So you can imagine how pleased we are with our exclusive range of greeting cards for men that feature clever puns on the front. We once saw a theatrical performance about puns. Really it was just a play on words.
We sourced our punny cards from The Paper Empire in Melbourne. The punny cards are blank inside (making them perfect to stash away for any occasion), masculine (on natural brown kraft with a bold black typeface), clever and contemporary.
Founder of the Paper Empire Emily and her funky fellow Melbourne mates have always loved puns – the use of a word or words that either have multiple meanings or sound like other words with humourous results. It brings to mind the question “What’s the only thing more annoying than yuppie punsters? Quipsters.”
The purists will tell you there are many types or subspecies of puns (did you know there is even such a thing as a compound pun?) and enough debate on each to warrant a doctoral thesis. But we are happy to stick with the fact that a pun is a clever play on words and the good ones make you laugh out loud. For the parents of young children out there… did you know police were called to a day care centre where a three year old was resisting arrest? For the thinkers out there …I ‘m saddened to report my new theory on inertia doesn’t seem to be gaining momentum. For sartorially inclined, you need to know, I really wanted a camouflage shirt, but I couldn’t find one.
We agree with Alfred Hitchcock that “puns are the highest form of literature.”
Our exclusive punny cards for men come in a set of four with four different cards in each set or you can buy them individually.
Emily at the Paper Empire says new puns are always percolating but “No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll always be stationary”. She says she gets the best ideas from clients and readily admits “we are ambitious about puns. We’ve got plans to corny the market.”