Comment 43871

By Kiely (registered) | Posted July 22, 2010 at 16:02:30

I hate when people say "no pun intended" or "pun intended", ok i get it. I noticed the pun, you don't need to point it out to me. You don't hear people say, "metaphor intended", or "onomatopoeia not intended". - TreyS

"Pun intended" is used to clarify the fact that it was intentional, because many puns can come across as sloppy writing, poor choice of words or malapropisms if they were not intended. So the author is sort of saying "I know, poor choice of words but it was intended".

As for "no pun intended" that is better used in speech after inadvertently making a pun. In writing if no pun was actually intended it is better to correct the wording.

Comment edited by Kiely on 2010-07-22 15:03:21

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