That ladies and gents was a pun brought to you in part by the one and only Vintage Violet, and I hope that wasn’t the first pun you’ve ever heard, considering puns have been around since the ancient Greek poet known as Homer, wrote The Odyssey during the seventh century B.C.E. Even U.S. Presidents have used puns in their campaigns, most notably is President Franklin Pierce's 1852 presidential election campaign slogan, “We Polked you in ‘44, We shall Pierce you in ‘52.” Franklin Pierce was an unlikely nomination for the election, as was past President James K. Polk, so he drew inspiration from that and delivered the motto you just read for his overall campaign moving forward.
Now how come puns have lasted so long throughout history?
Well for starters puns allow you to jam a lot of humor into a sentence or less without taking away from the pun of it (pun heavily intended). They can also help to uplift your spirits when you’re feeling down by offering you a giggle or two. The nature of puns in it of themselves are extremely lighthearted and contain all sorts of laughter that is just waiting to be unleashed, but even though puns come easily to many, they are actually more complicated than you think.
Keep in mind that your brain has two sides, a left hemisphere and a right one, and both are necessary for you to understand and tell puns. Your left hemisphere controls speech and interprets any language you hear. Your right hemisphere mainly houses creativity and helps you understand what words mean by how you hear them. If this doesn’t shout teamwork, then I don’t know what does.
Puns are the pun-nicle of humor in a nutshell that will cashew laughing your heart out when you need it the most