- Members: Otohiko, Fall_Child42, Haunter103
- Studio: Corndog Vidvids
- Title: O Sole Mio!
- Premiered: 2010-01-24
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“Brevity is the sole of wit”
~ Polonius (William Shakespeare's Hamlet)
“You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass.”
~ Douglas Adams
If you can stop powen-ing n00bs and downloading internet prawn for a second, you may find this interesting, particularly if you're a sucker for word-play. Fish Puns are Cod's gift to comedy. For those who love nothing more than the art of the crappie pun, the fish pun is surely the apex of the form. Comedians will often spend a great deal of time fishing for a way to include a piscine pun within their joke, whilst experts will try to utilise them as the hook of the gag. The following is the offishal CDVV guide to fish puns, the fin-omenon and the use thereof. Ya know, just for the halibut?
So why are Fish Puns Brill-iant?
Be in-tuna with your ordnance or you will get caught.
There is almost no situation in life that doesn't offer an op-perch-tuna-ty for a good fish pun. If you've ever haddock-ray-ving for piscine based wordplay, there's always one to suit your need. Indeed, some fish are so improbably named that it seems their names were invented sole-ly for the porpoise of punning. Take, for example, the sturgeon, the pike or the particularly oddly named hugetits found in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in the summer months. Such gifts to the astute wordsmith cannot have come about by accident, and it is tempting to infer that The Almighty created such species, proving not only His existence, but also that He likes a giggle as much as the next man.
How to use the fish pun
There is a skill to using fish puns well. Anyone can add a ruffe and ready fish pun to conversation, and have a halibut time. But experts will enjoy more subtle attempts to weaver fish pun into discourse without tang-ling themselves up.
You may be settling into salmon chanted evening with a dear friend (fishnets look better with eels incidentally) and are angling to impress by becoming a dab hand with your fishy puns. No need to clam up, you don't need to be a brain sturgeon to catch them hook line and sinker, but it is important not to skate around a few important points before trying to reel them in.
Firstly you need to be in-tuna with your ordnance. Your puns must be in the right plaice or your humour will be left floundering in the shallows with no sole.
For a successful net result you must catch people's attention.
Fish puns are welcome any day of the week, barramundi.
People will consider your humour a load of pollacks if you use too many puns.
To really get them pouting, you must be subtle and creative with your whiting.
For some, the fish pun may be an acquired taste. Take for example the case of cunning ling-uist Miss Crabby Patty the fishmongers daughter. She was a Lemon Soul who hated winkles, and cockles, preferring kippers or the whiff of bearded clam. Often she would present her slab and ask ladies to fillet. Despite the fact that she smelt funny many mussel bound seaman tried to dock their tackle, but were never allowed anywhere near her crustacean. She also liked to discus music, her favorite song being the classic Italian folk tune that went, When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's a moray.