Week 14 Challenge
Give us a pun for this pic.
— Pun League (@punleague) October 11, 2017
Welcome back, leaguers!
And thanks for joining us in our new Sunday afternoon spot. Not that this is a permanent change or anything. The men in suits upstairs trialed it with some focus groups though and said that Pun League is perfect post-Sunday lunch fodder.
Well, that, and I had a busy mid-week. Apologies for the delay.
In other news, runaway league leader A. Hutchinson’s points total was found to be wrong! The prolific leaguer still sits pretty at the top with 560 points though despite his 40 point deduction. Was this simply a case of dodgy arithmetic at our end, or industrial-grade corporate hacking to protect a lead in a Twitter game? I know which sounds the most likely.
We’re watching you Hutchinson. You can’t just swan in here and start robin pun points.
I apologise for sullying your good name just to lead up to a terrible pun.
All this talk of suits and corporations has nicely segued onto results time. Just who has earnt the starling-role this week?
1st for 100 points and a goldfinch
Brew tit – Paul Boxshall (@superbokka)
After weeks of honourable mentions, Boxshall decides it’s his tern at the top and fashions just the kind of crisp, concise pun that we love here at Pun League.
2nd for 60 points and a silver perch (hold on, is this still the fish one?)
Britain’s smallest branch manager, the single-breasted half inch – Yan Niedzielski (@nedned17)
Yan is a Pun League stalwart: and whilst his puns may seem inscrutable at times, a step back reveals that he’s just working on a whole ‘nother level to us mere mortals. A well deserved podium place for the T.S. Eliot of punning, this entry is just the kind of lengthy, complex pun that we love here at Pun League.
3rd for 40 points and something to crow about
Tea Tree – David Kennedy (@76deek)
After a short sabbatical from the leaderboard, Kennedy dove right back in with just the kind of simple, can’t-believe-nobody-else-thought-of-that pun that we love here at Pun League.
20 points a piece and one of those cuttlefish things that you give to budgies for the honourable mentions
Oh it was all larks at the moment, but as he sat back and sipped his quackiatto, he had a sense that feathers were about to fly – Martha (@Mmords22)
PG tits – Bonbarlos (@bonbarlos)
As the Japanese wren plummeted, Finch found the news hard to swallow – Mark Fulton (@fulty23)
T-Bird – Mick Thomas (@maha_mantra)
Crane your neck round here and owl tell you how the table looks –
|Pun Artist||Wins||2nds||3rds||Hon Mens||Points|
|3||David Kennedy @76deek||1||1||4||220|
|3||Paul Boxshall @superbokka||1||6||220|
|6||Carol Drummond @caroldrummond4||1||3||120|
|7||Will Nash @willwillynash||1||100|
|7||Scott Vokes @silentbicycle||1||100|
|7||Laura Anne #||1||100|
|7||Captain Findhorn @CaptainFindhorn||1||100|
|8||Paul Sullivan @psully68||1||1||80|
|8||Borderline OK @Borderline_OK||1||2||80|
|8||Nicolas Sellens @PunBoy3||1||1||80|
|9||Ron Nei @realpolitiki||1||60|
|9||Gabe Winchester @Pegaso_Saint||1||60|
|9||Raj S (@XYZRaj)||1||60|
|10||Yan Niedzielski (@nedned17)||60|
|10||Marina Issac @rockhyrax||1||40|
|10||Seth Goodtime @SethGoodtime||2||40|
|10||Tom King @itstomking||1||40|
|10||Gabby Gellerman @gabby_gellerman||1||40|
|10||Angelo in San Diego @AngeloInSD||2||40|
|10||pUnrequited Love @sPunDoctor||1||40|
|Laurie Crosswell @lauriecrosswell||1||20|
|A Flashy Jargon @JasonFarghaly||1||20|
|Dominic Bailey (FB)||1||20|
|Poesie Dalek @psychopoesie||1||20|
|Gene and Tonic #||1||20|
|John Leyton #||1||20|
|Dean Smith #||1||20|
|Obscure BM @ObscueBM||1||20|
|Ben Adam Sohawon @BenSohawon||1||20|
|Graham Musk @Grargemeister||1||20|
|Tony Jones (@dirtrythm)||1||20|
|Mark Fulton (@fulty23)||20|
|Mick Thomas (@maha_mantra)||1||20|
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