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A transpositional pun is a complicated pun format with two aspects. Initially (like many other pun formats) it involves a clever redefinition of a well known word. The second aspect is that this redefinition occurs as the result of the transposition of the words in an otherwise well-known phrase or saying.
|Alimony:||The bounty of mutiny.|
|Hangover:||The wrath of grapes.|
|Olympic Officials:||The souls that time men's tries.|
|Saxophone:||An ill wind nobody blows good.|
As a result, transpositional puns are considered amongst the most difficult to create, and commonly the most challenging to comprehend, particularly for non-native speakers of English.
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