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Funny Pun about Attila the Hun

Updated on March 2, 2013

Funny Pun about Attila the Hun

National Humor Month is coming soon,

Remember? It’s the month of April.

So here is one of my favorite puns,

To thank you for being so faithful.


Over two thousand years ago,

Attila the Hun established a base,

In a very ancient Greek temple –

St. Elias is the name of the place.


Gerard Butler as Attila
Gerard Butler as Attila
Anthony Quinn as Attila
Anthony Quinn as Attila

Before Attila came on the scene,

A pagan Greek temple stood there,

Devoted to Eros, the God of Love,

Where people would kneel in prayer.


Attila collected Greek legal writs,

To study Greek law and rights of seizure.

There within the temple he stored them all,

He would read them one day at his leisure.


One day the legal writs were destroyed,

Historians don’t know the reason.

Maybe because he could hardly read,

Or believed that these laws were treason.


In the 15th century the Greek church

Established a convent on this site.

Pagan statues of Eros were destroyed,

Only Sisters remained day and night.


Where Attila once had his base,

Where the legal writs were destroyed,

And the Eros statues defaced,

Now one lone Sister is employed.


When Sister Maria Cyrilla dies,

Not one sister will be left in her place.

And that is how this funny pun will end,

No Huns, no writs, no Eros . . . and Nun left on base!


© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2013. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      As you know, one of my other favorite puns (which you honored by writing a funny/punny poem about) also refers to baseball. Your timing with this one is terrific! Loved it!

      Voted Up, Funny and Interesting (educational, too) plus shared

      Jaye

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Good Doctor bj (drbj) -

      Pometry at its nadir...

      No huns, no writs, no Eros... and nun left on base. Ach, meine Schwiegermutter...

      Gus :-)))

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Drbj, hilarious, wonderfully put together. Love it. Great hub!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Clever! "Nun left on base..."

      "I halve a spelling checker, it came with my pea sea; Eye strike a key and type a word, and weight four it two say weather eye am wrong oar write...."

      Your pun also reminded me of my brain when I am tired: "In the right side nothing is right and in the left side nothing is left."

      Excellent pun, drbj! Now I wonder why did they chose my birthday month as the National Humor Month? Is somebody up there perhaps plotting some fun for me?

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Excellent and completely brilliant too!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hahaha . . . Brilliant pun! So very clever. Oh, I can tell you are getting us all warmed up for a ton of fun (no pun) in April!

      Voted up, awesome, interesting and funny and sharing, of course!

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Groaning is good for the soul. This one is a real jewel, Drbj. I love the wittiness of you. Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren, now that is poetry in motion.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Now if this is a sample I say... roll on April. Just brilliant

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Yep, this is a good one alright, clever as can be!

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      SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

      I had to do a double take, my res-pun was delayed while I pun-der the pun. ;( Asians are well verse in the doublespeak but punning was never a strong suit. Still it was worth a try just for the pun of it.:))

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      This one is for you, too, Jaye, since I remember your fondness for baseball puns. Thanks for loving it and the Up and the gracious adjectives and the sharing, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Well, Gus, I guess swearing on your 'mother-in-law' is on a higher plane than if you had sworn on a 'schmutzig hund.' And having reached the nadir as far as puns are concerned, makes my day!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Oh, Vicki, you say all the right things. Thank you, m'luv.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Martie. Clever you say? Well, we bassoon players do have a knack for ingenuity. Now about that spelling checker you possess. I believe, my dear, that it IS possessed! You might want to consider an exorcism of your PC.

      Love your brain analogy. Because I can relate to it. Happy Birthday ahead of time, m'dear. Which is your natal day in April, BTW?

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, acaetnna - thanks for utilizing two of my most favorite adjectives to describe this work of punditry.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      You really hit the scene with your talent a-blaring.

      And we all give thanks for laughter a-sharing.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I can't get this one at all sadly, as I am totally ignorant about baseball. Wrong culture, I'm afraid. I did vote it up though. The story was very interesting and entertaining.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      You are so good at writing this hilarious hubs. This one is brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is always nice to get a laugh in the early morning.

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      Mitch Alan 4 years ago from South Jersey

      When Geisel passed and lost we a poetical muse,

      We found one in some historical way.

      A blender of rascally rhyme,

      Is this writer we call D R B J.

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      Rati Hegde 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Dis Rollicking Banter in Jest was good punning :)

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Wonderfully talented you are . . . tis plenty of puns and wits and humor here!

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Great job as usual drbj.

      TFP

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Faith, for attending this 'warm-up' game, and finding this pun clever. And for the ton of sublime adjectives! Hugs and love backatcha, m'dear.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I adore your clever puns, Dr. BJ. True to their genre, they make me laugh, make me think, sharpen clarity when attempting to discern ambiguous meaning. Yours seem to go the full distance. This one is especially pun and punny - and informing! What else, coming fromYOU? So. . .

      A pun which tickles

      May tickler

      Shines light

      Into the gloom,

      The more to gain.

      It pokes into

      The recesses,

      Shows up

      Cobwebs in my room

      'N dust particles in my brain!

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      3-3-13

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Love your comment, Peg - 'groaning is good for the soul.' Will probably appropriate it for the future. :) Thanks for your jewel of a comment. Have to see if I can dig up a copy of that film with Quinn and Loren - what a hot twosome that was!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Just deleted my duplicate comment.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Rosemary - delighted at your visit and your comment. Now my biggest problem will be sustaining the 'groaning' standard I have set for myself. Heh, heh.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      OOPs - was supposed to be "My tickler" - may make better sense. haha

      Doggone spell-check is not good at poetry. hehehe.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      I can see, xstatic, that you are a man of few words, and I love every single one of all eleven of them.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Martin, for bringing your ingenious versifying here. Your visit is much appreciated.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you for the positive votes, christopher, even if the meaning was not clear. I am happy to translate. For those who follow baseball, it is based on no runs, no hits, no errors and 'none' left on base.

      Have not forgotten your book, my friend, still reading same.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      The laugh this morning is on me, Pamela. Delighted you enjoyed this 'hilarious' pun - one of my most favorite accolades, y'know.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Forgive me, SilentReed. for temporarily skipping my response to you. With your clever comment, you are a PUNdit beyond reproach. Trust me!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Mitch Alan - You made my year with your allusion to Dr. Seuss in reference to my punny rhyme. Now you are forever my new BFF - whether you like it or not!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      So nice to meet you, Ratihegde. Thank you for enjoying this pun and your 'rollicking banter' accolade. It was my pleasure.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      'Wonderfully talented' you say, Fossillady? Then you are most perspicacious, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Jim, for stopping by with the kind words. I know how busy the Prince of Frogs must be during the week.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Dear Nellieanna - With sagacious poetic commentary like yours, my punny efforts are elevated way beyond mere bagatelles. Way, way beyond! Thank you, thank you.

      And I share your distrust of spell checkers - thay donot no howe two spel.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you - and I'm giggling. . . . at the spell checker analysis!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am still laughing my witty friend and Martie cracked me up too.HaHa

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Ok, so I am laughing out loud!!!! How cool is that. Voted up up and away

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your poem and you got my vote again! Thanks for writing and share with us. Cheers.....

      Prasetio

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You are most welcome, Nellieanna. I think I heard your giggling from here!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Ruby, laugh away but not too hard, m'dear. Martie and I would hate to see you harm yourself. Cracking up is hard to do ... from the song title of the similar name (Remember it?)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Laughing out loud is really cool, Patricia. Thank you, m'luv. For the visit, the comment and the Up!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for loving this punny poem, pras. It was my pleasure to share. Cheers to you, too.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I loved the poem, drbj, and the baseball humor! I'm looking forward to your April hubs very much - I know they're going to be great!

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      Christopher Antony Meade 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Thanks for the translation. I get it now. I wonder if there is a soccer or cricket equivalent.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Absolutely hilarious and voted up and funny!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      A pun is always reading fun

      But learning's great when one is done

      You've made us smile and all the while

      You've hit us with a true home run!

      Creative, educational, and funny! Loved it.

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Delighted, Alicia, that you loved the poem and its baseball humor. Thanks for the vote of confidence in my future puns. I'm looking forward to them, too, since I haven't a clue yet what they may be. :)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You are most welcome for the translation, christopher. If I learn more about cricket and soccer I'll give puns about them a go.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, bp. "Absolutely hilarious and voted up and funny!" you say. Well, I could not ask for more, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Now this is sheer poetry, Mary, a lovely comment consisting of original verse. You're the one who hit the home run, m'luv. Thank you for the pleasure.

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great nunsense pun Drbj! A bit different one from you but oh so clever funny. Can't wait to see what you have for us this April NHM. Btw drbj, I was just reading where that 2200-year old computer mechanism found off the coast of Crete a hundred some years ago is now considered by many experts and professionals more important and valuable than the Mona Lisa. In fact it may have been booty bound for Rome when the ship sunk and could be even older!

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      carolina muscle 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      hahaha... very punny. :-D

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi drbj - oh you are the silly one. I imagine you sitting there writing this stuff, laughing all by yourself. The image of someone entertaining themselves is just so wonderful (and reminds me of my father), but sharing the chuckle with the rest of us is even better!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well you are definitely entering Epi-man territory with this one , my legendary lady of wit and good humor, and it's always a thrill to receive your witty comments although most of the time it seems to steal the show - lol lol

      Love your writing here - we must be twins or something - because often our great minds think alike - lol

      Sending you warm wishes from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 4:50pm

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks, Alastar, for appreciating my bit different nunsense pun. Now that 2200 year old or older computer mechanism found near Crete 100 years ago - that's a story! You made me curious with that bit of info - now I'll have to research it. :)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Chris, for finding this very punny. Just knew somehow you would appreciate it!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Dolores - How did you know I was laughing to myself all the while I was composing this? I was, I was. Thanks for the visit, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Chris, for finding this very punny. Just knew somehow you would appreciate it!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, again, Chris - guess HP wanted to be sure you got this comment! :)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      The pleasure, dear Colin, is all mine when I receive your sublime comments on my hubs. I could never steal the thunder of the great Epi-man. You already know how much I appreciate your forbearance on my pitiable offerings. :)

      Of course we are twins or something - how could it be otherwise? Were you dropped on your head, too? Just kidding!!! Hope it's beginning to warm up for you on your frozen tundra.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Always enjoy your lighthearted and humorous writings.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You are a honeybunch, Sandy. Thank you for your gracious comments and enjoying my writing. Stay warm!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      HaHaHaHa :) I love it, you are so talented. Up and awesome.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      And I love you, KK Gals. Thanks for stopping by and the Up. So happy you enjoyed this.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      So at the end Attila the Hun had nun, er sorry none! haha! brilliant, I loved it!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You got it, Nell. Attila the Hun had nun/none. Thanks for the brilliant - makes my morning.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Extemely hilarious and yet poetic beauty. I enjoy your talent on these hubs!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What an endearing comment, Dianna, thank you for your outstanding perception. :)

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      Very well done....I laughed out loud while reading your extremely funny pun....great lines throughout the hub....job well done. Voted up and interesting and funny.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      That you were laughing out loud while reading this poetic pun is one of my favorite comments to read, Bruce. Thanks for the gracious words and the votes and the Up.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Now wait a minute! Who is on first?

      You really make a person have to think! I love that!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hey, Kelly, I think that's Lou Costello's line. But very funny of you nevertheless. So you had to think, m'dear. I love THAT!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      When it comes to punning, you are a nothing short of a pundit. This sweet little ditty Attila brilliant. Thank you drbj for keeping the humor cup brimming.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, just look how far behind my schedule am I....

      But here am I at last to tell you that my natal day is the 15th. And yes, I am a typical Aries - not the sheep-type, ye know, and I honestly never storm anything just because I don't like it.

      Please give the Hun a hug on my behalf :)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Mohan, I have always aspired to be known as a pundit. Now there are two of us who so believe ... you and me. Thanks for the visit and the charming perspicacious comments.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You never need to worry about being behind schedule with me, Martie. I know that syndrome well. Attila thanks you for the hug and sends you - ahead of time - a Happy Birthday wish. Me, too.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...I am done for the night! What a great way to finish my day. Thanks for a great laugh.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Delighted to see you here, Billy, and happy you had a great laugh to finish your day. If you require additional laughter for any day of the week, I have 20 funny jokes and 10 more funny puns for you to read. :)

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      Feline Prophet 4 years ago from India

      Nuntheless...so was history rewritten! :D

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Bravo, FP. And so you have spoken!

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