Monday, November 17, 2008

Roy Blount Jr. and Ann Coulter

In his new book, Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, ... With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory, Roy Blount Jr. offers this definition of pun:
The lowest form of wit, it used to be said, but that was before Ann Coulter.
Roy Blount Jr. has demonstrated over many years that his is one of the higher forms of wit. He offers the perfect counter-example to those Sarah Palin fans who are convinced that down home and educated are mutually exclusive qualities.

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