPun Humor, includes droll daffynitions that turn your understanding of common words insight out, and playful pun stories with priceless PUNchlines.
Covering almost every subject from airplanes to zoology, Yale's puns about doctors, cats & dogs, lawyers, teenagers, food, knights, writers, farmers, bankers, politics -- and lots more -- guarantee a full 1,000 gigglebytes of belly laughs.
HomesPun Humor reveals insider information you won't find elsewhere:
What should an entrepreneur look for in an income tax preparer?
What language do Americans speak at cocktail parties?
What critical skill is needed by two people rowing a boat together?
What's the most important qualification for management success?
What kind of cheese do eight foot tall clowns eat?
Why can't you take away the fancy carved wood surrounding a fireplace?
(You'll dis-mantle the house!)
In addition to Yale's wordplays, and information on new "scientific"
HomesPun Humor, ISBN 978-0-9791766-
To celebrate the Indie Excellence® Award, Yale's publisher is lowering the Kindle eBook price to 99¢ from November 2 at 12 AM PST to November 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.
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HomesPun Humor makes a perfect holiday gift. Punsters and language lovers will find it hard to put this book down. But Yale's entertaining style makes it impossible to overdo wit!
David R. Yale