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Study them carefully and correct the mistakes. Explain how humourous effect is achieved in each case. Pay attention to the words in italics




Quite often pun or a play on words happens unexpectedly and unintentionally resulting from mistakes that students or non-native speakers of English make. These are caused either by verbal misuse or misspelling or both. The excerpts illustrate such cases.

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1 Higher prices don’t dissolve the problem of alcoholism.

2 The bedroom was very small but the living room had a medium side.

3 At your connivance, I can be reached at the above number.

4 You always new when he come in the room because of the smell of his strange colon.

5 Next, break the eggs into two bowels.

6 Teachers harassing students will continue because the authorities don't care about the students body.

7 I felt as if I had been trown into a room of hungry loins.

8 We were so poor that we had to share a bathroom and a chicken with two other families.

9 In the end he was a rear image of his grandfather.

10 He slipped into a comma and died.

11 We read three sad stories, but the second one was the sadist.

12 "The pleasures of youth are nothing to the pleasures of adultery."

13 Ernest Hemingway was a really, really, good righter. He was so good that he won the pull it surprise for his book The Old Man and The Sea."( in a ninth-grader's paper.)

14 Dear Dr. Osborne, I pushed Jennifer and my paper under your door." (note left on a professor's door,)

15 I was so hungry I ate a whole mill.

 





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