Quiz: Can You Guess the Animal From a Pun?
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Can You Guess the Animal From a Pun?
By: Lauren Lubas
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About This Quiz

While most of us are familiar with puns based on the terrible dad jokes we hear, puns actually have a rich history that dates back to Roman philosophers. Since the first words ever written (and spoken) for entertainment, puns have been an incredible asset to dramatists, philosophers, and satirists. In recent years, however, puns have been used more with comedic delivery, as they are often seen as gimmicky in the writing world. Most puns delivered on screen and on stage are done so in a very self-aware way in order to show the audience that the writers are aware of the silliness involved. However, the sheer wit that is involved in being able to write a pun or think one up on the spot is impressive in and of itself. Oftentimes, people find themselves struggling to come up with puns if they are asked to deliver one quickly. 

Even if you think you're good with puns, you may find that there are a lot of elements that you could be missing. Remember that puns are playful ways to use language, and they are most often represented by homonyms (words that sound the same but have different meanings). We've put together 40 animal puns to see if you can guess the animal we're trying to exploit. Let's see if you can figure them out. It'll be the most pun you've ever had.

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