The 31st Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships are coming to Austin, Texas, on Saturday (May 17), with more than 30 clever contestants testing each others wordy wits to win the Punster of the Year prize.
While the pun-off is mostly good clean pun, producer Gary Hallock says the chatty contest can get dirty and wordy.
Hallock recalls competitors punning on the topic of body parts, and says, One was saying, I feel like a boob, and the other said, Tit for tat, I wish I had a nipple for every time Ive heard that. They were technical terms, but it can make it hard to bill it as a family event!
Despite the scandalous word-slinging including a punner using bird puns like cock and duck down to tackle the Monica Lewinsky scandal Hallock says kids are welcome.
He says, If your kids get the double entendres, theyre more sophisticated than you think.
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