Talk:559: No Pun Intended

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To be fair, internalising anything from a girlfriend... or a girlfriend internalising anything from a boyfriend.... could have some implications. Which wasn't intended here I'm sure. 08:21, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps, but that's not a pun. That's a double entendre in the strictest sense. Anonymous 05:29, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

This needs an incomplete flag. --Mynotoar (talk) 22:31, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

So, just give us a reason. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:55, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, the title text needs explanation, and I think it needs more detail, especially as it doesn't really explain the punchline. --Mynotoar (talk) 23:13, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
The incomplete tag is set. I did copy your remarks. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Is the fact that this explanation is set as incomplete ironic? Surely the point of this post is that there IS no punchline - the victim is searching the sentence for humour that does not exist. As the alt text explains, the more literate the victim, the more they will agonize over potential wordplay which is simply not present. 07:30, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Inserting "if you'll pardon the pun" into a phrase with no pun is a recurring joke on "A Bit of Fry and Laurie". (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

A great comeback to this, if you're quick enough to realize it, comes courtesy of the Get Fuzzy comic strip: "No pun... implemented." 18:59, 11 January 2016 (UTC)Krkn

Why are there two "citation needed"? I can see no way this would be true in the first case and there is a citation in the second case (P.S. did I do this right? First time using the discussion feature) 14:59, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

I think the explanation of the title text (at least the last part) isn't entirely relevant. The point is that literate people are likely to (over)correct "dammit" to "damn it" and respond to the troll, wasting time. Just like highly literate people will spend time worried about the pun they're supposedly missing. People who don't care won't waste time in either case. Making people waste time is the definition of successful trolling, so in these cases the trolling works better on literate people. A relatively uncommon regional contraction in the United States (South?) isn't really part of the issue. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Poor Beret Guy. SilverMagpie (talk) 23:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

When I read the title text, I at first thought that some people spell "dammit" with one m or something, because of the words "with two m's". Well, I certainly wondered how other people misspelled it. 03:25, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

"Damn it"? Only one 'm'! KingPenguin (talk) 01:28, 20 February 2022 (UTC)

I'm familiar with the "pardon the pun" misuse thing from David Walliams' and Matt Lucas' short-lived BBC comedy series "Come Fly With Me", but this comic predates that by about a year. Perhaps XKCD is an apparently (to me anyway) seldom-recognised influence on Messrs Walliams and/or Lucas? Or maybe it's just coincidence. (P.S. I think it's probably just coincidence.)

@Danger Kitty (who doesn't have a handy User Talk page, yet)

Re: your question, it's {{Citation needed}} that you'd use (literally: {{Citation needed}}). There is also {{Actual citation needed}}, if you mean it. I personally don't think it's actually worth it/useful to add either of those where you wanted to, but I'm happy to let you know. (In short: []s brace external links, [[]]s brace (predominantly) internal wikilinks and {{}}s brace templates... which also includes wikilink templates like {{w}}. Look at page sources to check the usual formatting details for each.) 12:02, 4 October 2023 (UTC)

In volume 0 (the book) there is a number of clues given in red. I could not currently find a solution on explainxkcd or anywhere else on the internet. I therefore support the need for an incomplete flag. (talk) 16:43, 8 March 2024 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)