Week 13 Challenge:
The rules are simple: give us a pun for this pic!
— Pun League (@punleague) October 4, 2017
That’s more like it!
More old faces rejoined the fray this week, simultaneously warming my heart, and tickling my punny bone (a not unpleasant sensation, let me tell you). A warm welcome back to you all.
With last week’s challenge being so tough it required a PhD in wordplay studies to tackle, I was worried about getting the difficulty level right for this one. I shouldn’t have worried about you lot; none of you needed any kelp in finding a ray around this fishy-looking picture.
Never mind the pollock, here’s the results: –
1st place for 100 points and a goldfish
A fish called Wander – Alex Hutchinson (@paddyk_11)
For cod’s hake! Hutchinson solidifies his top dog status with a pun so smooth, I’m afraid it’ll wiggle out of my hands and swim away. In an effort to try to tighten up the top of the table, I didn’t want to hand him 1st place, but there’s no denying this entry. Perhaps I’ll have to had-dock him points somehow instead. Worth mentioning his other entry ‘trout and about’ too. He’s a dab hand at this.
2nd place for 60 points and a silver carp
It was only a matter of time before the turbot-charged tank took the lead. – John (@JFD1960)
Fugu-dness sake! It pains me that puns of this quality have to come second. But being Punmaster means making hard decisions.
3rd place for 40 points and a bronze corydora (I don’t know, I googled it)
Gill-ivers Travels – Martha (@Mmords22)
You have to f-eel for Martha. On another week, this level of punnery would have nabbed top spot. Bronze is the absolute minnow-mum it deserves
20 points a piece and a crabstick for the honourable mentions: –
Labradory – Paul Boxshall (@superbokka)
Taking my tank on manoeuvres – Nicolas Sellens (@PunBoy3)
All this walking is keeping me fin – Tony Jones (@dirtrythm)
Spare a thought for @bonbarlos who confessed that he’d “Been trying to think of fish puns all week but I’m floundering. Salmon else will have to win this week. Fin”.
Now if I group-er you all together, where does that leave us?
|Pun Artist||Wins||2nds||3rds||Hon Mens||Points|
|3||David Kennedy @76deek||1||4||180|
|6||Carol Drummond @caroldrummond4||1||3||120|
|7||Paul Boxshall @superbokka||6||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||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|