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Wordplay: Funny or Offensive?

posted: 11.22.13 by Donna Winchell

Puns have been called the lowest form of humor, and wordplay is finding its way into ads these days in ways that some are finding humorous and others merely disgusting. It’s just one more example of how people will argue over anything.
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Humor as Rhetoric

posted: 5.4.12 by Donna Winchell

For those who like political humor, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a highlight of the year. Members of the media themselves have labeled it a prom for nerds. A friend of mine in communications refers to it asĀ  “the one time all year that I DVR something on C-SPAN.” The bar is set higher each year as the President has to deliver a string of one-liners worthy of a stand-up comedian, and the stakes are even higher in an election year. Whether Obama outperformed Jimmy Kimmel this year or not, he played to his audiences.

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