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A pun is a play on words that sound similar but have different meanings. They are often found in the playground, in the pub, in everyday conversation or at parties.

Read the following puns and try to understand where is the joke. Some of them may take longer to be understood by non-native speakers.

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on it?
Nothing. It just gave a little whine.

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
No idea.

Why is the desert a good place for a picnic?
Because of the sand which is there.

My wife's gone to the West Indies.
Jamaica?
No, she went of her own accord.

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Dave.
Dave who?
Dave locked me out again.

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Sarah.
Sarah who?
Sarah doctor in the house?

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Fred.
Fred who?
Fred I can't tell you.

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Sheila.
Sheila who?
Sheila peer in a minute.

(Extracted from the Guinness Book of Words)

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