Short Jokes and Puns (Part 1)

I used to run a dating service for chickens, but I was struggling to make hens meet.

A joke is a display of humor in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be interpreted literally. A pun, also known as paronomasia, is a form of wordplay that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.

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Forbidden Planet (1956)


I watched one of the most classic sci-fi films ever made on Svengoolie. This 1956 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie has a starship crew in the 23rd century going to investigate the silence of a distant planet’s colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization. produced by Nicholas Nayfack (“The Invisible Boy” Robbie the Robot’s second appearance), and directed by Fred M. Wilcox (“Lassie Come Home”, “Courage of Lassie”).

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Why is “Dick” Short for “Richard”?

What is going on here?

Why is “Bob” short for “Robert” or “Bill” short for “William”? I’ve always wondered about these language anomalies and never knew the answer. “Rich” should be the nickname for “Richard”, “Will” for “William”, and “Rob” for “Robert”, right?

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