What is a Pun?

A pun is a play on words, usually substituting similar sounding words for those intended to make a humorous point. An example would be: I went to bed late last night and when I woke up for my paper route, I was just like my bicycle – two-tired.’ Puns are often very witty, but over the years have come to be considered cheesy, because the reader/listener’s mind has to be very quick or else miss a very fleeting joke. Look here for more information: