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Last night I went to a talk/concert by a DJ/sampler/composer/hip-hop guy. He kept using the word "pun" in contexts where it seemed like it must mean something new, e.g. "The pun here is..." and "The whole pun is..." where no wordplay whatsoever was involved. I was baffled. Has anyone heard this? I tried Googling a bit, but with no luck.
#1 - April 21, 2012, 09:25 AM
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#2 - April 21, 2012, 09:32 AM

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Sounds to me like he think "pun" is just another word for "joke."  :shrug:

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#3 - April 21, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Was he perhaps saying "point"?
#4 - April 21, 2012, 10:02 AM

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I'm not sure if it's related, but I've noticed that DJ/sampler/composer/hip-hop guys often talk about "quoting" other pieces of music. For all I know, music people have been saying this forever, and I've only started noticing it. Anyway, I wonder if a pun might mean something like recontextualizing a quote or sample in a way that's playful or mocking.

Just a guess, and probably overthinking.
#5 - April 21, 2012, 10:20 AM

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It almost sounds like a mis-speak for pwn...except that doesn't really fit the context.
#6 - April 21, 2012, 11:08 AM
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In context it sounds like he means "point," and is saying it with a regional twist, like when Southerners say "heeya," instead of "here." 
#7 - April 21, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Not much to offer here, but wasn't there a famous rap artist called "Big Pun" at some point?
#8 - April 21, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Can you finish these sentences?

"The pun here is..." and "The whole pun is..."

What did he say after "pun"? What was the topic?

Curious!
#9 - April 21, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Rap music in general has a much broader idea of what passes for a pun.  Sometimes what's called a pun by musicians and reviewers is really a pun, other times it's just an inside joke, or a wink at something the rap/hip hop community finds funny. For a good example of this "loose use" of puns,  check out this website for a rap-themed restaurant menu... http://bon-rappetite.com/
#10 - May 11, 2012, 02:44 AM
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Oh... and oops I meant to mention the website isn't for an actual website.. it's imaginary. Didn't want to confuse anyone who had plans to go. (grin)
#11 - May 11, 2012, 02:51 AM
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