Week 18 Challenge:
To mark this weekend’s mega-fight between Lomachenko and Rigondeaux, it’s a boxing-themed challenge!
— Pun League (@punleague) December 7, 2017
Saturday’s mega fight came and went, with Rigondeaux finding things so difficult against Lomachenko that he ended up quitting. No such lily-livered display from you lot though. I know that however impenetrable the pun challenge is that I throw at you, you’ll always find a weigh-in or a round it.
Loads of “Nokia-out”-type puns this week. All cracking entries in their own right, but the sheer amount of them means that they don’t go on the leaderboard in an attempt to avoid any potential disputes.
To be honest, when we set the challenge, Nokia-out/Nokia Balboa was one of the puns we foresaw at Pun League HQ, but I can’t believe you all missed the most obvious one.
Where the hell was ‘Phonebox’?!
I can’t believe you didn’t remember those big red boxes on street corners!
Aww man, I feel bad just pretending to be angry at you lot, but I really wanted to squeeze in a pun about me feeling ‘right cross’.
Myself and the work experience lad finally had our meeting. Seems that Wednesdays have been the most popular day for entries, so mark your Pun League days in your calendars.
“Hold on”, you might say, “but that leaves us with one less day this week”.
Fear not, as this week’s special Christmas challenge gives you a fortnight to fill your belly with words and force out a pun over the festive period.
On to this week’s results, and new faces galore!
1st place for 100 points and a golden Nokia 3310 case
Put the phone on the hook – John McCall (@JohnAWMcCall)
After two entries shared top spot last week, there’s no first place Tys-on Pun League this time round. We have one clear winner.
2nd place for 60 points and a polyphonic ringtone
Selfie-inflicted injury – Raj S (@XYZRaj)
So there was no camera on the phone in the pic, I don’t care; it’s Christmas!
3rd place for 40 points and a smashed-up iPhone
Something to phone home a bout – Simon Spooner (@Nuncio2)
Debutant Spooner jabs with authority.
20 points a piece and a sexting session with a choice of Tiger Woods or Jason Manford to the honourable mentions –
Float like a butterfly, ring like a bee – Bailed (@bailed)
Hope I don’t get a connection – Yan Niedzielski @nedned17
Seconds out, round one – ring ring – Bonbarlos (@bonbarlos)
Play along with this week’s challenge by following @punleague on Twitter, or liking the Pun League page on Facebook.
|Pun Artist||Wins||2nds||3rds||Hon Mens||Points|
|1||Alex Hutchinson @paddyk_11||2||4||2||4||600|
|2||Paul Boxshall @superbokka||2||2||6||400|
|4||David Kennedy @76deek||1||1||4||220|
|5||Scott Vokes @silentbicycle||2||200|
|5||Raj S (@XYZRaj)||3||1||200|
|10||Carol Drummond @caroldrummond4||1||3||120|
|Will Nash @willwillynash||1||100|
|Laura Anne #||1||100|
|Captain Findhorn @CaptainFindhorn||1||100|
|John McCall (@JohnAWMcCall)||1||100|
|Paul Sullivan @psully68||1||1||80|
|Borderline OK @Borderline_OK||1||2||80|
|Nicolas Sellens @PunBoy3||1||1||80|
|Yan Niedzielski (@nedned17)||1||1||80|
|Ron Nei @realpolitiki||1||60|
|Gabe Winchester @Pegaso_Saint||1||60|
|Tom King @itstomking||1||1||60|
|Angelo in San Diego @AngeloInSD||3||60|
|Marina Issac @rockhyrax||1||40|
|Seth Goodtime @SethGoodtime||2||40|
|Gabby Gellerman @gabby_gellerman||1||40|
|pUnrequited Love @sPunDoctor||1||40|
|Siobhan Fell (@siobhan_fell)||1||40|
|Simon Spooner (@Nuncio2)||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)||1||20|
|Mick Thomas (@maha_mantra)||1||20|
|Torcuil De Ferenze (@TorquilFerenze)||1||20|